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Sony18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens
 
4.7

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (65)
  • Improves picture quality (43)
  • Compact (38)
  • Strong construction (16)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (58)
  • Shooting indoors (33)
  • General purpose (24)
  • Upgrade (22)
  • Close up filming (19)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      63% 

      (5 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (35), Enthusiast (23), Parent (16), Technically challenged (7), Advanced amateur (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (5)

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5.0

An excellent for all occasional

By Duong

from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Panoramic Filming
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors

    Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

    Picture ws taken in St. Maarten

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great lens but not perfect

    By Bob

    from Western mass

    Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

    I've had this lens now for a few years on my alpha55......now on an alpha65. A major step up from the kit lenses and i use it 99 percent of the time. Sharpness has been overall very good and I use
    It with confidence. City scapes have shown some barreling or pincushion which I could correct in photoshop. My last trip to some ruins in cancun presented me with a real problem with this lens. The Mayan ruins were amazing , extensive, and of great photographic interest. When I returned home I processed the photos and found some of the buildings to have a very noticeable pincushion that made some appear to lean like the tower of Pisa. Oddly,I could not correct this in photoshop....it was an odd mix of barreling and pincushion over a series of pictures. Otherwise, I like the lens.

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    5.0

    Still Fantastic!

    By JLS

    from Graves Co, KY

    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close Up Filming
      • Panoramic Filming
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

      I use this on my alpha 77 for all shooting.
      It is super for all situations!!
      Larger aperature would be nice, but for the zoom range, size and image quality, it is super!
      Four years of happiness!!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Alpha 850 Wide Telephoto Lens by Sony

      By Wizzy

      from Hardy

      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Close Up Filming
        • Panoramic Filming
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

        This is a great lens and my second one. I still use the old one but there is a scratch on the lens so I replaced it with the same version. It is great for telephone and exceptional for up close shots without having to carry two different lenses.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Even better on the Sony a99 full frame.

        By Remco

        from Perth WA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Flexible

        Cons

        • Soft Wide At Long End

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

        An excellent travel/walk-around lens that produces remarkable results when stopped down to f8 or below. Bought for my Sony a55, I was stunned to see results on my Sony a99 full-frame producing SUPERIOR results at least in the tested f8-f16 range (who says its is "incompatible"?). Wider apertures at longer focal length are soft. Given price, it is a must have lens.

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        • No

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        5.0

        An All Around Lens

        By lefjack

        from NW Indiana

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

            This lens is a great all around lens and produces excellent images.

            It is also convenient when on a shoot as you are not hampered by having to change fixed focal length lens that fit each particular image.

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            • No

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            5.0

            perfect for all uses and travels

            By MAG

            from Brazil

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast auto focus
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Travels

            Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

            very versatile

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great all around lens

            By Dash

            from Beaver, PA

            About Me Serious Amature

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Wide Focal Length Range

            Cons

            • No Macro

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Photos
            • Panoramic Filming
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

            I have owned this lens for about 1 1/2 years now. I bought it when I bought my Sony A35, and have used it as my primary lens ever since. I have other lenses that I use for specific tasks (super wide angle, super telephoto and a macro lens) but for 90% of my photos, I stick with this lens, and am quite happy.
            I have used this lens both for landscape photography, as well as for getting close up pictures of animals that I had no desire to get anywhere close to, and everything in between. One of the few things that I wish this lens did better was macro photos. You need to get far enough away from flowers, insects, etc that they do not fill up the frame. Also, you need more light than some more expensive lenses. As no lens can do everything, I feel that these are minor quibbles with what is otherwise a fantastic lens

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            • No

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            5.0

            excellent addition

            By BC

            from Statesboro, GA

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Close Up Filming
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

              Just used this for a week on my vacation to Montana and Wyoming. Was able to get excellent close-ups of wildlife and mountains.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Awesome lens

              By bhbest

              from New Jersey USA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Panoramic Filming
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                Using this lens with my new A57 gives me crips results at all focal lengths and good exposures. I had tried the Tamron 18-270 pzd and it was softer compared to this lens at 250mm. I could have had a bad copy as I have used that model lens in the past and it was always sharp at long zooms, I just couldn't get it to gell with my a57. So I switched to the Sony 18-250, problem solved! Great lens!

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                • No

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                5.0

                A very good lens to have all the time

                By KMTX

                from Houston, texas

                About Me Love to experiment, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor sports activity
                  • Shooting Indoors

                  Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                  Switched to a similar lens from Tamron. Like this better. Focuses very fast in auto mode. Manual focusing is easy and sharp. To snap objects at close remove the protective lens ( if any attached ), for sharper focusing.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great lense for everyday use.

                  By Allen

                  from Birmingham, AL

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                    Great lense. It is now my everyday lense.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    awesome lens

                    By Annie

                    from Cincinnati

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                        definitely worth the money on this lens. i put it on a Sony A57. wasn't interested in the 'packages' where you could get the camera and two separate lenses, an 18-55 and a ??-300. did not want to swap a lens just for a longer zoom shot. had a 10x zoom on my old camera and didn't want to settle for any less. saw a review for this lens saying it was best all-purpose lens and totally agree.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        LOVE IT!!!

                        By photogeek95

                        from south carolina

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                          I've only had the lens a few weeks but way better than the kit lens!! Very versatile, nice not having to change lens on the go! Hate the "creep" but it does have a lock, just a step i have to get used to.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great lens

                          By BajanSnene

                          from Bridgetown, Barbados

                          About Me Amateur

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                          Purchased this lens to replace kit lens and what a great buy this was. I shoot at events and not having to change lens is proving to be a breeze.

                          Photos are nice and clean

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          One Lens for All

                          By Camera KJ

                          from Tacoma, WA

                          About Me Advanced amateur

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good all around lens

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Vacation

                          Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                          If you are going on vacation, this is the only lens you will need to take. I sometimes travel light and do not want to carry a lot of extra lenses. The focal range of this lens makes it great for your all around lens. Pictures are sharp and colorful.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect!

                          By L.Giuliano

                          from Brazil

                          About Me Amateur

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Flexibility
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                          • Bulky Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                          A must have lens. Good shots in every situation. It's possible to use from a wide angle or tele without the need to change the lens: perfect for travel.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great little lens

                          By surferjoe

                          from australia

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                            It is a very compact ,easy to use lens

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            It was just that I need

                            By Nilson

                            from Santiago, Chile

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Close Up Filming
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                              It is very useful for several situatios without change the lenses

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              workhorse lens

                              By bubba

                              from new york city

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Value
                              • Improves Picture Quality
                              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Wide-Telephoto Lens:

                                A bit heavy ,but to be expected for this range. Razor sharp images. Just add Sony 16-50 2.8 lens and your set for just about every situation.

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                                • No

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