thanks all for the input. I really appreciate it. after much research, i have decided to go with either a 2nd or 3rd generation Minolta MD 50 F1.4. No point in spending money on the SEL50F1.8 and Sony adaptor when I can't take full advantage of the AF and all. I might as well save the cash for the E-mount portrait whenever that comes out. In the mean time the Minoltas are good and cost effective entertainment for now. I got the RainbowImaging adaptor that people on the forum recommended already. Bidding on some lenses on ebay now. Wish me luck! Thanks again.