This lens is ideally designed for comfortable framing and capture of most subjects encountered in daily life and the Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization makes handheld shooting in low light possible.
The E-Mount SEL 1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras (Silver) from Sony is designed for use on Alpha NEX digital cameras. This standard zoom lens has a 35mm format equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens. Covering angles of view from 76 to 29 degrees, this wide to medium zoom lens is ideal for a variety of subjects including portraits and landscapes. Plus, with a short focusing distance of only 9.7" (0.25 m), you can get in tight for interesting close-ups.
The Sony SEL 1855 is built with 11 elements in 9 groups with 4 aspherical surfaces so you get clear images without aberrations or distortion. Its internal motor allows for smooth and quiet autofocusing, which you will love even while you are capturing images in the camera's HD movie mode.
The compact size (only 2.4", 6.0cm) of the lens and light weight (6.9 oz, 194g) perfectly complement Sony's Alpha NEX cameras which incorporate a huge image sensor into a very compact frame. The results are high-quality still and HD movie captures without the extra size and weight of standard DSLR cameras.
Designed to match your Alpha NEX camera, the SEL 1855 standard zoom lens is lightweight and features smooth and silent autofocusing while offering an all-purpose focal range for beautiful shots.
In the 35mm equivalent, this lens covers subjects from wide-angle (27mm) to midrange (82.5mm); ideal for capturing subjects such as close-up portraits to expansive landscapes.
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.44 x 2.36" (62 x 60 mm)
Weight 6.84 oz (194 g)