Summary: first of all the box is genuine ,sealed, and thanks to snapdeal for delivery within 3 days. It outstands in front of a kit lens,using with my alpha 58 dslt, background blurring is too gut, but a bit noisy, ofcouse u dont notice it until u zoom high. very good product at this price range
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.
Summary: 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.
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.
Great Portrait Lens with great background blur effect.
Dharmesh Bobde, flipkart.com
22 January 2013
Summary: Due to large f1.8 aperture its great lens for Low light Photography. Its a Fixed Focus lens, so, no zoom, but produces very good portraits with blurring the background and focussing on the subject.