Summary: Really wanted to get an older Minolta 85mm but the price difference did not justify it. Gives great head shots for portraits. Excellent color reproduction. Only complaint is that it is all plastic body.
Excerpt: I'm using this with the Sony LAEA4 adapter on an A7. This lens seemed a very good low-cost choice for the portrait focal length. The lens is compact and very lightweight due to the extensive use of plastic (even the mount is plastic).
Best choice for a prime short telephoto for the A7r, for the time being...
Larry Monteith, Amazon
28 March 2014
Summary: OK, it is not as fast as I would like, but it is very light weight. This becomes more important because I have to combine it with and adapter to use on the A7r. I'm using the LAEA3 adapter, the one without the translucent mirror. The autofocus does work, though not very fast.
Summary: This year I bought a dslr-a850 in new condition for 850USD at a local store and since all I had before was a NEX-5 with some E-mount lenses, DT A-mount lenses and Legacy Lenses (Canon, Kiron, Vivitar, etc) decided to buy two fullframe lenses for less than 400USD.
Excerpt: Excelente el lente. Posiblemente la construcción en plástico no es la mejor pero siendo cuidadoso puede durar toda la vida. Las imágenes son de gran calidad, muy detallada y con buenos colores.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This is a great lens for the money. It creates beautiful images. I got it primarily for portraits and am very excited to use it more. It does take a little bit of time to auto focus, but I prefer manual focus.