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Canon 50D - Buying Additional Lens?

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All useful comments - thank you!

To be honest, extensive photo editing after the fact is not really in my interests. Just want to take photos that are decent enough right from the get-go, WITH the use of auto-focus :)
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a6000 + 35mm f1.8 is small, compact and relatively affordable.
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The a6000 is good but if OP has more money to spare, I would pick the a6300 or a6500 over a6000.

The other two are not only much newer but most importantly, they come with a better and continuous EyeAF that the a6000 lacks.

It is a most have for photographing moving kids. Skip to 2:50 below and see how it works.


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Aug 4th, 2017 4:15 pm
a6000 + 35mm f1.8 is small, compact and relatively affordable.
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:
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hdom wrote:
Aug 4th, 2017 5:08 pm
The a6000 is good but if OP has more money to spare, I would pick the a6300 or a6500 over a6000.

The other two are not only much newer but most importantly, they come with a better and continuous EyeAF that the a6000 lacks.

It is a most have for photographing moving kids. Skip to 2:50 below and see how it works.

A6000 has eye AF as well, I use it all the time
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I do too on my a6000 but it is not continuous and as advanced with side to side and depth tracking the way it is on a6300 & 6500.
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A6000 has eye AF as well, I use it all the time
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hdom wrote:
Aug 4th, 2017 5:08 pm
The a6000 is good but if OP has more money to spare, I would pick the a6300 or a6500 over a6000.

The other two are not only much newer but most importantly, they come with a better and continuous EyeAF that the a6000 lacks.

It is a most have for photographing moving kids. Skip to 2:50 below and see how it works.

That Eye-auto focus looks amazing, but I'm hoping not to spend $1400 on this :S
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Aug 1st, 2017 11:40 pm
All useful comments - thank you!

To be honest, extensive photo editing after the fact is not really in my interests. Just want to take photos that are decent enough right from the get-go, WITH the use of auto-focus :)
Hi OP,

If you have the budget (~900 to 1000) the Sigma 18-35 F1.8 ART DC is an amazing crop sensor lens. It's probably one of the if not the best crop sensor lens in the market. Has really good colors and contrast right off the lens and the auto-focus is pretty fast. This was my primary walk around lens for a while and recently sold it as I decided to go full frame. And since its a Crop sensor lens you get the 18 - 35 F1.8 aspect right for your 50D.

If you need more reach the 50-100 Sigma ART DC F1.8 is also another great lens, albeit very heavy and bulky.

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