This second generation Alpha kit zoom, a 27–82mm equivalent, has unusually strong distortion and vignetting control at longer focal lengths, plus excellent sharpness. Its rubberized rings are rare in a kit zoom.

Standout Spec: Extra-smooth AF, thanks to Sony’s new SAM motor.

Product Specifications

Lens Type: Zoom
Compatibility: Digital Only
Range: Wide Angle, Normal
Auto Focus: Yes
Full-Time Manual Focus Override: No
Silent AF: No
Zoom: Yes
Minimum Focal Length: 18 mm
Maximum Focal Length: 55 mm
Fastest Aperture: f/3.5
Slowest Aperture: f/22.0
Image Stabilization: No
Elements: 8
Groups: 7
Filter Size: 55 mm
Length: 2.7 inches
Weight: 8.0 ounces
Price: $200.00
Tripod Collar: No
Included Case: No
Macro: No
Tilt/Shift: No
Model Number:

Tested Review

Lens Test: Sony DT 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 SAM AF