Excerpt: We got this lens just before Halloween for our a6000 and I took it trick-or-treating with the kids (after dark, obviously; typical suburban Halloween, with lighting mostly from people's houses). With the lens wide open and shooting at ISO 16000 or so, I was able to get some pretty decent pictures even without flash; exposure times were on the order of 1/40 or 1/60.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: This is the glass I purchased immediately with my a6000 body. It's the prime I needed. Fast auto focus on this prime gives me some run and gun capability but is the right focal length for beautiful closeups. I shoot a lot of video and find this lens to be THE factor in achieving great video out of the NEX line of cameras.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: As a semi-newbie to photography, I love this prime lens. It's sharp, fast, and produces (to my eye) very please bokeh. I bought this in time for study abroad, and while I personally find it a bit of a pain to change lenses so that I can get wider landscape shots on my kit lens, this lens is great for those times when I want to take portraits of people and of people in front of landmarks.
... I can tell you is the this is a great lens. I get great pics with this lens
Juan Alvarez, Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: I'm not a techno expert on lenses but I can tell you is the this is a great lens. I get great pics with this lens. Whit the new Sony A6000 camera its also very fast. Before you buy this lens rent it and see if its for you. I'm happy with it.
Summary: Simply great, this was my first fixed lens moving from the standard lens and immediately got WAWZZ "that little camera gives that quality" literally it makes u a better photographer with minimal effort
Summary: Diaphragm blades misaligned. Aperture circle is misshaped and not symmetrical. Same problem on 3 out of 3 units to varying degrees. Made in China with poor quality control it seems. Also same problem on 2 out of 2 of the E 50 f/1.8 and even on 4 out of 4 units of the $1000 FE 55 f/1.8 Zeiss. If you have this lens, check your diaphragm at small aperture and see if you notice a blade or two misaligned. Would be great to hear comments from others on this.