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

reviewer#14245 date: May-11-2015
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
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:Tamron SP 28-75mm F2.8
Minolta AF 35-70mm F4
price paid:Kit
positive:*Fast focus
*Lightweight
*Color
*Bokeh
*Sharp at F6.3>
negative:*Distortion
*Resolution
*Build
*Noisy focus
comment:My first lens with A65. Good for beginner.
Fast, but noisy SAM motor - not good for video.
Very strong distortion at 18mm.

Not enough resolution of this lens for 24Mp A65.

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
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