In forging a photo, it’s important to have a functional tool that allows me to follow my vision. I don’t need the most expensive tool, I need the right one. This is something I’ve learned over the year’s and what I’ve kept in mind as I decided on what lenses to buy for my Sony cameras. It’s easy to go overboard and I gave myself goals based on the camera work I actually needed to do.
I did this once before and I am much further along in my system switch and the E Mount lens landscape changed. There are more options to choose from. With the Fotodiox Pro Adapter, I found out what lenses I did not have to give up from my Nikon days. Leading me to my current lens goals.
Currently, in my bag, for my A7 series and my A6300
- Sony 28-70 Fe
- Sony 35mm FE 2.8,
- Sony 50mm FE 1.8
- Sony 55-210 E
Used with the Fotodiox
I do not use these lenses a lot but the Tamron 70-200 2.8 and Tamron 150-600, works well with the Fotodiox Fusion Pro II and the newer Sony Mirrorless cameras.
My current Lens Goals
It’s not a legendary list, but with these lenses added to my kit, ill have a well-rounded system to work with.
Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
I need one lens that can do it all. It’s a necessity. There are times, in my work where changing a lens is NOT an option. I did think about the E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS for a crop sensor, however, the 24-240 is more flexible. It can be used on a full frame and get extra range on a crop sensor.
Tamron FE 28–75 mm f2.8
While the sony 28-70 is a decent lens, the 28-75 f2.8 is simply better. It’s great for small events and, reading reviews, it will give me a bit more flexibility with my portrait work.
Sony 16 mm F2.8
I just enjoy having a small, discreet, cheap wide angle lens. It’s nice to have when photo wandering. A lens like this is also good when filming b roll in my field of work.