One of the best lenses available for the E mount system
4 weeks ago
Summary: One of the best lenses available for the E mount system. It's sharp, fast and shoots great. Anyone looking for a good portrait lens or a slightly longer lens should definitely pick this up. It is a must have for any crop sensor E mount. This lens is also the best value available in the line up. It's $100 cheaper than most of the official Sony lenses. I couldn't be happier with my selection of this lens. BE ADVISED!
Excerpt: This lens makes it incredibly easy to capture moments in beautiful clarity every time. Fast/accurate autofocus on my a6000 makes it an absolute joy to use. Gorgeous bokeh and sharpness nearly across the frame. Good build quality, seems made to last. Great lens overall!
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I started out with the SEL35F18, which is a fantastic lens. I recently started using this lens, and wow! It's just a little tighter, but the bokeh and clarity are superb. I still recommend having both lenses, but if I could do it again, I'd start with this one. I use a Sony NEX-6, by the way.
Excerpt: This lens is as close to no-compromises as an inexpensive lens can be. Image quality, and sharpness are fantastic. I've had no trouble with chromatic aberrations or distortion, and vignetting is manageable. I love the metal construction. Sony designed high quality glass while managing to keep the overall package inexpensive and including OSS stabilization! In my mind there's no excuse to not own this lens if you've purchased a a5000, a51000, or a6000 camera.
Excerpt: This is the best bang for the buck Sony E-Mount lens in the lineup, bar none. It's priced well below where it should be, which is rare. It's small, well-built, lightweight, has silent auto focus, is razor sharp--even wide open, and has Image Stabilization. It's a nice hunk of glass that should cost at least 50% more than it does. It's also the perfect size for the Sony a6000, and a great focal length for portraits.
Excerpt: What more could you want from this price tag? Stabilization-check, Bokeh-check, low light-check, metal housing-check, decent focusing ring-check, included hood-check. Say what you want about e-mount lenses but who else can offer this feature set at this price? Certainly not Canon or Nikon. In all honesty this is the third time I've owned this lens, every time thinking I would find something better but the simple fact is the value of this lens is too good not to own one.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable, Value
Excerpt: I purchased this lens to use as a portrait lens with my a6000 and 5n and have been very satisfied with the results! It also works well to get closeups of a baby napping in a crib. Focuses quickly and does well in low light situations around the house. I only wish I had purchased it earlier when I bought the 5n!