Excerpt: I use the lens with the NEX-5N. In the normal range, around 24 to 40 mm, this lens competes well with prime lens I have from other excellent manufacturers. Typical of zoom lenses, the extremes are not quite as good, but fine for non-critical use.
Excerpt: I usually opt not to use kit lenses as they are of lesser optical quality than what I expect but the Sony kit lens is the exception. Very good performance overall and the OIS works well. The lens is very light in weight and balances well on the NEX-5 and NEX-7.
Summary: I've read a number of reviews that were a little critical of this lens but that seems to be fairly common with any kit lens. For my needs, this is a great walking around lens. It focuses quickly and precisely and gives me good photos. On top of that, I bought it used and got a great price.