I always buy from Best Buy, but had to buy this one elsewhere since Best Buy hadn’t started carrying it yet. I have had it for about a 1½ months now and am very happy with the performance.
This is the perfect lens if you buy the Sony NEX for its size. The lens is less than an inch thin so makes the camera seem a lot more stream lined than it does on with the 18-55mm kit lens.
Sony also makes a fisheye adapter for this lens so to add a fresh perspective to video or photos.
Also it is quite a bit faster than the kit lens at f/2.8 so low lit shots are no problem. Very sharp even around the edges. Makes the panorama mode look even better. Produces no noticable noise in the photo.
The fixed lens is great for video, and the auto focus works during video. Best of the 3 lenses Sony makes for the NEX when it comes to video
Hard to find filters for it, but same size as all other e-mount lens (49mm)… and that’s about it.
Overall great lens that isn’t expensive
Dear Best Buy, Please start carrying the 18-200mm lens for the NEX!