Sony SELP18105G Power Zoom Lens
If you own a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, then you how versatile they are. This is in part thanks to their ability to swap and equip different lenses. If you own a camera with an E-Mount, then you should check out the Sony SELP18105G - E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Power Zoom Lens. This lens can go from a wide angle lens to a medium telephoto lens. With a 27mm to 158mmm in 35mm full-frame format equivalency, this lens covers around 6x zoom with a constant f/4 aperture throughout the entire lens. Once you see the resolution and contrast in your photos and videos, you’ll know this camera lens was the perfect addition to your photography equipment.
The Sony SELP18105G Power Zoom Lens was designed to provide you with photos and videos with excellent resolution and contrast, at any zoom range. Featuring an aspherical lens, this lens reduces spherical aberrations, while simultaneously reducing its size and weight. It also uses two advanced Aspherical (AA) elements, significantly improving the accuracy and quality of every photo. In order to prevent blurry photos and footage, the lens uses Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, ensuring stable and high-quality shots, even when shooting by hand. Thanks to everything this lens provides, you’ll be able to capture any photo or video you can imagine.
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High performance E-mount lens w/ excellent contrast
Versatile 18-105mm (35mm equiv.) zoom range
Constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range
Handycam technology for smooth, quiet focus and zoom
Length of lens remains constant for maximum convenience
Zoom lever for continuous zoom speed control
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
The first Sony G Lens created specifically for E-mount cameras is true to its heritage, achieving outstanding resolution and contrast throughout the zoom range thanks to an advanced optical design that incorporates two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements. Thanks to technology originally developed for the Sony Handycam camcorders, zoom and focus operation are not only remarkably smooth and quiet, but the length of the lens remains constant as well, for consistent, stable handling when shooting stills or movies. A zoom lever allows zoom speed to be freely adjusted as required while maintaining a comfortable, firm grip, contributing to maximum image quality with minimum camera shake.
When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. a lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
Aspherical Lens Elements
Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.
Lens-Based Optical Image Stabilization
Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.
Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter.
- Mount Material: Metal
- Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount
- Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
- Minimum Focus Distance: 17.7 - 37.4" 0.45 - 0.95m
- Lens Groups-Elements: 12 groups, 16 elements
- Filter Diameter: 72mm
- Lens Type: Sony E-mount
- Lens Weight: 15.1 oz. (427 g)
- Aperture (Max.): f/4.0
- Aperture (Min.): f/22
- Aperture: Circular
- Maximum Magnification: 0.11x
- Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 18-105mm (35mm) 27-157.5mm (APS-C)
- Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
- Angle of View: 76 Degrees - 15 Degrees (APS-C)
- Focus System: Power Zoom
- Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
- Color: Black
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.): 3-1/8" x 4-3/8" (78 x 110 mm)
- Weight (Approx.): 15.1 oz. (427g)