This lens is a step in the right direction for Sony, but I am still waiting for the Carl Zeiss lenses to all be upgraded to incorporate the SSM motor just like the SAL24F20Z. This is a beautifully built lens. Smooth as silk and just as quiet. The glass is visibly better than the kit lenses that came with my camera. Comparing photos taken with this lens and my kit 18-55 SAM lens is chalk and cheese.
Jops Oriol: I read in some reviews that the a55 have some problems of heating after some minutes of video. Someone knows if this a57 will have this solved?It's an interesting camera, but i don't know if the SLR technology can gives the same quality photos like the micro4/3 (Olympus Ep3, EM5), SLRD cameras (Canon EOS 600D) or for example another sony like the nex-5n?
Normally the lenses of the pack are not very good and people recomend to buy the body and then a good lens. In this case you thing the A57 it's in the same situation?Thanks.
I agree with Toolman78. I also have a an A55 and I like to take time lapse photography. Just switching off auto focus gets me just over 3,100 shots from a full battery. :) Admittedly, my area of photography maximises the possible number of shots from a full battery, but it goes to show that switching off some of the motor driven features greatly extends the battery life.