Recommended lenses for sony a6500, a6300, & a6000 (e-mount)

Recommended lenses for sony a6500, a6300, & a6000 (e-mount)


what is up people Dunna here and today
we’re talking about my most recommended lenses for the sony a6500, a6300
or a6000. I don’t think I’m ever gonna have to buy any lenses ever again sorry
what was that Oh Sigma just released a whole line of
art lenses for Sony ooohhhh Recommended lenses for sony a6500, a6300, & a6000 (e-mount) [2018] so before we get started on the lenses I just wanted to
say that when I was putting together this list there were a couple of things
that I was taking into consideration the first thing was that I didn’t want the
lenses to be too expensive I don’t like to spend money you don’t like to spend
money nobody likes to spend money people like to get things they just don’t like
to see the money going away so these lenses need to have bang for buck these
needed to be really great lenses for not too much money the second thing is that
they needed to be complementary to each other the idea of this was that it would
be a kit and they should be able to carry me through almost every situation
I should be able to always have something that I need no matter what and
the third thing is that they had to be good quality so sometimes you get what
you pay for but there are always good deals out there like I said before bang
for buck that’s what I was looking for so high quality low price and they all
had to go together so for each lens in my kit I want to
explain the pros the cons what I use it for and an alternative if you’re just
not into that one or it’s too expensive or whatever it happens to be let’s get
into the first lens the first lens on the list is the Sony 18-105 f/4 power
zoom this is kind of my all-around lens this was my upgrade from the kit lens
it’s important that you start off with a good zoom so that when you pull your
camera out of the bag you’re ready for almost any situation whether you need
wide or whether you need telephoto you’ve kind of got it there for you some
of the things that I really like about this lens are the ability to go from an
18 to a 105 that’s a really nice range it’s optically stabilized so when you’re
shooting video you’re gonna take out all those micro jitters especially when
you’re zoomed into 105 it’s nice to have that steady shot in there all the
zooming happens internally so the lens doesn’t actually get any
bigger this makes it good for putting on gimbals or glide cams because it’s not
actually changing the weight of the lens or where the weight is dispersed some of
the things that I might consider cons of this lens are the fact that it’s only an
f4 aperture it is constant so that’s good but being only an f4 means that
it’s not that good in low-light and you can’t get that really shallow depth of
field that you will be able to on some other lenses it’s also a bit bigger than
some lenses if you compare it to the kit lens that comes with the camera this
thing is tiny you can be pretty inconspicuous with it when you got this
on your camera people are gonna be looking at you what I use this lens for
is kind of an all-around lens it’s great for like events concerts that kind of
thing where you’re not sure if you’re gonna need a wide-angle if you’re gonna
need a telephoto at any given time so you can be changing that going back and
forth I also use it for vlogging because it goes to an 18 millimeter I can hold
it at the end of a gorilla pod and it’ll get everything nicely and because it’s a
Sony lens it works really well with the Sony body to all the autofocus and that
kind of stuff is great it’s not the sharpest lens I’ve ever used but all the
images that come out of it are still really great don’t let anyone tell you
that this isn’t a sharp enough lens if you’re looking for an alternative to
this lens that’s a little bit cheaper definitely go with the kit lens that
comes with the camera if you do get it as a kit with the camera it is so cheap
it’s like a hundred dollars instead of three hundred and fifty or something
like that it’s only a 16-50 so it’s not quite the same range but still a
really nice high quality lens and you can be quite inconspicuous with it
the next lens on your list after you have a decent zoom lens is you’re gonna
need a nice wide angle lens and if you can find one with a nice wide aperture
even better a nice fast wide prime lens is awesome and super useful and that is
where the Sigma 16mm F 1.4 lens comes in this thing is very
quickly become one of my favorite in my kit it is such a nice lens really
high-quality and really wasn’t that expensive for what you’re getting did
you hear me say F 1.4 so the pros of this one first of all 16mm F1.4 that aperture is crazy you rarely hear of wide-angle
with that wide of an aperture a lot of people have trouble with third-party
lenses on Sony bodies but this thing has awesome autofocus this is pretty much
just as good as my native Sony lenses 16 millimeters is great for vlogging on a
crop sensor camera and you’re gonna have no problem trusting that it’s staying
locked on your face the whole time this thing is a low-light master again I
