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: Rather than "reviewing" this lens, I will instead point out features which I feel will be important to a potential buyer. * Lens made in Japan - not Chinese junk. * Razor sharp images. * Very crisp and bright for an F2.8 lens - it "feels" like an F1.4 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!
Summary: This is a MUST HAVE glass for your Alpha system! I shoot this on an A700 and a KM 5D. Beside the 1.5x factor (which really makes this lens more like a 75mm) it is TACK SHARP. Whether you shoot macro or for general shooting for portraits.