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. Build quality is poor, very plastic, except it has a metal mount.Focus is quiste and fast.Colours are good, contrast also good.Sharpness is very good at the center in almost all zoom range, but the corners are really soft.If you do a lot of...
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.
Taking photos of my grandson's baseball game and was disappointed in the focus and sharpness of the photos
dynaman04 "Dynaman04", Amazon
23 July 2014
Summary: Taking photos of my grandson's baseball game and was disappointed in the focus and sharpness of the photos. I felt I had the DOF correctly. I then used my Sony lens 70-300 f/4 the next day the differences were night and day. The Sony was significantly sharper. I will still work with this lens to see if it's me ( I believe it is) but based on other reviews I must be doing something wrong.
Excerpt: I really, really, really wanted to love this lens. I did a lot of research on my options in this pirce range and the fact it is built is Japan was a major selling point.THE GOOD: Well built with a sharp and clear visual through my DSLR. Operated smoothly and had a feel and look of quality. Quiet.THE BAD: I'm only guessing it was not a good match for my Nikon D7100. Auto-focusing seemed inconsistent and fickle at times on the auto mode.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons: Color Not Quite Accurate, Color Was Not As Good As, Inconsistent Focus Issues