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New Sony ‘E’ lens for APS-C lovers

Sony supplied MTF graph
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Sony has come out with a new ‘E’ 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C $599 lens, the first one since 2013 if you don’t count the 18-110 OSS F/4 video lens.  Additionally, if you’ve been pining for a silver A6300, your wait is over.  I’m not sure if Sony has set aside any development resources for more APS-C cameras and lenses, your guess is as good as mine.

The new Sony ‘E’ 18-135mm lens looks like it may perform quite good judging by the Sony MTF graph, and least in resolution and contrast. The optical configuration is 16 elements in 12 groups, with one aspheric and two ‘ED’ and elements. It has a linear focusing motor, and optical stabilization.  I’ll be reviewing the lens in the coming months.

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