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Sony SAL18552 f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm Lens

Standard 3X zoom lens for Sony Alpha DSLRs

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by Woody Sherman
Sony

This versatile Sony is just the lens you'll need when you're not sure what's next — a dramatic landscape, a child's face out on the playground — or a candid group shot. With its quiet, redesigned autofocus motor, it excels at enabling you to gather excellent sound while shooting video. This is a lens that's built for bringing home the elusive shot no matter the shooting challenge.

It's got a useful maximum aperture range of f/3.5-5.6, so it's ready for shooting interiors or exteriors. Aspherical glass elements, plus one extra-low dispersion element make your images as sharp and artifact-free as they can be. And the rear lens element shade has been tweaked from its predecessor to provide better supression of internal reflections to further reduce flaring and ghosting.

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Highlights:

  • DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Sony zoom lens
  • compatible with Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 27-82.5mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • two aspherical and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens element for clear images with well defined colors
  • Direct Manual Focus allows users to switch between AF and MF without taking their aiming eye from the viewfinder
  • minimum focus distance: 10"
  • minimum aperture: f/22 (at 18mm)-f/36 (at 135mm)
  • lens construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
  • diaphragm blades: 7
  • attachment/filter diameter: 55mm
  • lens is 2-7/8" in diameter, 3-1/16" long without hood or lens cap
  • weight: 7.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
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Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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Features and Specs
General
Brand Compatibility
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Sony
Image Stabilization
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No
Focal Length
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18-55mm
Maximum Aperture
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F3.5 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Weight
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7.875 ounces
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • DT18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II zoom lens
  • 55mm Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap
  • Operating Instructions
  • "Precautions Before Using" booklet
  • Warranty sheet

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Features

Optics: The Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens (SAL18552) is an update of SAL1855, and is compatible with Sony α-series (Alpha) DSLR cameras. It can also be used on an NEX-series (E-mount) camera if the LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adapter is used. The DT lens is a more compact, lightweight lens, designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in most Sony Alpha-series cameras. The lens employs a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to deliver smooth and silent autofocus operation, and offers a flexible focal range that allows you to capture everything from wide angle to midrange telephoto shots with ease.

Zooming: The lens allows you to rotate the zooming ring to set the desired focal length. The 18-55mm lens features a 3.0x optical zoom.

Focusing: The lens can be used in the auto-focus or manual focus mode. You can switch between focusing modes using the 2-way switch on the lens barrel.

Optional Lens Hood: The lens doesn't include a lens hood, however the optional ALC-SH108 lens hood can be used. A lens hood can help reduce flare caused by unwanted light entering the lens.

Specifications:

Lens DT18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
35mm Equivalent 27-82.5mm
Angle of View 76° to 29°
Minimum Focus 0.82' (9.84")
Filter Diameter 55mm
f-stop f/3.5-5.6 maximum
f/22-36 minimum
Dimensions Diameter=2.812", Length=3.038" (3.463" with caps)
Weight 7.875 ounces
 
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