NEX-6 and focusing on toddler??

Started May 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
cptrios Senior Member • Posts: 1,352
Re: Lens recommendations

Another vote for bounce flash. Keep in mind that a big part of the perceived softness could also be the rather high ISO speeds you're using. Bar getting a faster lens, bounce flash is the only way to knock that ISO down a few stops.

Really though, even a Sigma 30/2.8 (about $90-100 on eBay these days) would be a big improvement over your current options if you don't want to splurge on a 50/1.8 or 35/1.8. There's a 1 1/3-stop difference in aperture between f/2.8 and f/4.5, which means you could be shooting those photos at 1/160s instead - more than fast enough to freeze motion.

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