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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.

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

Focal Length
18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 82.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 36
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
76° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.34x
Optical Design
8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.82 x 2.72" / 71.63 x 69.09 mm
Weight
7.83 oz / 222 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.85 x 4.25 x 4.15"

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

Great customer service

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-14

I accidentally ordered the wrong lens, and then had to change the order. It was no problem and it was changed right away. The lens was back ordered but came within the specified time. This was the only place I could find this lens in new condition and worked great out of the box. Thanks bhphoto

DT 18–55 mm F3.5–5.6 SAM II

By User Sony I Am
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-31

Excellent lens for mid-range photographs and videos.

Just What I Expected

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-28

The lens arrived on time and was exactly what I expected. It works well. I am very pleased.

Perfect Camera for Starters or even professionals

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-11

I bought this camera two years ago, and I am loving it!. I am a full-time photographer and vlogger so I use this camera a lot and I never let me down, just this year I started thinking about buying different lenses, but untill now I've been using the standard lens and I love the quality of it. I defenitely recommend this product. I've added some pictures I made with this camera

Pay for what you get!

By Dennis
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-17

Received this lens a few days ago new in box. That is all I got from Sony was just the lens not even a lens hood. Ordered two other Sony lens lens hoods where included with these lens and they where the same price. The lens works great and purchased my own lens hood. So buyer's beware of what you purchase.

Quality Control Slipped On This One

By trentw1966
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2013-07-09

This lens produces outstanding images with my A55 camera. However, zooming in and out is not smooth at all. Matter of fact, it is choppy at best. This should not be in a lens of otherwise high quality. Quality control slipped on this one.

Perfect Product

By Chandrasekhar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-13

This was exactly what I was looking for. and the shipment arrived without any delay. Packing was excellent. The package came all the way from US to India....without a scratch.

It's a lens

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-02

It works as a lens

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question

Will this lens work on an alpha55?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is a compatible lens with the Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A55 camera.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will it be compatible with Sony Apha 33?

Will it be compatible with Sony Apha 33?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes this lens works on the Sony A33.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-11-27

question

Did not receive a lens hood when I received my lens a few days ago new in the box.
Asked by: Dennis
I apologize, but this type of request cannot be taken care of through this feature of our website. Please contact our Customer Service department by entering Live Chat, emailing directly to cs@<a href= http://bhphoto.com, target= _blank >bhphoto.com,</a> or calling us toll-free at 800.221.5743.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this lens work with a Leica TL2?
Asked by: Jonathan V.
This is a Sony A mount lens. The Leica TL 2 takes Leica L lenses. They are incompatible.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

I have a Sony a200 dslr camera. Will This Fit ...

I have a Sony a200 dslr camera. Will This Fit it?!?!
Asked by: Cassandra
Yes. This Sony A-mount DT 18-55mm f/2.5-5.6 SAM II lens will work great with your A200!
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-08-02

question

works with sony alpha 7sii?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens has the Sony A-mount, while the a7S II has the E-mount. So, the lens would not be natively compatible with the a7S II. While there are lens adapters you could look at, the lens is also an APS-C size sensor lens, so would not cover the entire full frame sensor. The camera would need to be shot in the APS-C size sensor mode.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is this compatible with my Sony Alpha model # Nex-3 from about 4 years ago?
Asked by: Anonymous
This works great on my A350
Answered by: Delmas S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

no lens hood with this lens?
Asked by: Dennis
yes i received lens covers plus decided on filters too .they work great .
Answered by: BERTHA S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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