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  1. Well, the whole focus distance vs crop factor thing is quite confusing. It took me half a year to undestand and I am still not sure I grasp it fully. One or two sentence definitely do not usually help 🙂 My current understanding for portraits is that the best portrait lenses are 85 mm and more. And 24 mm and less give distortion and have to be used quite carefully and definitely not very close to a person. So... having a 56 mm, I understand that this is not the best portrait lens. I use it for portraits though. And unfortunately, some time the angle is just too close, as it is difficult to make a full or half-length portrait. So my understanding is that I need around 30mm lens now. Or better yet 16-55 or 24-70 or some other zoom with good aperture when I have more money to spend for toys.
  2. Thank you guys! I've got 2 kit lenses to play.. However, I usually put them on, look at the picture quality and then take them off and put my sigma 56 mm back. SEL 16-55 sounds like a great lens. However, it's quite pricey for me right now. So, with SAL1650F28 / LAEA1 combo... How does the AF work? How fast is it? Also, I can't quite understand what happens with the focus mm for the A-lenses for E-mount camera? Does it go from 16-50 to 24-75 for alpha 6500? And is it generally a viable option - to get LAEA1 or similar converter + A-mount lens combo?
  3. Hello, I am a new photographer. I am photographing women. I am not 100% sure about the style yet. CUrrently, I have Sony a6500 + portrait Sigma 56mm 1.4 lens. THis is a great combo. However, I am sure I will need photos of people with full height. And it seems that I need a wider lens. (if i am not mistaken). Also, sometimes, I do street photography - when I am passing by some interesting people and I need to quickly shoot an action scene. So again, portrait lens does not seem to catch enough angle. Can you recommend me something good for my purpose and not too expensive? My friend recommended me to get Samyang/Rokinon 12mm. However, i heard the distortion could be quite high for people shooting. Any thoughts? Thanks a lot!
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