Summary: Recently the price dropped a bit on this lens, so I picked one up with a gift voucher I had from Sony directly. I've used all the 3 "budget primes" from Sony in the past, on balance this is probably the most appealing of the 3 lenses (35/50/85mm) for APS-C users.
Excerpt: If you are on a tight budget, then this is a good lens for you. Low light photos are good. Nice bokeh. The only flip side is the delicate construction of the lens. Drop it once and be ready to but a new one, But considering it's price that's manageable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: This is a good lens on price vs performance. This is not the fastest or the sharpest lens, it you are okay with Manual focus and want to use it for portraiture, I would highly recommend this lens for excellent portraits and good photos in low light conditions without using flash.