Low light E-mount for street?

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  1. Forrie

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    I want to start taking low light street documentary style pics.
    I'm running a Sony A6000, I'm brand new to this so all I have is the stock lens (SELP1650), a SEL50F18 and a SEL55210.

    The latter two are too long, I need something shorter but not sure which one is more suited to what I need.

    Any advice?


     
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    The sigma 30mm f2.8 gets good reviews and doesnt cost the earth
     
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    :) thanks Jaomul.

    Apologies for the following n00b question in advance!....

    Is this suitable for APS-C? My camera isn't full frame sensor. I see on the Sony site that the A7 has different lenses and I'm guessing they aren't compatible with the smaller sensor - or is there no difference?
     
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    As far as I am aware it is made for the n4/3rds and sony E mount and it is designed for aps-c sensors.
     
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    As long as it's an e-mount it should be fine. The FE lenses are for the full frame A7's.
     
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    Sony makes a 20mm but it's only F2.8 and a 35mm F1.8 (SEL35f18) with oss which would be good for night street shooting. It's like $450 though.
     
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    Thank you both :)

    I've been eyeing up that 35mm F1.8 Tree but being new to this I wasn't sure if it was really worth the $$; the 20mm is a lot cheaper and has a larger lens however the F value is so much higher so I'm expecting similar performance.

    Seems like the concept of a Sigma with E-mount is a bit beyond the local dealers here in Singapore so I may just have to bite the bullet and try the Sony lens.
     
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    I went FE 28mm f/2, good if planning to get into the full frame body eventually.
     
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    Thanks, yeah I'm considering getting an A7 if my budget allows and I'm still mad about photography in a year (no doubt I will be!!!!)
     
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    I have a Zeiss 24mm 1.8 and it's pretty sharp. I also picked up the Sony 50mm 1.8 for $249.99. For the price you can't go wrong.


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