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Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Zoom Lens, Alpha Mount for APS-C Size DSLR Cameras

SKU: ISO18552 MFR: SAL18552
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About the Sony SAL18552

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 SAL18552 Includes

  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Sony SAL18552 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 SAL18552 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)
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