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

reviewer#44172 date: Nov-15-2018
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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 50mm 1.7
Sony 18-135
price paid:I got it with camera
positive:The cheapest "near wide angle" lens for A-mount
Fast and quiet AF
My copy is pretty well-built
negative:If comparing to primes or better zooms (Sony 18-135), it's obviously, that sharpness is not good. But it's enough for everyday life
comment:When I bought Sony 18-135, I understood, that I totally do not need this lens

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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