Excerpt: First year lens worked great. Photos of all kinds in doors, outdoors, poor lighting bright light lens performed as expected. Soon there after lens auto focus continuously. It was always searching. Even after locking in it would try to adjust again. Using it on a A57.
Excerpt: I picked up this lens to use as the only lens on an African safari which has strict weight limits on luggage. I tested it out on a trip to the UK and used it indoors, outdoors, in all sorts of lighting conditions.
Excerpt: Sony only has a warranty of 1 year for this lens. I had this lens for 2 years when suddenly the autofocus failed. When I called Sony their response was to buy an extended warranty plan next time. Says a lot about their quality and support. I take exceptional care with all my photo gear.
Pros: Great Lens When It Works
Cons: Failed After Two Years, Lens Lock Position Useles, Lens Slippage Critical
Excerpt: I've had this lens now for a few years on my alpha55......now on an alpha65. A major step up from the kit lenses and i use it 99 percent of the time. Sharpness has been overall very good and I use It with confidence.
Summary: I love this lens! I've had it six months now ... I am primarily an outdoor, nature, birds, landscapes .. photographer. I've had problems in the past with having to constantly change lenses (dust getting in the camera etc# .. This lens covers all my needs from 18mm to 250mm.
Summary: This lense was part of a kit buy with the A65. I have used this lense and some of my old Minolta glass with the A65 and this lense does NOT pale in comparison. Even though it isn't a Zeiss lense and not sure how much better a Sony G lense might be, this one with it's wide breadth of 18 to 250 does...
Excerpt: I use this on my alpha 77 for all shooting. It is super for all situations!! Larger aperature would be nice, but for the zoom range, size and image quality, it is super! Four years of happiness!!
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Excerpt: This is a great lens and my second one. I still use the old one but there is a scratch on the lens so I replaced it with the same version. It is great for telephone and exceptional for up close shots without having to carry two different lenses.