Sony AF DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM A-mount lens review by michalm2

reviewer#10758 date: Dec-7-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SAL18-70
Minolta 28/2.8
Minolta 28-80
Minolta 28-100
Minolta 35-80 II
Sigma 55-200 DC
price paid:40 EUR (new)
positive:very sharp
nice colours
negative:little flare
distortion on 18mm
comment:This lens is very sharp wide open, razor sharp when stopped down. It has very low weight so it's good for longer walks and trips. It has visible barrel distortion at 18mm, but it can be repaired in editor. Distortion is very good between 24 and 55 mm. I really like this 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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