Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Lens

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Exceptionally Light and Compact

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Lens The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM is a 3x (approx.) zoom lens designed specifically for use with DSLRs that have an APS-C type sensor. It is exceptionally light and compact, with a weight of only 210g (approx.) and dimensions of 69.5mm (max. diameter) x 69mm (length) that make it very easy to handle and carry.

The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM's zoom covers the frequently used 18mm to 55mm range (35mmformat equivalent: 27-82.5mm), and provides a field of view similar to that of the human eye. As a result, it is an excellent lens for everyday use, capable of handling everything from snapshots and group photos to landscapes and portraits.

Two aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element are incorporated into the optics to assure high image quality with excellent contrast and resolution all the way out to the periphery of the lens. In addition, a circular aperture mechanism is used to assure smoother, more beautiful background defocusing.

The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM's focusing lens group is driven by a new Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) in the lens itself, instead of a motor in the camera body. Responding instantly to AF drive control signals from the camera, the motor delivers power with smoothness and precision. The designed shape of the rear lens element shade has been updated in the SAL18552 to help suppress internal reflections and reduces flare and ghost for higher performance and better image quality.

With a class-leading minimum focusing distance of just 0.25 meters and a maximum magnification ratio of 0.34, the DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM can also be used to take macro closeups.  

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Lens type Zoom lens  
Max Format size APS-C / DX  
Focal length 1855 mm  
Image stabilization No  
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha  
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.6  
Minimum aperture F22.0 - F36.0  
Aperture ring No  
Number of diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture notes Circuar aperture  
Elements 8  
Groups 7  
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)  
Maximum magnification 0.34  
Autofocus Yes  
Motor type Micromotor  
Full time manual Unknown  
Focus method Extending front  
Distance scale No  
DoF scale No  
Weight 210 g (0.46 lb)  
Diameter 70 mm (2.74)  
Length 69 mm (2.72)  
Color Black  
Zoom method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread 55 mm  
Hood supplied No  
Hood product code ALC-SH108  
Tripod collar No


Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Lens

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