Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount lens review by jvsanchez

reviewer#11521 date: Dec-3-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70/3.5-5.6
Sony 18-55/3.5-5.6
Minolta 28/2.8 AF
Minolta 50/1.7 AF
Sigma 30/1.4 DC EX
price paid:Came with camera
positive:- Full time MF override
- tight, solid construction with a steel mount
- internal focus, non rotating front element
- silent AF
negative:- no distance scale
- same basic size as the A-mount 18-55, not lighter or smaller
comment:It's a kit lens. It's sharp enough, but the primes listed above are sharper than it at their respective focal lengths, as to be expected.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 9
  • sharpness: 3.89
  • color: 4.33
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 3.67
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.04 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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