Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT ED Alpha A DSLR Mount Zoom Lens

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About Sony 18-250mm

Magnify your subjects with pinpoint accuracy and control

• This long-telephoto Sony zoom lens provides high magnification and a broad 14X zooming range in compact, lightweight design that makes it easy to carry and its 35mm-equivalent range of 27mm wide-angle to 375mm telephoto excels at capturing faraway objects, outdoor performances, complex scenery and crisp close-ups. It's an invaluable accessory to your Sony® a(alpha) DSLR-A700 and A100 camera

Internal Focusing System
• Internal lens elements move, so the overall length does not change, creating alens that focuses more quickly and doesn't change balance

Sophisticated Multi-Element Design
• 16 lens elements in 13 groups correct visual aberrations across the entire zoom range and help reduce weight

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
• ED Glass lens elements minimize flare and greatly reduce chromatic aberration, giving you sharp, clear shots even at full telephoto extension

Circular Aperture
• Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.



The Sony 18-250mm is commonly used for Shooting outdoors and more.The Sony 18-250mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony 18-250mm: Compact and Easy to use

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (7),Compact (5),Improves picture quality (3)
Best Uses:
Shooting outdoors (4)

Sony 18-250mm Features

  • Get intimate views of your subjects from faraway distances.
  • This 14X high magnification zoom lens is what you need for those dramatic perspectives.

Sony 18-250mm Specifications

Type
Standard Zoom
Minimum Focusing Distance:
1' 6" (45cm)
Focusing:
Internal Focusing System
Focal length:
APS: 18-250mm (35mm Equivalent: 27-375mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 - 6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/22 - 40
Lens Construction
13 groups, 16 elements
3 Aspheric Elements
Maximum Magnification Ratio
x 0.29
Filter Diameter
62mm
Diaphragm Blades
7 aperture blades

Sony 18-250mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Lens Hits it's Mark

With the exception of the 18-55 kit lens I've shot only with Minolta glass, til now. After using this lens I will defiantly be looking to get more alpha lens' as my budget permits. I uploaded the pic of the duck to show the sharpness at long range as well as the colors you can reproduce with this lens. I don't how much the image will be shrunk but believe me the original is crisp. As for the color; this image is 100% as shot, no modifications were made. The second image is just an example of ...

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With the exception of the 18-55 kit lens I've shot only with Minolta glass, til now. After using this lens I will defiantly be looking to get more alpha lens' as my budget permits. I uploaded the pic of the duck to show the sharpness at long range as well as the colors you can reproduce with this lens. I don't how much the image will be shrunk but believe me the original is crisp. As for the color; this image is 100% as shot, no modifications were made. The second image is just an example of the bokeh this lens produces. So far bokeh is average to good, in my opinion. I have not taken a pic where the bokeh really impressed me nor have I taken one where the bokeh bothered me. Most often the bokeh has been pleasing. The auto focus has been great. Reasonably fast and very quiet compared to my old Minolta AF glass. Smoother and more quiet than the 18-55 kit lens as well. The grip is similar to the kit lens but slightly finer ribbing. It's comfortable but does seem to attract lint. I don’t particularly like the manual focus on this lens. The grip is fine, same grip as the zoom ring… but the rotation feels “gravely�. The good thing is I rarely go to the manual focus on this lens. I like the size and feel of the lens based on its 62mm size but it's a bit of an odd size which can lead to trouble finding filters... but you can get anything online. The weight is fine for a lens like this; sighter than my old Minolta 75-300. It takes less than a quarter turn to go from 18 all the way out to 250. So you can usually travel the whole length of the zoom without removing your hand, which is nice. The internal focus means that the filter ring does not turn when you zoom or focus which is nice for using circular polarizers. Ok for macro shooting but only in a pinch. At this point I still use the 18-55 kit or most of the time my old Minolta macro. Let me bottom line it... No better lens for alpha's if you want max range. It wont take the place of a quality macro or a 2.8 telephoto for long range, but if you want a one lens solution I don’t think you can do any better. All reviews place it ahead of the Sigma or Tamron versions in overall quality. After using it I'm glad I went with the Sony. Sony is great at starting where other companies leave off and making improvements to their versions. Last but not least, the balance is very nice with the zoom tube retracted or extended. I would have given this 4.5 stars for design but it only allows whole star ratings. Reliability... well it hasn't broken in the few weeks I've had it haha... and value.... I think all this stuff is too expensive so 4 stars. I'm OK with paying the extra 50-100 over the Sigma or Tamron. But since no VR in Sony lens' it would have been nice to see them price more competitively with other 18-250's.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

autofocus with nex-5

l have been using this lens for nearly 4 months and without autofocus having hard times. It is a take and go lens but without autofocus it is nothing.

