Excerpt: Yeah, it's $1k. Yeah, it's "only" f/1.8. But guess what? This is the sharpest 50ish mm lens with autofocus: IN THE WORLD. Small price to pay, don't you think? I use it on an A7R II, and this lens combined with the f/1.8 aperture allow me take hand-held photos in extremely low light.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Unfortunately, there isn't yet a wide range of lenses for tahe Sony Alpha. The Rii with its exceptional resolutionrequires high quality lenses. This 55mm fits the bill. The quality is fantastic and the lens can be used in most situations. A must have complement to yur investment into the rii.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I had been using the Sony/Zeiss 16-40 f/4 to take pictures of my grandson for the past year, mostly because of the convenience. I had the 55 f/1.8 and used it primarily for landscape work because it is so sharp. But shooting portraits with this lens on my a6000 was a revelation!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This was the first lens I purchased alongside my new Sony A7ii. If I could use this lens for every shot I would. Simply put, the image quality is amazing. Sharpness is unmatched. The bokeh is gorgeous and smooth. By far my favorite lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh