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Sony DT 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens

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Sony DT 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM II  lens

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2013

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Average price: $220


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
18mm - 55mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/3.5725055222/7,869/2,7

Additional information:
  • Max. Diameter 71.6mm
  • Length max 88mm
  • Min. Aperture 22-36
  • Max.Magnification 0.34

Sony DT 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM II is standard zoom lens for Sony A SLR cameras.

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Posted by: Minoltalover   Date of publication: 18.01.2014

Mechanical quality2.673
Optical quality4.754
Pricing / Value5.004
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Owner reviews: Sony DT 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 SAM II

Ferenc Boloni 27.11.2018 22:30:10
Period of use: 2 months


This lens for the first look yes is cheap plastic build kit lens, but the optical quality like a kit zoom lens is one of the best what I use. Within lens built-in autofocus motor easy adaptable for Sony E-mount cameras, and nice fast autofocus.


The plastic low quality build.


Yes, Sony have a lot of kit lens and more priced and the surprise comes when the cheaper used mine 30$ kit lens for APS-C sensor cameras is one of the best. You can check on DxO at the sharpness test. I brought this lens with me at two low lights conditions sports events, adapted to Sony A6500 with LA-EA3 I get nice fast autofocus and the results were not bad at all.