Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS review

The Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS gives you a properly wide field of view on APS-C format cameras

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
(Image: © Sony)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Sony’s wide-angle zoom for its APS-C format mirrorless cameras is conveniently compact and lightweight but packs a punch with good overall performance, a constant f/4 aperture rating throughout the zoom range, and 3-stop optical stabilization. Corner-sharpness could be better at the shortest focal length but it’s a good buy for everything from architectural interiors to sweeping landscapes.


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    Compact and lightweight

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    Constant f/4 aperture

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    Optical SteadyShot


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    Mediocre corner-sharpness

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    Not weather-sealed

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    Pricey for its type

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Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras have been hogging the limelight recently but there’s still plenty of life in the APS-C line-up, for which the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS is designed. Taking the 1.5x crop factor into account, it gives a wide-angle zoom range of 15-27mm in full-frame terms, neatly picking up the baton from a standard zoom when you need a greater field of view. As such, it’s an attractive proposition for landscape photography as well as for architectural interiors and, with a constant f/4 aperture, it can just about tackle astrophotography to boot.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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