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Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM Alpha A DSLR Mount Zoom Lens

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The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM is a 3x (approx.) zoom lens designed specifically for use with DSLRs that have an APS-C type sensor. It is exceptionally light and compact, with a weight of only 210g (approx.) and dimensions of 69.5mm (max. diameter) x 69mm (length) that make it very easy to handle and carry.

The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM's zoom covers the frequently used 18mm to 55mm range (35mmformat equivalent: 27-82.5mm), and provides a field of view similar to that of the human eye. As a result, it is an excellent lens for everyday use, capable of handling everything from snapshots and group photos to landscapes and portraits.

Two aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element are incorporated into the optics to assure high image quality with excellent contrast and resolution all the way out to the periphery of the lens. In addition, a circular aperture mechanism is used to assure smoother, more beautiful background defocusing.

The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM's focusing lens group is driven by a new Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) in the lens itself, instead of a motor in the camera body. Responding instantly to AF drive control signals from the camera, the motor delivers power with smoothness and precision. The designed shape of the rear lens element shade has been updated in the SAL18552 to help suppress internal reflections and reduces flare and ghost for higher performance and better image quality.

With a class-leading minimum focusing distance of just 0.25 meters and a maximum magnification ratio of 0.34, the DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM can also be used to take macro closeups.

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT Features

  • Small size, light weight standard zoom lens
  • Rear lens element enhanced to reduce flare & ghost
  • New smoother zoom mechanism
  • Sony Alpha mount for APS-C size DSLR
  • DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Smooth and silent AF operation with built-in Motor (SAM)
  • 8 Elements / 7 Group
  • Circular Aperture; 7 Blades
  • 35mm focal length equivalent; 27-82.5mm
  • Minimum focus distance; 9-13/16" (0.25m)
  • Maximum magnification; 0.34x

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT Specifications

Lens Type
Zoom
Aperture Max.
F3.5-5.6
Aperture Min.
F22-36
Focal Length 35mm Equivalent
35mm equivalent focal length (APS-C) 27-82.5mm
Filter Diameter
55mm
Lens Groups-Elements
8 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Focus Distance
9" (0.25m)
Aperture Blade
7 blades (circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements
3 elements including 1 ED element
Focal Distance
Min. 10" (0.25 m)
Magnification
x 0.34
Dimensions
2.8 x 2.7" (71.6 x 69mm)
Weight
7.9 oz (222g)
Mfr #
SAL18552
SKU
ISO18552

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3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great lens

Very well made lens for the money. Works very well and the images are crisp and clear. I am very happy with this lens in its over all use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

18-55 You get what you pay for.

I have to finish testing. There MUST be a sweet spot or two on this lens! Overall, it is soft. My Sony prime lenses 35, 50 , 85 are wonderful and were a great price. The 70-300 G is wonderful, but for a thousand, it should be. (It was a gift; can't spend that kind of money.) If I could afford Zeiss, I would buy that, but I can't. Love my Alpha a77 camera!

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
3.0

Quality Control Slipped On This One

By

This lens produces outstanding images with my A55 camera. However, zooming in and out is not smooth at all. Matter of fact, it is choppy at best. This should not be in a lens of otherwise high quality. Quality control slipped on this one.

 
5.0

Great lens

By

Very well made lens for the money. Works very well and the images are crisp and clear. I am very happy with this lens in its over all use.

 
2.0

18-55 You get what you pay for.

By

I have to finish testing. There MUST be a sweet spot or two on this lens! Overall, it is soft. My Sony prime lenses 35, 50 , 85 are wonderful and were a great price. The 70-300 G is wonderful, but for a thousand, it should be. (It was a gift; can't spend that kind of money.) If I could afford Zeiss, I would buy that, but I can't. Love my Alpha a77 camera!

 
4.0

Inexpensive and Very nice kit lens

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For an inexpensive kit lens for Sony/Minolta users, this lens is a true bargain, especially when purchased used. Much better than the older Sony/Minolta 18-70mm kit lens. Highly recommended.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Budget General Purpose Lens

By

The standard 18-55mm lens included in most Sony DSLRs. Great for general purpose shooting in a variety of light conditions. It is versatile enough to do portraits or macros with the depth of field effect. The autofocus motor is quick and the manual focus is smooth throughout the entire range. The main issues I had with it is the focus through the Live View seemed almost unnoticably out of focus at either the 18mm or 55mm ends and at all ranges a slight soft edge on the focused subject when reviewed during post editing. Overall a decent lens to start with but not so much for the adept.

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Fatima C  Hi, i want it to know that if i have a sony a77 whats the difference or my better option between this two? http://www.adorama.com/ISO18552.html http://www.adorama.com/ISO185535D.html Thank you
Andrew R  The lenses use different optical formulas: http://www.adorama.com/ISO18552.html#specs http://www.adorama.com/ISO185535D.html#specs
Art S  is one better than the other? which one comes with the A65?

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