Excerpt: This lens is absolutely amazing! Exreme;y sharp images, quiet/accurate autofocus. It is definitely worth the $. Nice weight, great build quality. Really shines in low light performance. I mainly use it for video and my interviews are looking spectacular.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: When I first got this lense I was impressed with the build quality and Wow a prime lense with f/1.4 for $ (For APS-C Format Cameras), I had to try it out, I had heard so many good things about the 35mm ART lense but that was $.Its a great lense for low light shooting indoors.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great in Low Light, Great Price For 14, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I used this lens for events & street photography I've probably taken 10000 shots so far. This lens does have troubles focusing at 1.4, but that is the only real problem I've had. It's sharp and gives great color, bokeh looks really smooth as-well .It feels strong and durable, in-fact I've dropped it...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Great Colour Rendition, Nice Bokeh, Sharp
Excerpt: This is the best lens for the value in our arsenal. We use this lens for videography on our Sony A7s. Fantastic artistic look, incredible bokeh, great in low light, etc etc etc. We use primarily for documentaries & weddings.
Solid lens, good price, great choice for any APS-C shooter
Stephen Mahanes, Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: Basically a 50mm f/1.4 prime lens when used on APS-C. That's about the ideal single-prime configuration. Couldn't be happier! Camera body tested: Sony DSLR-A700 (APS-C) PRO: -Standard lens! 30mm has the same field-of-view as a 45mm lens on an APS-C sensor.