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Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM

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Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM review: specs and price

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
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Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM better than the average?

  • Minimum focal length
    ?

    18mmvs51.11mm
  • Minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.45mvs0.56m
  • Maximum focal length
    ?

    135mmvs101.1mm
  • Weight
    398gvs655.31g
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    36fvs23.27f
  • Optical zoom
    ?

    7.5xvs2.1x
  • Maximum angle of view
    ?

    76°vs58.2°
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.7f

Price comparison

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM

Buy used:

$49.00

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Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-Mount...Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-Mount Retractable Zoom Lens (Bulk Packaging)
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$137.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto...Sony 55-300mm DT f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom A-Mount Lens
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Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony SAL18135 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Le...Sony SAL18135 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
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$498.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony SAL-18552 18-55mm Zoom Lens
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$219.99
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
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$598.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens for Sony Alp...Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed
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$168.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT Telephoto Z...Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras
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$198.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony SAL30M28 30mm f/2.8 Lens for Alpha ...Sony SAL30M28 30mm f/2.8 Lens for Alpha Digital SLR Cameras
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$198.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony SAL18135 A Mount - APS-C DT 18–135m...Sony SAL18135 A Mount - APS-C DT 18–135mm F3.5–5.6 SAM Zoom Lens
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$414.88

General info

1.Has a metal mount
?

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
2.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

18mm

3.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

135mm

4.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

398g

5.Includes lens hood
?

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
6.Is a normal lens
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A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM

Optics

1.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

7.5x

2.maximum angle of view
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At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

76°

3.magnification
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A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.25x

4.minimum angle of view
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At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

12°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/3.50

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

5.6f

3.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
4.aperture blades
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The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

7

5.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

36f

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

22f

Focus

1.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
3.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.45m

4.Has full-time manual focus
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With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM

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