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5.0 out of 5 stars FAR Superior to the kit lens, January 5, 2011
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This review is from: Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 High Magnification Zoom Lens (Electronics)
I have this lens on a Sony SLT-a55. I read many reviews that described the various kit lenses as worthless. I tried the kit lens out in the store and found that what people were writing was true. I then compared the 18-200 to the 18-250. All the clerk in the store had to say was that the 18-250 was a little more expensive. What I noticed immediately was that the 18-250 felt like it was made by a different manufacturer...the zoom and heft felt more significant and of a superior quality. Indoors it was difficult to see much of a difference between 200mm and 250mm, but the quality difference was obvious. The 18-250 was by far taking better pictures without softness around the corners, and even when zooming at 250mm standing a few feet away from a flower gave amazing depth of field and clarity where it was needed. I bought this lens on here and have been very impressed with the results I am getting. I highly recommend this over the kit lens (so just buy the body and use the extra $100 towards this:), and I also recommend it over the 18-200 which feels super cheap and gets sloppy past 150mm. Hope this helps.Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 High Magnification Zoom Lens w/Lens Hood
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