Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by BasicallyBeyondBasic SO WORTH IT
I bought this lens as a secondary to my kit lens and it has become my new primary lens. While 35mm can a bit awkward to use when taking pictures of people in a cramped space, it's PERFECT for shooting in 95% of the situations I'm in and this lens does WONDERFULLY in low light conditions. Bokeh is beautiful. Couldn't be any happier! Examples of my shots are posted to my blog. It's my nickname plus .com at the end. BUY THIS LENS!
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wallybear Here's my "Nifty Fifty" choice
I bought this to supplement my other lenses for my new A6000 (formerly owned a NEX-6). I also have the 50mm, 20mm, and 55-210mm primes and the 16-50PZ (kit lens) and 18-105PZ zooms. I really wanted a sharp, bright "50mm equivalent" E-mount lens but didn't want to have to take out a 2nd mortgage to do so (yes, I'm looking at you Zeiss). This 35mm lens really fills out my prime collection. It's very sharp and has a flexible field of view. All my E-mount lenses serve a particular purpose; I wouldn't want to part with any of them (well, I did part with my original 16mm in favor of the much, much sharper 20mm). I watched for a $50-off sale and bought through Sony's EPP (10% more off), so I got what I think is a great bargain for one of Sony's best E-mount lenses.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TerryMcKenna This is a worthy lens
Now that I have a zoom kit lens, zoom telephoto and wide angle, I started to consider prime lenses. I tried this one (and the 50mm Sony lens). The f1.8 is useful. And the limit to one focal length is helpful in that it forces me to frame shot. The quality is excellent. And yes, I am aware of off brand 30mm lenses for half the price. Still, I am enjoying this one.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Village3602 Great lens, but questionably spendy
I bought this lens based on the reviews, and it is no doubt one of the best lenses I've ever owned. Very sharp and has an almost ideal focal length for the NEX. The autofocus is a little slow in lower light, and I'm more dependent on continuous AF than other lenses. While the lens is generally amazing, I think it is only marginally better than other lenses that cost much less, including the Sigma 30 (though it doesn't have OSS). In my opinion, it is not as good as the SEL 50 1.8, which costs less as well. Granted, the 35mm focal length has a different "look", but you have to question the price difference compared to the 50. In all, it is the essential prime for the NEX (IMO) and it stays attached to my NEX 6 almost all of the time, which says something.
September 16, 2013