Summary: Great lens. Allows me to open up so I'm able to select the focus point I want and have other parts of image our of focus. I also am able to shoot available light at family gatherings without the distraction of flash.
Summary: I bought this lens for my Sony A65. I own the SAL 35 and 85mm lenses which are cheap lenses and I wanted one lens that was of higher quality. Given the 1.5 crop factor I figured I would push a little more money into this as my portrait lens. After getting it and manually focusing on points at 1.4 I was impressed with the files, sharp with good bokeh and nothing crazy at the corners.