Excerpt: I bought this product to make it easier to take photos of theatrical productions I am hired to photograph. Instead of constantly changing lenses I wanted one I could get a full stage and a close ups with.
Summary: very cheap lens. comes without image stabilizer for sony. works ok with the laea2 adapter. good for every day use. reach 50 of focal lens. on nex systems you must set your camera to telephoto without tripod. this option will take pictures in 3 layers and make one single image. works great.
Excerpt: This a good lens for travelling. Not too heavy. I do a lot of hiking, skiing, climbing and with that range I don't need to change lenses to often. What I do not like is lens creep, but can be easy locked with a switch at 18mm.
Pros: ALL-IN-ONE, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I am a new camera operator so this review is strictly based on my experience with the lens and camera. I am using the lens with my new K500 Pentax camera. I purchased the lens to get close up photos of my twin daughters in the Marching Band. If I'm in the stands I still don't get very close images.
Summary: This lens starts getting soft around 125mm and has problems with sharp focus action photos. And it's caused me extra post process time. All said and done, I should have purchased a better lens. I may try to return it.
Excerpt: I had to click the lock button to keep the lens from moving out. This is a new additional, so I have not had too much use with it as of yet. But did notice the lens creep as soon as I hung it on my camera strap.