Sony SAL-1118 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Lens

Model #SAL1118

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Specifications

Physical

Weight 12.70 oz (360 g)
Filter thread Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.17 x 3.27" (8.05 x 8.3 cm)

Performance

Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 29
Diaphragm blades 7
Format compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of view 104° - 76°
Minimum focus distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Focal length 11 - 18 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 16.5 - 27 mm
Magnification 0.125x
Groups/elements 12/15
Camera mount type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF

Features

Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar No
Image stabilization No
Expert Reviews
Photozone de.34752480
6 January 2012
4.3/10

Similar to its Tamron sister lens the Sony 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT does not convince. At 11mm the critical corner performance is absent and the hefty amount of CAs and pronounced distortions don't make things any better here.

Photoreview.34367598
22 January 2007
8.0/10

Sony's DT 11-18mm super wide zoom lens represents a minor evolution of the 11-18mm lens released by Konica Minolta in mid-2005 for the Dynax 5D and 7D cameras. Its DT design is ideally suited for the APS-sized CCD imager of these now defunct models - and also for the Sony Alpha A100 camera.

User Reviews
Sony.33706150
19 June 2011
10/10

Using this lens with the alpha55 I was able to capture high quality images under both interior and exterior lighting conditions, Unlike the earlier reviewer, I did not experience any edge-related chromatic abberations. Most recommended.

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    Sharp, vivid colors under a wide range of lighting conditions, good value for the money

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    none

Amazon.32817384
20 July 2016
10/10

Better than expected!

Shopping com.33655990
11 August 2009
10/10

Recommended as the best ultra wide angle zoom lens for the Sony Alpha cameras. Good colors, sharpness, distortion control, focus performance, and build quality.

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    Great colors, sharp, fast focusing, light weight, reasonably compact, decent build quality.

  • -

    A little expensive, small maximum aperture.

Sony.34532264
15 October 2015
8.0/10

it makes realy nice wide and crisp pictures ... it would be fantastic if this lens would have f2 I it is no good for filming in low light.

Sony.34532264
1 October 2015
10/10

Bought this for interior shots - does exactly what I wanted it to do

Sony.33706150
13 September 2013

Couldn't be happier! I was looking at wide angle lenses and got stuck between 2 sony lenses (one of which was a carl zeiss. Im too lazy to look them up :P). So I went to my dealer who only had this lens in the wide- angle section, and i'm glad i chose it.

Amazon.32817384
16 June 2012
8.0/10

On the whole, I am pleased with this lens. It is far from perfect -- the build quality is just OK, f/4.5-5.6 is pretty slow, etc., etc. -- but it produces sharp, distortion free, pictures and that is what matters most to me.

Amazon.32817384
16 June 2012
10/10

For a while, I thought that the 18mm of my Sony 18-250 (that I rated 5 stars too) were enough. Then I decided to give a try to the ultra wide angle. Now, I have to admit I love it very much. The couple Alpha 700/Sony 11-18 is very fast.

Amazon.32817384
16 June 2012
10/10

This combination macro and medium range telephoto has been used three times and produced excellent pictures. It's expensive in relation to the cost of a camera but, as professionals will tell you, you can get so much more out of a camera with a good lens that the kit lens can't deliver.

Amazon.32817384
16 June 2012
8.0/10

This is a great lens for closeup shots, with the Sony A200 DSLR. It's what I needed for better shooting. Attaches and comes off easily. I bought this one, plus a 75-300mm telephoto lens. The camera came with an 18-70mm lens. I wanted to increase my lens, as needed, based upon the shot.

Product Highlights
  • APS-C 35mm Equivalent: 16.5-27mm
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-29
  • For DT Alpha & Minolta DSLRs
  • Optimized for APS-C Image Sensors
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Elements
  • 3x Aspherical Glass Lens Elements
  • Internal Focusing System
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8"
  • 7x Circular Aperture Blades
  • Filter Diameter: 77mm
7.6/10
Average Expert Score
9.2/10
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Sony 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH0009 Lens Hood for 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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