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on 28 May 2012
I purchased this lens for my Sony Alpha A300 for which I already have the standard 18-70mm Sony lens and a 75-300mm Sony lens which I purchased separately. I had read a little about Prime lenses and decided to try one out. Given that this is an official Sony lens, as are both of my zoom lenses, i was quite impressed with the price, and thanks to Sony's summer of love promotion I can claim back £30 of the £135 I paid for this lens which makes it a real bargain. Some people have complained about the lens being made of plastic and being of poor quality, I completely disagree with this as though it is made of plastic the build quality is of Sony's usual high standard. Both of my Sony zoom lenses are made of plastic too and this has no impact on the quality of the job these lenses do. In my opinion these lenses are more than adequate for an amateur like myself, and at the current price points these lenses sit at they truly represent good value for money. Sure there are most likely better lenses on the market but I don't fancy paying in excess of £500 for a lens when I can get an official Sony product that does the job as well as this lens does for slightly over £100.
The pictures this lens takes are fantastic quality, and this lens makes a great addition to any amateur photographers kit.
It is worth noting that although the lens body is made of plastic, the attachment ring is metal and being a Sony product it integrates perfectly with the camera with all functions working smoothly and accurately.
as the title of this review states this is quite simply a great little lens at a fantastic price.