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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


I'm thinking about moving from my Fuji XT10 System to a Sony A6300. I'm mainly a photographer but I'd like to start getting more involved in video... and Fuji video capabilities are awful (unless you splurge on a XT2)

I really like the A6300 body but I'm having a hell of a time finding decent glass for it. The lenses I've tried so far are complete garbage in comparison to the Fuji glass I've grown to love.

I've had the chance to try out the Sony 16mm 2.8, 20mm 2.8, and 35mm 1.8... The 35 is decent but the 16 and 20 are awful in my opinion... Even stopped down. The kit 16-50 that came with the A6300 appears to be sharper than the 16mm prime?

Are there any other options out there for wide angle glass for Sony that doesn't cost $1000+ ?

Thanks for any suggestions!



Oct 05, 2016 at 01:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


The Zeiss Touit 12mm is a nice one for it .. theres also the Rokinon 12/2 if you dont mind manual focus. But yea, Fuji lens lineup is definitely nicer compare to Sony crop body offerings


Oct 05, 2016 at 01:58 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


I've only used it for landscape but the Sony 20/2.8 that I have is a very good lens for landscapes. The Zeiss 12/2.8 - 24/1/8 & 32/1.8 are very good to excellent lenses - also the Sigma 60/2.8. If you can find a good copy of the Zeiss 16-70 - it's a good zoom but subject to copy to copy lens variation.


Oct 05, 2016 at 03:47 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


The 10-18 is very good, in my opinion. My copy had sharp borders and corners.


Oct 05, 2016 at 03:58 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


The Zeiss 2.8/12 is a very good lens. I love mine but the Rokinon 12mm is very close optically in my comparisons and manual focus is easy on these cameras. If I had it to do over I would probably save money and go with the Rokinon but I'm happy I have the Zeiss.

Mike



Oct 05, 2016 at 04:41 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


sflxn wrote:
The 10-18 is very good, in my opinion. My copy had sharp borders and corners.


+1



Oct 05, 2016 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


The Sigma 19/2.8 Art is a nicely priced if not particularly wide alternative.

If you already have an Alpha-to-E adapter like the LAEA3, the Sony ZA DT 16-80/3.5-.4.5 might be an option. The barrel distortion's high at 16, so, corrected, it's really more like an 18-80, and I found it best to start off at f/5.6 at every focal length. The build quality is also on the disappointingly low side. But with used copies going for around $400, it might be worth it to see if you can find a good one. If you don't already have an adapter, I'm not sure it's worth the trouble.



Oct 05, 2016 at 07:07 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


What about the Sony 16-50/2.8 SSM in combination with the LA-EA3?


Oct 05, 2016 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


Sigma 8-16 is 12-24 āpsc. Great corner to corner very low CA. Had it with my A77. In fact I was contemplating exactly that lens matched with a cheap 6000 to pick up the wide end for a low weight kit to pair with the rx10iii 24-600.....you wont be disappointed!!!!
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vario1 wrote:
The 10-18 is very good, in my opinion. My copy had sharp borders and corners.

+1


+1



Oct 06, 2016 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


i had the 10-18 as well, found it to pretty good. Although i used on full frame. I tried a very shots on aps-c crop mode. Pics still turned out sharp a cross the frame.

If it were me, and i was happy with the fuji glass. I'd buy an Xt2. Fuji x-mount does have some nice primes imo.



Oct 06, 2016 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


Be careful with the Touit lenses if you shoot video. They do some weird things with focusing and are not totally silent so if you have any sort of on-board microphone (yes, even in a hotshoe) you're going to hear them.

That being said, I've got some experience with the Rokinon 12/2 and it's a decent lens for the money. But if you want fast, silent AF (stills and video) the 10-18 is likely your only option at the moment.

As for other lenses in Sony land, I use the Sony/Zeiss 24/1.8 and 55/1.8 as a two-lens kit with my A6000 and I couldn't be happier with them. The 35/1.8 OSS is nice for video since it's stabilized and the 50/1.8 OSS isn't a bad lens either.

Keep in mind, too, that all of Sony's FF lenses will work with the A6300 and most will give you fast, silent AF for stills and video. The 28/2 is a great performer and the 90/2.8 Macro is a stunner as well.



Oct 06, 2016 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


If I was shooting APS-C-- I'd own the Rokinon 12mm f/2. No question at all.

It you can get a good copy (and I don't think copy variation too bad, but some very early ones were reported as decentered; I only had one and it was great), it is outstanding. I haven't tested it side-by-side with the Zeiss Touit, but by all the accounts and images I could find, the Rokinon was better optically. Stopped down even a little it was a razor across the frame. Wide open it was a razor. Really beautiful rendering style. It's a total gem. Of course, you have to be OK with MF... but at that FL, it's not much of an issue since dof is huge. It's pretty good for astro (good coma control, wide aperture), as far as those things go on APS-C. I personally find MF/mechanical focus ring and an aperture ring IDEAL for video.

If you want AF and a zoom, the 10-18 is quite good. But you give up aperture, and it's more costly. I wouldn't really spring for a Touit 12mm given the cost and aperture and otherwise quite good optics.

Keep in mind, I say all this as someone whose replacement for the APS-C/Rok 12mm is an A7rII/Batis 18mm f/2.8. The Rokinon 12mm f/2 stands up really well.



Oct 06, 2016 at 07:34 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


Samyang (Rokinon) 12mm f/2 and 16mm f/2 are going to be your best wide, fast choices. Both are sharp wide open, fast and cheap to buy. You could buy both for less than $700

Check them out. Good luck.



Oct 06, 2016 at 01:58 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


Another vote for the Samyang 12mm f/2. Here cropped on A7r:




Oct 06, 2016 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


Voigtländer 10/5.6?




Oct 06, 2016 at 02:26 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Decent, Affordable, Wide Glass for A6300


This looks nice in our own backyard here:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1456085

JayT



Oct 18, 2016 at 03:20 AM







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