Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHall86 excellent lens
I'm a photographer. I recently bought my first pro camera and this lens was recommended with it... long story short...I love it.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geech Excellent performance
I am very pleased with all my Sony products
May 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AyanD good but not gr8
This is the lens I took almost 80% photos with my sony nex 5N... but I feel now it is not a best lens. good but not gr8.
January 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Piranesi Excellent normal lens
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. At the wide end, barrel distortion is normal for the focal length; the corners are softer than I would like; but the lens is still excellent pretty far out from the center. Toward 55mm there is too much pincushion distortion and the corners are too soft; the excellent portion in the center does not extend as far out as at 18mm. For JPEG images, the camera body does a good job of correcting both barrel and pincushion distortion. For raw images you need to use an editing program. I assigned 4 instead of 5 stars because the lens could be better at 55mm. When I mention softness, I am viewing the image at pixel size. For normal viewing I don't notice it. Similarly, when I mention distortion, I am referring to architecture. For subjects without straight lines, it isn't a factor. For general purpose photography, where you don't need specialized lenses, this lens is an excellent choice. The body and lens make a really good, compact, lightweight kit for general photography and travel.
December 30, 2012