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

reviewer#10246 date: May-29-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 18-70mm SAL1870
price paid:80.00
positive:Compact, light
Internal motor
negative:Zoom ring is jerky and catches.
comment:I used this with my Sony A55. It's okay, but not really as sharp as my Sony 18-70mm. The jerky zoom ring was a big turnoff. The SAL1870 was much better in that regard. It was smooth.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 102
  • sharpness: 4.20
  • color: 4.29
  • build: 3.40
  • distortion: 3.89
  • flare control: 4.14
  • overall: 3.99
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