Summary: Best price for this lens I could find, by far. Shipped and received early from Korea. Lens was exactly as described and meets my needs for a low cost wide angle lens. If you're looking for a low cost wide angle lens, this is the one for you.
Summary: I purchased my Sony DSLR with ann 18-135 zoom and it is the best "vacation lens" for my type of photography. However, I also like to do macro work so I needed a solution for that problem. This kit lens is very good for filling in the gap. I have been pleased with the quality of the photos I took using it.
Summary: I bought this lense for my spare Sony a55 so I don't wear my A77 and expensive lenses. I use this camera for everyday use and it does the job. It is not the greatest lens but it works and that if anything happens to it I won't be crying. Compare to the other lenses I have its not as sharp as I wanted it to be, but again it still take good picture with my Sony a55 The shipping also was fast and packed good. I would recomend this lense for everyday use.
Summary: The Sony AF DT 18-55 F3.5-5.6 SAM lens came standard with multiple alpha cameras I own. I was instantly impressed with this "standard" kit lens as it preformed well-above the stereotypical benchmarks of kit lenses. In the paragraphs to come, I will explore the reason(s) why I believe this lens stands above many typical kit lenses while at the same time offering a detailed review of the aforementioned lens.