Excerpt: This 50mm f2.8 Macro lens hasn't changed internally since the Minolta Rokkor days but it doesn't need to. It has been dragged into the new 'Sony age' by redesigning the looks and it sits well, visually, amongst the other Sony gear.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharpness
Excerpt: I am a professional photographer, illustrator and graphic designer. I use this lens for small products, in fact, as more and more nano technology enters the market the need to get in close is a growing demand in my market and thus beating out the amature point and shot competition.
Summary: This lens produces very sharp images regardless if you're in macro or limiter mode. It also doubles up great as a portrait lens if you're on a crop sensor camera (bringing you up to 75mm). It's built quite well, feels solid in the hand, and isn't too heavy or light.
Pros: Pretty much everything you'd expect from the lens
Summary: This little lens is BIG on performance. I took a photo of a blue vase my son brought back from Korea and the blues are rich, deep and very sharp. Sony makes quality lenses and this one is no exception!