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First lens to buy

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by copeland118, May 7, 2014.

  1. copeland118

    copeland118 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 7, 2014
    A6000



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  2. copeland118

    copeland118 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 7, 2014
    Bought the body only was looking at the 27-SEL1018 lens to start with

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  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Buying an ultra-wide zoom as first and for the time being only lens? Not necessarily a good idea. Maybe look at either the 16-70 f/4 or the Sonnar 24/1.8 or Touit 32/1.8, depending whether you prefer primes or zooms. If your budget is smaller, I'd recommend one of the Sony 1.8 primes - either the 50 1.8 or the 35 1.8. Cheap zooms don't do it for me, and because you bought body only, I think you share that taste.
     
  4. MikeyIdaho

    MikeyIdaho TalkEmount Rookie

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    Mar 1, 2014
    I love ultra wide shots but I'd never have it as my first or primary lens. I got my a6000 body only with the Sony 35mm 1.8 for my first lens till my finances allow the ultra wide. Agree with Poki all the way for recommendations.

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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Really depends on what you want to do.

    Do you want a longer reach zoom lens, a portrait lens or a wide angle landscape lens?
     
  6. tommyrot

    tommyrot TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 4, 2014
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  7. copeland118

    copeland118 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 7, 2014
    Land scape 75% of my shooting. Just coming from point and shoot so not sure about a main lens to get for all around shooting and the 10-18 for landscape

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  8. stephen431

    stephen431 TalkEmount Regular

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    May 2, 2014
    10-18 is a good lens.
    If it were me, I'd probably consider either the 16-70z, or the 18-105g next, and then the 35/1.8 prime.
     
  9. copeland118

    copeland118 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 7, 2014
    What would be the difference in the 35 mm and 50mm ones poki

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  10. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Don't go after the old cliché that ultra wide angles are best suited for landscapes. I probably shoot 70% of my landscapes with my 24mm 1.8. It's just so hard to find a landscape which is vast enough to provide room for the uwa lens to really take advantage of the field of view.

    As for 35 vs 50 - the two Sony lenses are pretty good. I'd say the 35 is a little sharper and has more contrast, while the 50 has a nicer bokeh. Which one is better depends on which focal length you prefer.
     
  11. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    I think that part of landscape photography appeal is just possibility to choose the focal length so that it suits the scene.
     
  12. copeland118

    copeland118 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 7, 2014
    Bought the sel20f2i on clearance at best buy 150
    Looking at 50mm next

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  13. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    I would recommend the SEL 20mm f/2.8 plus the wide angle adapter if wide angle shots are what you are after.
    If I didn't own the SEL 16-50mm, then I would go for the SEL 35mm f/1.8 as my first lens.
     
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