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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.