Lives in United States Frozen Tundra, United States
Joined on Aug 15, 2012

Banhmi's current gear

Sony Alpha a6000
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Easily the best <$1000 MILC at the time of my purchase. The only real downside is that Sony lenses are often a bit more expensive than comparable lenses produced by Canon and Nikon.
Convenient size for 'everyday' photography; appreciate the slightly wider nature of this 'kit' lens, which I often find useful indoors. The small size of this lens adds to the general convenience of the A6000, which I commonly carry in my briefcase (for 'just in case' photography).
Performs as expected. Sharp. No real vignetting issues. Not much larger than the kit lens. Great in low light. Can deliver shallow DOF shots with non-distracting bokeh for tastefully emphasizing your subjects while, at the same time, still giving you a reasonably wide view for indoor usage. The lens that is most commonly found on my A6000.
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
Good for the (low) price. I really like the pics it takes in daylight at around 55-135mm -- many of my more interesting pics are done with this lens. Can also be useful for portraits. For a lens going to 210mm, it is still pretty small and painless to carry around. Bear in mind, if you want to get a telephoto lens for your Sony APS-C camera that is considered 'very good' by DXOmark's standards, you will probably be spending 3-10x the price for a lens that is a bit beastly to lug around and use on a regular basis. I can fit my a6000 with this lens on in my briefcase without any real difficulty, which means the lens actually gets used.
Other gear:
  • Sony PCM-M10

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Sony Alpha 7R II
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye
Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II
Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX
Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS
Sony Alpha 7 II
Sony Alpha 7S
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100
Canon EOS 70D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Sony Alpha 7R