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Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM Lens

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Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM lens

Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM lens


Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM MTF Chart

Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM MTF Chart

Optical design

Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2009

Optical design: 8 elements in 7 groups

User reviews (3)

Photos (21)

Tests (0)

Owners (18)

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Average price: $250


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
18mm - 55mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/3270.2555210/7,469/2,7

Additional information:


The Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM

  • Equivalent focal length 27-82.5 mm
  • Angle of view 76°-29°
  • Minimum aperture 22-36
  • Max. magnification 0.34
  • Diameter 69.5 mm

The compact all-purposeSony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855) zoom lens is ideally suitable for everyday use.

The DT lens design is optimal for APS-C cameras: lightweight, compact, and convenient for traveling. Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) ensures smooth autofocusing.

The Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855) is an ideal choice for amateur everyday shooting.

The Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855) covers a popular range of focal lengths - from wide angle to portrait. The new Sony SAM system provides silent, fast and accurate focusing.

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Posted by: shubshik   Date of publication: 27.09.2010

Photos taken with this lens Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM:

Autor: dev13
5 0 2031

Israel, Old Jaffa
Autor: trozky
5 0 1597

Autor: Alex777xxx
4.33 0 1446

Sunset 2
Autor: dev13
4 0 1384

Mechanical quality3.138
Optical quality3.138
Pricing / Value4.297
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Sony DT 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM

jnaberle 11.08.2017 21:58:45
Period of use: 3 years


- Light Lens

- Own Autofokusmotor

- Good quality


- bad at low light

- standart lens


It is an good lens to start photography, but if you want to take better photos you need an other lens.

peterb 11.02.2013 18:17:15
Period of use: 1 year


Good sharpness and contrast overall. Build is plastic but light.


None specific considering the cost.


I am surprised the 18-70 gets a better review from some as i have compared them and find the 18-70 is week at the wide setting when used wide open. Softness is evident from about 1/3 out from centre to the edges. I foind the 18-55 better at the edges especially wide open.