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

reviewer#16292 date: Jul-2-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Minolta 24mm f2.8
Minolta 50mm Macro f3.5
price paid:Came with used A57
positive:Surprisingly nice.
negative:No lens shade.
comment:This lens, is a quality Japanese product. I.Q. is a hair away from the two lenses compared to. If you can spot any differences between these three on an 8x10 print, you have better vision than my 20/20 eyes provide. I believe that a 16x20 print comparison would be no different. Yes, I do like it that much.

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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