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

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
Kuturgan Regular Member • Posts: 495
Re: If you could only choose one: SEL50 or Sigma 60mm?

nannyg wrote:

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.

Thanks in advance!

Since you already have two lenses that are excellent in low light and can both give you shallow DOF, I would take that out of the equation. Also, neither the 50 nor the 60 are likely to get much use indoors. Given decent outdoor light, I would go with the Sigma. You will have faster shutter speeds available in daylight making lack of image stabilization close to a non-factor.

A wise statement indeed. If I had sel24mm and 35mm which are best for indoor shots and video then I would go for Sigma 60mm which is the sharpest (!) and on of the cheapest (!) portrait lens for NEX and micro. Me I never use 90mm equivalent lens in indoor because may be I don't live in the castle

But if you have only kit lens then I think it would better to go with Sony 50mm because it is very versatile lens.

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