The Achilles Heel of the Sony NEX camera line until now is the lack of high quality native lenses. In fact, over the last couple of years, Sony have added more NEX camera bodies than they have NEX Lenses. But Sony have promised that more lenses are on the way, which is good news for fans of an otherwise excellent camera lineup. Enter the new 10-18mm f/4 lens. Will the be the first of a new and better line of E-Mount Lenses?
The Phoblographer states the following…
“When you have only so many lenses for a camera system you have got to make the new ones count. In this case I believe Sony has done just that with their new 10-18mm f/4 e-mount lens for their NEX system.”
The Phoblographer Concludes
“At the end of the day as an NEX shooter, you only have a couple wide angle options and even though this is most expensive of them it is also the best. It is an AF lens unlike the Samyang lens as well as it offers four stops of stabilization. If you need a lens to fill this niche focal length this is the star that you should be shooting for.
I do wish that it had a bit more of a focal range but if I were to get a NEX camera this lens would be accompanying it most places that I go. With that said, I am very happy with it’s results and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.” (Read full review on the Phoblographer)
Pros and Cons
Solid metal construction
Fast AF acquisition
4-stop image stabilization
Very wide (wider than my Nikon)
Small zoom range
There could always be less distortion
Someone would surely like it to be f/2.8, this doesn’t matter to me