Best lenses for the Sony A6500 of 2018
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
The Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS from Sony is a surprising, impressive, stellar and top-tier Zoom well-suited to Sony A6500. Most notably, Sony's super multi-layer lens high-grade coating reduces flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance. This Sony lens has been designed using an advanced optical structure to achieve both proper resolution and sharp details on the Sony A6500 APS-C sensor. A rounded 7-blade diaphragm helps to produce an attractive out-of-focus, astonishing photos quality. AF speed is mainly dependent on the camera itself but paired with Sony A6500; I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed. The 13-elements-in-9-group beautiful optical design is here to deliver stellar, consistent peripheral brightness and sharpness, even when working at the F4.5 - F6.3 aperture. It is very suitable for all-purpose shooting, and it’s very compact for its focal range. Superb Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens is a well-priced and perfect option for photographers wanting an upgrade from the kit lens regarding quality and focal range.
Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
With good high-grade quality and an F3.5-5.6 aperture, this contemporary lens is the crown jewel of Sony’s arsenal. The lens is the best choice if you want to shoot detailed, and astonishing photos. The supreme Sony E 18-135mm lenses are more or less manufactured with entry-level users in mind, so are reasonably priced. Great, forward-looking and detailed glass and worth EVERY penny!. Distortion is minimal, but this is probably due to mirrorless camera bodies which correct most distortion in-camera. Shot wide open at F3.5, images are tack sharp, and this level of detail is across its entire focal range. As can be expected with a lens with this focal range, some barrel distortion is evident in photos. This lens is tack-sharp in the middle, and the sides of the glass have very soft finishing. A rounded 7-blade diaphragm lens combined with Sony A6500 helps to produce an attractive out-of-focus, impressive photos quality.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
The lens is a top-grade choice if you want to shoot detailed and superb portrait photos on you Sony A6500. The bokeh-balls in the lens are a bit more ovular in shape than I’m used to seeing with some of my other lenses. This lens is very sharp around f/4 and, for the price, produces very good bokeh. Colour rendition is obviously also dependent on the camera used, but at least with the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS and Sony A6500, you’ll know it’s not the lens letting you down!. In fact, the size and weight balances nicely on the bodies. This solidly built metal-barreled lens has a quiet motor and smoothly turning focus rings which make shooting both photos and video a breeze. F1.8 on the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS seems to be the sweet spot regarding center sharpness and combined with the awesome bokeh. Usually, a camera shake can lead to a blurred image but this Sony lens has gyro sensors which do not make the image blur even if the camera shakes. Most notably, thanks to improved coating lens flare are somewhat of a non-issue with a 50mm lens, since you can quickly crop out the sun and other bright light sources in-camera. If you want to get the most out of every megapixel in your camera, investing in sharp, high-quality and forward-looking Sony lens will open your eyes.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN
My favorite place to use fabulously lightweight wide-angle lenses like this 19mm is on the dance-floor and on travel vacations. Thanks to protective coating the level of distortion has been kept very minimum for such a lens. This Sigma lens has been designed using an advanced optical structure to achieve both reputable resolution and sharp details. This solidly built metal-barreled lens has a quiet motor and smoothly turning focus rings which make shooting both photos and video a breeze. Colors and sharpness are also really vivid, sharp and fabulous for a lens this price. The Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN exhibits some softness at very close range and or at the largest apertures, so is best-suited to subjects over a meter away. Shot wide open at F2.8, images are ultra sharp, and this level of detail is across its entire focal range. This lens doesn’t have significant distortion, but it does exhibit a reasonably substantial amount of sun glare when the sun is near the frame. If you’re into, or photography, get the Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN, and you’ll never look back.
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN
With best good sharpness and an F2.8 aperture, this state-of-the-art lens is the crown jewel of Sigma’s arsenal. The lens is the best choice if you want to shoot lifelike portraits and astonishing family photos. Photographers who wish to their mirrorless camera to feel like a point and shoot will love this lens. I love this lens because it is very light, compact, superb, versatile capable of producing excellent bokeh and eye-popping photos. Sharpness is decent at f/1.8, but stopping the lens down to f/4-f/8 yields the best results, if capturing the colorful images is your primary concern. Sigma has earned a reputation for beautiful, outstanding and upstanding quality and construction at a fraction of the price of other lenses. AF speed is mostly dependent on the camera itself but paired with any state-of-the-art APS-C / DX camera (like yours), I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed. I was cheerfully astonished by how beautiful bokeh can be produced at F2.8 with this lens. Sharpness is excellent across most of the zoom range – but drops off more at the long end. I’m a firm believer that small mirrorless camera bodies should be matched with lightweight lenses, and this is quite simply one of the best. Overall, it is an excellent lens for indoor photography when used in the aperture, shutter, or manual mode, because it tends to give lower ISO values allowing for larger prints.