Excerpt: No need to spend several hundred dollars on a 'nifty fifty'. This is a great lens that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I should have bought it long ago. Light as a feather and takes great shots.
Excerpt: I bought my Sony A77 with kit lens from B&H last year and love it, I wanted a prime lens and picked this 35mm up which has great reviews, I really like it, takes great shots and it's pretty quite during auto focus, all and all great buy!!
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I bought this lens used from B&H two months ago. It was in great condition. Have been using it exclusively since then on my Sony Alpha 200. I have no need to use any other lens. The lens takes great pictures, and I am very happy with it.
Summary: Most DSLR's come with a general purpose zoom lens. Though convenient, they do poorly in low light. This lens does much better in those situations. The 35mm focal length is wide enough for most general shooting.
Excerpt: I have a Sony a580 and have been shooting at a maximum f/3.5 for the past 2 years. Why haven't I purchased this lens sooner?!?!?! Gorgeous, sharp images with smooth, creamy bokeh. I am utterly in love with it and don't see it leaving my camera body any time soon!!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I could not be more pleased with the sharpness and quality of this lens- at a fraction of the cost for some of Sony's higher-end lenses, like Carl Zeiss. This lens, which I use with the Sony-SLT A77, will be a favorite for years to come. I love the look of the images I'm getting.
Pros: Consistent Output, Cost-efficient, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp