Sharp lens for a wildly different perspective
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Very sharp, very wide image quality. As with any wide angle lens, you have to be very mindful about what's included in the shot and and check the corners of the image (especially for your own shadow!) as the field of view on it is extremely large. As far as build quality goes, it is absolutely excellent. It's sturdy yet light, with smooth focus and zoom rings, an included shallow hood, meant much more to protect the front element of the lens than block any stray light entering the lens sideways. This is a very fun lens that gives you a very different perspective than most kit lenses that come with included with cameras. Beware of corners, and don't put humans at the edge of the frame, and don't try to take portraits with it, as the person will look like an alien! The only thing I think could be improved is the aperture; a wider one would definitely be better for night sky long exposures.
Pros: Sharp, focuses fast, lightweight, well built, even looks good and balanced on an A6000; hood included
Cons: Could be faster (only f/4.0); pretty steep price.