Summary: This lens is excellent, I recently sold my A580 with this lens attached and forgot about the A500 I still own. Anyway th elens performs as advertised, and was in the condition even better than I had imagined. The lens works fine!!
Summary: Like any kit lens, it is far from perfect, but that doesn't mean it's bad. On the contrary, it is a great multipurpose lens, fast enough for most shooting conditions, which produces vibrant Minolta-like colors and crisp images. Mated to my SLT-A37 it does all I need it to, and more.
Summary: This is the standard lens for A55 Sony. When I purchased the camera last year, I bought a telephoto lens. Later, I came to regret that I had not bought the standard lens for 'every day' shots of family and friends. The supplier packaged the product well and it arrived before the expected date.