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Need help selecting a lens: SEL-1855 or SEL-35F18

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Need help selecting a lens: SEL-1855 or SEL-35F18
Mar 25, 2013

Hey guys and gals,

So I've been doing a lot of research online, and have decided that I want to upgrade from a point and shoot to something that will take better photos. After going back and forth, I've decided to go with a NEX-6.
However, I am not sure what lens to get, either the SEL-1855 or a SEL-35F18. The 1855 is obviously far cheaper than the 35F18 (by about $300). I do not want a SELP1650 due to the documented issues with distortion and softness when shooting at both extremes of the lens.

Regarding what the camera and lens would be used for, it would be used for general photography. I would be shooting both indoors and outdoors, bright sunlight as well as evening.

Could some people with more experience help guide me in the right direction so that I make the right purchase the first time?
Thank you!

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