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If you get the Sony 18-55 mm SAM II for a very low price with the purchase of a Sony camera, then you have a versatile lens with a commonly used zoom range and an attractive price-to-quality ratio.

September 2013
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Scores (no lens corrections)

RAW score

69

Resolution

69

Distortion

70

Vignet

90

Lat. C.A.

80

Scores (WYSIWYG)

JPG score

72

Resolution

Distortion

84

Vignet

83

Lat. C.A.

89

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AF speed

Test camera

Sony A77

Filter size (mm)

  • Camera mount
Sony A