Great step-up lens, especially for stage photography
A. C. Skinner, Amazon
10 July 2015
Summary: For the price, this lens really can't be beat, especially for a beginning photographer who's still learning. I purchased it after hours wading through reviews and comparisons, and mistakenly thought it would work for macro shots. Don't make the same mistake!
Summary: I purchased it as a used lens and was extremely surprised to find it looked like it was new. I was even surprised how well the packaging was to be shipped. It gave me great sharp images the few times I have used it.
Summary: I have used this model lens before on my a1 but this one has a foggy overlay on it when you upload from the camera , even after placing it in a dry lock air tight container with silicone drying bags .,
Summary: This lens is a nice tele for beginners. It takes fairly crisp images with proper light. There is no stabilization so low light situations, (even evenings or shaded areas) will require a tripod. The lens is quite heavy but that is to be expected. The build quality is a tad suspect.