Multiple Options for a First Lens paired with a Sony A7iii

Started Jun 26, 2019 | Questions thread
bsas Contributing Member • Posts: 620
Re: Multiple Options for a First Lens paired with a Sony A7iii

samdesignsthat wrote:

Hi everyone,

I've been gazing at buying my first camera, after doing a bunch of projects off rented material.

The Sony A7iii is the chosen one, as I find myself doing equal amounts of photo and video. The "worst" part about it is: the sheer volume of lenses you can choose from, under a limited budget.

I am somewhat open to anything, but after using Zeiss glass with Canon cameras I am gravitating toward their Batis series.

On the other end, I'm frightened that being locked to a prime as an only lens for a while might be risky. Long story short, I'm absolutely torn and can't make my mind about this.

I can only afford one of the following (or similarly priced lenses): Batis 40mm, Batis 85mm, Sony Zeiss 55mm, Tamron 28 to 75mm.

Would it be better to start with a prime right away or go for the zoom and go for the primes once I can afford them? Would the color reproduction and sharpness of the Batis lenses worth the trade off for a zoom? For those that found themselves in similar situations, or own any of this material, what are your thoughts?

Thank you so much!

Edit I mostly do short films, some medium sized event coverage in both photo and video, and the casual street/travel photography.

Tamron 28-75 all the way, believe me, it is an amazing versatile and sharp lens, super useful for A LOT of jobs and stuff.

Primes are always cool but too specific. I would buy the Tamron, use for a while, discover which focal length you use the most and then invest on that specific prime...

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