Well…My old Minolta 50mm 1.7 kicked the bucket. It no longer changes aperture on my NEX or on my old Konica Minolta 7D. Bummer. With an international trip by bicycle approaching, I needed to get a fast 50 for my NEX so I sold my Nikon 35mm f1.8G lens to fund this one. Last night at my son’s soccer practice, I walked around and took a few photos. So far I am liking what I see. At some apertures the bokeh is a little harsh. It’s just not as smooth as my old Minolta. However, it is quite sharp and has a very nice feel for manual focusing with the Sony’s direct manual focus mode. Anyway, take a look. I’ll be doing more shots as well as a review when I share my fairly small and very nice bicycle travel kit for photo and video shooting. Stay tuned.
All in all pretty darn impressed. The OSS seems to work well. All of these were shot hand held with the slowest being around 1/80th of a second in photo #2. More to come. Next up, Sigma 19mm f2.8 for NEX.