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Sony 10-18mm vs 16-35mm?

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Sony 10-18mm vs 16-35mm?

I am thinking of getting a wide angle zoom lense for A6500. Which one is more versatile? Sony FE 10-18mm vs FE 16-35mm?
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The answer is the 10-18. The Fe 16-35 is a full frame lens. The 10-18 is not a full frame lens. Its actually an e-mount lens. E-mount lenses are designed for aps-c sony camera's, where anything with the FE designation is designed for full frame. I've owned both lenses. The 10-18 is much more compact and a lot lighter. There really is no point in buying the 16-35 in your situation. Stick to the 10-18.
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phuviano wrote:
Dec 31st, 2017 1:57 am
The answer is the 10-18. The Fe 16-35 is a full frame lens. The 10-18 is not a full frame lens. Its actually an e-mount lens. E-mount lenses are designed for aps-c sony camera's, where anything with the FE designation is designed for full frame. I've owned both lenses. The 10-18 is much more compact and a lot lighter. There really is no point in buying the 16-35 in your situation. Stick to the 10-18.
But I also understand that you can use full frame lenses on APS-C Sony cameras. What are the pros and cons of using one over the other?

Some suggest that 16-35 is more versatile due to it has more zoom?
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phuviano wrote:
Dec 31st, 2017 1:57 am
The answer is the 10-18. The Fe 16-35 is a full frame lens. The 10-18 is not a full frame lens. Its actually an e-mount lens. E-mount lenses are designed for aps-c sony camera's, where anything with the FE designation is designed for full frame. I've owned both lenses. The 10-18 is much more compact and a lot lighter. There really is no point in buying the 16-35 in your situation. Stick to the 10-18.
Exactly this. Especially since you are looking for a wide-angle zoom. The 16-35 would act like a 24-52.5mm equivalent on your A6500 - more of a normal zoom range.
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Dec 31st, 2017 8:12 am
But I also understand that you can use full frame lenses on APS-C Sony cameras. What are the pros and cons of using one over the other?

Some suggest that 16-35 is more versatile due to it has more zoom?
See above. The only reason to go with the the 16-35 would be if you were planning to go Full Frame in the near future.
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I agree with phuviano. Go with the 10-18mm.
The pros of getting an APS-C design lens are: lighter, cheaper & more often than not, sharper. It is true for this case too. If you go check DXOmark, the Perceptual Megapixel is 8 for the 10-18 and it is 7 for the 16-35 on a 24 megapixel APS-C camera. For example: if a full-frame lens can only get as much as 24 perceptual megapixel on a full-frame sensor, then on an APS-C sensor, it can only get a maximum of 10-11 P-mpix because of the 1.5 crop and almost half the light goes to waste.
The cons are obviously that you can't use it properly on a full-frame camera, only in crop mode, but if you're getting an A6500, you know that you want to stay in APS-C eco-system, or else you could just get the A7II for the same price, if stills are a priority.

The kit lens 16-50mm has a P-mpix of 6 btw. If you need more zoom.
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Gin Martini wrote:
Dec 31st, 2017 10:14 am
I agree with phuviano. Go with the 10-18mm.
The pros of getting an APS-C design lens are: lighter, cheaper & more often than not, sharper. It is true for this case too. If you go check DXOmark, the Perceptual Megapixel is 8 for the 10-18 and it is 7 for the 16-35 on a 24 megapixel APS-C camera. For example: if a full-frame lens can only get as much as 24 perceptual megapixel on a full-frame sensor, then on an APS-C sensor, it can only get a maximum of 10-11 P-mpix because of the 1.5 crop and almost half the light goes to waste.
The cons are obviously that you can't use it properly on a full-frame camera, only in crop mode, but if you're getting an A6500, you know that you want to stay in APS-C eco-system, or else you could just get the A7II for the same price, if stills are a priority.

The kit lens 16-50mm has a P-mpix of 6 btw. If you need more zoom.
I didn't get the kit lens. Instead I got the following lenses. What you think?

SONY SEL 55-210MM OSS LENS BLACK (NEX)

SONY FE 50MM F1.8 LENS

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