Walking around with my 35mm (getting closer to 50mm…well…52.5mm) lens

In my previous post here I did a photowalk with my 50mm lens and upon purchasing a 35mm lens I took it out for a walk to see how it would perform.

 

The 50mm focal length gives a good “natural” field of vision.

Let me know what you think!

 

5 Reasons why you need a 50mm lens according to Kai.

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Tags: 50mm, gear, SAL35F18

2 Responses to “Walking around with my 35mm (getting closer to 50mm…well…52.5mm) lens”

  1. Chris February 12, 2013 at 12:57 PM // Reply

    I was directed to your photo samples from here originally: http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1353/cat/82
    I’m very much an amateur photographer and have been using the A500, as I previously shot on various Minolta film cameras. I already had several lenses for my Minolta film cameras, and when I finally made the jump to digital I went with Sony because of it. I felt the layout was very similar to the Minolta cameras I was accustomed to shooting with and have really enjoyed my dslr. I have been looking to expand my lenses but wondered what you thought about build quality? I am very tempted by this lens because of its affordability, but I have read both good and bad reviews, and almost all mention the cheap build quality. Have you had any issues with the plastic mount in particular, in the time you’ve had this lens? Thanks for posting and providing good samples to get an idea of picture quality. And the embedded review at the end was quite funny!

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    • Adrian March 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM // Reply

      Hi Chris,

      thank you for visiting and for your comments. I’ve not had any issues with any of the plastic mounts with the Sony lenses so far. I disagree with most people when they say that its got a cheap build quality. The build quality is good, just that people are used to having metal lenses that plastic feels “cheap”. I think in this case Sony made a good lens affordable, good quality plastic is used and the main cost is spent on the important part, the glass.

      As for the plastic mount, I feel that it makes sense to wear off the plastic mount on a $200 lens than to wear the mount off a $2000 camera although I think both can be replaced. Not that I’ve noticed any wear on either. It’s good value for the money and its light. Hope you have fun with it!

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