Excerpt: I bought this for my A7 to use as a walk around/travel lens. It's a compact and has a nice quality to it. Only thing that would make this lens better is if it were black and matched the finish of the A7.
Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Quality Construction
Summary: Some people complain about this lens because it is not a pro lens. It does a good job for the price, just don't expect it to be the same as a $1,000 lens. I paired it with a wide angle converter lens to give me two options. On its own, it is relatively short. With the optional converter (about $100) it is rather long. I've read some people think it is too big compared to the 20mm, but it really isn't significantly bigger.
Great for wider view. Severe stretching at edges. Fun lens to use.
5 June 2014
Summary: This lens is great IF you have the 16mm and it will get you to 12mm. If you have the 20mm it will also work, but will get you to 16mm, which begs the question why you would not use or get the 16mm in the first place. Non of the other lenses work - at least the ones that I have 18-55 and 16-50 - and will results in severe vignetting. The lens is light, and attaches easily to the 16mm (and 20mm).
Excerpt: This is great if you're looking for the lightest weight option. Photos are just like others have said, best if you stop the lens down to f8 or so. Although using it wide open for most people is fine. I use this lens mainly with the wide converter, which adds size and weight. But this was a much cheaper option than the 10-18 sony or 12 zeiss. It's good enough for me, and I typically blow the photos up pretty large, 20x30 or 36x48. Quality is plenty good for that.
Summary: This lens by itself doesn't really produce shots that are any wider than when using the kit lens (16-50mm). But it does really decrease the size of the camera when it's on, and when combined with the VCL-ECU1 ultra-wide converter, the results are great. You can also attach the Fisheye conversion lens to it.
Excerpt: It's so light that you just must have it. I love taking photos wherever I go and hate carrying heavy things with me. I have a NEX3F which is really light already, but with this lenses, it's even lighter. Amazing!
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Lightweight
If you can ignore distortion and vignetting around edges, you will love it
14 December 2013
Summary: The bokeh is excellent on macro. Less so when taking portraits or from further back, but still good. Excellent for landscapes, nature, city scene, and outdoor pictures. Indoor pictures are mediocre compared to the SEL1855. You may need to crop the pics due to lack of zoom and the wide angle.