3x zoom with attractive pricing, compact size, and low weight The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM is a 3x (approx.) zoom lens designed specifically for use with a DSLRs that have an APS-C type sensor. It is exceptionally light and compact, with a weight of only 210g (approx.) and dimensions of 69.5mm (max. diameter) x 69mm (length) that make it very easy to handle and carry. Convenient 18-55mm zoom range The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM's zoom covers the frequently used 18mm to 55mm range (35mm-format equivalent: 27-82.5mm), and provides a field of view similar to that of the human eye. As a result, it is an excellent lens for everyday use, capable of handling everything from snapshots and group photos to landscapes and portraits. Aspherical and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements Two aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element are incorporated into the optics to assure high image quality with excellent contrast and resolution all the way out to the periphery of the lens. In addition, a circular aperture mechanism is used to assure smoother, more beautiful background defocusing. Newly-developed Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM's focusing lens group is driven by a new Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) in the lens itself, instead of a motor in the camera body. Responding instantly to AF drive control signals from the camera, the motor delivers power with smoothness and precision. Newly designed rear lens element shade The designed shape of the rear lens element shade has been updated in the SAL18552 to help suppress internal reflections and reduces flare and ghost for higher performance and better image quality 0.25m minimum focusing distance, 0.34 maximum magnification ratio With a class-leading minimum focusing distance of just 0.25 meters and a maximum magnification ratio of 0.34, the DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM can also be used to take macro close-ups. Features: Small size, light weight Standard Zoom Lens Rear lens element enhanced to reduce flare ghost New smoother zoom mechanism Sony Alpha mount for APS-C size DSLR DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Smooth and silent AF operation with built-in Motor (SAM) 8 Elements / 7 Group Circular Aperture; 7 Blades 35mm focal length equivalent; 27-82.5mm Minimum focus distance: 9-13/16 (0.25m) Maximum magnification: 0.34x Specifications: Optics/Lens - Lens Type: Zoom - Aperture (Max.): F3.5-5.6 - Aperture (Min.): F22-36 - Filter Diameter: 55 mm - Lens Groups-Elements: 8 elements in 7 groups - Minimum Focus Distance: 9 (0.25m) - Aspheric Elements: 3 elements including 1 ED element - Aperture Blade: 7 blades (circular aperture) - Focal Distance: Min. 10 (0.25 m) - Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35mm equivalent focal length (APS-C) 27-82.5mm - Magnification: x 0.34 Weights and Measurements - Dimensions (Approx.): 2-7/8 x 2-3/4 (71.6 x 69mm) - Weight (Approx.): 7.9 oz (222 g) Service and Warranty Information
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