Sony AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6

mount: A-mount
prod. code: SAL1870
EAN/UPC: 4905524340464
makernote ID: 40
format: APS-C
release year: 2006
status: Discontinued
D type lens: Yes
SLT compatible: Yes
AF Drive: In Body
focus design: front
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): No
max. aperture: 3.5-5.6
min. aperture: 22-36
focal range(mm): 18-70
elements/group: 11/9
angle of view: 100.4°-23°
aperture blades: 7
min. focus distance(mm): 380
filter rotate focusing: Yes
filter rotate zooming: No
max. magnification: 0.25x (1/4)
filter diameter(mm): 55
hood: bayonet, round
color: Black
length(mm): 77
weight(g): 235
standard accessories: Front and rear lens cap, SH0006 lens hood

user review ratings
overall: 3.47
sharpness: 3.57
color: 3.70
build: 2.98
distortion: 3.47
flare control: 3.63
total: 222 reviews

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manufacturer description

This superb standard lens for the Sony® α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera handles the full range of shots you’ll take most often -- but there’s nothing “standard” about its advanced optical design. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 105mm midrange telephoto for snapshots, portraits, interiors and more -- an excellent all-around lens to travel with.

DT Lens Design:
A more compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in the Sony® α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera.

Aspherical Lens Elements:
To correct visual aberrations at wide-angle setting, enabling a lightweight lens to capture more visually accurate wide-angle shots.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass:
To reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension, correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.

Circular Aperture:
Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect. - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania