Recommended lenses for sony a6500, a6300, & a6000 (e-mount) [2018]

Putting together a lens kit for Sony E Mount? (a6500, a6300, a6000) You NEED these lenses!!


When putting together a set of recommended lenses for Sony a6500, a6300, & a6000 cameras, I had to think about lenses that didn’t cost a fortune, worked well together, and had great quality!

– Think about the basics that you’ll need for a second –

To start, you want a lens that is a decent all around zoom lens, some wide shots, to a bit of telephoto. This is where the sony 18-105 f4 G lens comes in. Reasonably sharp and extremely versatile, this is the lens that stays on my camera in case I need to pull it out of the bag and get the shot NOW!

😁 SONY 18-105 F4 –

▶︎ A cheaper alternative would be to use the kit lens… its great!

Next on the list for me would definitely be a wide angle prime with a nice wide aperture! Enter the Sigma 16mm f1.4 dc dn e mount lens. THIS LENS IS INCREDIBLE. 16 mm is perfectly wide for vlogging or landscape and architecture. The f1.4 aperture makes this lens amazing in low light and for creamy bokeh. I actually have nothing bad to say about this lens. And that minimum focusing distance 😍

😁 SIGMA 16mm F1.4 –

▶︎ Possible alternatives for this are the Sigma 19mm f2.8 or the Sony 16mm f2.8.

Finally, for a great range of run and gun shooting, with the ability to take killer portraits as well, I recommend the Sigma 30mm f1.4 dc dn e mount lens. With a full frame equivalent of 45mm field of view, this lens is great for street photography and the f1.4 can still give you amazing separation when shooting portraits. If you could only put one prime lens on your sony e mount camera, this might be the one.

😁 SIGMA 30mm F1.4 –

▶︎ For something a bit cheaper, go with the Sony 50mm f1.8. It’s not quite as fast, and a bit cropped in on the aps-c sensor but Its a great portrait lens!

Comment below and let me know if you have any questions!



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Im not mark says:

Sony kit lens is the best I still use it and also my fav prime lens

City Steading says:

I read somewhere that the Sony 50/1.8 has focus issues and it’s an older motor?

Efrom Adler says:

Think about the Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f2. Takes great photos. It’s manual but with focus peaking it’s a piece of cake to use

Bill Jones says:

I purchased the 30mm a few weeks ago after watching this. It’s an absolute dream on the a6500

Chas B says:

One con of the Sigma is that the aperture only goes down to f16. I ran into this limitation while trying to do some long exposure. Aside from that, it’s an incredible lens and sharp like a tack. A must buy for the Sony a6x.

Ryan Redmond says:

I also use the 30mm 1.4 DC DN for portraits on my A6000 and love it.

Diogo Fagulha says:

Does the 30mm lens take good full body portrait photographs?

Олег Башкир says:

Hello .
  Help please understand.
I shoot on the A6300 often in XAVC S HD format at 50p50M, Slow-mo is very important!
Noticeable moiré from time to time in hair and clothing (dredging or transfusion)
on the camera is a lens sony 18-105 (on a tripod)

Roberto Blake says:

Solid overview. Very well done.

CaptainShnitzl says:

18-105mm f4 or 16mm f1.4 for starting out on landscape photography? I only have the kit lense so far

BDAYZ says:

I’ve had the Sigma 30mm 1.4 for a while now and I can say it’s really versatile like he mentioned, and doesn’t exaggerate features at all. I’m mostly doing portraits, now, but even before, rare was the time I switched out the lens.
Only complain would be actual focus. 30% of the time the focus isn’t spot on like it was on the kit lens and it’s just off, on occasion, but sometimes that’s due to my errors.

Garrett Stoffel says:

Be careful recommending that sigma 19mm 2.8. It is absolutely HORRIBLE for video. Constantly hunts and makes your image not professional. I had it, and sold it and got the 16 1.4. If you don’t believe me go read the amazon reviews on it. Steer clear of the 19mm sigma for video!

Art Svanberg says:

Love the video! So chill so much knowledge and good content! Keep up the great work!

Sri Aru says:

i keep hearing that sony has not released aps-c lens in a long time, does that mean they are going away from aps-c format ? i have been thinking about getting 6500 and planning to get during thanksgiving sale. what do you think about this format?i also considered sony a7ii but the only gripe i have is that it doesnt have onboard flash like many ff cameras. i am not a pro, just want a good camera for me that is all.

Walter Castillo says:

Awesome Video Bro!!! I have an A6000 sd looking for a good macro lens!! Tell me what’s good!!! Thanks in advance!!!

Richard Crowe says:

I have a used A6500 coming along with the Sigma MC-11 adapter for Canon to Sony and I am panting to see how the Canon mount 30mm f/1.4 Sigma lens (as well as the rest of my Canon glass) will function on the A6500! I am “thinking” of picking up a Sony 18-105mm to carry as a general purpose travel kit along with the 30mm f/1.4 Sigma and possibly my 50mm f/1.8 Canon…

Thisara Pinto says:

whats your wallpaper on that monitor?

juan catasus says:

Cool vid Peter Mckinnon! I mean dunna..

Mohsin Sait says:

Have you tried the Rokinon/Samyang 50mm f1.4 AF lens?

