Excerpt: Use this as a walk around lens on an A77II. Signifcantly sharper than my Tamron 28-75/2.8 at 35 mm. As most others have noted, the mount is plastic, but that hasn't been an issue as of yet. First copy had de-centered focus issues, but the replacement behaves exactly as expected.
Summary: It is a great, light, fast little lens. It works quite well with my Sony a57 and it has taken some amazing photos with little distortion and great Bokeh. I haven't had any difficulty with lens flare and is quite sturdy despite its cheap and plastic feel.
Excerpt: This is a very good lens for the money. After reading the other reviews I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. I have been wanting a fast lens but prices were pretty high; then I saw this one. The auto focus is fast and accurate. The bokeh is great.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp pictures
Excerpt: I am what you might call a semi-pro photographer, and when I'm not out taking pictures I'm reading camera and lens reviews, and I thought I'd wade into the discussion here. Although I like sharp pictures in good light as much as anyone, I've been a little leery of prime lenses due to their...
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Good for portrait or street photography Resolution-wise it delivers a very solid performance, nice Bokeh Max. aperture suitable for low-light situations The build quality of the lens is not the best The lens barrel is completely made of plastic including the lens mount Slightly wobbly For APS-C...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh