Summary: It fit my camera perfectly. The resolution is awesome. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it is still very new, and I haven't had a lot of experience with it. I am looking forward to perfecting my skills with it and using the filters that accompany it.
Summary: I bought this lens to go with my first Sony Alpha,the A350. It is good until you you start shooting into light. Then you get into purple fringing problems. As a general purpose zoom lens, you can't go wrong for the price. I've gotten a lot of nice bird pictures and running race photographs with this lens. It was really good with my A33. Now that I've upgraded to an A65, I moved up to the Sony SAL70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM ED G-Series Compact Super Telephoto Zoom Lens.
Summary: This lens is a full-frame lens, it works on any Sony-Alpha A-mount camera. It does have 8 pins for ADI-compatible flashes. If you do some research about this lens, you will see that this lens is identically the same as Konica Minolta AF Zoom 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SLR Lens Maxxum SLR Cameras . So you may save some $$$ for buying this Konica Minolta AF Zoom 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SLR Lens Maxxum SLR Cameras .
Summary: The lens works well and produces very good pictures for a casual user such as myself. I found it odd that the camera cannot use auto-focus with the lens extended beyond an estimated 260mm. I do not know if the issue is with the camera or with the lens.
Good value lens for amateurs. Should be complemented with another lens.
25 May 2012
Summary: I haven't used it all that much yet, but from the get-go, these are my quick thoughts. A good lens for the price, it has a nice range, but since it's only an f/4.5-5.6, the aperture limits the times of day that you can take decent pictures. Namely, low light situations won't really cut it for this lens, IMHO, and it needs fairly good light conditions to really shine through (pun intended, hehe) and make nice pics.
Summary: This lens can get the job done. It is slower to focus and louder than the higher end lenses but for the money it gets the job done. Images need to be sharpened more than the higher end lenses as well. I would put this in the same category as the Olympus 70-300mm as kit lens quality.
Summary: The lens does what it is sold to do. It was priced right, and it came quickly for a vacation photo shoot. The quality of photos were good, and the clarity excellent. The only issue is that it did not come with a case for protection. I am pleased with the product and the fact that is does what is said in the media to do.
Summary: This is a fantastic lens for the sony alpha. This lens is a great addition to the standard lens that comes with the alpha, and will bring good detail to close up images. Keep in mind, this is an amature lens, and wont so super fine pixel defination, but will still produce fantastic shots at a great price.