My Metadata Says Get the 56/1.4

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The Ryantist Contributing Member • Posts: 841
My Metadata Says Get the 56/1.4

I was intrigued by the Sigma 56/1.4 rumor when I first heard it, but I thought I don't really need that lens, plus no OSS.

So tonight I looked at my library of existing photos with the E 50/1.8 OSS, and I learned something interesting about my shooting style:

  • Shots with f/1.8-2 and 1/45 or slower: 3%
  • Shots with f/1.8-2 and 1/60 or faster: 41%
  • Shots with f/2.4+ and 1/45 or slower: 1%
  • Shots with f/2.4+ and 1/60 or faster: 55%

So 44% of my shots with this lens use f/2 or larger aperture, and 96% use 1/60 or faster shutter speed. So perhaps I could benefit from the faster aperture and OSS isn't as useful to me on this lens.

Or perhaps I'm just trying really hard to convince myself that this lens is a need vs a want

Also, my analysis of my Sony 35/1.8 is very similar to the above, and is making me think the Sigma 30/1.4 would have been a better option. Dang it!

 The Ryantist's gear list:The Ryantist's gear list
Sony a6000 Sony a6300 Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS +4 more
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