Summary: I had this lens for a few month but it just wasn't for me. That's only because the fixed 50mm focal length is really only a good lens for head portrait shots and that's about it. It's tough to take group photos and such because you have to put the camera so far back in order to fit anyone in lol.
Summary: I got one of these for around $50, and for that price it's a steal. Super sharp, great in dim light, just a much better lens than the kit lens. If you own a Sony Alpha, this should be on your list.
Summary: I found a used version of this lens for under $60 and I couldn't be happier. It is a very well made, durable lens, and takes very sharp pictures. You will never find a better lens for under $100. The focal length is good for most portrait shots and the bokeh is excellent.
Summary: Being an amateur photographer, I don't have the dough to spend on the big named lenses. I bought this one because it had the right specs at an amazing price. Shot a few pics and I was very impressed with the quality. Let my buddy, a pro, shoot with it and even he was impressed.