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Sony SEL-1018

Sony SEL-1018
alaAverage 4.2

156 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Sony SEL-1018. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 91/100 and experts rate this product 75/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony SEL-1018 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SEL 4/10-18 mm E-Mount Sony objectiveSony SEL 4/10-18 mm E-Mount Sony objective

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Camera Labs (

Sony 10-18mm f4 SEL-1018

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS (SEL-1018) - Lab Test / Review


Upon first contact, we were positively surprised about the high build quality of the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS - an all-metal lens body are fairly rare these days. This is certainly a wise move by Sony because you are impressed when handling their...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: ePHOTOzine (

Sony SEL 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens Review


Good build quality, Good performance when stopped down a little, Lightweight for a wide angle zoom, Low distortion

Lacklustre performance at maximum aperture between 14mm and 18mm, Some issues focusing accurately in low contrast and low light conditions

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: photodo (

REVIEW: Sony SEL 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens Review

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Yeti (

Great landscape lens!


I have downsized from the Alpha 7 back to an Alpha 6000. I found the 7 to be a great camera but the lenses required for full frame sensors diminished the appeal of full frame so it was back to the smaller sensor 6000. I still had a NEX3 (converted to...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Blighted (

Great Lens


I bought this lens on the recommendation of a friend and I am so glad I did. I am not into all of the technical figures, just the results. The photos taken with this lens are brilliant - nice and sharp, good contrast and great colours. It is so good,...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: warwick72 (

an excellent lens


Having used a high quality major brand in the past with similar range, I was well pleased with this lens as to size, weight, quality and results. The attached photo has been lightly cropped top and bottom

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Cymraeg (

A great wideangle lens


A great addition to the kit lens. If you want to take great landscapes, this lens is perfect. Also suitable for general photography. Images are very sharp.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Bill1745 (

Sony E 10-18mm


Probably the best lens I have ever bought, increadibly sharp, silent and quick auto focus

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: jeep123 (

Super quality wide zoom


I purchased this last year for my NEX-7 and it is rarely off the camera. Sharp to the edge of the frame at all focal lengths. It also covers the full frame of my Sony A7R between 14-16mm, best at 15mm which is a great bonus

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.591 - 1.06
Closest Focusing Distance:9.84
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):109
Diagonal angle of view (min):76
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.591 - 1.06
Focal length range (f-f):0.394 - 0.709
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Image sensor format:APS-C
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens mount interface:Sony E
Lens structure:10/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/8
Lens Type:Wide zoom
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Minimum aperture number:4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.591
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Packaging Content

Lens hood: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Sony
Compatible products:NEX-C3A, NEX-F3K, NEX-3D, NEX-C3D, NEX-5, NEX-5RK, NEX-5ND, NEX-5A, NEX-5K, NEX-F3D, NEX-3A, NEX-3K, NEX-C3K, NEX-5N, NEX-5NK, NEX-5D, NEX-6, NEX-6Y, NEX-6L, NEX-7, NEX-7K
Lens hood: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Maximum magnification:0.1

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:2.44