I had a business trip last week in Dallas and needed a carry around lens but the only lens I had was the 100-400m. The lens I was waiting for (24-105mm) wasn't available for shipping until this past Monday so that wouldn't work out. As I didn't want to bring that large lens due to not being able to shoot during the day time, I went over to B&H photo in the city to see what used lenses they have. I was going for cheap but capable. I asked the clerk to list out what he had for Sony and heard him mentioned the 50mm for $156. I read about this lens having slow focusing but the glass was good so I went for it. I shot some around the city on my way back and I didn't find an issue with focusing. It took some nice landscapes. When I got home, I wanted to see what would cause the slow focus people mentioned and it's basically any object in near focus. Strangely, it would take time to get a focus on near objects. I'm not talking about getting within inches, but anything within around 10 feet. As I wasn't going to use this lens for that, I was fine with it. So for less than $200, I'd say I got a pretty good lens. Here are my shots.