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8 Working with Lenses > Your Second (and Third…) Lens

Your Second (and Third…) Lens

There are really only two advantages to owning just a single lens. One of them is creativity. Keeping one set of optics mounted on your Alpha all the time forces you to be especially imaginative in your approach to your subjects. I once visited Europe with only a single camera body and a 35mm f/2 lens. The experience was actually quite exciting, because I had to use a variety of techniques to allow that one lens to serve for landscapes, available light photos, action, close-ups, portraits, and other kinds of images. Sony makes an excellent “35mm” lens (actually, it’s the SAL-20F28 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens, which provides the equivalent field of view on the Alpha cameras). At $560, this lens is expensive—and very sharp. It focuses down to....


  

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