Summary: I believe this lens has discontinued for now. I just purchased this lens despite of many negative reviews from photozone or dpreview. The reason is this lens is super compact. I need a everyday lens for my A55. Even 28mm on APC-S body is 42mm lens. That is my favorite focal length always.
Summary: I WAY prefer this to the 50mm 1.8 and I keep this on my camera pretty much all the time. It's my favorite, my "home" lens, my go-to and I have it on all the time. I always use it. It's always on my camera. I love it!
Summary: I am not very happy with this product. I wanted a wide angle lens to create a powerful foreground effect on landscape photos but this lens is not powerful enough to do that. I guess I need a 16F28 or less??
Summary: Disregard all the negative reviews youve read about this lens, the Sony SAL 28F28 its a GREAT lens on its own. The lens is small, light and discrete, with a hidden hood built in it, may not be a big hood, but its better than nothing.
Summary: Sharp, excellent color. All around lovely lens. Simple design. Light weight. Good price on sale. I like the hidden lens hood in it. There is not a whole lot more you can say about such a simple, low cost prime lens.