Sony NEX Lenses

Sony calls their mount for NEX lenses the E-mount. The E-mount has a 1.5x angle of view crop compared with 35mm and full frame cameras. With the original NEX cameras Sony announced three lenses (18-55 kit, 18-200mm, and 16mm), and has since supplemented that with several additional lenses.

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Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

  • E-mount lens format (Sony NEX)
  • 9 elements in 11 groups, 4 aspherical
  • 29 to 76 degree angle of view
  • apertures from f/3.5 to f/22, 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • no image stabilization
  • 10" (0.25m) minimum focus, autofocus, manual focus override, internal focus, 1:3.3 maximum magnification
  • 49mm filter size, lens hood included
  • 2.4" x 2.4" (60 x 62mm) long and diameter (retracted)
  • 6.9 ounces (194g)
  • available in silver
  • Model number SEL1855, US$300 suggested retail price




Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3

Sony 16mm f/2.8

Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Sony 50mm f/1.8


Sony has publicly disclosed a road map for future lenses, which includes:

  • 40mm f/2 OSS (2011)
  • Wide Angle, Mid-Range, and Higher Performance zooms (2012)


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