Images of DT 18–135mm F3.5–5.6 SAM
Images of DT 18–135mm F3.5–5.6 SAM

Versatile zoom with Direct Manual Focus

DT 18–135mm F3.5–5.6 SAM (SAL18135)

Featuring Direct Manual Focus, the SAL18135 covers the frequently-used 18–135mm focal lengths, making it your go-to lens for travel and street photography.

APS-C A-mount

Compatible with 35mm Full Frame , or APS-C format A-mount cameras.

Say goodbye to blur

Pair the lens with a camera by Sony with SteadyShot™ INSIDE and you’ll enjoy smooth, blur-free results when shooting handheld, even zoomed-in.

Circular aperture for smooth bokeh

Smooth defocusing

Instead of a standard polygon-shaped lens aperture, this lens features a 7-blade circular aperture for more natural, rounded defocusing or ‘bokeh’.

Refined optical performance

Aspherical lens elements minimise distortion while ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements provide superior contrast, resolution and colour fidelity.

Smooth, silent autofocus

Built into the lens, the Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) is significantly smoother and quieter than conventional camera-coupled autofocus drive systems.

Direct Manual Focus

Direct Manual Focus

For greater creative control, you can quickly revert from autofocus to manual focus just by turning the manual focus ring of the lens.

  • Comfortable handling and balance, ideal for everyday use

  • High quality optics, including ED glass lens elements

  • SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) for fast, quiet AF operation

  • DMF (Direct Manual Focus) for enhanced creative control

  • Compatible with cameras by Sony with SteadyShot™ INSIDE

Minimum Focus Distance
0.45m (1.48ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
398g (14.0oz.)

What's in the Box

Lens hood (ALC-SH119: petal shape, bayonet type), Lens front cap, Lens rear cap

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