Excerpt: A very sharp lens for the price. It is certainly "better" than what many might assume it is, based on its price and almost "kit lens" status!The OSS works well too, and I am getting decent bokeh out of it. It does not have the micro-contrast of my Zeiss lenses, but none of them have anywhere near the reach/focal length anyway, and are for very different purposes.The lens cannot be beaten for the function and price, on a NEX camera.
Excerpt: The optical quality of this lens is disappointing. It is light, well made, and I like the range. But I'm getting very soft images across the range. Not sure if it is defective and I need to return it or this is really what I should be expecting. If it is, I am very unimpressed.