7 out of 10 points and recommendedgood all aroundplastic mount
good lens all around, only things what I didnt like was plastick mount, and motor litle loud .reviewed November 29th, 2006 (purchased for $500)
over all , good lens, sharp auto focus, and good zoom.
zoom and focus rings are ribbed rubber ,good Build Quality feels very solid for $500 lens.
This is not an image-stabilized lens.
comes with lens hood, and caps.
5 out of 10 points and not recommendedcheapbuild quality is not what you expect from sony.
this lens comes as kit part with Sony A100 camera, or you can buy it for $200 ( msrp) ,reviewed December 2nd, 2006
good lens for the price , but if you have extra $ get somthing beter.
comes with lens hood and caps.