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

The Sony SAL-1855 is a solid, all-purpose standard zoom lens. It is excellent for snapshots, portraits, interiors and more. Built specifically for your a DSLR camera, it features a smooth and silent AF operation with built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to handle the full range of your most common shots. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 82.5mm midrange.

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

  • Treat yourself to this lightweight standard zoom lens with smooth and silent Auto Focus operation
  • It offers a versatile, all-purpose range for beautiful shots on your a DSLR camera

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

Aperture (Max.)
f/3.5-5.6
Aperture (Min.)
f/22-36
Aspheric Elements
2
Blades
7 blade circular aperture
Filter Diameter
55mm
Focal Length
APS-C 35mm eqv. 27mm to 82.5mm
Focus
Front focus SAM (Smooth AF motor)
Lens Groups-Elements
8 elements, 7 groups
Minimum Focus Distance
0.82ft (0.25m)
Dimensions (Approx.)
2-3/4" x 2-3/4" (69.5 x 69mm)
Weight (Approx.)
7-4/8" (210g)
Warranty
Sony 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #
SAL1855
SKU
ISO185535D

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3.6

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60%

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Budget General Purpose Lens

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 re...

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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.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
3.0

Quality Control Slipped On This One

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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.

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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

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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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Shopper  is this lens compatible with a Sony 500a ?
Andrew R  Yes this lens should be compatible with the A500.

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