Best lens for a Sony a6400 Mirrorless ????

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Craig Gillette Forum Pro • Posts: 10,825
Re: Best lens for a Sony a6400 Mirrorless ????

With fast moving subject matter, you are likely to want fast shutter speeds to freeze motion, perhaps doing a pan now and then to get a sharp bicyclist and a blurred surrounding.  Not having stabilization in either the body nor the lens won't make too much difference for that kind of shooting.  The listed zooms, and others, aside from the high performance/high price 16-55/2.8 are f4 and slower (although some of the variable apertures start at f3.5 then drop.

You might want to consider a fast prime.  Perhaps the Sony 35/1.8 OSS.  It's got a fast aperture and OSS when useful for less dynamic subject matter/lower light.  You might need to consider a longer lens depending on the situation on how close you can get to the riders.  Good open daylight, a slower/longer lens might well be fine.  If in trees or lower light, maybe not.

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