I swallowed long and hard and put down a bid on this one... and I won! And now I hope it'll work well on my NEX-6 as a medium telephoto that I can use hand-held. I already practiced with my MD 100/2.5 and with some care that works out, most difficult is focussing accurately with the viewfinder image jumping up and down. It was either this one or the Sony SEL 55-210mm, but I'm not sure I'll want to invest in native E-mount lenses anymore, I've got the feeling that I'll stick with µ4/3 for indoor snapshots and casual shooting on the go because I still can't live with the 6's struggling AF in lower light. And after all the Minolta is suitable for both systems. And now the customary wait begins .