In the photographic life of an amateur, choosing a lens is a very important moment, but it can generate some confusion and even stress. All photographers who begin to take firm steps in the world of digital photography with the help of a SLR camera, go through this confusion.
That is why, as a guide, I have been presenting you the "best" lenses, brand by brand, for your SLR camera. It was Nikon's turn, then Canon's and today is the time for Sony .
In the article you have below you will find an objective for each situation, a small gallery of photos taken with each one of them and even opinions from colleagues who have already experimented with them and have decided to share their opinions and experiences.
If you are thinking of enlarging your family photography, you cannot stop reading it!
1. OBJETIVO SONY DT 50MM F/1.8 SAM
The prince of Sony's objectives has nothing to envy to the princes of other brands since it is very bright, compact, comfortable and very economical.
With a fantastic lens you will be able to take incredible photographs and capture beautiful portraits not only thanks to the blur that it is capable of achieving thanks to its maximum aperture (f / 1.8) but also to the sharpness and quality that it is capable of achieving.
Keep in mind that this lens is not compatible with full-frame or full-frame cameras, so its effective focal length is actually 75mm (50 * 1.5 which is its crop factor), which makes it A perfect portrait lens, but one that may be a bit "long" or "too zooming" for social photography.
Why buy it? Keep in mind that, being a “prime” or fixed lens, the least amount of elements with which it is built will guarantee sharpness and its maximum aperture will allow you to capture 8 times more light than the kit lens that has been incorporated with your camera in the same focal length (f / 1.8 vs f / 5.6).
As if this were not enough, it is also very economic. How much does it cost? Less than 200 euros in amazon .
2. OBJETIVO SONY VARIO-SONNAR T* DT 16-80MM F/3.5-4.5 ZA
If you're looking for an off-road target, you've hit it. This lens is not only an excellent option because it has a focal range that will allow you to cover a wide variety of situations (from landscape photography to portraits) but also because its optics are outstanding. Not for nothing was it made by Carl Zeiss, one of the best but the best, lens maker in the world.
This lens was also designed to be used in medium format cameras (DT denotes it) so its effective focal length , that is to say its equivalent in Full frame, is 24-120mm which makes it an “all terrain " It will cost you a lot to change lenses if you mount this one on your camera since it is as versatile as it is comfortable.
It may not be as bright as the prince of lenses at its shortest focal length (16mm) but, if you look closely, the maximum aperture at its maximum extension (80mm) is f / 4.5 is very bright, especially if you compare it with the alternatives that the market offers.
But not everything is perfect in this objective. This model does not incorporate the SSM silent focus motor that has brought so many satisfactions to fans of the Sony brand.
To get one of these objectives you will need to shell out around 700 euros , but don't worry that you will be rewarded for your investment when taking your first photographs.
3. OBJETIVO SONY SEL70300G 70-300 MM, F/4.5-5.6
The Sony Sal 70-300mm G telephoto lens is a really surprising performance target, but of course, this is reflected in its price: over 1,100 euros .
As it is a “G” lens, the quality of its optics is guaranteed, as well as its robustness in its construction and its fast and silent SSM focusing system. In addition, thanks to its 9-blade diaphragm, the blur you can achieve will be very smooth and pleasant.
This lens can be used both in APS-C medium format cameras and in full or full frame cameras.
If you have already made yourself with this lens and if you want a superior one of the own brand, you will have no choice but to take the leap to access a professional lens: Sony 70-200mm f / 2.8 G at approximately 2700 euros . Why? Because between these two objectives, in my opinion, there is no one in between (manufactured by Sony) that shades them.
4. OBJETIVO SONY 100MM F/2.8 MACRO
Close-up photography is an amazing world full of details made possible by lenses such as the Sony 100mm f / 2.8 Macro. These types of macro lenses are designed to allow you to portray subjects and objects at their true scale, i.e. 1: 1 or even more.
This lens is compatible both for medium format cameras (it will be equivalent to 150mm) as well as for full format cameras (100mm effective) so you can get incredible macro photos very comfortably and without having to get too close to your subjects.
Likewise, this lens is also widely used for portraits both for its sharpness, its focal length and also for its brightness (f / 2.8), which will allow you to achieve perfectly out-of-focus backgrounds and completely sharp models.
What is your cost? You can get this goal for a price of over 800 euros .
5. OBJETIVO SONY SAL DT 11-18MM F/4.5-5.6
The Sony DT 11-18mm is a very interesting wide-angle lens designed for medium format (DT) cameras because it covers an extremely wide viewing angle, making it an ideal lens for photographing landscapes , architecture , and interiors . In fact, you won't find a more angular Sony lens than this.
Thanks to its small size (8.3 x 8.5 cm) and its weight (360 g) it will be really comfortable to work with it and, although its body is made of plastic, it feels quite robust to the touch.
Disadvantages? Like the vast majority of wide-angle lenses, it produces some distortion around the edges of the frame, but it's nothing you really need to worry about. The focus motor built into this lens also leaves a bit to be desired as it is somewhat slow and noisy. However, not many wide-angle lenses have a built-in focus motor.
You should also bear in mind that, because it is a wide-angle "zoom" lens, the possibilities for photographs and the variety of photos that you can achieve with this lens are multiplied.
You can get one of these objectives for only 500 euros .
I hope I have clarified the picture for you a little and can, when making a new goal, make a better decision.
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