4 out of 10 points and recommendedNice lightweight with great potential if refined a bit.Lacks close focus - needs to be stoppped down
The sample I have has a loose front element so it is going back. When you focus further and further away the focus follows OK - when you focus closer and closer it has a tendency to front focus. The color shift is red in front and green in back of the focus point.reviewed February 27th, 2011 (purchased for $250)
Otherwise the lens has a lot of potential - It performs very well at high apertures where the focus issue is moot.
It is soft but pleasant wide open.
As you know Sony is price-fixing their products -it will be a good value if they also fix the product.