Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

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The first zoom lens released for the Sony E-mount cameras, the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS is an inexpensive consumer grade zoom lens. It serves as a standard, walk-around lens for shooting in good light. We stock both silver and black versions of this lens. If you have a preference, you can request your preferred version in the special instructions box when placing the order.

Please Note: Does not offer full-frame sensor coverage.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Momma said if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. So let’s see… Well, it’s very round, and the aluminum version looks very nice in sunlight, with little reflections bouncing off of the zoom ring. It’s not really large, and fits easily in a jacket pocket, which is where you should keep it rather than mounted to a camera.

Actually, it’s not a horrible lens, it’s an average or slightly below average image quality consumer grade zoom. This one is OK for snapshots, etc.

Filter Size
49mm (nonrotating front element)
0.4 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.75 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (crop frame)
76 to 29 degrees
Zoom method
Barrel Extending
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Micro motor, Full time active MF
Aperture Blades
7, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
4 (diagram only shows 3)
Weather Resistant
Sony Alpha

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $3.00 $20.00 $23.00 $7.67
4 days $3.00 $21.00 $24.00 $6.00
7 days $4.00 $28.00 $32.00 $4.57
10 days $5.00 $38.00 $43.00 $4.30
14 days $7.00 $49.00 $56.00 $4.00
21 days $9.00 $66.00 $75.00 $3.57
30 days $12.00 $83.00 $95.00 $3.17
45 days $15.00 $108.00 $123.00 $2.73
60 days $18.00 $126.00 $144.00 $2.40
90 days $23.00 $162.00 $185.00 $2.06
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $20.00 $6.67
4 days $21.00 $5.25
7 days $28.00 $4.00
10 days $38.00 $3.80
14 days $49.00 $3.50
21 days $66.00 $3.14
30 days $83.00 $2.77
45 days $108.00 $2.40
60 days $126.00 $2.10
90 days $162.00 $1.80

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