When I wanted to buy a lens Sony 10-18mm f/4 for my Alpha A6000, I could not find a normal number of images in order to evaluate the quality of survey and to understand do I need this glass. Actually correct the situation. In this article, I cite a lot of pictures with Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS (SEL-1018) and some of their comments. Just note — I am not a professional photographer, this is not a review, and everything I write below is just my IMHO.
Why did you buy it?
Because of the focal length of 10-12 mm, which turn into 15-18 mm on the crop. Wide angle I need for shooting, hotels and other facilities. The Sony is not so good with lenses, as I would like and in fact, no alternatives. Yes, there is the Samyang 8mm f/2.8 fisheye but this is, without autofocus, with a picture, so it is not very suitable for my purposes.
Whether the glass of their money?
Definitely not. For lens please 650-1000$ and for that money expect at least a very sharp picture, but everything is far not so. There is soap on the right side of the frame (noticeably greater than on the left), and in the center of the lens is not striking in its sharpness. Moreover, focal length 16 mm sharpening kit 16-50 it does. All this can be forgiven, but the price tag is not more than 400$, and even from the product for 1000 bucks expect more.
What are the advantages?
- Good build quality
- Metal case
- The wheels go smoothly and moderately tight
- Stabilizer excellent
- Quick autofocus.
What are the downsides?
- The price is too high in 1.5-2 times
- Low sharpness
- Chromatic aberration (although not very large)
- Aperture of 4.0, you can say not working, only normal sharpness by 5.6.
Examples of photos with Sony 10-18mm f/4
Was not under every photo to sign EXIF. Tried to do 10 mm, aperture 5.6. Litrail full color + sharpness. All twisted. You need someone, write in the comments — will upload RAWs one archive. Resize to 2MP, click on the photo and scroll through like a gallery, it is possible to increase, you can also download the full size.
The lens is quite suitable for walking around the city.
The boat 10 and 18 mm.
Continue to walk around the city.
And yet this glass you can remove the food for Instagram.
In the room...
A little of the city.
Video: how to stick the protective glass for Sony Alpha A6000