Lens suggestions for new Nex-7 user migrating from 40D

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
seachicken2000 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,214
Re: Lens suggestions for new Nex-7 user migrating from 40D

SunilG wrote:

What would you recommend for:
-walk around

This is a tricky one. The 18-55mm prime doesn't do justice to the 7s sensor. Not sure about the 16-50mm, it looks like it will be a little better but the reports so far seem mixed.

I went with a Sigma 16-50mm OS A-mount lens, but it's a bit large and will be replaced by the G standard zoom next year.

-portraits (is the OSS 50mm 1.8 from sony good?)
-shooting in low light

I'd recommend the 50mm for both. It's a fantastic lens for portraits, very sharp and renders beautifully. The stabilization is also extremely effective.

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