Hi all, first day here. Was reading earlier today and decided to join. Seems to be alot of good info and people around here. From the thread title can anyone recommend or tell me if there are there any picture quality differences between the two. Which one would you choose? I can get a Minolta 50 prime 1.4 for around 250.00 but for another 100.00 I can get the new Sony 50 1.4 w/image stablization, I know your probably laughing at that one , but I'm new to digital photography so it helps... Thank you in advance for any replies and input.