Summary: Amazing Lens! Takes Crisp Clear pictures throughout the zoom range and still manages very clear results at the far end too. Like other reviewers have said, You will experience lens creep if you don't use the lock button on the lens, but that doesn't bother me at all. This is my new all around lens for my camera. You will not be disappointed!
Excerpt: I am a retired pro, and moved to Sony e-mount system to reduce weight and space needs. Although this lens is fairly heavy, it's a great "one lens fits all" for travel, and very sharp, even at 200 mm. I was worried about speed of auto-focusing, as I have been frustrated by the Sony 55-210 kit lens. I tested the lens at a soccer game, shooting at f6.3 using the a6000's 11 fps motor drive, and marveled at the speed and sharpness of the auto focus.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Useful zoom range, Well Made
Excerpt: This lens came with my Sony NEX-FS100 and I never use it on that camera. It has fogged on me 3 times. This requires opening the front element and cleaning the inside of the front lens. Sony should have made this lens better for the elements. I gave it 3 stars because of the results I get when using it with my NEX-7. I love it for a photo lens, but not on my big video camera.
Excerpt: I want this lens to travel. The image quality and versatility are the strongest "pros". The zoom and focus zoom are smooth. Much better than some Canon lenses i've tried. But the lens have a design issue to use with Nex 6, 5 or 6 cameras: The diamenter of 67mm is too high and cover the AF assistance lamp. Ok, in outdoor conditions, this won't be necessary, but is a issue that you have to know.
Lens in excellent shape and even came and protective UV lens filter! ******
14 June 2014
Summary: Already spent some time using this lens for both nature and sports shots. The quality of photo images are excellent. Very little photo editing is required versus the other sony lenses. Very satisfied with this product.
Excerpt: This lens appears to be a quality product, manufactured to excellent standards. The lens has a great appearance and feel and the zoom works smoothly with no discernible creep at this point. The hood goes on and comes off easily. Comparing the sharpness and IQ to Nikon products, specifically the 28-300 3.5-5.6, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was equal or better.
Excerpt: I acquired this lens when I purchased a NEX-VG10 video camera and really liked its range and flexibility with that camera, but have used it most on my NEX-7 and most recently on my new Sony a6000 mirrorless body. With phase detection on that camera body (and lens firmware upgrade to v.02) this lens has gained new life as an amazingly fast focuser. It's a whole new world using the 179 phase detection points, along with 25 point contrast detection.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Flexible, Flexible uses, Reliable