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

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DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom

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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Greg McCary   Intermediate [Dec 04, 2011]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Soft in the corners

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.

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Canuck935   Intermediate [Oct 13, 2008]
Strength:

Sharp
Wide
Distortion/CA well controlled

Weakness:

A bit slow
Soft corners

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:
Disneyland.


Downtown Vancouver, BC.


Cottonwood Lakes, Sierra Nevada's.

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