When I got the Sony 50mm FE, I had my Sony A7, a full frame camera, in mind. With that camera out for repair, I took it out photo wandering, for the first time, on the Sony A6300.
50mm lenses or equivalent are always a necessity no matter what camera system you use. When I decided that I was moving over to Sony getting more native lens was a priority. I was in need of a decent portrait lens, so decided to add it to the kit. I picked it up, for just under $200 from Mack Camera (Rebates are awesome).
On the A6300, when I started working locally with the lens, I found it to be rather awesome. The Sony 50 FE 1.8, a 75mm equivalent lens on the Sony A6300, does great for my normal work, press conferences and other random things around New Jersey. That is why, when Photo wandering, I was surprised, I did not like it as much.
It was not the lens, it was me. I usually never go for a focal length beyond 50mm when photo wandering. Anything past that usually is a stretch for me. With it basically being a 75mm lens, it was not as enjoyable as working with a 35mm or 50mm lens. It was challenging, walking from NY Penn Station to Central Park, and back.
When photo wandering with the 50mm lens on the A6300, everything felt confined. I kept wanting to zoom with my feet, step back go get frames I wanted. On a busy day in New York, that can drive you mad. Overall, it was nice to be challenged. I was outside of my comfort zone and realized I can’t wait to get this lens on the Sony A7.
… walking with my camera, I like to get lost. I make my way, wandering aimlessly and share the wonders I’ve seen. I try to make it back before the start of the work day, most times I succeed.