Requires extreme post production lens compensation fixes
Devon Wayne Whittington "Devon Wayne Films", Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I can't believe I wasted the money to buy this. When I do night landscape time lapses, there are so many lens artifacts it's insane. 1) There is vignetting on all corners, but unequal (manual gradient to fix) 2) There is a center dark spot vignette about 1/3 of image (manual circle gradient to fix) 3) There is an even darker center spot vignette maybe 1/10 of image (manual small gradient fix) After you apply all those gradients to balance the lens distortion, you're left...
It's very usable in daylight and great for Travel because of it focus range and retracted ...
Michael J. Brady, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: For me, this is just an mediocre lens that has limited usability. It's very usable in daylight and great for Travel because of it focus range and retracted form factor. Not so great in low light situations. I suppose the Power Zoom is good for video capabilities, but I don't find it any more convenient than Manual Zoom for photos. The other concern is reduction in battery life with the PZ. I'd rather use the SEL 18-55mm for it flexibility and in my opinion better optics.
At first I was annoyed with the fact that they replaced an analog zoom ...
U Lala, Amazon
12 March 2015
Summary: At first I was annoyed with the fact that they replaced an analog zoom control with an electronic one, but now I realize it is a vast improvement over the previous version. Operation is very smooth, and pictures are sharp and clear.