Lens works great but I can only give it three stars because ...
1 week ago
Summary: Lens works great but I can only give it three stars because the lens came with some sort of spot inside the lens that I cannot clean out. It's either a grain of sand or something. I realize that there way have been a risk in purchasing a used lens. Other than that works great.
Summary: Using this lens with my Sony a6000 I took a series of urban building photos on a sunny day. I mimicked the Sony setup with Nikon's comparable 18-55mm lens, the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II AF-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens and my D7100 and took the same series of pictures.
Summary: Good lens, I bought it used because like most Sony products they are overpriced. I picked up a used NEX3N body used for 60 bucks so for 160 I got a darn good camera for everyday use :-) My high end is a Canon :-) Enough said....
Summary: This kit lens is the best KIT lens I ever used (comparing to Nikon, Canon kit lenses with similar zoom range). Optics is very good, although nowhere close to prime lens sharpness. The main issue is the build quality. I only took one trip to national park and it gets dust sparkles in it.
Summary: When the lense arrived at my house it was loose in the box. There was a small Amount of bubble wrap in the box plus some green bubble pack too. I'm assuming the small bubble wrap was meant to be around the lense but it wasn't. It was pathetic packaging.
Summary: I've been shooting with this lens for about a year now, and I finally feel like I have a handle on what works and what doesn't... then again, I am not a professional, so take this with a grain of salt. The #1 thing that I love about this lens is the image stabilization.
Summary: I got this lens and the 16mm 2.8 with my . The IQ (image quality ) is pretty bad compare to other kit lens. The is an aps-c camera like the Nikon d3100 (probably the same sensor too) overall the glass elements are much smaller then the d3100 kit.