Let me help out the novice like me-Great if you need the 1
David Moloney, Amazon
23 September 2015
Summary: Let me help out the novice like me-Great if you need the 1.4 for night or video. Also great if compared to kit lens. As for comparing it to the sony 16-50 2.8- the 2.8 wins hands down for speed color and color fringing .
Summary: I'm not a super sophisticated photographer, but this lens takes sharp, clear photos on my older model Sony alpha camera. The wide aperture capability makes it an especially good choice in low light situations. Some of the best photos of my kids have been taken have been with this lens.
Excerpt: I didn't realize how much I would like a 50 mm lens until I bought one. I don't use it at its 1.4 aperture but everything else gives me a nice sharp picture. I use it on an A7 with the Sony adapter and it's great.
Summary: Coupled with the Sony A99, this lens takes spectacular pictures. Use this sense if you have kids and you won't be disappointed. The details it captures especially on close-ups are just amazing.