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8.5 out of 10

Sony SAL-18250

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

M. Scott, Amazon
13 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Great lens but not perfect

Bob, B&H Photo
2 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I've had this lens now for a few years on my alpha55......now on an alpha65. A major step up from the kit lenses and i use it 99 percent of the time. Sharpness has been overall very good and I use It with confidence. City scapes have shown some barreling or pincushion which I could correct in photoshop. My last trip to some ruins in cancun presented me with a real problem with this lens. The Mayan ruins were amazing , extensive, and of great photographic interest.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great kit lens, Sony's should come with this standard.

Lee J. Farrell, Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: Probably my favorite "first lens" for any kit. I sold my Nikon system and bought a sony dSLT and had to start over. This lens was my primary choice as I shoot 95% of all shots with this lens. Excellent range for the price and very nice quality/sharpness.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Reliability 8
8.0

Sony 18-250mm

Photograpa99, Sony
22 July 2013
  • Summary: I have had this lens for a while, and these are the only cons i found. There is vignetting on some of my images, distortion on many, in some cases struggles to find focus, and very loud when it does. This lens is nice for a first lens, but definitely not a pro lens. These are my warnings.
  • Pros: zoom, design
  • Cons: vignette, struggles to find focus, noise of focus, distortion
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Overall 8
8.0

Great range of coverage

Paul Hollebeke, Amazon
6 March 2013
  • Summary: Great range of coverage; this is one of the best all-purpose lenses I own…. it does get a bit heavy at the end of a hike, but performs well… I have to note and agree with other reviews that it is a bit louder than my other lens when it zooms but the performance of the lens gets me to look past it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great multi Purpose Lens

S. Simon Jacob, Amazon
30 October 2012
  • Summary: If you can only take a single lens, this is the one to take. With the higher speed new DSLR's this lens give you a very wide abillity to image whatever you wish.
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Overall 8
8.0

workhorse lens

bubba, B&H Photo
26 February 2012
  • Excerpt: A bit heavy ,but to be expected for this range. Razor sharp images. Just add Sony 16-50 2.8 lens and your set for just about every situation.
  • Pros: Great Value, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
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Overall 8
8.0

Take to the zoo lens

Elvis, B&H Photo
17 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Good outdoor walk around all day without changing lens.
  • Pros: Improves Picture Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Good travel lens

Davo, B&H Photo
10 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Small light weight a great travel lens. I also have the Tameron 18-270 which is very similar. The Tameron has a faster auto focus and a slightly longer telephoto. The reason I got the Sony is the lens is less prone to extend by itself as you move around. You are obliged to lock the zoom on the Tameron and you don't really need to do that on the Sony. And when you lock the zoom, you can miss photo opportuniites as you fiddle around to unlock it.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens for all around use!

Stan P, B&H Photo
29 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I have a Sony A55. I've had this lens for about 2 weeks now and i'm generally happy with it's performance. I've observed that it has visible vignetting at the wide end, but it is easily correctable in Photoshop and is gone at about 24mm. I can see light softness at the telephoto end, but you really have to look at pictures at pixel level to see it.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, High Contrast, Low distortion, Sharp
  • Cons: Front heavy when zoomed, Screw driven autofocus, Zoom creep
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