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

reviewer#11790 date: Apr-24-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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:Minolta 28-105 F3.5-4.5
Minolta 35-105 F3.5-4.5
SONY 18-105 F3.5-5.6
Tamron 55-200 F3.5-5.6
price paid:100
positive:- sharp
- fast focus
- good price
- good build quality for the price
negative:- colors are not so good
comment:When i bought my camera with this kit lens i thought that is not good because it's "kit lens". Then i sold it. After changed few more classy lens realized that 18-55 SAM2 is not so bad :).
I think it's nice and sharp lens, colors are not good like minolta. But it's perfect for the price.

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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