|DT||The lens is designed only for Sony APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|SAM||The lens is equipped with micromotor to provide moderately fast and quiet autofocus.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM II (SAL18552)||Feb 2013||⊗|
|Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855)||May 2009||⊗|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||76.3°-28.8° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||8 elements in 7 groups, including 2 ASPH, 1 ED|
|Closest focusing distance:||25 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:3 @ 55 mm at the closest focusing distance|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Minolta/Sony A)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø70 x 69 mm|
|Materials:||Plastic barrel, plastic mount|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is plastic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode without Direct Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 55 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
It should be noted that most lenses of the system have such diameter of the filter thread, that is why if you will purchase additional lens with similar focal length and/or speed, you probably will be able to share filters between them.
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The filter thread ROTATES during focusing which does not allow convenient use such types of filters which require a specific orientation (f.e. polarizing and gradient).
|Camera||Sony Alpha DSLR-A700|
|Sensor size||23.5×15.6 mm|
|Distortion at 18 mm||-3.19 %|
|Distortion at 55 mm||-0.08 %|
|Vignetting at 18 mm F/3.5||-1.17 EV|
|Vignetting at 55 mm F/5.6||-0.37 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 3 MB|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 6 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 15-62 mm)
|Sigma 18-50mm F/3.5-5.6 DC||2003||⊗|
|Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM II (SAL18552)||2013||⊗|