Wide angle , fast lens for Sony alpha. Any suggestion ?

Started Mar 8, 2013 | Questions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Wide angle , fast lens for Sony alpha. Any suggestion ?

peter42y wrote:

Hi everyone :

Does anyone in this forum has any suggestion for a wide 24 or 28 mm fast ( f2 ) , lens for alpha DSLR ?

Months ago I bought the dt 50 mm f1.8 ..., but I do not enjoy much the lens.

It is not wide enough. In order to get a shot I must be relatively far away from the subject. Besides.., forget wide angle indoor pictures . The lens cant do it !!!!

Thanks in advance for your input.

PS: The sony nex has the newly released f1.8 , 24 mm lens . People say it is quite good.


Sony 35mm f/1.8 is a better general purpose lens than 50mm f/1.8 due to it having a wider FoV whereas the latter is more suited for portraits and open spaces, or if you need more reach. They are two of the excellent trio (the last being 85mm f/2.8, which I believe is based on Zeiss Sonnar design and is a full frame lens).

If you don't mind spending more (which you have to, for the FoV coupled with large aperture), Sony-Zeiss 24mm f/2 is your option.

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