Is there much love for the ZA 16-70 f/4?

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Is there much love for the ZA 16-70 f/4?

I have a NEX6 that I'd like to make better use of. I just have a bunch of MF lenses right now.

I could use a quick focusing zoom for even shooting.

I saw some early reviews of the 16-70/4. They were mixed. It seems when the lens was good, it was very good, but copy variation seemed to be an issue. OK. I can see if I can win the lens lottery.

But I don't see much on this lens now. Has anyone bought this lens, and moved it on because it just wasn't useful? Has anyone bought this lens and kept it, because it is, indeed, all that?

I know for a lot of folks it's about being compact. I already have options for that (RX100, EOS-M). What I need now is a set-up for changing conditions -- kids moving around, horse rink riding, parties and events, etc.

Will the 16-70 do it? And, is it a good buy, given it's price tag (say, $850 used/refurb).

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