a6000 Prime Lenses

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
pixelatorcw New Member • Posts: 19
Re: a6000 Prime Lenses

I just bought a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 for my a6000, to supplement the 16-70 f/4 zoom for portraits.

The Samyang is simply excellent, and at max aperture it will give you the creamy bokeh that is not possible with either the 16-50 or the 16-70.

The Samyang is a manual lens, and the depth of field will be quite thin shooting at 2 meters distance with f/1.4. But with the a6000's implementation of focus peaking and magnification I do not find manual focusing too hard for portraits - provided that your motive is not running around.

The lens costs less than USD 300, and comes as a native E mount lens (or you can buy e.g. a Canon version plus an adapter).

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