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Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom 35mm Zoom

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.99
Focal Length : 16.5mm - 27mm | Max. Aperture : f/4.5-f/5.5  | Focus : Autofocus  

Product Description

With the capability to focus quickly and zoom from super wide angle to wide angle, the SAL-1118 zoom lens captures interior scenes with greater flexibility and handles fast action in close environments. Its DT design is ideally suited for the APS-size CCD imager of your a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera. And its 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 16.5mm to 27mm gives you wide latitude in framing and composition. Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Greg McCary a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight, foucuses nice in low light, can use Cokin P series ND grad, minimum vignetting.

Weaknesses:    Soft in the corners

Bottom Line:   
This is a nice wide lens. It focuses ok on my Sony a77. Even in low light. One can't complain with the performance. Light weight and I can use my Cokin series P ND grad on it with no problems. It is soft on the corners and gets worse as I get wider but not a deal breaker for the money.

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregmccary/6449598053/]Three Crosses[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/gregmccary/]Cosmonaut's[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregmccary/6433428879/]Thank You Come Again[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/gregmccary/]Cosmonaut's[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregmccary/6340022259/]Bridge, the other side[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/gregmccary/]Cosmonaut's[/url], on Flickr

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   amazon

Similar Products Used:   Olympus 9-18mm,

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Canuck935 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2008

Strengths:    Sharp
Distortion/CA well controlled

Weaknesses:    A bit slow
Soft corners

Bottom Line:   
This lens is my ultra-wide workhorse for my a700. It's very similar to the Tamron version which is priced a little cheaper.

It comes with a petal lens hood and unlike some other ultra-wides the front element doesn't protrude so much that it prevents a filter to be used. It's plenty sharp in the center but the corners can get soft if you use less than ideal f-stops. The contrast and color produced by it are great. Distortion and CA are well controlled. I sometimes get a bit of flare but nothing to complain about.

A few samples:

Downtown Vancouver, BC.

Cottonwood Lakes, Sierra Nevada's.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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