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Jun 19, 2019 13:18:15   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
what do you think about it. Have you experienced vignetting and at what focal length(s)? Other experiences welcomed.

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Jun 19, 2019 14:08:47   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
My message did not seem to get posted.

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Jun 19, 2019 14:12:56   #
Wingpilot (a regular here)
 
John_F wrote:
what do you think about it. Have you experienced vignetting and at what focal length(s)? Other experiences welcomed.


I recently purchased this lens, and I am very happy with it. It's sharp and I've not experienced any vignetting with it. It has replaced the kit 16-50, and the 55-210 only gets used when absolutely necessary. The 18-135 has become my "go-to" lens. I have no complaints. It's on my A6300. No regrets with this purchase.

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Jun 19, 2019 18:33:41   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
I got this lens a few weeks ago and am using it on an a6400. The lens is compact and light and I am very pleased with the image quality. For me, it is an ideal focal range for every day use.

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Jun 20, 2019 05:26:29   #
zug55
 
I use the 18-135mm on my a6000 and like it so far. However, I usually use an A7III so my a6000 is just a back-up. I also took it on a recent trip to Toronto to test it, and I did not discover any issues with the lens. I will definitely use this kit again when I have to travel light.

There also is a Flickr group dedicated to this lens.
https://www.flickr.com/groups/3978176@N22/

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Jun 20, 2019 06:04:39   #
ColonelButler
 
I have had mine for 18 months and have not found any odd problems although I always apply the lens correction when importing the RAW image into Lightroom.

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Jun 20, 2019 07:38:26   #
eadler
 
I have this combo and think it takes great photos with no vignetting. But I've moved on so the Sony has become the back up.

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Jun 20, 2019 07:54:39   #
editorsteve
 
It is the lens normally on my A6000. Love it. I shoot raw+jpeg. The lens is contrasty when used with the hood, and has great resolution.

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Jun 20, 2019 11:40:04   #
Wasabi
 
John_F wrote:
what do you think about it. Have you experienced vignetting and at what focal length(s)? Other experiences welcomed.


It is the vacation - travel go-to lens. With Sony's digital zoom it will cover most bases from flowers close up to distant vistas. It has made some amazing shots for me. Wasabi

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Jun 20, 2019 11:49:52   #
Nicholas DeSciose
 
This is an excellent lens. It does not vignette . If you are experiencing that maybe your camera or your post processing has that effect and place?

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Jun 20, 2019 12:19:18   #
lamontcranston
 
If I were restricted to just one lens on my A6000's, this is the lens I would choose. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing it and I haven't been disappointed one bit.

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Jun 20, 2019 12:39:44   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
The little pamphlet that came in the box has a short section on vignetting. To reduce the effect it advises to close the aperture by 1 to 2 stops. That is why I asked. Here are a couple of test shots.
135 mm, max aperture
135 mm, max aperture...
(Download)
18 mm, max aperture
18 mm, max aperture...
(Download)

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Jun 20, 2019 13:16:59   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
I have a further question. Some while back I get the Sony 30 mm Macro lens. As the 18-135 lens has 30 mm in its range, is it functioning as a macro? Are there other considerations I am missing.

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Jun 20, 2019 13:46:52   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
John_F wrote:
I have a further question. Some while back I get the Sony 30 mm Macro lens. As the 18-135 lens has 30 mm in its range, is it functioning as a macro? Are there other considerations I am missing.


Normally the dedicated Macro lens will let you get closer to your subject in order to get 1:1 magnification. If you check the "closest focusing distance" for both lenses, that will most likely be the case.

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Jun 20, 2019 15:43:37   #
JohnR
 
John_F wrote:
The little pamphlet that came in the box has a short section on vignetting. To reduce the effect it advises to close the aperture by 1 to 2 stops. That is why I asked. Here are a couple of test shots.


Hi John_F. I bought one after much research on UHH and DXo etc. etc. for my A6000. Biggest disappointment for years ! Couldn't get a sharp pic no matter what I tried although no vignetting. Also had an Sony 18-200 which was as good on the A6000 as my Nikon 18-200 on a D5300. Bought the 18-135 to replace the Sony 18-200 for weight considerations and because the 18-200 drooped something awful which was very annoying. I have since reverted to Nikon 18-140 which I find heaps better than both Sony lenses and the Nikon 18-200. Don't know if the Sony 18-135 I purchased was a lemon but I couldn't return it under warranty as it worked fine! Warranties don't cover quality so I was told. Got rid of the Sony stuff and will stick now with Nikon & Olympus gear.
Cheers JohnR

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