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

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

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

  • Minimum focal length
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    18mmvs46.95mm
  • Weight
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    398gvs637.88g
  • Maximum focal length
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    135mmvs98.46mm
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.45mvs0.55m
  • Maximum angle of view
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    76°vs59.46°
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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    36fvs23.17f
  • Optical zoom
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    7.5xvs2.04x
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.67f

Price comparison

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

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$55.00

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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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$499.99
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C E-Mount...Sony 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C E-Mount Zoom Lens
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$548.00
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$499.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6....Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 High Magnification Zoom Lens
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$648.00
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM AmazonSony SEL18135, E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E...Sony SEL18135, E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-Mount Lens
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$598.95

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
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.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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.
5.Includes lens hood
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
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.
6.Is a normal lens
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
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.

Optics

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

Aperture

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.
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.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
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.
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.
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.
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.

Focus

1.Has focus motor
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
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.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
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.
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.

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