CES 2018 in Las Vegas is almost here and while it’s not the show for high-end cinema cameras they have plenty of cool gadgets and oh yeah, cameras and lenses! On the heels of the show, Sony Electronics announced its 48th E-mount lens. The new APS-C lens features a nice focal length of 18-135mm, with an aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 and Optical SteadyShot stabilization.
The compact, lightweight design comes in at 2.75 x 3.5 inches and weighs in at 11.5 oz with a high magnification 7.5x optical zoom that covers the wide-ranging focal length of 18-135mm on APS-C or 27-202.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length.
The lens is a good fit for the α6500, α6300 and α6000. Sony states the lens produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range thanks to its advanced design featuring one aspherical lens and two extra-low dispersion glass elements that minimize aberrations.
This lens also allows photographers to produce up-close images with its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and a minimum focus distance of 1.48ft. It also offers built-in optical image stabilization to support handheld stills and video shooting. The 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens offers fast, precise, quiet AF performance due to its linear motor,
The new E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C Zoom Lens will ship next month and will be sold for about $600 US and $780 CA.
As for that shiny thing.
Well, it’s not a flip-up screen alpha camera but it is a shiny silver version of the a6300. No new features to talk about under that shiny hood. CES hasn’t even started yet and hopefully well see more news in the next few days. If it’s cool you will see it here.