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

reviewer#46930 date: Feb-11-2023
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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:Sony Zeiss 16-80mm
Sony 18-70mm DT
price paid:€ 17,50 (!)
positive:Sharp, lightweight and (in my case) very cheap. Silent and fairly quick AF.
negative:Plastic build, rotating front element. Distortion at 18mm.
comment:My cheapest lens, foundcin a thriftshop for € 17,50 inclusief Hama Skylight HTMC. No shade, no lenscap. But who cares for that money. Very suprised by it's IQ at 18mm-35mm even at it's widest diafragm. Bought this lens just for fun but I'm gonna use it! (for the same reason....)

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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