Need help with choosing lenses

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Frytek Junior Member • Posts: 36
Re: Need help with choosing lenses

Thank you for your answers.

thetodd34 wrote:

Frytek wrote:

Hello,
Right now I'm a Nikon d90 (kit 18-105 + 50mm 1.8) user but I've decided to go to NEX system. I am sure I will have Nex-6 before Christmas and now considering about lenses.
My types are:
SEL16-50 + Sigma 19mm + SEL35f18 + SEL50f18
or
SEL16-50 + SEL24f18z + SEL50f18
I really like the 50mm on APS-C so for it is must-have. But I dont know what to buy for "standard". I think I will use kit ony fot video or skiing. But what for indoor/family shooting? Expensive Zeiss or Sigma and new 35mm? Im not sure if 50mm and 35mm are not to "close" for an amateur like me. Maybe any suggestions? I really like fast lenses like 1.8.

I'm an amateur and have SEL16-50 + Sigma 30/2.8 + SEL50f18. Have two kids < 2 years old with not great indoor lighting. The overwhelming majority of the time I'm using the Sigma 30mm.

My kid is only 4 mounts but he moves really fast

In outdoor lighting the f/2.8 certainly allows for fast enough shutter speeds.

In indoor lighting with morning/daytime ambient light, it's not bad with ~ 2000-3200 ISO.

Thats quite high ISO, but in this sensor - acceptable

At night time indoors, definitely need flash help to capture the little ones.

Here is problem.



Nice photos!

Kashmir442 wrote:

Frytek wrote:

Hello,
Right now I'm a Nikon d90 (kit 18-105 + 50mm 1.8) user but I've decided to go to NEX system. I am sure I will have Nex-6 before Christmas and now considering about lenses.
My types are:
SEL16-50 + Sigma 19mm + SEL35f18 + SEL50f18
or
SEL16-50 + SEL24f18z + SEL50f18
I really like the 50mm on APS-C so for it is must-have. But I dont know what to buy for "standard". I think I will use kit ony fot video or skiing. But what for indoor/family shooting? Expensive Zeiss or Sigma and new 35mm? Im not sure if 50mm and 35mm are not to "close" for an amateur like me. Maybe any suggestions? I really like fast lenses like 1.8.

If I was in your place now I'd go for the second option.

- I would typically lean towards fewer high-quality lenses than more of lesser quality. That's of course an opinion, but I think most people would agree that juggling lenses usually ends up more trouble than you imagine

I agree 100%. Right now I have only 2 lenses and switching them outside is not always comfortable. But unfortunatelly prise od zeiss is very high:/  I recalculate everyting and I think I cant afford it. So my actual options are:

SEL16-50 + Sigma 19mm (or SEL16f28) + SEL35f18 + SEL50f18  or

SEL16-50 + Sigma 19mm (or SEL16f28) + Sigma 30mm + SEL50f18

Any other advices?

- Although early impressions on the SEL35f18 are positive, it has to been seen as kind of an "unproven" lens at the moment. Further, some expect the price to come down after some months on the market. If you wait a month and see a bunch of fantastic reviews come out, the balance might swing back the other way IMO.

I live in small flat so I'm a little afraid that 35mm will be to tight..  Maybe Sigma 30 is solution? But "only" 2.8..

- On the other hand, if you really want stabilization in your lens, get the 35 over the 24.

Stabilization is not necessary. My problem is moving subjects not shaking hands;) One moge question - SEL16f28 of Sigma 19mm will be better choice? Same prise in my country.

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