What makes more sense?

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Questions thread
SimonOL Senior Member • Posts: 1,639
Re: What makes more sense?

Simurgh wrote:

Hi Keith, thanks for the input.

I am aware of the fact these two are completely different lenses.

I was thinking what might be better a start up combination. I am tempted by the zoom lens but it seems the people use prime more often.

It depends if you need a long zoom lens. I'm guessing the NEX-6 isn't your first camera?! When you shot with your previous camera, did you use the zoom capability on a regular basis. Do you find the range of the kit lens limiting; do you often find yourself wanting to zoom in further than is possible with the 16-50mm lens?

The 50mm 1.8 prime would be a good choice if you do lots of portraits in low light situations - it would be much better at this type of shooting than the kit lens, partly due to superior image quality but mostly because it is a much faster lens (much larger aperture) thereby allowing more hand held shots in limited light conditions without having to use the flash.

Which lens would suit your style of shooting?

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