Simply The Best Lens I've Owned to Date!
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The optical quality of this lens is amazing! Paired up with my Sony a77ll, this outfit gives me a perfect system for shooting high quality images. No purple fringe. No noticeable soft spots, just razor sharp images. Living on a disability retirement, I got into photography as therapy more than anything. It has quickly become a profession as well as an obsession. I chose the Sony Alpha A-mounts because they are compatible with many Minolta autofocus lenses. This meant cost savings as i could purchase used lenses anywhere online. Well, after getting my first Carl Zeiss lens, there is no going back to the cheap stuff! I may only be able to purchase a new lens every year to two years now, but I know I will produce the high quality images that I demand. It should also be noted that this lens is rock-solid. No cheap plastic feel here. The motor is very responsive and quiet. This is now my go-to, everyday lens. I highly recommend it. Very much worth the investment. Also, when purchasing this lens from Crutchfield you get personal customer assistance that is second to none! They are extremely helpful and they are very knowledgeable about the products they sell. If you are going to make the investment,it only makes sense to purchase here where you have the backing and experience that Crutchfield offers. I will never make this type of purchase again and hope that, when my number comes up, I get a geek that knows what I'm talking about. Enough said!
Pros: Razor sharp images. No more purple fringe! Fast autofocus.
Cons: Quality doesn't come cheap...