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!
Summary: This lens works awesome with that f/1.8 for the super blurred out backgrounds (cinema style) and the great low light capabilities. I always wanted one of these, heard so many good things about it. I use it mainly on a Sony NEX-7, and I like the way it films and shoots photos. Smooth, deep throw focus ring. Stoked on this, a must have for the gear bag!
Summary: Noticeably sharper than my 1650PZ, and incredibly faster in low light, so it is probably a keeper. However, it seems to take longer than the 1650 to acquire focus when panned to a new scene at a different range. I don't know the technical parts of photography, or at least not too much about lenses , but I am disappointed quite a bit by this.
Excerpt: This is a great start into the ILC-6000 that I have. It's shooting around 75mm which is great for portraits. The bokeh is great, it's fast at 1.8. It's so light that OSS is not really needed but it's handy to have. I use it as a take around everywhere lens. I got it for $ but even at $ it's a no brainer. No kidding if you have a kit lens forget the zoom you have and get a nice prime.