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

reviewer#10269 date: Jun-6-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:came with camera
positive:Great images, especially stopped up.
Very good color rep.
Pretty decent flare control
negative:A little distortion, especially at 18mm (which can be fixed).
comment:I wasn't expecting much out of the kit lens, but I sure was surprised. This lens does have a cheap feel to it, but it does what it's suppose to do. Pretty good colors, flare control and sharpness. But, there is some distortion...especially at 18mm which I use LR4 to fix. Other than that, this is a pretty good kit lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 103
  • sharpness: 4.20
  • color: 4.30
  • build: 3.40
  • distortion: 3.88
  • flare control: 4.14
  • overall: 3.98 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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