This is the newest basic “kit” wide to telephoto zoom lens available for your Sony APS-C sensor camera, and isn’t designed to be used on full frame/film cameras, but will work using APS-C size capt. on Sony full frame cameras. The Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM replaces the Minolta designed DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6 Sony has been using since 2006. The new Sony lens has an almost satin/flat black finish, the same as the 70-300mm G SSM. It has a ribbed rubber zoom ring, and a rather short rubber focus ring. Quality seem good, with a nice fit and finish, but the end of the lens barrel at full extension is a little wobbly, it doesn’t effect the picture though. It has a plastic mount. Note; Sony is not including a hood with this new kit lens, which is no big deal as the one they offer as an accessory (same as old 18-70mm hood) for $18 doesn’t do any good, so don’t buy it. Odd notes; the new DT 18-55mm SAM is made in Japan, the DT 18-70mm was built in China. Sony introduces a new look for their lens boxes.
Used Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens- Good*
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