What would be a good lens for my a57 to take indoor "people" shots?

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Questions thread
DutchMM
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Re: What would be a good lens for my a57 to take indoor "people" shots?
In reply to theswede, Feb 13, 2013

On my A55, I use the SAL50F18, and I have been very pleased with the results.



Taken indoors in a darkish room, with natural light from a window 5 feet away (in winter)



Also indoors, light from small transom over door

I chose this lens over the 35 because:

- I wanted something closer to equivalent portrait length on an FF,

- The people I wanted to shoot were the grandchildren, and a longer lens means less in their face

and

- because I was getting the 18-55 zoom as part of the deal for the A55 (at that time, Amazon didn't have a body only option on it).

It's good outdoors as well.

Photos of my wife and her sister are here

HTH

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