Sony Prime Lens

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Mark Sloe Regular Member • Posts: 246
Re: Sony Prime Lens

Jonathanlim wrote:

My options are fe20mmf18, fe28mmf2, fe35mmf18, fe55mmf18 and fe85mmf18.

My questions are;

these are all very subjective questions...

1. If you have to pick 2 lenses, which one that you would pick and why?

fe 20mm and fe 35mm. 35mm is my most used fl, very versatile, you can shoot anything from half body portraits to landscape. i shoot primarily landscapes, so i would forego 85mm in favour of super wide, but my choice would be loxia 21mm for smaller size (weight is about the same), i prefer manual focus for wide angle slow shooting.

2. If you have to pick only 1 lens, which one would you prefer?

1 prime - 35mm f1.8. 1 zoom and nothing else - i am very, very happy with my fe 24-105 - considerably smaller and lighter than 24-70gm and still very sharp across the frame with extra 35mm at the long end.. i value 24mm wide end more than size/weight/reach/price benefit of the tamrons.

3. Is it a dumb move to trade my FE2470GM for a Brand New FE24GM? (straight trade and not getting any money back).

value-wise probably not, but i would find it very limiting as my only prime.

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