Sony Launches 46th E Mount Lens

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While most of Sony’s re­cent ac­tiv­i­ties in mirrorless cam­eras have cen­tred around its full-35mm for­mat FE mount sys­tem, the ‘APS-C’ for­mat E mount line-up re­mains alive and well with the ad­di­tion of a new 18-135mm zoom (equiv­a­lent to 27-202.5mm) along with a sil­ver ver­sion of the A6300 cam­era body. It’s an in­di­ca­tion of just how much ef­fort Sony is putting into its mirrorless cam­era pro­gram that this lat­est zoom is the 46th E mount lens.

The new Sony E 18-135mm f3.55.6 OSS – which has a 7.5x zoom­ing range – is only 88 mil­lime­tres in length and 325 grams in weight. It in­cor­po­rates Sony’s ‘Op­ti­cal Steady Shot’ (OSS) im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion and has a min­i­mum fo­cus­ing dis­tance of 45 cen­time­tres. The op­ti­cal con­struc­tion com­prises 16 el­e­ments in 12 groups which in­cludes one as­pher­i­cal type to cor­rect for dis­tor­tion and two with ex­tra-low dis­per­sion char­ac­ter­is­tics to min­imise chro­matic aber­ra­tions. Other fea­tures in­clude a seven-blade di­aphragm for more rounded outof-fo­cus ef­fects and a lin­ear mo­tor drive for faster and smoother aut­o­fo­cus­ing. The min­i­mum aper­ture range is f22-36 and the new Sony E 18-135mm ac­cepts 55 mm di­am­e­ter screwthread fil­ters.

Lo­cal avail­abil­ity and pric­ing have yet to be con­firmed.

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