Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 review by dugong5pm
13 October 2012
Summary: I got this lens along with my A200 body. I was happy for the price, I thought it would make a great value for that range (18-70). In real use, this lens produces soft images, quite unusable (for me) until I stepped down to f/8. Then it would require lots of light. I prefer the "shorter" 18-55 than this one, just because the IQ issue. This lens is a no-no!
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 review by Anaxagoras
24 June 2009
Summary: Having had decades of experience with film SLRs, this lens came with my first dSLR (Sony A350). The camera is fine, but the lens - what a disappointment. Might as well have stuck with a digital compact. I've since replaced it with a Tamron 18-200. Not perfect by any means, but a considerable improvement on this Sony lens.
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 review by Bogdan
20 May 2009
Summary: This was the first lens that i ever used on the pro side there is the obvious nicer focal length compared to the other kit lenses and although it doesn't seem much a 70mm lens has the field of view of 105 mm on a APSC sensor and that can really help in many situations. it has a "macro" reproduction rate of 1:4 which is good for flowers and large bugs but it's not a macro lens by far if you want better macro capabilities get the sigma 17-70 f2.8-f4.5 which has a max.
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 review by badger_packer_fan
23 July 2008
Summary: Contrary to what was stated in the review notes section, this was NOT designed for a full frame camera, hence it won't work perfectly with the A900. It vignettes badly at 18mm and doesn't clear up until 24mm or so, at least on my Maxxum 7. The lens performs as expected for this type. It's a little sharper than I expected, stopping down helps. It covers a nice range, though I also own a Sigma 24-60 f/2.8 which stays on my camera most of the time.
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 review by Verde
21 June 2008
Summary: I've had this lense since January '08 and have been getting good results. It really helps too stop down from wide open and never go past f/16. Review states the lense is designed for full frame, but it does not cover full frame on my 35mm bodies near 18mm. No biggie, I don't shoot film... I have Minolta 28-85 and 70-210 lenses.
Pros: Good focal range, good value
Cons: Solid results if you stay within it's capability
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 review by Focus
11 May 2008
Summary: This lens is very under rated, that's why I gave it a 10 for all. After all, you need to compare the price against the quality and I don't think a 16-80 CZ, which costs 5 times more, will give a 5 x better picture. I can compare it with the 18-70, 18-135 of Nikon with the D300 and the Canon 17-85 IS with the 40D. In no way I feel this lens is any worse or the others better. Sharpness is good and the colors are great with the A350.
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870 review by glock9
16 November 2006
Summary: I have used this one and the Nikon 18-70 f.3.5-4.5 this in my opnion is just as sharp if not just a little sharper however it is slow compared to the nikon and the nikon focuses alot faster. All be said a very good kit lens and definately a must include if you don't have any other lens (i.e.
Excerpt: This is the standard lens that comes with the new Sony Alpha 100 digital SLR camera (dSLR). It fits on to a the Sony a-mount or for those who have one of the old Konica Minolta Dynax camera, it will fit in the KM-mount. However it is a digital only lens so film purists will not be served well by it. Taking photos with this lens using the Sony camera is a dodle.
Summary: Das 18-70 ist wie das 18-55 bei den "kleineren" Sony Alpha -Kameras mit APS-C Sensor als Kit-Objektiv beigelegt worden. Für die ersten Schritte mit der Kamera sowie für die üblichen Familienbilder ist dieses Objektiv ausreichend, wer qualitativ höherwertige Fotos schießen will, sollte sich aber schnellstmöglich ein besser abbildendes und vor allem besser verarbeitetes Objektiv besorgen. Gerade die Verarbeitung ist es, die mich an diesem Objektiv stört.