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

reviewer#11019 date: Apr-6-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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:
price paid:0 USD (kit lens)
positive:-A good starter lens. Usually comes as part of a kit or can be had for cheap
-great for videos as lens is silent when focusing
negative:Plastic lens mount
poor on low light situations
comment:btw I had two of these as they came with the a230 and a37 kit.
there was a slight difference in picture quality from the lens that came with the a37, i noticed the lens from the a37 was a bit sharper.

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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