Hoping to see some samples with this lens.
I am shopping for a wide-to-normal zoom for A6000. Did a lot of net search on E 16-70 vs E 18-105 f/4 OSS vs E 18-55 kit lens. Still can't quite make up my mind. For the immediate future, I am planning on using Sigma 19mm and Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS. Shoot mostly scenic (60%) while hiking/vacation + general family pics (40%). Looking for a little more reach than 55mm and f/4. Size is not as critical. I am used to Nikon D7100 + Sigma 17-50 OS combo before.
$1k is a lot of money for a f/4 lens that is considered decent but not great per all the reviews I read. If it's $500-$600, I would have bought it already. I personally do not care whether it has a Zeiss badge or not, just care about the IQ and overall performance (AF/OSS).
IMO, E18-105 f/4 would not be a good IQ at the wide end. Rather just shoot Sigma 19mm instead.
How did you make up your mind?