can’t help talk about that F 1.4 aperture the quality of this thing is
amazing it’s made of metal it’s got this nice grippy rubber focus ring which is
really really nice and finally something that a lot of people aren’t talking
about the minimum focusing distance on this thing is crazy it’s very very close
to being a macro lens and it looks super cool because when you’ve got that
wide of a field of view it makes it look like larger-than-life now the cons on
this thing um it’s kind of big I guess it’s not really that big it’s bigger
than the Sony 16 millimeter I don’t really have any actual cons no wait I
thought of one it’s a little bit more expensive than let’s say the Sony 16
millimeter F 2.8 it’s gonna run you a little bit more than that one but to be
completely honest it’s totally worth it speaking of that lens as far as an
alternative to this one let’s say it’s a little too expensive for you or you don’t
like how big it is or something like that something that you can definitely
look into is either the Sigma 19mm F 2.8 or the Sony 16mm F 2.8 which is like a tiny little pancake lens and usually you can
find them used for a decent price too now what the heck do I use the 16
millimeter for well first and foremost vlogging so if you’re holding it at the
end of a Joby Gorillapod or something like that 16 millimeters is a nice field
of view so you can make sure your face is in there you don’t have to worry too
much about it pointing off in the wrong direction also landscape photography or
architecture photography so if you’re taking photos of buildings and you want
to try and get as much of that in there you’re great if you’re trying to take
pictures of like mountains or beautiful landscapes nice wide field of view
that’s why you want a wide-angle lens now the next thing you’re gonna need
when you’re building a kit you’ve got your zoom you’ve got your wide-angle
lens you’re gonna something that you can shoot portraits
with something that’s flattering to the human feature something that’s a little
closer to the way that we see the world and the lens that I’m gonna talk about
isn’t really typically thought of as a portrait lens but I’ve used it for some
portrait stuff and I think it looks great and it is the Sigma 30mm
F1.4 for now I know what you’re gonna say
I know 30 millimeter isn’t made for portrait and this is actually one of the
reasons why I like this lens is because it’s a bit more versatile than let’s say
something like an 85 millimeter or even a 50 millimeter 30 millimeters which
comes to an equivalent of 45 acts a little bit more like what a 50 would on
a full-frame camera now if that was all nonsense to you I am terribly sorry
just trust me this lens is awesome and the reason that I’m not holding it is
because it’s actually filming right now I’m gonna hold this one because it makes
me feel better that I have something in my hands and I’ll point at it but it’s
actually it’s the one on the camera some of the pros with the 30 millimeter are
the fact that it is an F 1.4 again so just like the 16 millimeter we’re
talking about great low light great bokeh creamy smoothie blurred out
backgrounds so nice F 1.4 is just amazing to shoot at you don’t have to
use it all the time if you don’t need it but it’s great to have it 30 millimeter
has quickly become one of my favorite focal lengths wide enough that if you’re
in a smaller area you can still kind of capture the whole picture and yet it’s
still flattering enough that you can have it take portraits and that’s why I
like to shoot these videos with my 30 millimeter and also the sharpness I’m
pretty sure I read somewhere online that when this thing came out it was rated
these sharpest lens made for Sony aps-c cameras
what crazy the cons for this one the manual focus ring is kinda weird it’s a
little tough to use also I found in certain low-light situations the
autofocus was having a little bit more trouble than some of my Sony native
stuff or even the 16mm now what do I use the 30 millimeter for well
first of all I use it for portraits again like I said that’s not typically
what it’s thought of but I really like it because it’s a 45 millimeter
equivalent it’s kind of going to be similar to what a 50 would
be on a full-frame camera the compression isn’t quite the same but I
still find it quite flattering on like human faces and stuff also it’s pretty
great for street photography those kinds of things it’s still wide enough a field
of view that you can be walking around and pretty much snap anything and also
it’s great for products if you’re trying to do like slow motion around things the
30 millimeter just does a great job for that it’s a nice focal length it’s
easily become one of my favorite focal lengths if you’re looking for an
alternative to the 30 millimeter I would definitely suggest the 50 mm F1.8 by Sony it’s a cheaper lens it’s great quality F 1.8 is still pretty good
it’s not quite as awesome as f 1.4 but anyway the 50 millimeter is great if you
need an alternative to the 30 make sure to leave a comment below let me know if
you have any questions about these lenses let’s start a conversation on
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