Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F)

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First DSLR Camera for woodworker who shoots big products & videos/time lapses [R]

2 months agocresquin posted submission on Filmmakers.
June 17, 2019

Im a furniture designer/builder/business owner. I do lots of coffee tables + dining tables inside homes. I take finished product photos as well as videos/ time lapses of the process, and I've been taking videos/photos with my iphone 6 for my instagram/etsy/social media and editing with imovie, then using various apps (like 5 different ones) to edit photos. I want something better now. iphone 6 cant even do portrait photos and, I'm not very skilled, but I feel like its hindering my learning as well. MOST IMPORTANTLY, for me this is a priority for my business, not just for fun. It needs to make sense financially. For example, buying a $5k camera is just too much.. Buying a $100 camera that requires tons of editing every time i use it, sucks up too much time and doesn't help my business. Practicality is important. I'm also NOT skilled, so something that's easy to set up/use is also important (My only experience with photography is with my iphone, and I started just a year ago). examples of what I shoot/video - @ianhamiltonstore on instagram

What I want: I'm hoping to find a budget camera, used, maybe $400 max budget ATM. Hopefully a camera that doesn't require expensive software for editing? I dont know much about this.

What I have: I have decently bright photography lights, soft boxes, seamless background paper, cheap tripods, iphone 6

1 month, 4 weeks agocresquin posted comment on Filmmakers.
June 22, 2019

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10 months, 3 weeks agoRohkii posted submission on photography.
Oct. 3, 2018

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10 months, 2 weeks agoRohkii posted comment on photography.
Oct. 4, 2018

Both of those are APS-C Crop lenses and would end up making your image quality suffer because of an auto crop.

Its hard to tell what focal length exactly the photographer is shooting just from pictures but you probably want a 50mm or maybe even an 85mm.

The options for this kind of setup are fairly wide, even for sonys smaller selection of lenses:

28mm 2 FE $450

50mm 1.8 FE $250

85mm 1.8 FE $600

Now for pricey options:

35mm 2.8 FE $800

35mm 1.4 FE $1600

55mm 1.8 FE $1000 (this is actually a really nice portait lens, a good medium length, and is considered by many to be one of the sharpest for the money)

50mm 1.4 FE $1500

85mm 1.4 FE $1800

Then there is a whole lineup of Zeiss Batis, Otus, and etc lenses in various focal lengths you can look into if you have more money.

But honestly If you are just looking for a good working portait lens i think Id suggest a zoom like the new Tamron so you can get more options.

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 $800

Or if you are loaded:

Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM $2200

I personally only own the 50mm 1.8 FE out of these and it works alright but I notice it not to be very sharp under F2.2 and seems to gain a lot of Chromatic Aberration. But it doesnt mean its not a good prime to just have on the camera most of the time.

T7i or a6500? [R]

1 year, 4 months agoerrandum posted submission on Cameras.
April 19, 2018

Which is the best choice for the casual photographer looking to do just about everything.

1 year, 4 months agoerrandum posted comment on Cameras.
April 19, 2018

more like 250 vs 125~

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-FE-50mm-F1-8-Lens/dp/B01DLMD5O6/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1524162673&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+fe+50mm

But you're right!

What lens to pair with the 24-105 f/4? [R]

1 year, 4 months agomackwon posted submission on SonyAlpha.
April 4, 2018

Hey friends. I’m making the jump from APSC to FF with the A7iii. I’m getting the 24-105 f/4 and want to pair it with a prime.

What suggestions do you have? I mainly shoot landscapes/architecture with some street thrown in. Budget is under $700.

1 year, 4 months agomackwon posted comment on SonyAlpha.
April 4, 2018

50mm f/1.8

It's cheap as hell but it's still very sharp. It's my every day lens since it's so compact and perfect for most types of photography.

[S] Sony a7II body + accessories (New Orleans) [R]

1 year, 7 months agoJan. 11, 2018

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1 year, 7 months agoa-martini posted comment on photomarket.
Jan. 12, 2018

They also offer a 50mm F1.8 that is a little cheaper. Good picture quality (though not as good as the Sony Sonnar 55mm) for a reasonable price. I've seen them go for as low as $175 used.

Think I've been talked out of a Panasonic G85... is this a good set up for a Sony A6500? [R]

1 year, 8 months agoHesThePianoMan posted submission on videography.
Dec. 20, 2017

So, I like to do YouTube videos and such. But, I'm also interested in filming shorts and weddings. This is the kind of stuff I've shot on my Nikon D5100 (yeah, it's old, lol)

WARNING, THERE IS A JUMP SCARE IN THE FIRST 10 SECONDShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SumHnau7GRI

I was going to get a Panasonic G85 because of the sexy stabilization. But, I've fallen in love with the film quality of the Sony A6500. The G85 looks like the bridge between consumer video and professionally shot video. The A6500 looks like the real thing.

I'm starting raw here cause I sold my old Nikon and all of the stuff I had with it. Would I be missing anything in this set up?

Total Cost: Around $2,500

Am I doing this right?

I'm considering it an investment as I'm starting back college next month (MIS degree/computer business) and taking out loans. But, I still have to maintain a bartending job. I could easily start taking some wedding video jobs/photography jobs with my contacts and skills. Faster out of the bartending scene = the better.

