Excerpt: This is to replace my kit lens for my A57. I can not belive the difference its mades. Images come out sharp and clean. I also have a Tamron 18-270 which i just love but decided to go with Sony Brand on this one and I am very pleased .
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I shoot the a58 and woth this glass the results are very very good! Look at it like this the camera controls your grain and color depth,and the lens is that sharpness you look for in every photo.There is no need to waste money on an expensive body if you only take pictures of families.in fact I found this lens not only is sharp but has very near silent performance ! This lens brings out the unknown potential of an entry-mid level camera!
Excerpt: This was the kit lens that came with my Alpha 77. The lens is equivalent to the super expensive $1998.00 Sony/Zeiss 24-70/2.8 but at a very reasonable price. The 16-50 is a APS-C/Crop sensor lens and it's the full frame equivalent of a 24-75/2.8. The lenses focus speed is very fast, the images are nice and sharp and best of all the SSM motor is silent making it perfect for pictures and ditigal.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Its fast and accurate and shoots beautifully. I cannot give this lens enough praise
Michael L. Tajima, Amazon
23 September 2014
Summary: I used this for my Sony A77 .. its an absolute beast. I was able to compare it to the to the zeis 16-80 and well... i prefer this over the zeis tenfold. Its fast and accurate and shoots beautifully.
Excerpt: I have used this lens in low light situations in air craft museums. The images are razor sharp with fantastic color. This lens sees every detail. I have used it on my A65 and A77 in other situations and the results are the same sharp detail and color.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: WOW! This is my carry around lens on my A65 now. I see no reason to change it out often. Especially since the image quality is amazing. Family pics indoors, YES. Landscape outdoors, YES. Absolutely LOVE this lens.
Lens took great shots but broke for no reason when used for the second time!
miss a mohan, Amazon
4 May 2014
Summary: Just disappointed. Was taking fantastic photos but one day something on the inside I think has shattered or broken- my picture quality and focus was all gone. I've used sony for years and taken photos whilst hiking, on safari and they've been robust. This was a weekend break and my second time using the lens, and without any triggers or knocks, and whilst always being protected - the lens completely failed. I was disheartened more than anything.
Excerpt: Using this lens with the FS100. When I purchased the FS100, I used a Metabones adapter with my existing EOS 5D lenses, but I wanted a flexible lens with the autofocus feature. I first gor the Sony NEX Mount Adaptor since I knew some new Sony lens were coming out. After many months of searching, I opted for this lens as the best choice and for the price, it turns out that this was a totally great choice.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Summary: I bought this lens for my A77 and it is a good lens. My main usage for it is in the wide angle range since I already have prime lenses at 35 and 85mm. However, once you put this on your camera, it is hard to take it off since it covers most of the range I desire. Only when you need wider aperture that you do need to change lens. Build quality is awesome and it looks very professional. IQ is consistent with the other reviews. Overall, it is the best lens for general use.