Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM DT Standard Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras

December 28, 2014 - Comment

Sony SAL1855 DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM LensThis superb standard zoom lens for your (alpha) DSLR camera has a smooth and silent AF operation with built-inSmooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to handle the full range of your most common shots. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 82.5mm midrange forsnapshots, portraits, interiors and more. An excellent

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Sony SAL1855 DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM LensThis superb standard zoom lens for your (alpha) DSLR camera has a smooth and silent AF operation with built-inSmooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to handle the full range of your most common shots. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 82.5mm midrange forsnapshots, portraits, interiors and more. An excellent all-around lens. Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.Features:* Small size, light weight Standard Zoom Lens* Sony mount for APS-C size DSLR* DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM* Smooth and silent AF operation with built-in Motor (SAM)* 8 Elements / 7Group* Circulae Apature; 7 Blades* 35mm focal length equivelant; 27-82.5mm* Closest focus distance: 0.82ft (0.25m)* Maximum magnification: 0.34x

Comments

Philip says:

Better than ezra… no, expected. That’s it. Better than expected! I got this lens after my Sony 18-200 died. I got it so I’d have a wide zoom to carry me until I get something with more range, like an 18-250 or 16-105. I haven’t had this lens long, but no one else has reviewed it, so what the hey. I can always edit the review later if my opinions change.I wasn’t expecting a whole lot; this is the base kit lens, after all. I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised. It’s all plastic construction is exactly what you’d expect for a lens at this…

A. Dichter says:

Good kit lens with one flaw The general expectations for for a lightweight kit lens were met for the most part… especially size and weight. Although most inexpensive lenses show some problems at one range extreme or another, this one had noticeable sharpness degradation at max zoom (55mm) AND at minimum stop (5.6). Sharpness improves somewhat even at small increments such as 6.3 (better yet if higher). OR at 45-50 mm, also wide open. So only at the extreme, 55mm at f5.6, was there an obvious drop in performance…

JuniorJC says:

Great value lens This kit lens was included with my camera body. The lens is constructed in plastic which may look cheap, but really cuts down on the weight. I can walk around with 3 lenses in my bag and still run lighter than my friends with a Nikon or Canon camera and just one lens. The 18-55 is a short-range zoom but I have a 55-200 lens in case I want to get closer shots. I am usually using the 18mm wide-range side when I take a lot of landscapes and parties in tight spaces. The zoom ring is pretty smooth…

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