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SONY LENSES FOR TIGHT BUDGET CREATIVE MINDS (WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE?)

We’ve already covered Canon and Nikon in our series of affordable lenses for creative minds . Today it is up to the Sony objectives (and their compatible brands), since users of all brands have a place on this blog, although the biggest requests have to do with the first two. And if you’re from Pentax, don’t be fooled that it’s your turn very soon.

And it is that we always say that the objective is the most important thing in the camera-objective tandem, because this is the one that allows you to play with composition, depth, blur, etc.

Many of you regret not having a better camera when with the right lens you could do tricks. But of course, sometimes the pocket does not give for the dark objective of desire. Or if? Throughout this article you will see that there are objectives within your pocket so that you can find a before and after in your photos without mortgaging yourself for life with a professional camera.

Before continuing, we make a brief stop to remember that Sony has two lens mounts (A and E). Depending on the type of camera you have, you will have to choose one or the other. Although those for A Mount, you can use them in an E Mount with a specific adapter.

STANDARD SONY LENSES

We are going to see the one we call the prince of objectives, which we resort to those who do not have a budget for the famous king of objectives, Mario’s fetish. We are very happy with this 50mm f / 1.8, which does not reach the brightness of the f / 1.4 but follows closely behind , offering impressive blurring and leaving plenty of room for creativity due to its versatility . It is ideal for portrait photography, street photography, social photography or travel.

E MOUNT

CHARACTERISTICS

It is a fixed lens (which translates into higher quality) and these are its main characteristics:

  • Target: SEL50F18F
  • Fixed focal length: 50mm (with APS-C sensor equivalent to 75mm in a full format)
  • Maximum aperture of f / 1.8
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.45m
  • 7 sheets 
  • DC focus motor: optimal precision and speed (be careful because the sound of the focus motor may be recorded on video)
  • Thread diameter: 49mm
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 x 5.94 cm
  • Weight: 186 grams
  • Frame type: E
  • Metal frame

A MOUNT

Camera lens with mirror or translucent mirror.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Objective: SAL50F18
  • Fixed focal length: 50mm (with APS-C sensor equivalent to 75mm in a full format)
  • Compatibility: Compatible with 35mm full frame or APS-C format A-mount cameras
  • Maximum aperture of f / 1.8
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.34m
  • SAM focus motor: with silent autofocus
  • 7 sheets that provide soft bokeh
  • Thread diameter: 49mm
  • Product dimensions: 7.0 x 4.5 cm
  • Weight: 170 grams
  • Frame type: A
  • Body-integrated image stabilization

TELEPHOTO LENSES

There are those who enjoy capturing images from afar, either because of the impossibility of getting close (as is the case with our satellite ) or for the convenience of staying away (such as bird photography in particular or fauna photography in general ).

So I bring you two Sony telephoto lenses, one for each mount (A and E). And at prices with which you will run out of excuses.

In short, telephoto lenses blur the background further, compact the shots, and zoom in on subjects that are far away until they appear to be right under your nose. So they are ideal for photography of animals, the moon or the sun, for certain portraits or to play paparazzi 😉.

A MOUNT

We start with this telephoto lens which is a 55-200mm zoom . Let’s see its characteristics:

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Target: SAL55200-2
  • Focal length: 55-200mm (equivalent to 82.5-300mm)
  • Compatibility: APS-C format compatible
  • Maximum aperture of f / 4-5.6
  • Minimum focus distance: 1m
  • SAM focus motor: with silent autofocus
  • 9 sheets
  • Thread diameter: 55mm
  • Product dimensions: 7.15 x 8.5 cm
  • Weight: 305g
  • Frame type: A
  • Built-in OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization
  • Finished in aluminum alloy

E MOUNT

For the E Mount we also have another telephoto lens that is not bad at the price, it is a 55-210mm available in two colors, black or black and silver. Ideal for nature photography or sports. Let’s see its characteristics.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Target: SEL55210
  • Focal length: 55-210mm (equivalent to 82.5-315mm)
  • Compatibility: APS-C format compatible
  • Maximum aperture of f / 4-5.6
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.95m
  • Precise and silent autofocus with photos and videos
  • 7 foils for smooth blur
  • Thread diameter: 49mm
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 x 10.8 cm
  • Weight: 345g
  • Frame type: E
  • Body-integrated image stabilization

ANGULAR

Angled lenses are ideal for landscape photography or when you want to include a large part of the scene.

A MOUNT

I bring you one that is not from Sony but that is from another completely reliable brand, such as Tamron, with fantastic reviews on Amazon and a much more attractive price than the analogues of Sony itself. It is worth considering.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Target: Tamron B001S SP AF 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 Di II LD ASL (IF)
  • Focal length: 10-24mm (equivalent to 16-37mm)
  • Compatibility: APS-C format compatible
  • Maximum aperture of f / 3.5-4.4
  • Minimum focus distance: 24mm
  • 7 blades of diaphragm
  • Thread diameter: 77mm
  • Product dimensions: 8.4 x 8.3 cm
  • Weight: 406 g
  • Frame type: A
  • No image stabilization

E MOUNT

In this case, we go back to Sony again. It is a fixed and fairly bright 16mm focal length. For night photographers it can be an excellent option. Although it is also to always carry, as it is small and light; an excellent company for street or travel photography.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Target: SEL16F28
  • Focal length: 16mm (equivalent to 24mm)
  • Compatibility: APS-C format compatible
  • Maximum aperture: f / 2.8
  • Viewing angle: 83º
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.24m
  • Smooth, quiet high-speed autofocus and aperture adjustment, ideal for capturing HD photos and videos
  • 7 foils for smooth blur
  • Thread diameter: 49mm
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 2.25cm
  • Weight: 67g
  • Frame type: E
  • High quality aluminum alloy

You no longer have an excuse to achieve impressive photos with your camera and the help of one of these lenses with which you can squeeze your creativity. Zoom in, blur or capture the entire scene with these inexpensive lenses.

If you found this article useful, do not hesitate to share it on your favorite social network. Many Sony users are thirsty for creativity, let’s make it easy for you.

Thanks and see you soon.


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