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Low Light Portrait Photography

Dan Eitreim

July 23, 2015

Anyone interested in low light candid portrait shots should make a really good investment by getting a Sony 16-80. If you don’t trust one person’s comments on this particular camera lens then go find some other lens review or perhaps check out several reviews to see a particular pattern-people love this lens.

The Sony 16-80 is actually the Konica Minolta 50mm f1.4 update but in real life application, this lens outperforms the previous product by several notches. The picture quality is great even for beginners who are learning the ropes of landscaping. The picture quality is pretty sharp and you can even shoot pictures indoors and just keep the UV filter off. Given the price of this lens, you are really getting the most out of your money.

Another advantage with the Sony 16-80 lens is more accurate and faster focusing. This is largely due to its bigger aperture that allows more light to get to the focusing system. The auto focusing system works pretty fast especially if you’re shooting your pictures in low light. People still get a very sharp quality out of the pictures they shoot without making any adjustments.

Yet another advantage one can get from the larger aperture of the Sony 16-80 lens is increased flash range. This works really great when you plan to take a lot of pictures indoors. In very simple terms, this lens basically increases the maximum flash range to around 40%. Yet another great advantage that anyone can point to, and this one is especially true for beginners, is the fact that this lens makes putting the background images out of your focus a lot easier.

The Manufacturer’s Specs

The Sony 16-80 is 1.69 inches in length and has a diameter of 2.56 inches. It weighs around eight ounces. Its minimum focus distance is set at 1.5 feet; and for low-light shots, it has a circular aperture. The diameter of the filter is 55 mm. It uses Sony’s image stabilization system to minimize blurs. This lens is specifically designed for Sony’s SLR cameras and is best suited for fully open indoor apertures.

The minimum aperture of the Sony 16-80 is f22. On the other hand, has a maximum aperture of f1.4. This one of a kind lens has a focal length of 50mm (35m equivalent) and 75mm (APS). Its maximum magnification is at 0.15x. The out of the box experience you can get when you buy this product is pretty impressive as well. Customers get a rear and front lens cap plus a lens hood when they purchase one of these worthwhile lenses.

Verdict

This Sony camera lens can easily earn a big two thumbs up in any lens review. The beautiful color reproduction, its convenient size and weight, and its faster focusing give a pretty good impression. Given the overall quality and the benefits one can get out of the Sony 16-80, we can say that it is a worthwhile investment.

And now I’d like to invite you to see sample images, full optical test and other customer feedback on this lens at www.photoseis.com/sony-16-80.If you think this lens is not for you, check out the Sony 16-105mm lens as an alternative.

Article Source: EzineArticles.com

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