Summary: The Sony DT 11-18mm delivers an ultra wide angle range which perfectly complements the standard DT 18-70mm kit lens. It essentially takes over where the kit lens stops, capturing a progressively wider field of view until you find yourself at 11mm and enjoying 104 degree coverage. Certainly if you’ve ever zoomed-out your Alpha general purpose lens and wished it went wider still, then this is a lens you should be considering very seriously.
Pros: Ultra-wide angle coverage., Relatively low vignetting and distortion., Range complements kit lens., Comes with lens hood.
Cons: Softness in extreme corners., Small 1.6x optical range and f4.5 at 11mm., AF noise and speed similar to kit lenses., Manual focus ring turns during AF.