Skip disability assistance statement.

Welcome to our website! As we have the ability to list over one million items on our website (our selection changes all of the time), it is not feasible for a company our size to record and playback the descriptions on every item on our website. However, if you have a disability we are here to help you. Please call our disability services phone line at (334) 277-8890 during regular business hours and one of our kind and friendly personal shoppers will help you navigate through our website, help conduct advanced searches, help you choose the item you are looking for with the specifications you are seeking, read you the specifications of any item and consult with you about the products themselves. There is no charge for the help of this personal shopper for anyone with a disability. Finally, your personal shopper will explain our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, and help you place an order if you so desire.

E 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony SEL1855

Features

  • Compact standard zoom lens with 3x zoom range
  • Stylish, light, and easy to carry, with high-quality aluminum alloy finish on barrel
  • Ideal for wide range of general-purpose shooting applications, from landscapes and portraits to travel
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization inside lens for crisper, clearer handheld shooting at all zoom settings. Silent mechanism during movie shooting

Quick Specs

  • Type: Lens
  • Mount: Sony Alpha
  • Focal Length: Zoom
  • Width: 2.4375"
  • Depth: 2.375"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

See More

 

Circular Aperture When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

Aspherical lens elements Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped "aspherical" elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

Lens-based optical image stabilization Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

Distance encoder The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.

Internal focusing Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you're using a polarizing filter.

Features

  • Compact standard zoom lens with 3x zoom range
  • Stylish, light, and easy to carry, with high-quality aluminum alloy finish on barrel
  • Ideal for wide range of general-purpose shooting applications, from landscapes and portraits to travel
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization inside lens for crisper, clearer handheld shooting at all zoom settings. Silent mechanism during movie shooting
  • High-performance optics with four aspheric surfaces for excellent contrast and sharpness
  • Smooth, quiet, high-speed autofocus and aperture adjustment: ideal for still and HD movie shooting
  • 7-blade circular aperture for beautiful defocus effects
  • Direct Manual Focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments
Mount Sony E-mount
Format APS-C
Focal Length (mm) 18-55mm
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C) 27-82.5mm
Lens Groups / Elements 9/11
Angle of View (APS-C) 76°-29°
Maximum aperture (F) 3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture (F) 22-32
Aperture Blades 7
Circular Aperture Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 0.82 ft (0.25 m)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x) 0.3 x
Filter Diameter (mm) 49 mm
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) Optical SteadyShot
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2-1/2 x 2-3/8" (62 x 60 mm)
Weight 6.9 oz (194 g)
* "35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)" and "Angle of View (APS-C)" are with interchangeable lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Lens
  • Mount: Sony Alpha
  • Focal Length: Zoom

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 2.4375"
  • Depth: 2.375"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

Extended warranties are usually very inexpensive and can save you thousands in the future. It's simple and inexpensive to purchase extended warranties and one of the smartest ways to protect your investment.

Electronics can be large, heavy and expensive. You probably don't have the special tools or expertise needed to fix them in a crisis. If you can spare a few thousand dollars without batting an eyelash for new electronics should they break tomorrow, don't buy a warranty. But if you're like most of us, protect yourself by purchasing inexpensive extended warranties when you buy a new product and save yourself big money in the long run.