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Jun 10, 2019 15:20:32   #
joer Loc: Northern Illinois
 
Walked in the woods checking out the Sony 18-135 mm APS-C lens. No IS but that doesn't bother since I prefer higher SS for hand holding outdoors. At f3.5-5.6 its not a low light champ. Not expensive as lenses go, and mounted on the A6400 its a small and light combo.

As a side note, I turned the monitor off since its nearly useless in bright light anyway. Turned the camera off too between long pauses. Any checks were done through the view finder. Got 245 shots using 30% of the battery.

The reviews say the corners are soft and so what I say. When a flat field is wanted I'll use my macro lenses.

B&H does not have to worry about getting this lens back.


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Jun 10, 2019 15:52:41   #
jpgto Loc: New Haven County, Constitution State
 
Nice photo, corners do look blurred to me. Overall, not a 'bust'. Bokeh is decent!

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Jun 10, 2019 16:06:06   #
Kaib795 Loc: Maryland, USA
 
Great shot and it's center is sharp too. I like it! You captured it well at f9 where the fall off is just the outer edge of the flower ball and the back ground lends well to pop the flowers color. Mostly I like the sharp detail. Looks like those crop sensor cameras are doing quite well.

Most lenses do have soft corners but if you blur the background who cares. I agree, use a Macro lens if you want less distortion (but it's easy to fix in post). One other thing, I try to shoot my prime lenses at their sweet spots. My 35mm f1.8 is f4 and it's sharp. For my zooms I look for where the zoom sharpness drops off, usually at either extreme end and the cheaper super zooms loose about 100mm at the high end that are not sharp any more.

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Jun 10, 2019 16:09:08   #
joer Loc: Northern Illinois
 
jpgto wrote:
Nice photo, corners do look blurred to me. Overall, not a 'bust'. Bokeh is decent!


Check the DOF at f9, 2', crop sensor, 135mm.

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Jun 10, 2019 16:15:08   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
The lens, when used by you, is a keeper, Joe!

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Jun 10, 2019 16:26:17   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
Joe, I have the OSS version of that lens and I use it most of the time. Looking at this flower shot, I am reminded of what great detail it can capture.

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Jun 10, 2019 17:46:50   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Southeast, Southcentral PA
 
Nice color and detail. Not sure what you mean by long pauses or what turning off the camera has to do with the IQ of this lens.

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Jun 10, 2019 18:24:16   #
Kaib795 Loc: Maryland, USA
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
Nice color and detail. Not sure what you mean by long pauses or what turning off the camera has to do with the IQ of this lens.


I think he's trying to save battery power and is turning off the camera whenever not actually taking pictures.

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Jun 10, 2019 18:50:08   #
rlaugh Loc: Michigan & Florida
 
Fine shot!!

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Jun 10, 2019 20:23:16   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
joer wrote:
Walked in the woods checking out the Sony 18-135 mm APS-C lens. No IS but that doesn't bother since I prefer higher SS for hand holding outdoors. At f3.5-5.6 its not a low light champ. Not expensive as lenses go, and mounted on the A6400 its a small and light combo.

As a side note, I turned the monitor off since its nearly useless in bright light anyway. Turned the camera off too between long pauses. Any checks were done through the view finder. Got 245 shots using 30% of the battery.

The reviews say the corners are soft and so what I say. When a flat field is wanted I'll use my macro lenses.

B&H does not have to worry about getting this lens back.
Walked in the woods checking out the Sony 18-135 m... (show quote)


I'm confused as to what lens you have! The e-mount (aps-c) 18-135mm has OSS. Do you have the Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM ? That would involve using one of the LA-Ex adaptors. B&H lists it at $498 new which is the same price as the e-mount version with OSS. Why would you not get the native e-mount ?

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Jun 10, 2019 20:49:33   #
joer Loc: Northern Illinois
 
repleo wrote:
I'm confused as to what lens you have! The e-mount (aps-c) 18-135mm has OSS. Do you have the Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM ? That would involve using one of the LA-Ex adaptors. B&H lists it at $498 new which is the same price as the e-mount version with OSS. Why would you not get the native e-mount ?


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Jun 10, 2019 21:04:21   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
B&H has two listings - Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens with Circular Polarizer Filter Kit B&H # SO18135E55FK (B&H Kit) but it is the same lens (SEL18135) as the listing under Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens B&H # SO18135E MFR # SEL18135. They just bundled it with a free CPL.

Sony web site only lists one version of the E lens. Check the base of your lens to see if it says Optical Steady Shot.

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Jun 11, 2019 06:05:27   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
joer wrote:
Walked in the woods checking out the Sony 18-135 mm APS-C lens. No IS but that doesn't bother since I prefer higher SS for hand holding outdoors. At f3.5-5.6 its not a low light champ. Not expensive as lenses go, and mounted on the A6400 its a small and light combo.

As a side note, I turned the monitor off since its nearly useless in bright light anyway. Turned the camera off too between long pauses. Any checks were done through the view finder. Got 245 shots using 30% of the battery.

The reviews say the corners are soft and so what I say. When a flat field is wanted I'll use my macro lenses.

B&H does not have to worry about getting this lens back.
Walked in the woods checking out the Sony 18-135 m... (show quote)



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Jun 11, 2019 07:32:44   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Nice! I want that lens, too!

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Jun 11, 2019 11:12:53   #
SpyderJan Loc: New Smyrna Beach. FL
 
That looks like a nice all-around lens Joe.

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