Debating exchanging my Sigma 30mm 1.4 for Sony 35mm 1.8 for my a6000

Started Jul 28, 2016 | Discussions thread
Joshua1209 New Member • Posts: 16
Re: Fixed your Zoom to 30mm, try it for a day or two

007peter wrote:

pure virtual wrote:

Hi! A have a similar question, but I'm considering the Sigma 30mm 1.4 over my Sony 50mm 1.8 for my NEX-6 - I need wider field of view, but giving up on bokeh is not an option:)

In my experience:

  • 50mm f/1.8 OSS = 75mm FF, far too narrow for landscape
  • 35mm f/1.8 OSS = 52.5mm FF, Good Normal, but I find it a tad tight, would prefer just slightly wider
  • 30mm f/2.8 DN = 45mm FF, Great Balance between Bokeh vs Wider Utility
  • 19mm f/2.8 DN = 28.5mm FF, great for landscape, semi-macro, product photography, and great for video. Its actually one of my favorite lens, but 28.5mm FF is too wide to induce bokeh.

So both 30mm or 35mm will work for you, as they balance between wide angle utility and still tight enough to induce bokeh for portraits. I never own the Sony 35/1.8 OSS, but I do own a similar Nikon 35/1.8g on my Nikon D3100. I ♥ this combo, but I do find 35 (52.5mmFF) can be restrictive @time.

I haven't bought the Sigma 30/1.4 DN yet (as I'm getting deeper into my M43 collection).

How do you find the MFT system? I had an Em10mk2, but I sold that for a Sony A6000 long ago. I find the Sony's Af more reliable and the low light performance better than the EM10MK2. The Sony lenses are inferior and more expensive though. The selection of MFT lenses is tempting. What camera body do you use? I haven't used the newer ones with PDAF. Wonder how they compare with the A6000.

However, if I do come back to Sony, this is the lens that I buy in a heartbeat. I find the wider 30mm much more useful than 35mm on APS-C camera.

Does 30mm have a chance over 50mm in my case?

I think so, we don't really have much of a choice do we?

either pay the $1100 for CZ 24/1.8 or $330 Sigma 30/1.4 DN, its depends on how much you want to spend. If money is no object, I think a dual CZ 24/1.8 + 50/1.8 OSS is the best dual lens setup. If you only want a Single Prime, then I would just go with Sigma 30/1.4 DN.

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