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Passing up the kit lens to save $50 is remarkably stupid. The lens has flaws, but it has major strengths that more than make up for it.

1) Its very cheap as part of a kit.

2) Full auto

3) Stabilized lens.

4) Very small and convenient

5) Extremely useful focal length covers 90% of shooting scenarios.

6) Silent (good for video)

Problems

1) Soft in the edges. Stop it down and edges sharpen up.

2) Barrel distortion. Camera fixes this automatically.

3) Max aperture of 3.5. Not great, but good for a zoom. You can not compare zooms and primes.

There is some aspiring Ansel Adams who suggested buying a $300-$400 lens to replace the kit lens. He did NOT specify which one. That is because there is no better lens that does not have significant handicaps itself. There is no $400 lens as small with a focal length like the kit lens that the and a bit soft and slow. If you think there is a more useful general purpose lens, let me know. For $50 extra, you'd be an idiot not to get it.

I say get the kit lens for street use and some primes for your specific style. If I am wrong, sell the kit lens for more than you paid for it.
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The kit lens is not that bad; odds are you have bad light. https://www.flickr.com/groups/2122756@N21/pool/
$330 Sigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary DC DN Lens for Sony E
$250 Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens
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A6000 or Canon T7i? I want to replace my baby mama's T5.
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I would grab the $448 deal!!!! Get the body only. The kit lenses are crap, they do not do this camera justice. Find at LEAST a $250-$300 lens. Get an EXTENDED warranty too!
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I would grab the $448 deal!!!! Get the body only. The kit lenses are crap, they do not do this camera justice. Find at LEAST a $250-$300 lens. Get an EXTENDED warranty too!
Recommendations on lenses? Looking to improve on my stock 16-50mm.
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The kit lens is not that bad; odds are you have bad light. https://www.flickr.com/groups/2122756@N21/pool/
$330 Sigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary DC DN Lens for Sony E
$250 Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens
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Damn nice deals! I picked up an a6300 body from crutchfield a few weeks ago using the discover card gift card deals. I spend $500 worth of discover points for $625 in crutchfield gift cards. I'm loving the camera!
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The kit lens is not that bad; odds are you have bad light. https://www.flickr.com/groups/2122756@N21/pool/
$330 Sigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary DC DN Lens for Sony E
$250 Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens
The 50mm 1.8 is a must have!
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Good choice and great price too. I have the A6000 and love it!
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good deal on the sony a6500, going to sell the accessories to sweeten it
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The 50mm 1.8 is a must have!
Thoughts on 50mm vs 35mm. Debating for my first prime
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Thoughts on 50mm vs 35mm. Debating for my first prime
Standard question is what are you shooting? 50mm is great for portrait for a single person and outdoor. 30 or 35mm is better for indoor and group shots (2-3 people)
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Thoughts on 50mm vs 35mm. Debating for my first prime
This is probably personal preference - but I feel like the 35mm is a little bit more versatile, while the 50mm is specifically for portraits. I use the 35mm as my everyday lens.

Both are very good lenses, can't go wrong with either.
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Thoughts on 50mm vs 35mm. Debating for my first prime
depends on what you are shooting (remember these are not full frame cameras). A 50mm on an a6000 is like 75mm. I use it for portraits but it's not really an everyday kinda lens. The 35mm is close to an actual 50mm range so it would give you some more flexibility especially with tight spacing.
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