Worthy for the A7? I think so! I'd heard good things about this lens but my past experiences with legacy wide angles left me with modest expectations. I was very surprised to find that this little lens does pretty strong corners, all the way from wide open! That's not a wide open shot - here's one: Definitely serviceable for portrait duty, though my old Leitz Summicron-R offers nicer BOKEH and more of it: The Leitz is a heavy, bulky old beast and I was hoping this inexpensive and very small Minolta might be able to replace it for landscape duty. Extensive A/Bing resulted in a draw. This should hold me over until I can afford the Sony/Zeiss 35mm. Who knows - I might even just stick with this!