I use the following lens setup :
Sony FE 28mm F2.0
Sony Zeiss FE 55mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm F1.8
For zoom lens, I would pick sony FE 24-105 f4 over tamron 28-75. if money no object , go for 24-70 gm lens (it's heavy lens).
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16mm on full frame is a lot wider than 16mm on crop, just keep that in mind.
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I have the 16-35 GM and it's the best lens when compared to the competing offers from Canon or Nikon. It's a lot lighter than Canon's 16-35 Mark 3. A lot sharper and puts out great starbursts. The only drawback is that the barrel isn't sealed like Canon's but its still weather sealed.phuviano wrote: ↑Jan 3rd, 2019 4:30 pm16mm on full frame is a lot wider than 16mm on crop, just keep that in mind.
I've owned both f4 and f2.8 GM versions of the lens. I'm going to assume you are considering the f4 version. If so, its definitely not as good as the GM version. But it's also much cheaper. The f4 version is sharp until around 28mm. Gets softer after that. But if you mainly use it at wide/mid focal lengths, it's an excellent lens, especially since your just starting out. The lens isn't too heavy or big imo, just the right size and weight. The GM version on the other hand is just a tad bit heavy, and a tad bit too big imo. The f4 version isn't a bad lens at all, it's just the GM version is better.
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some great suggestions here which ive never considered before. i'll look into itFirebot wrote: ↑Jan 7th, 2019 12:11 pmOP have you considered getting A mount lens with the LA-EA3 adapter and get some cheap full frame A mount lenses? I have stuck with the A mount (got the A99II), and the deals you can get on A mount lenses are significant. Even if I do eventually switch to the E mount, I will keep using most of my lenses. A mount lenses with SSM or SAM will work with the LA-EA3 , (even Eye AF). Lenses with screw focus can only Manual focus, or require the bulky LA-EA4 adapter and limited AF.
I have the following
Sony 50 mm 1.4 (cheap lens but still pretty good and still use it, better options and would need LA-EA4)
Sony ZA 85mm 1.4 (screw AF, will need LA-EA4 to auto focus, got for 900$)
Sony ZA 135mm 1.8 (screw AF, will need LA-EA4 to auto focus, 1200$)
Sony ZA 24mm 2 SSM (will work 99% as well as a native lens, either 900 or 1000$)
Sony 70-200 2.8 SSMII (beast and I got it for only 1300$)
Minolta 100 mm Macro (300$ for the 1000-1200$ E mount equivalent, you would not want it to AF ). extremely good lens, even it being over 30 years old, buy it on ebay from Japan and get a good copy.
Others I am looking for, the Sony ZA 24-70mm 2.8 SSMII, the Sony ZA 2.8 16-35mm, both would be absolute beasts.
Using A mount lens can save you quite a bit, and there are still some lenses missing from the E mount system, that can be had for cheaper.
Apr 18th, 2019 9:24 am
thanks! i did end up getting the a7iii. currently using the kit lens
Apr 18th, 2019 5:12 pm
yes it is that good, specially at half the price of the GM lens.