Sony AF DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II A-mount lens review by Pascalll

reviewer#11214 date: Jun-29-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
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 DT 18-55 SAM
price paid:part of kit
positive:- Quick in AF
- feels solid
- so far I am very happy with the color and sharpness
negative:- looks more plastic than the first SONY DT 18-55 SAM
comment:I used to have the first version of this lens on my former A330 with 10MP. I now changed to the A58 with 20MP and I am really very excited about the results from this camera with this kitlens.
Anyway I didn't see very much difference in use between the first generation of the lens and the new one. Though the first had a nicer look, however the same results in my own opinion.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 19
  • sharpness: 4.42
  • color: 4.47
  • build: 3.53
  • distortion: 3.95
  • flare control: 4.26
  • overall: 4.13 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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