Advice on 50mm focal length, possibly with close focus

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BrentSchumer Senior Member • Posts: 3,875
Re: Advice on 50mm focal length, possibly with close focus

al404 wrote:

I have the FE 50mm f1.8 and since is now active Sony cashback I decide to pull the trigger on Zeiss 55mm f1.8 I'm not a big fan of huge lens and f1.8 seems the sweat spot for me

I like the lens the only thing I don't like about this lens is minimum focus distance

Since I can still return it I was wondering if I can find a better option with similar size and weight but most important IQ

If I have to step up I think in size I think I would prefer to go for Tamron 28-75 but is f 2.8 and I'm not sure is I could really see the difference in out focus area but I guess the answer is YES since 50mm is not a long focal length

An alternative would be picking up a macro lens filter for closer focusing.  It might not have the same IQ as a dedicated lens but might work in a pinch if up-close focusing isn't a common need.

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