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Is kit lens OSS?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by jlabate, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. jlabate

    jlabate TalkEmount Regular

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    I'm hoping to have an Nex-7 soon and wondering if the 18-55mm kit lens has image stabilization. The listing on B&H says no.
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    That's odd, the original 18-55 that came with the 5 and 3 had OSS, and to my understanding the only difference with the limited edition black 18-55 that comes with the 7 is the colour.
     
  3. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    John
    I'll be interested also as I switched my order from body only
    to kit recently....
     
  4. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

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    olli
    On Sony's site it is very clearly OSS - I think this is a mistake by B&H
     
  5. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    John
    I thought so....
     
  6. jlabate

    jlabate TalkEmount Regular

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    Unless I'm missing something (quite likely), I don't see mention of the OSS in either features or specifications on Sony's link for the kit. But going to their link for just the lens it does mention OSS under features. I also think it's a mistake in the B&H listing and have written them to confirm it. Will let you know once I've heard back.

     
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    This a picture of the NEX-7 with the with the 18-55 kit (Black version)

    Notice that the lens has the 'Optical Steady Shot'

    camera-top.
     
  8. jlabate

    jlabate TalkEmount Regular

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    Excellent. That confirms it for me.

    (Sony USA needs to work on their website).

     
  9. jlabate

    jlabate TalkEmount Regular

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    Well here's the reply from a B&H rep. He says the lens does have OSS but if you follow his link, you'll see no mention of the kit lens having OSS and under the specs, image stabilization states "No" although that is an error. (B&H needs to work on their website).

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting the Photography department at B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

    As per my search, the kit viewable at the following link:

    Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens NEX7K/B B&H

    comes with a Sony E-Mount SEL 1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras that includes
    Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

    Thank you, we appreciate your business.




     
  10. bravo

    bravo New to TalkEmount

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    NEX-7 is a really good camera,
    From my start day of photography, I use it and really saved important events of my life.