Excerpt: I just had a baby boy in December and was taking a lot of photos using my Sigma 50mm macro lens, but he moved so fast, it was hard to get a clear shot. I found this one and it hasn't come off my camera since it was delivered. It is great for portriats.
Summary: Biggest complaint: The flash in this kit is NOT compatible with Sony Alpha 65 camera. Not sure why it's offered in a kit with a Sony alpha lens (?). Small complaints: the lens cleaning kit is too large to fit easily in a regular sized camera bag. The diffuser is cheaply made, won't last long.
Summary: When I'd did first purchase it from another seller, he try to sell one with a micro scratch but said it was a refurnished item when it wasn't. Then the second lens I've purchase it from Sony and happy to report that I am please with the results of the images from this lens.
Summary: Awesome lens. I have used it on alpha 37. Perfect for portrait and pretty good in the dark ambience. Just be careful being 55 mm can't get a wider coverage though! You may also wanna look for 1.8 in 35 mm for wider coverage but will lose a tiny bit of blurriness in d background!
Excerpt: I use this for photos and video. It has very smooth auto-focus and is generally pretty quiet. The photos are very sharp and look great. It is a great quality lens. The only thing I found wrong with it was that the mounting ring on the lens is not completely metal.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh