Sony AF DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II A-mount lens review by Phil Wood
|Phil Wood#44040 date: Mar-26-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony SAL1870 DT|
Sony SAL18250 DT
Sony SAL1650 DT
Minolta 35-70 f4
Minolta 28mm f2.8
Minolta 50mm f1.7
|price paid:||Included with camera|
|positive:||Price - mine came with my second hand A58, but you can pick them up on ebay for 50GBP, considering the quality of this lens this is amazing.|
Light, flexible, sharp, everything really.
|comment:||When this lens arrived with the A58 I wasn't expecting to use it much, my standard walk around lens was the 18-250, why would I need a shorter range? These days the 18-55 is on the camera a lot - and it's the lens that I always drop in the bag as a backup if I set out with a prime or some old Minolta zoom on the camera. The 18-250 is still the No 1 choice for holidays and trips, but this lens is ideal when I want to save some weight. A great lens bargain.|
[EDIT] Since the original review I have added a Sony DT 16-50 to my collection, which has replaced the 18-55 as my shorter walkaround of choice, but the 18-55 is still likely to be in my pocket when I set out to shoot with a prime or longer zoom, so much more pocketable than the 16-50.