For the price, it's hard not to love this lens. The colors it delivers are seriously pretty. Sure it's not the sharpest in the corners wide open, and it sometimes does have some purple fringing, but there's no lens this focal length that doesn't suffer those issues for even five times that price. The manual focusing ring is reassuringly solid feeling, as is the aperture ring. The lens itself is light and small, making it perfect for street photography or travel. Speaking of street photography, if you stop down a bit, it's very easy to shoot from the hip with this lens and keep things very discrete even at close distances. On an A6000/6300/6500, you can use the focus peaking and zoom features and get sharp images quickly with a little practice.The most obvious comparison for this lens is probably something vintage and adapted. It's true that you MAY get better photos with a good adapter and a pristine vintage lens, but if you don't know your stuff and are buying blind online, it's a bit of a crapshoot to find good stuff, PARTICULARLY with lenses this wide. It's also a tall order to find a lens this compact at this focal length, especially factoring in the length of an adaptor. I have and love my adapted lenses, but this lens gives most of them a run for their money and beats them in some ways. If you own a crop sensor Sony camera, it seems silly not to buy one at this price.