NEX 7 with 50mm versus 18-55 mm

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Questions thread
nrcole
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Re: NEX 7 with 50mm versus 18-55 mm
In reply to Leonard, Mar 20, 2013

All depends on what you mean by better pictures. I suspect that if you set the 18-55 at 50 and wide open at 5.6, and the 50mm prime stopped down to 5.6, the results would be comparably sharp across the frame, although the prime might be slightly sharper.

However if you want to shoot in the dark, or isolate your subject with a smooth out of focus background, you need a bigger aperture, which is where a prime lens comes in handy.

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