A welcome surprise on both the A99 and the A77II ... MUCH better than expected.
Jerry Jackson Jr., Amazon
10 April 2015
Summary: Let's be honest ... the old Minolta 50mm f/1.7 AF is the cheapest fast prime you can find for the Alpha lens mount for Minolta and Sony cameras. The reason so many people buy this lens is because it's cheap.
Summary: This is a wonderful lens no matter what the price. Light weight with great bokeh, sharp, and easy to focus manually. Autofocus is somewhat on the loud end and at times it may hunt on awkward curvatures, but I didn't see enough of it to warrant not using it. In fact it's always on my camera.
Summary: Amazing lens. Everything good that's been said about the Minotla 50mm is true. Incredible depth of field, beautifully soft and smooth. I shoot with an entry level Sony DSLR body (A300) and am able to take some really fantastic shots with it. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't own one.