If you could only choose one: SEL50 or Sigma 60mm?

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
seachicken2000 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,225
Re: If you could only choose one: SEL50 or Sigma 60mm?

dbarber996 wrote:

Using an APS-C NEX, which one of these two lenses would you buy, if you could only have one?

If it makes an impact on your decision, pretend the other lenses you already own are the SEL20 pancake, SEL24Z and SEL35.

Either one would do nicely.

The SEL 50mm has IMO some of the best rendering in the business. It's also stabilized very well, and faster.

The Sigma is sharper, cheaper, and is a more standard effective focal length for portraiture.

Personally I'd choose the SEL 50mm, but I am biassed (and prefer the shorter focal length), since that's the one I own. Although it resolves less in tests than the Sigma, in real-world use, it's plenty sharp, even on a NEX-7.

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