Summary: This lens gives nice sharp pictures. I have not noticed any creep thus far. Auto focus on really close objects makes the lens track back and forth a bit, but when doing these "macro" or close to shots I use manual anyway. It's great at these close "macro" shots by the way. I did a lot of 3rd party filter test research and paired it with this Hoya filter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KZ5YWE/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i02?
Excerpt: Not being a pro, sharpness and quality of construction more than meets my needs for point and shoot. Plus is capable of much more special purposes as well. At this point I would purchase it again if needed.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Great kit lens replacement for people looking for low-light and bokeh.
9 February 2014
Summary: This is an excellent lens to replace the kit lens. With a constant f/2.8 aperture, you get amazing bokeh and low-light performance and a nice zoom range. The lens is very well made and weighs similar to the regular kit lens. It is also very nice that the front element does not move when focusing, so you can put filters and hoods on it, giving that professional look and feel. It auto-focuses very quickly and pictures look clear.
Summary: Lightweight, compact, fast standard zoom lens designed for DX SLR cameras.A very nice and sharp lens with good colors and contrast. Nice bokeh as well thanks to the constant f/2.8 aperture. In the day, the auto focus is accurate and does not hunt.
Excerpt: I hope I can be helpful with this review. I am an artist/amateur. I have been involved in the creation of images using the photographic method for decades. Currently the tools I have been working with are: D800 with Nikon 24 2.8 AFD, Sigma 35 1.4 AFS G, and a nikon 85 1.8 AFD. Also, the D7100 with Samyang 14 2.8, Nikon 35 1.8 AFS G, and Nikon 60 2.8 AFS G. I shoot urbanish landscapes. The vast majority of my shooting is done between F/6.3 and f/10 on a solid tripod.
Excerpt: This 17-50mm lens was bought used from Adorama and I am very happy with it. <br /><br />It's the first lens I've bought beyond the kit Sony SAL 18200mm lens and I immediately saw the difference in the quality of the images varying from landscapes to grandkids playing at Christmas.<br /><br />It is heavier than the 18200 lens, but it's a great trade-off to get better quality images.