RRP

€ 230.00

(incl. VAT and WEEE)
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4.3 based on 4 customer reviews

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Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

4 Customer Reviews

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Great lens let down by rubbish lens hood options

SAL18552 06/06/2016 by Philip65

I purchased a brand new Sony SLT A58 complete with this lens. After realising that the other lenses offered by sony as kit sets included a lens hood as standard I found that the lens itself is fine but to my dismay a decent ("flower" or shaped) reversible lens hood which fastens to the bayonet fitting provided on the lens is not available - even from Sony. Any proprietary shaped lens hoods screw onto the filter ring and hence rotate with the focusing ring - which is hopeless. My previous much cheaper (Fuji) Bridge camera had this as standard and was found to be very convenient in use ( per the photos below). In this respect only I expected better from Sony who as a manufacturer I have always respected

Picture Quality

Good

Features

Average

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

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A great quality kit lens doing a good job at tasks

SAL18552 03/28/2016 by Ash C

This came with my A58 three lens pack, it is quick to focus and superior to the DT 18-70, and the DT 18-55 SAM I. The results are great with no noticeable low points. In times of low light it is inferior to my DT 50 prime lens but that is tone expected!

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Much better than the mark 1

SAL18552 10/22/2014 by Nickname12

I purchased this to replace an earlier version of the same lens (SAM 18-55) because the zoom used to stick and it could not be used for video. A basic design fault that was well known!! This one was soft due to condensation build up. After a couple of days it cleared and is now OK. It was supplied by Sony UK as a split from combined lens camera combo and mailed without any packaging, just a bit of bubble wrap. You need to do something about this. Good value for money though.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Fair

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

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Nice lens but returned it

SAL18552 08/09/2014 by Fred_B

Bought it along with an A58 to use on my A55 (and was going to keep a long zoom on the A58 body), unfortunately my A55 suddenly stopped working, will not take photos although very occasionally it comes to life and shows the parameters display, shows focus points, but no shutter release and no view (just blank) through the evf/lcd. Sent the A58 and lenses back, if the A55 is an example of Sony quality I will stick with my Panasonic FZ200. From the one use I had of the SAM II lens it seemed a big improvement on the original 18-55 on my A55. I recently took early ill health retirement and the A58/A55 set up with the 18-55mm SAM II and a long zoom was going to be my long term kit because of limited finances, it has left me very dissapointed.

Picture Quality

Good

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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