Summary: good lens clear bright pictures. A good starter lens. Not the best but ok for everyday pictures. This is a nice kit lens for someone to use everyday. I have taken some good pictures outside with this , needs good lighting for inside. I keep this on my backup camera for quick snapshots when traveling. I would recommend this lens for a new photographer, it is simple to use and gives ok results.
Summary: As everybody knows, this lens are the most common range because you can cover almost all scenes for pictures, so it is a fundamental get it in your equipment, I'm not a professional photographer, but I thinks it works very well. It is versatile item.
Excerpt: Clear and Sharp report other users... Probably at the very center and moderate apertures. But the edges are a little worse than awful. And I seldomly use the widest aperture for the very same reason. Hands down, the worse lens I've ever tried. Shame on Sony.. how dare they!
Summary: When I got my NEX VG20 I only had the body. My next few lenses were prime without stabilization. These provide great results on a tripod. Then I got the Metabones adapter to put my 18-270 Tamron on the NEX, and I got stabilization but no autofocus during video shooting. So when I bought this 18-55mm OSS lens, my VG20 camera felt like a camcorder for the first time. Now, mind you, this is a 3.5 lens, you cannot use it to film in pitch dark, say, in a nightclub.