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SonyDT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Consistent output (8)
  • Easily interchangeable (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Rugged (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Sports/action (5)
  • Wildlife photos (5)
  • Low light (4)
  • Video (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great walk-around utility lens

I purchased this with a Sony SLT-A57 package, and am glad I went this route rather than the 18-55 kit lens combo. The 18-135 is a very practical range, that balances...Read complete review

I purchased this with a Sony SLT-A57 package, and am glad I went this route rather than the 18-55 kit lens combo. The 18-135 is a very practical range, that balances well on the A57 body. Really good IQ. While not the fastest lens out there, at least on the A57, AFs very quickly and accurately. Great colors.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Average lens buy only on sale

No wonder it is available for less $$$.

Ok for routine fotos.
Overall good.

No wonder it is available for less $$$.

Ok for routine fotos.
Overall good.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Average lens buy only on sale

By Sachin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

No wonder it is available for less $$$.

Ok for routine fotos.
Overall good.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent buy!

By AndrewP

from Lebanon, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

I was looking for a good walk around lens that would give me some reach when I didn't really want to carry my big zoom lens around. I was looking at both this lens and the ones made by Tamron for my Sony a77II. Based on other reviews that I saw I decided to go with the Sony lens. So far I would say I have made the right decision. The pictures are very sharp and all lengths and it focuses very fast. This will be the perfect lens to take when you need just a little more reach but bringing a big zoom would be a hassle.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best choice for a Sony system

By Chris

from Germany

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

I bought this lens to replace my Tamron 18-200mm travel lens and it was the right decision! The Sony lens is much sharper, faster, smoother and it provides much nicer Bokeh backgrounds. I've taken great landscape photographs as well as portraits and even pictures of flowers and nature look great. It's a must for anybody who uses Sony system. It worked great on my Sony A58 that I had previously and it works even better on my Sony A77ii.

 
5.0

Great lens

By Back in business

from Chicago

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

    Very versatile lens. This is my second set for me of this lens. Very useful and has great range. Easy to use and handle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just like a pro!

    By marsalski

    from Hubertus, WI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video

      Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

      Both my wife and I transitioned from Minolta to SONY without a hitch. This lens fits the bill when the grandchildren are around. With 16,000 plus photos in iPhoto, I'm sure we will hit 17,000 in a short time. We had a long range zoom, it was fine. This zoom is short and sweet. Easy to use, as well as lighter.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great everyday go-to lens

      By jb61264

      from Nebraska

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

        I have had this lens for about 8 months now and it has become my everyday go-to lens...it has never disappointed me and is very flexible for a wide range of different pics.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        sharp quick lens

        By clukeylee

        from napa, ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

          works well with my new Sony a77II

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excelent product

          By TC

          from Hagerstown MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

            This lens is used as my basic tool for wildlife photography, used for walking around with before I change to a longer focal length lens on a tripod. It is more versatile than advertised and very easy to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sony DT 18mm-135mm

            By Dick

            from Carmichael, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

                This lens is worth the selling price and I recommend it to anyone requiring clear supper sharp photographs at every lens setting. Just the right lens for travel or in your own backyard.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Fine Lens

                By rcbser

                from Omaha, Nebraska

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

                  This is an excellent walk around lens. Fast, sharp focus, and excellent color. I bought this lens for my A65 and liked it so much I bought another one for my A77. I have used it basically for landscape and the photos are excellent. To me it is a bargain priced lens and more than worth the price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Lighthouse

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

                    I purchased to replace the original lens that came with my Alpha. I wish I had purchased this with the camera. Better optics, better focal lengths and better auto-focus. This uses an internal motor in place of the body-gear system of the original lens.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great walk-around utility lens

                    By Geoff

                    from SoCal

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens:

                      I purchased this with a Sony SLT-A57 package, and am glad I went this route rather than the 18-55 kit lens combo. The 18-135 is a very practical range, that balances well on the A57 body. Really good IQ. While not the fastest lens out there, at least on the A57, AFs very quickly and accurately. Great colors.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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