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      04-19-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Lens recommendation for Sony a6000

I'm looking for some recommendations for a replacement lens for my Sony A6000.

I'm a noob with this whole photography thing and I use it mostly for taking pics of my baby, dogs, cars, and hopefully expand to other things.

I guess I want a better all rounder compared to my stock 3.5-5.6/16-50mm lens. Something with a longer zoom.

Which brand/price is reasonable?
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      04-25-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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well to be honest the flexibility you're allowed with your kit lens is actually very good for only one lens. I would learn to master that lens before branching off. Long zoom lenses are either good and expensive or bad and cheap, its just a matter of varying degrees of price. Generally anything longer than 70mm is a zoom and costs less than 600-800 bucks should probably be avoided

after you feel like you've graduated from the kit




are excellent all around lenses

for longer zooms any of the family of 70-200mm of lenses from the major OEMS (in your case sony) are excellent choices, albeit expensive. they generally start around 13-1500 bucks for f/4 + image stabilization and go to around 2.3-2.5k for stabilized f/2.8 zooms.

For any zoom if you intend to do low light anything it is worth saving for the f/2.8 version.
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While those are great lenses, spending a grand or two on a $750 camera for family shots is overkill.

If you are a noob, take a course or read a good photo book. Learn to shoot in aperature priority mode to control depth of field.

Use the flash in daytime to fill shadows (may need an ad on flash).

Get a prime fast lens. This is a lens tha approximates normal field of view, and is fastish:


Will give you 3 extra stops of light and has higher quality glass.
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