Summary: Crisp clean and sharp. Great lens for all around photography. Very heavy at about 2lbs. Makes you feel like a pro. Easy to use MF as well. Color is a bit different than what previews on the screen.
Summary: Bb monster lens,I got this lens for my slt- a58, so far I'm very impressed,the sharpness is very comparable or even better to my prime lens,I do recommend this lens,btw the lens is big and very heavy,like 1 kg.get this lens and enjoy ...
After a single 5 minute test... I love it but will need more time obviously.
2 July 2014
Summary: I've only taken one picture and video to check out the lens and I am pleased with the results. Can't wait to test in over the next to days on my gigs. Video: http://youtu.be/1uZCX7HTd8s Image: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/s960x960/10499564_10203822442459629_6457722849681031263_o.jpg
Summary: I've been pinching pennies until they screamed to get this lens and it just arrived. First impression: This is a massive piece of metal and glass. The illustration do not do it justice. It tips the scales at two pounds and it totally changes the balance of the camera. Long, fat and heavy, I had to shift my grip on the A77. The zoom is smooth and firm, no creep. Focus is sharp and reasonably fast.
Maybe the one lens that is acutally worth all the money
NWI wedding photographer, Amazon
23 February 2014
Summary: This lens is absolutely amazing. I think this review may be all you need to know. So, here goes: I have used this lens on the Sony A99 and I absolutely love bragging to my brides that they are being photographed with what may be the worlds best lens. I get a lot of business and that statement (which is true) helps close a lot of deals.
Summary: I'm new to this level of lenses, but all I can say is that the developed pictures are great! Maybe other high end lenses could have generated the same results, but the reviews I've read for this one seem justified.