Felix Gehm says:

Great video – Love your work and presenting style! I already have the kit lens and the SIGMA 30mm f1.4 for my Sony a6300… I want to get another lens for travel (photography & filming): Sony 18-105mm f4 oder SIGMA 16mm f1.4?

Ariel Toron says:

Thank you for the video Dunna. Very helpful

Kyle Stewart says:

I just purchased an a6300. It’s my very first camera and I’m really excited to really dive into it. The only lens I’ve ordered so far is the 35mm f1.8 because I knew that I absolutely couldn’t go wrong with that one. It seems to be pretty highly praised and of very good quality and I’m sure it’ll be a very good all around shooter. I don’t have tons of money to spend so I’ve been trying to decide on which lens I should buy next so thank you for the advice. I reeeeally want the 90mm f2.8 macro G but that thing is like $1100 so I’m trying to decide whether to wait and save money for that or go ahead and pick up another more versatile lens.

Kai Wang says:

I got all three you recommended. Thank you!

7SEAS says:

Dunna ❤️

Richard Crowe says:

I have a used A6500 with a Sigma MC-11 (Canon EF to Sony E) coming soon. I also have the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens I am anxious to see just how well this combination will work.

Luciana Nemes says:

I have the s6500. Which lens is better out of these 3? 18-105 / 18-135 or 18-200?

meh meh says:

Are these compatible with Sony NEX F3?

UltradragonDesign says:

Damn! You made me bought it XD

Samaa Talha says:

I am getting the a6500 and i need one or two lenses for street photography and landscape that are not too heavy nor expensive yet with good qualityany advice?

Alan Moore says:

So I’ve just completed my lens collection: 8mm f/2.8 Samyang; 10-18mm f/4 Sony; got the 16mm f/1.4 Sigma today; 30mm f/1.4 Sigma; 50mm f/1.8 Sony; 90mm f/2.8 Sony macro; 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Sony (the first one) Which one is my favourite? It really depends on what I’m shooting but I do like the Samyang 8mm. It is time to upgrade the a6000 so I’m waiting with bated breath for the rumoured “mini a9”. Then it will be time to look at a long lens.

Karim Sabry says:

Thanks for this very informative video. Considering you know way more about this stuff than I do would you consider I purchase the a6300 with the sigma 30mm 1.4, or should i go for the a7ii and the sigma 35mm 1.4… I am going to mainly use it for both video and photos. The a6300 has 4k and slowmotion and the a7ii doesnt, but it does have image stabilization and its full frame… so which one do you think I should go for? Thanks !!!

muhammad rohimi says:

i already bought sigma 16&30mm f1.4 on a6300 and i loved it!! do i need to buy sony 18-105 if i want a budget telephoto(to get background compress for landscape photography) ??can anyone help me

Cinema Properties says:

35mm 1.8, rokinon 12mm 2.0 and 18-105

kel Vi says:

Dunna! Im looking to buy my first lens, and im stuck for the sigma 16mm, sigma 30mm or the sony 35mm, im mainly going for street photos and some portraits and im going to travel, landscape photography aswell, your time and advice is greatly appreciated. Im using the sony a6000 Thank you.

Ohyo Favis says:

Nice tips! Now, I just need the money to buy all of these (hahahahaha

Jakob K. says:

I like your videos, but i defnetly miss the sony 35mm 1.8 in that lineup. The Sony 35mm 1.8 is excelent and i allways recomend people who use an a6000 a6300 or a6500 this lens as their first prime and so far everybody likes it. Ifeel like most people forget, that it exists even though it is an excelent lens. And i would not recomend the Sony 16-50 kit lense, i know it is cheap but in my opinion it is a pretty bad lense (but maybe i am spoiled)

My ideal lineup for people who are getting started with an aspc e mount camera.
Sony 18-135 (very versitaile and sharp zoom)
Sony 35mm 1.8 (sharp nice bokeh and steadyshot and very small, an ideal lens for apsc)
Samyang 12mm 2.0 (only manuel focus, but man this lens is hands down the best price to performance lense i know, just amazing performance for a small price)

Hanif Zahidin says:

dude nice video color… what camera did you use in this video?

Tory9242 says:

For photo sigma 30mm/16mm worth it, but for video Zeiss 24mm f1.8(lower focus noise and fast focus). But guys just buy A7 FF and Batis 25mm is great. About the same price, same weight, and better in everything(just no build in flash). Why stick in APSC.

Onlyonestinger videos says:

what about a prime sony lens for weddings

Edwin Combs says:

Peter McKinnon Lite LOL.

Benjamin Sendrow says:

Excellent video! I’m subscribed now.

Randy Amerson says:

I have the Sigma 30mm and I just ordered the Sigma 16mm. So I have those covered for my A6300. You mentioned that the kit lens(Sony 3.5-5.6/16-50) is a suitable zoom lens. My kit also came with Sony 4.5-6.3/55-210. Is that a better option? I am a total amateur so I hope this isn’t a stupid question. I typically shy away from zoom photographer but I wanted to have one in my bag just in case.

Nícollas Dias says:

Really cool. One question. So just the 30mm was for Fullframe cameras? And the others for Aps-C?

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