Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL1855 review by Ocean
30 December 2012
Summary: i experienced with silver and black Versions - the black ones are by far better - optical (but only with Nex 7) - maybe selected. it's not very small but I like it a lot more then my new 16-50 mm pancake. After 18 months it is better then expected and with the new AF from Nex 6 - most pics are now sharp. Not so good with Nex 5n or Nex 3.
Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL1855 review by brugj03
4 November 2012
Summary: I got this lense as a kit lens with my body and kept it for video and OSS functionality. This is my least used nex lens, it`s practical for video shooting but foto`s show the apparent flaws of this nice kit lens. It`s as slow as any kit so nothing special there. It`s just not sharp enough to resolve the resolution of the nex 7 or any other nex. It still makes nice pictures if you are not that critical and print small. The colors are nice and natural.
Pros: Very nice aluminium design, versatile also for video and good OSS
Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL1855 review by Rover
9 December 2011
Summary: Today even the kit lenses are (mostly) decent performers and this lens is no exception. My wife has it on her NEX-3 but I'm using this camera sometimes as well - enough to make an impression. The build quality is very good; the only (minor) reasons that prevent me from giving it a "10" are the slightly wobbly plastic inner tube, the slippery metal of the rings that sometimes makes them difficult to turn (esp.
Pros: fast and silent AF, decently sharp, great build quality
Cons: poor (but better than average in class) aperture, somewhat awkward to MF, visible distortion at 18mm
Summary: If for sone reason you chose to get a different lens when you bought your nex e.g. The 16mm this is a great addition to your kit. Beautifully built. Great sharpness from 18+mm good focus speed. I use this lens lots for general photography as its nice and compact soon I will get the 18-200mm however I expect I will still use this for portraits (which it is great at) overall this a great lens Any questions please ask
Summary: My lens arrived as stated by the supplier. I found the lens to do all as claimed by Sony. However I ordered a "NEW" lens. I did not receive a new lens. No manufacturers packaging. Rear lens cap missing and a substitute cannon cap. Which does not fit. Held in place with an elastic band. Not very nice.
Summary: I took this lens on various trips and really regret it now as some of my pictures are really incredibly low quality as a result of the lens. Specifically, its softening of the image around the edges when the lens is at the shorter focal lengths. After some tests it seems to be that its shooting at low f-stops that causes this.