My 3 APS-C lens - as of today!

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bpayne01

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Well, I often can decide quick, but then change my mind a lot. I am actually in this exact position of having two of the lenses and trying to decide what that 3rd one is.

I have the Sony A6600.

My first two lenses for what I like to do: Sony 16-55mm f2.8 G & Sony 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G oss

Now, for my 3rd . . . . . . . . .

it depends on what day you ask me:

Sigma 16mm f1.4
Sigma 30mm f1.4
Sigma 56mm f1.4
Sony 35mm f1.8 oss

I want one prime lens for indoor shooting. I don't need the oss, but I am trying to decide between an A6100 or A6400 for the second camera body. I don't do much video, at least at this time, so am leaning toward one of the Sigmas.
 

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FWIW i use the 1.4 16mm sigma - but my primary use for it is astro and landscapes - i don't think it is really suitable for indoor work if i were to make the assumption that you are doing portraiture or group photos. i'd probably lean towards the 30 or 35 as an all-rounder, personally. between the two i guess the biggest question in my mind would be lighting - if your lighting is poor you may want the oss to help with slower shutter speeds?
 

bpayne01

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FWIW i use the 1.4 16mm sigma - but my primary use for it is astro and landscapes - i don't think it is really suitable for indoor work if i were to make the assumption that you are doing portraiture or group photos. i'd probably lean towards the 30 or 35 as an all-rounder, personally. between the two i guess the biggest question in my mind would be lighting - if your lighting is poor you may want the oss to help with slower shutter speeds?

Yeah, I eventually want to get to some astro, so the 16mm would do well there. For indoors I think I may like a little smaller form factor, so the 35mm f1.8 or the 30mm f1.4 may be the way to go. Thinking about the video that I don't do a lot of but have been doing it a bit lately, I have read some things about the Sigma 30mm making a lot of noice when focusing. I have an offset hot/cold shoe so I can mount the mic to the side and not interfere with the popup screen, which should help.
 

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The Sony 35mm is a great all-rounder, and suitable for indoors, but if you eventually want to try Astro then Sigma 16 is the way to go.
Bonus for the Sigma16: it has such a short minimum focus distance, you can do some nice close shots like food photography.
 

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