May 21, 2016 at 1:26PM, Edited May 21, 1:27PM


Best lenses for A6300?

Hi guys!

I plan to buy A6300 but i have no idea which lenses should i buy. My criteria is of course the price point. I won't buying any Carl-Zeiss lens for now (maybe in the future). Maybe an "affordable" lenses with decent image quality.

Sorry for my short post but, that's all for now. Thanks :)


your budget sir ?

May 22, 2016 at 3:44AM


1000$ to 2000$? Or in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) 10-20 Millions Rupiah. I'm kinda confused which lens should i take, wide-tele or prime. But my candidate for now is SEL 18-105mm F4 PZ OSS, and SEL 35mm F1.8 OSS.

Rahmat Tantular

May 22, 2016 at 11:50PM

This guide is quite good on E-mount lenses:

You mentioned you're looking at the Sony 35mm f1.8 - I definitely recommend this prime. It offers good image quality and is quite affordably priced.

As for zooms, I haven't used the 18-105 (the link talks about some of its strengths and weaknesses), but I am personally looking at buying the 16-70mm f4 Sony/Zeiss lens (not the same as Zeiss proper--so it's cheaper). It's had a mixed reception (might be a quality control issue) but I've seen some nice video work done with it.

If you are trying to decide between getting a zoom or prime to start with, it really depends on what you want to shoot at the moment. The 35mm prime is pretty versatile (on the crop sensor its field of view is similar to 50mm). Are you planning to buy the camera with the 16-50 kit zoom? If you can get a good deal on the bundle, then you could just go for the prime for now. I mean, this was shot with the kit lens:

There is of the course the option of getting an adapter to Canon EF or Nikon lenses, which opens you up to a huge range of frankly better value-for-money glass.

May 23, 2016 at 10:58AM


Good choice, In order of usefulness I would go for Sony, 18-105, 50mm 1.8, 10-18 f4, 35mm 1.8. Buy them all if you can and you will be the king

May 24, 2016 at 4:40PM, Edited May 24, 4:40PM


A fast prime or versatile zoom lens? Think about your style of shooting and what you would need. Low light shooting? Thin depth of field? Go for a fast prime with 1.4 or 1.8 aperture. All around day shooting? That 18-105mm is surely a good choice. I own the 20mm 2.8 pancake which I quite like for the size.

May 25, 2016 at 1:00PM

Danny T

Hey Rahmat. I recently bought the A6300, with the standard 16-50 mm kit zoom lens. This is actually not a bad lens to begin with, and it has optical image stabilization which works quite nicely for video. (4K and 1080p) The next lenses I got (for video work) were the Samyang VDSLR series lenses: 12 mm T2.2, 35 mm T1.5 and 85 mm T1.5, which are affordable, manual focus lenses for video. For stills (portrait) I got the Sigma Art 60 mm, F2.8 which is very very sharp. (comparable to 90mm in full frame). That lens is just 239 US dollars and does have autofocus. Unlike the kit lens, all of these lenses do not offer optical image stabilization, but do offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Anyway. Good luck with your A6300! Its a great camera, specially re: its 4K video features.

May 25, 2016 at 2:51PM

Erwin Hartsuiker
CineVideo-NL videographer

Hi, i would like to buy this camera as fast as my money is ready. I'm not doing any short-movie with camera, actually i'm using this camera for event documentation, and other stuff related to that. So, in my opinion manual lens is not for me and i'm in love with AF focus since i tried Canon 70D. But thanks for you recommendation by the way :)

Rahmat Tantular

June 1, 2016 at 1:28AM

I don't understand your recommendation guys, isn't Nofilmschool a videographer website? Why using VR and focus by wire lens to shoot video? Do you have a normal zoom (non native) to advice? I'm looking for one.

June 29, 2016 at 4:51PM


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