If you wanna get great bokeh for your Sony A6000, without spending an arm and a leg, then it's worth checking out the Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8 lens.
While my favorite portrait lens is the 35mm f/1.8, I love shooting portraits with the 50mm.
Of course, the bokeh isn't the only reason to get the Sony 50mm f/1.8. Here are some other benefits:
- Optical Steady Shot (OSS) - having image stabilization in the lens is great for video shooters, particularly if you have a Sony A6000. I've tried shooting handheld video on my A6000 with non-OSS lenses and the results were terrible. If you've watched a video on my YouTube channel, chances are it was shot with the 50mm f/1.8.
- Sharp optics - If you love getting sharp pictures, then you will not be disappointed with the 50.
- Great low-light performance - The f/1.8 aperture allows you to take great photos at night, without leaning on flash or jacking up your ISO. The first portrait of Yujie up-above was shot with the following settings - f/1.8, 1/50 sec shutter, ISO 800 and no flash.
So if you're looking for your next lens for the A6000, consider the 50mm f/1.8.
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About the Author
Dan Bullman is a portrait photographer and YouTuber based in Boston. He produces educational videos, gear reviews and other content to make you a better photographer faster. His videos have been viewed over 1 million times. His portrait work has been featured on accounts like @moodyports @followingboston and @portraitmeet.