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.
Perfect inexpensive lens for the beginning photographer.
4 October 2014
Summary: Used on a Sony Nex 3N with auto focus Sony lens adapter. Must have for the beginning photographer. Such a great lens at a great price. Auto focus obviously isn't as fast as the e-mount lenses on the NEX.
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. Great for lifestyle and portraits.
Summary: Even though this lens is pretty old it works amazingly with my Sony A65 SLR. If you are looking take portraits of people I recommend this lens 100% also wasn't crazy expensive like other 50mm that Sony made.
Summary: My boyfriend uses this one and I wanted one. Works very well for a low light lens and for doing weddings. For the $80 price (used) including two day shipping it's a steal. We use it with Sony a33/a55/a57.