(1)BUILD QUALITY: Exceeded my expectation! Heavier than A5000 Kit lens, metal construction, compact and solid. (2)BOKEH: let's be honest you buy this to shot Wide Open, and Yasss! I'm happy to see I get CREAMY, world melting bokeh at 1.8, no dizziness, smooth blending and excellent subject separation!! I often shoot at 2.8 to keep entire subject in focus, and still have more than enough BOKEH smirred all over the back ground to freaking oblivion! Yasss! This should the kit lens for all my Bokeh Whores! (3)SHARPNESS: When wide open, it's slightly sharper than Kit lens, but falls out towards the edge. Even if you don't sharpen in post, still more than adequate if you dont pixel peep (this bad baby is upload-ready gramers!) (4)LENS CORRECTION: minimal vignetting, little distortion, much better than Kit lens. (5)EASE OF USE: smooth rings, no clicking, sometimes touches the aperture ring instead, but easy enough, MUST use with focus peeping. (6)VALUE: can't think of anything better value than this! com'on (6)EXTRA TIPS: set one of your custom keys to Focus Peeping (Focus Magnifier in menu) and press the centre of dial to zoom in. (7)All Sample Photos Unedited & Purposefully Underexposed to preserve detail for post brightening
This little lens is great. I use it for street photography and it's giving great results. It has focus guide on the lens, so zone focusing is a breeze. The vignetting and soft focus in the corners is not as bad as the reviews make out. In my usage it is barely noticeable. Most of the frame is sharp.