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Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens (SAL-1855)
8.0 out of 10

Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens (SAL-1855)

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens (SAL-1855)

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Overall 5

Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens

PC Magazine
9 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Sony's DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom is the starter lens bundled with many Sony D-SLRs, and in that context, it's not bad. But buying this lens its own doesn't make a lick of sense.
  • Pros: Lightweight. Internal focus motor.
  • Cons: Soft images. Distortion. Rotating front element. Plastic mount.
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REVIEW: Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM

3 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Kit lenses are usually nothing special, but this lens has proved itself a very capable performer during testing, especially in the areas of resolution and control of colour aberrations.
  • Pros: Good resolution performance, Good control of CA, Compact and lightweight
  • Cons: Rotating front element, Barrel distortion at 18mm, Can be prone to flare
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Overall 7
Value for money 10
Overall quality 7
Build quality 4

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM DT - Review / Lab Test

6 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Typical for the new generation of kit zooms, there are no severe resolution issues. This may be a surprising news for some but it is simply easy to design such slow-speed 3x zoom lenses.
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Overall 8

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

11 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Kit lenses have had a bad press over the past few years. Can this one buck the trend? Here we'll take a look.
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Expert Review

11 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Dnešní recenze se budeme věnovat nové verzi základního setového objektivu pro SLT fotoaparáty Sony. Model DT 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 SAM II (SAL-1855-2) nahrazuje původní objektiv téměř stejného označení . Nenajdete mezi nimi moc rozdílů, na první pohled vypadají skoro stejně.
  • Pros: + Rychlé ostření + Lehce nadprůměrné makro na svou kategorii
  • Cons: - Podprůměrná ostrost, kusová neostrost - Chromatická aberace - Otáčející se přední člen
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