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8.5 out of 10

Sony SAL-18250

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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

Great All-Around High Zoom Lens, But!

Kevinzilla, ABT Electronics
28 July 2012
  • Summary: This lens is great for all-around shooting and takes beautiful photo's in any lighting condition. However, I do notice "lens creep" (extracting/retracting) when taking photo's in a vertical position. This is probably normal with "high-zoom lenes" but very frustrating when shooting in an upward position.
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Overall 8
8.0

good things do come in small packages

Fast Freddy, Adorama
2 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This is the only lens I take when light weight is required & still need great range.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Good Picture Quality, Light weight
  • Cons: Lens is long at full zoom, No afmf switch on lens, Price
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Lens

TomM, Amazon
14 June 2012
  • Summary: Love this lens. Using on Sony a77... Pros: Great for taking stills - sharp, in focus and the zoom range is very versatile. Cons: The only cons I have are minor though cause enough to earn a 4 rather than 5 rating - while shooting video the auto-focus noise is recorded so I wouldn't recommend this lens for video - the auto-focus is a tiny bit slow and occasionally hunts - the zoom, though smooth, is a bit too 'frictionless' and thus gravity causes zoom to extend to 250 mm...
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Overall 8
8.0

Lot of bang and a lot of buck

Adorama
18 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Lots of zoooom range is what I like about this. This is my first lens for my Sony A77 camera.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for everyday shooting

TCGOE, Adorama
8 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I am using this lens exclusively on my Sony A77. I find this lens has all the zoom range I need, just enough wide angle for the indoor group shots and scenery, and enough sharpness at long zooms. I was initially concerned about the modest speed (f3.5-f6.3) but they proved unfounded, since the camera is so capable. I like the size of the barrel in my hand; bigger lenses are too large to be comfortable, and prevent the camera from resting on its base.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lense

Who Cares, Amazon
4 February 2011
  • Summary: It's a great walk-around lens. I wish the image quality could be better, but for the price and the range it's a good overall lens.
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