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

BH #SO18552 • MFR #SAL18552
Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
  • One ED Element & Two Aspherical Elements
Covering all the essentials and now designed to match the latest cameras, the DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens from Sony offers shooters a compact and versatile zoom range with improved imaging performance. With a 27-82.5mm equivalent range and maximum aperture range of f/3.5-5.6, users will enjoy a compact and lightweight kit. Also, it uses one extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations while an improved rear baffle will minimize internal reflections. Further enhancing performance is a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), which will provide fast, quiet focusing and a minimum focus distance of just 9.8". Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.
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Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Overview

Covering all the essentials and now designed to match the latest cameras, the DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens from Sony offers shooters a compact and versatile zoom range with improved imaging performance. With a 27-82.5mm equivalent range and maximum aperture range of f/3.5-5.6, users will enjoy a compact and lightweight kit. Also, it uses one extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations while an improved rear baffle will minimize internal reflections. Further enhancing performance is a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), which will provide fast, quiet focusing and a minimum focus distance of just 9.8". Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

Covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives, this standard 18-55mm zoom is designed for APS-C format A-mount cameras, where it will provide a versatile 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range.
A variable f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture helps ensure that lens size and weight is kept to a minimum.
One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
By incorporating a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) unit into the lens itself to drive the focusing element group, this lens is able to deliver smoother, quieter, and faster performance that coupled systems.
Users can focus as close as 9.8", providing a maximum magnification ratio of 0.34x for close-up imaging.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242864351

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

Focal Length18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 82.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 36
Lens MountSony A
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.82 x 2.72" / 71.63 x 69.09 mm
Weight7.83 oz / 222 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 4.25 x 4.15"
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Did not receive a lens hood when I received my lens a few days ago new in the box.
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Yes. This Sony A-mount DT 18-55mm f/2.5-5.6 SAM II lens will work great with your A200!
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Is this compatible with my Sony Alpha model # Nex-3 from about 4 years ago?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Delmas S.
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no lens hood with this lens?
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yes i received lens covers plus decided on filters too .they work great .
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