Sony 18-135 travel zoom is the newest addition to Sony's APS-C E mount lineup, coming about 2 years after the last one. This gap really indicated that Sony does not put much attention on their APS-C lenses, so who knows, it might also be the last one. It is known as the lens nobody really asked for, being a 9th lens to cover the normal zoom range (SEL1855, SELP1650, SEL1670Z, SELP18105, SELP18200, SEL18200, SEL18200LE and the Tamron 18-200) and the 5th travel zoom. Given that there is only one wide angle zoom available and really no telephotos (SEL55210 with F6.3 at the long end is more of a snapper) it is really a strange decision on Sony's part. But given the fact the lens is there, is it worth buying and how does it compare to the Sony lineup or the competition?
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After my comparison of the Sony A7II with Fujifilm many of you pointed out that a better comparison would be that to Sony's a6xxx APS-C lineup. At first I dismissed it as my goal was to help choosing between A7 and Fuji systems focusing on those two as companies' flagship products, but then it got …