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

reviewer#11148 date: May-31-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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:Minolta 18-70
Sigma 17-35s, 18-50s
Tamron 17-50
Minolta 17-35
price paid:45 GBP
positive:Very sharp -all apertures, all focal lengths
Lightweight
Cheap
Great IQ for the price
negative:Build - plastic mount
Distortion at wide end

comment:Great little lens for the price - Worth shopping around for a good copy if you don't need a faster f2.8

This sample made in Japan

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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