weird and fun lens, thankfully not too expensive. not a true macro lens.
Stephen Mahanes, Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: Such a weird lens, but lots of fun indoors. I've had a good time using it in museums and at parties. Camera Body tested: Sony DSLR-A900 PRO: -full-frame wide-angle (when used on APS-C, it is equivalent to ~43mm, standard lens territory rather than wide, still a great choice) -fast aperture @ f/1.8,...
Summary: I almost never take this lens off my Nikon DSLR. No more "backing up" and I never miss a shot due to lack of light with the huge aperture. Beware of the DoF though, I have missed many shots when it focuses on a nose and eyes are blurry. Seriously small DoF when the aperture is wide open!!!
Excerpt: If you're into cinematography this lens is great ! For anyone interested in getting this lens for photography, I wouldn't bother because one component photographers really need when shooting (especially in events) is a fast and accurate autofocus. Sad to say, but this lens' autofocus is terrible.
Sharp lens. Great focal length. Not for fast-moving subjects.
Jonathan Hsieh, Amazon
9 November 2013
Summary: I use it with my Pentax K-30. It fills the normal, fast lens role in my set of lenses. It's very sharp, even when wide open, and the 28mm focal length provides some very interesting perspectives with a crop sensor. The bokeh is very nice. It's a solid lens.
Summary: I mostly use this for video, and for that i have been very satisfied. It mainly has been used on my FF 5D2. The only 3 lenses i would bring with me when shooting events were this, the 50mm 1.8, and the 28-135.
Summary: I was a little skeptical buying this lens because I had read some poor reviews about it not being very sharp wide open. I think maybe some other reviewers don't understand just how narrow the DOF is wide open. I find mine to be very sharp on the subject that I am focused on.