Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Review

March 1, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | |

Sharpness at 35mm

For this test, the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens was attached to a Sony A6500 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 28mmThe full frame at 35mm

Centre sharpness remains impressively high through from f/4.5-f/16, with f/22 and f/29 being affected by diffraction. The edges aren't quite as sharp as the centre, with f/5.6-f/16 producing the sharpest results.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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