Product Comparison: Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G vs Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

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General Specifications
E 16-55mm F2.8 G
E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
About the Product
A compact, large-aperture APS-C standard zoom for users who want a small, lightweight system that provides advanced control as well as outstanding image quality.
Get the solution to all your shooting needs with this one versatile lens. A true all-rounder, its zoom range is ideal for: sports, scenery/landscape, portraits, wildlife, telephoto, family, architecture and street photography.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Sony E
Sony E
Maximum Aperture
2.8 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
16 millimeters
18 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
55 millimeters
135 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Zoom Lens
  • The quality of the image is fantastic even in poor lighting.
  • The images are sharp even at f/2.8.
  • The quality of the photos this lens produces are really good across all zoom lengths and aperture stops.
  • The fixed aperture is great with the standard zoom.
  • The focal length is great for most situations and the lens is sharp throughout its range.
Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Camera Lens
  • This lens has performed very well. It is sharp throughout its zoom range and aperture.
  • Surprisingly good in low light despite the slow aperture.
  • Love this lens. It's surprisingly sharp given its zoom range.
  • The zoom length is very versatile and the sharpness is very good at all focal lengths.
  • The focal length is ideal.
Size & Weight
2.87 in.
2.64 in.
2.87 in.
2.64 in.
3.94 in.
3.46 in.
17.5 oz.
11.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Zoom Lens
  • Great lens. Very compact.
  • Great size for my a6600!
  • This is a superb lens. Compact, and razor sharp.
  • Excellent weight for such a compact lens.
  • An excellent lens that has a nice weight on my camera.
Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Camera Lens
  • Love the size and versatility.
  • It’s lightweight, and high quality.
  • Size and weight are ok allowing me to keep this lens on the camera pretty much all the time.
  • I like the size and weight of the lens.
  • Good size and decent weights that does not adds too much bulk.
Minimum Focus Distance
13.08 in.
17.7 in.
Field Of View
83° - 29°
76° - 12°
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Zoom Lens
  • The focus system is very quick and responsive.
  • The focus by wire system is plenty smooth and the zoom ring feels firm but also smooth.
  • Colors and sharpness are both incredible.
  • Autofocus is fast, very fast, almost instant most of the time.
  • The lack of OSS is annoying at times.
Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Camera Lens
  • Good image quality, quick focus in good light.
  • It fits nicely into my hand, and has super smooth zoom and focus action.
  • Autofocus and stabilisers work as they should.
  • Sufficiently fast and accurate focusing.
  • An excellent lens with excellent stabilization.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
17 elements in 12 groups
16 elements in 12 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
67 millimeters
55 millimeters
AA (advanced aspherical), Nano AR Coating, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, XD Linear Motor, Fluorine Coating
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, Circular aperture
What customers say about "Features"
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Zoom Lens
  • Super sharp lens. Good focal length for always on my camera.
  • Excellent end to end sharpness and very little chromatic aberration.
  • Very sharp with excellent color rendition.
  • Build quality is good. Fast and accurate focus.
  • Extremely sturdy and well built.
Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Camera Lens
  • The colors are crisp, the detail superb, and it's super easy to use.
  • This lens is perfect for the novice travel photographer that is looking for convenience!
  • The lens is worked out to the smallest detail.
  • Excellent lens quality.
  • There are quite a few nice features about this lens.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
1399.99 $
649.99 $

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