Maybe the one lens that is acutally worth all the money
NWI wedding photographer, Amazon
23 February 2014
Summary: This lens is absolutely amazing. I think this review may be all you need to know. So, here goes: I have used this lens on the Sony A99 and I absolutely love bragging to my brides that they are being photographed with what may be the worlds best lens. I get a lot of business and that statement (which is true) helps close a lot of deals.
Excerpt: Nothing can compare to the lenses "Carl Zeiss" which sharpens as a sharp a razor blade. With that universal lenses I shoot portraits as as well as landscapes. I'll definitely recommend to my friends to buy.
Excerpt: Everyone will tell you Lighting & Lens. Ive been using a SAL 1650 2.8 on my SONY A77 and jumped to this lens & I can see & feel the difference. I cannot think of a better lens to use only my A77 & A99 SONY cameras or any A-Mount camera.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I'm new to this level of lenses, but all I can say is that the developed pictures are great! Maybe other high end lenses could have generated the same results, but the reviews I've read for this one seem justified.
Excerpt: I am a painter. I use the lens in the studio to take photos of my paintings. Sometimes I need to take shots in low light so need a fast lens. The zoom makes it flexible for different sizes of work.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction