Was shooting today in a grade eight classroom. These students are middle class in Malawi, in one of the largest cities. Each student had a desk, and the room had glass in the windows which I haven't seen in Malawi before.
I shot a fair number of images with the Sony Zeiss 24mm on the NEX7 but it was a bit wide. Once I switched to the Sony E-mount 50mm f1.8 I realized what a great little lens this is.
All the press and buzz has been around the Zeiss 24mm. There have been a couple discussions about the 55-210 and a few about the new 50mm. I think the 50mm is one lens most NEX photographers would appreciate.
The kit lens is fine, but it's too slow for low light work, the Sony Zeiss is wonderful but it's high priced and not everyone will go that route. The 50mm should be very reasonable in price and the faster speed lets you take photos that the kit lens just couldn't get.
All these were done at ISO800 on the NEX7. Mostly wide open in a dark classroom handheld.
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