December 24th 2011 3:09 am

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SLR Gear says:

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As the kit lens for the NEX series, we don't expect it to be perfect, but the lens has a few objectionable results in our testing of it. ... So in the end, it's probably what you would expect for the price, but nothing to write home about. quote


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8.0
Digital Photography Review Jun 10, 2010

The E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 puts in a pretty decent showing as APS-C kit lenses go, and easily holds its own against those typically bundled with SLRs. Sharpness is generally high (especially in the center of the frame), chromatic aberration is reasonably well-controlled and vignetting is very low.

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6.0
PC Mag Oct 17, 2013

The Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom is a solid starter lens when bundled with the a camera, but it's priced a bit too high when purchased separately.

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7.0
SLR Gear Jan 15, 2011

As the kit lens for the NEX series, we don't expect it to be perfect, but the lens has a few objectionable results in our testing of it. ... So in the end, it's probably what you would expect for the price, but nothing to write home about.

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8.0
Kurt Munger Sep 10, 2010

The NEX e-mount 18-55mm makes a great lens to keep permanently on your NEX camera, it's not so big and heavy to become burdensome, and just small and light enough to be pocket-able, well, maybe not your jeans pocket, but a jacket pocket definitely!

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7.0
Photozone Aug 10, 2010

The Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS is a decent "kit" zoom lens but it is, of course, not flawless. The image center is very sharp whereas the border/corner region is softer although still acceptable. ... Sony's OSS seems to be as efficient as the more established systems by Nikon and Canon.

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7.0
LensTip Oct 12, 2010

The NEX system kit is neither bad nor outstanding. It is an average instrument and as such it might become the bottleneck in the whole system. Certainly it cannot be considered a gem which might make somebody feel compelled to buy the system, offered by Sony.

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