Reviewed by 14 customers

 
5.0

Great Purchase Experience

By

from Torrington CT

When I placed the order the associate was very helpful and knowledge and made the purchase of an expensive item painless.

 
4.0

good things do come in small packages

By

from north central, Ky.  -  Not yet at the pro level

This is the only lens I take when light weight is required & still need great range.

 
4.0

Lot of bang and a lot of buck

By

from Seattle WA  -  Tech Savvy

Lots of zoooom range is what I like about this. This is my first lens for my Sony A77 camera.

 
5.0

excellent lens

By

from virgtinia

a great all-around lens--sharp, lightweight,

 
5.0

Fast and accurate

By

from SW FLorida

Works well, fast, sharp focus

(9 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

autofocus with nex-5

By

from Ä+/--istanbul turkey

l have been using this lens for nearly 4 months and without autofocus having hard times. It is a take and go lens but without autofocus it is nothing.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice lens

By

from Texas

A picture says more than thousand words. Mounted on a Sony Alpha A55 Very pleased Roland

(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Keeper

By

from Irvine, CA

I have had this lens for about a year now and it rarely comes off of my camera. I do use my 70-400 for longer range and birding when planned for, and my 50mm 1.7 for indoor shooting but this is a perfect "take a walk and shoot some pictures" everyday workhorse. Love it

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Lens

By

from Dallas  -  Tech Savvy

Good overall lens from wide angle to telephoto

(53 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Lens Hits it's Mark

By

from California

With the exception of the 18-55 kit lens I've shot only with Minolta glass, til now. After using this lens I will defiantly be looking to get more alpha lens' as my budget permits. I uploaded the pic of the duck to show the sharpness at long range as well as the colors you can reproduce with this lens. I don't how much the image will be shrunk but believe me the original is crisp. As for the color; this image is 100% as shot, no modifications were made. The second image is just an example of the bokeh this lens produces. So far bokeh is average to good, in my opinion. I have not taken a pic where the bokeh really impressed me nor have I taken one where the bokeh bothered me. Most often the bokeh has been pleasing. The auto focus has been great. Reasonably fast and very quiet compared to my old Minolta AF glass. Smoother and more quiet than the 18-55 kit lens as well. The grip is similar to the kit lens but slightly finer ribbing. It's comfortable but does seem to attract lint. I don’t particularly like the manual focus on this lens. The grip is fine, same grip as the zoom ring… but the rotation feels “gravely�. The good thing is I rarely go to the manual focus on this lens. I like the size and feel of the lens based on its 62mm size but it's a bit of an odd size which can lead to trouble finding filters... but you can get anything online. The weight is fine for a lens like this; sighter than my old Minolta 75-300. It takes less than a quarter turn to go from 18 all the way out to 250. So you can usually travel the whole length of the zoom without removing your hand, which is nice. The internal focus means that the filter ring does not turn when you zoom or focus which is nice for using circular polarizers. Ok for macro shooting but only in a pinch. At this point I still use the 18-55 kit or most of the time my old Minolta macro. Let me bottom line it... No better lens for alpha's if you want max range. It wont take the place of a quality macro or a 2.8 telephoto for long range, but if you want a one lens solution I don’t think you can do any better. All reviews place it ahead of the Sigma or Tamron versions in overall quality. After using it I'm glad I went with the Sony. Sony is great at starting where other companies leave off and making improvements to their versions. Last but not least, the balance is very nice with the zoom tube retracted or extended. I would have given this 4.5 stars for design but it only allows whole star ratings. Reliability... well it hasn't broken in the few weeks I've had it haha... and value.... I think all this stuff is too expensive so 4 stars. I'm OK with paying the extra 50-100 over the Sigma or Tamron. But since no VR in Sony lens' it would have been nice to see them price more competitively with other 18-250's.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
WILLIAM M  A very good one lens does all. Works very well one a A-100
Jack W  Will this lens work with the Sony DeX 7 Mirrorless camera?
KAREN S  No, it is meant for an alpha. You might be able to buy an adapter of some kind to make it work.
Shopper  Will this lense work with the A65?
SHELDON W  I use it on an A55 - no problems. I believe it will work on any Sony camera that takes an A mount lens (all the alpha cameras).
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