1 year, 7 months agoHesThePianoMan posted comment on videography.
Dec. 25, 2017

Just astronomical /s

Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DLMD5O6/ref=cmswrcpapa_IpuqAb88KAPT9

Sony SEL 55-210mm OSS or the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 for A6300, first camera for wife for Christmas [R]

1 year, 9 months agoHlValadeen posted submission on SonyAlpha.
Nov. 23, 2017

Hello all!

Henry's has posted their Black Friday deals and I'm buying the A6300 kit with 16-55mm lens and they've got $200 off of a second lens. This camera is for my wife and will be her first since she's interested in learning photography as a hobby. Which would be a better second lens to get for someone mostly interested in taking nicer pictures of their children, and who know what else? (PS. I know nothing and have only started looking into this world since looking to buy a camera. The A6300 is recommended from the Henry's sales person based off of all our conversations)

Sony SEL 55-210mm OSS or the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 lens?

Thanks in advance!

1 year, 9 months agoHlValadeen posted comment on SonyAlpha.
Nov. 23, 2017

I just realized you said you just started looking into cameras.

I'll leave some reference links for the lenses for you.

This is the FE

This is the non FE

FE are for full frame cameras (a7, a7r, a7r2). They're a larger sensor size.

The a6300 is aspc or a cropped sensor so it has a smaller sensor. The non FE lens is designed for the smaller camera.

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2 years, 2 months agosamese56 posted submission on photography.
June 16, 2017

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2 years, 2 months agosamese56 posted on photography.
June 19, 2017

Ok so my a6000 is coming next week. and it comes with the standard 16-50. I wanted a lens for street photography and maybe portrait down the line(whenever I get better).

I was wondering which lens I should go for?

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-FE-50mm-F1-8-Lens/dp/B01DLMD5O6/

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SEL50F18-Mount-Cameras-Black/dp/B00EPWC30O/

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2 years, 6 months agojakemoney3 posted submission on SonyAlpha.
Feb. 13, 2017

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2 years, 6 months agojakemoney3 posted on SonyAlpha.
Feb. 13, 2017

I heard there were no dumb questions.

Why is this lens 200$ and this lens 900$?

Comparison

Ideal A7SII Lens For Music Videos? [R]

2 years, 7 months agoHybridCamRev posted submission on videography.
Jan. 7, 2017

I'm soon to be purchasing an a7sii and need a lens for it.

I'll be primarily using it for Music Video's and Behind the Scene's style footage. Along the lines of videos like this and this.

What focal length should I pick up for video styles along the lines of the ones I linked above? 35mm? 50mm? etc

Any help is greatly appreciated!

2 years, 7 months agoHybridCamRev posted on videography.
Jan. 8, 2017

The most useful all-around focal length for full frame is 50mm - but which 50mm you choose depends on your budget and whether you prefer to shoot manual or auto.

For entry level budgets, I recommend a [$199.99 Sony 50mm f1.8] (https://www.amazon.com/Sony-FE-50mm-F1-8-Lens/dp/B01DLMD5O6//ref=asliss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=battleforthew-20) auto lens.

Here are some examples shot with this lens and A7 series cameras:

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your decision!

Need help choosing a camera and lens. [R]

3 years agoHenipah posted submission on Cameras.
Aug. 16, 2016

I am an amateur. With a budget of $1000 for body, lens, case, and memory card. I would prefer a smaller body, but this is negligible. Most of the shots will be on targets (mostly large vehicles) focused at about 30 ft (9m) in very bright daylight. I will be using it in a desert environment, so anything that can survive extreme heat (125fahrenheit/51celsius plus) as well as an extremely dusty environment is a must. Camera needs to be able to be hand carried. Tough demands, but any advice on what to get?

3 years agoHenipah posted on Cameras.
Aug. 16, 2016

The Sony A6300 mirrorless would come in slightly over budget with the kit lens. It's much smaller than a DSLR, weather sealed and designed to rapidly focus on moving outdoor targets.

It has reportedly had some issues with overheating while filming in 4K video but according to this review performs fine when taking stills.

Edit: A better lens choice might be the FE 50 mm 1.8. It's a prime lens with a focal length in the short telephoto/portrait range. It's inexpensive and all the native "FE" mount lenses are weather sealed.

0/300Best camera(s) for extreme low-light and overall video? [R]

3 years agoHybridCamRev posted submission on Filmmakers.
Aug. 7, 2016

Recently, I decided to start working on a short that takes place in the dark, using only low-lighted situations. Think street over head lights as the only source of light. Of course, this means I get a lot of noise and grain with a cheaper camera.

So, with that, what cameras would you recommend that could help shoot in these conditions? Ive read the 5d mark iii are great but I hear the a7r (or s, not sure) are possibly better?

What are your recommendations, and of course, my budget is around those cameras price to give you an idea.

3 years agoHybridCamRev posted on Filmmakers.
Aug. 15, 2016

You have to be careful - this is an APS-C (crop sensor) lens (and it costs $50 more than the full frame equivalent).

You need a full frame "FE" lens for the A7s II, like the [$248 Sony 50mm f1.8 lens] (https://www.amazon.com/Sony-FE-50mm-F1-8-Lens/dp/B01DLMD5O6//ref=asliss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=battleforthew-20) I linked to in my PM answer.