Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ CameraLabs (21 September’07)

The Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 (35mm equivalent: 16.5mm – 27mm) is a super wide zoom for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera features Aspherical lens elements for wide-angle accuracy, DT lens design for optimum performance, Internal Focusing System, Circular Aperture, ED glass elements for sharp and accurate colors.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Reviews

CameraLabs reviews the Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 and writes;
“We can however say if you’re willing to accept some softness in the extreme corners and a modest focal range, then the DT 11-18mm will be a good option for Alpha DSLR owners wanting to indulge in some ultra wide angle photography.”

Rating: ★★★½☆

PopPhoto reviews the Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 and writes;
” Lens bench test data showed Excellent sharpness and contrast at the three tested focal lengths, in keeping with the majority of performances among today’s digital-only ultrawides… Especially useful at close-focus distance for dramatically contrasting large foreground subjects with distant backgrounds, this lens controls distortion so well that it would probably be our first choice among DSLR optics for architecture.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 and writes;
“The zoom and manual focusing rings moved smoothly and autofocusing was reasonably fast. However, you can’t reach the focusing ring when the lens hood is reversed, which is occasionally inconvenient. The lens hood, when fitted, proved effective at reducing most flare.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photozone reviews the Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 and writes;
“At 11mm the critical border performance is just not there and high CAs and pronounced distortions don’t make things any better here…On the positive side vignetting is very well controlled and the build quality is fine. Nonetheless it is probably a better idea to have a deeper look at one of the Sigmas in this range. “
Rating: N/A

Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 user reviews @ Dyxum;
“I could tell from the first day of shooting that it outperformed the sigma in color and sharpness. When I saw the results from the 11-18 suddenly the 10-20 looked very soft.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Samples

- Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
- Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Sample Photos @ PopPhoto
- Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Sample Photos @ Flickr
- Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Sample Photos @ Photozone

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