In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best Sony a58 wide angle lenses currently available on the market right now. Now that we have finally completed our various lens recommendation posts for various Nikon and Canon cameras, we have decided to start doing the same for some of the Sony range.
One thing that we would like to point out is that the Sony a58 is one of the A-mount cameras released by Sony so provided the lens you have your eye on has an A-type lens mount it will natively fit your camera. Both of the lenses that we will be recommending in this article come with the A-type lens mount so there is no need for any additional converters or adapters and will natively fit and work with your a58 camera.
The Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8
The variable focal length of the lens offers a great mix of both wide angle photography at its lower zoom levels with some great portrait photography performance at its higher zoom levels. Throughout the full zoom range of the lens, it offers excellent image quality with very clear photographs no matter what you need.
The autofocus on the lens is relatively fast and sharp doing a solid job in our opinion considering the price tag for the lens. That said, the motor of the autofocus can be a little loud and if you are using it to record video while using your onboard microphone to record your audio track then it will probably pick up the clicks of the focus correct.
You are able to use an external microphone while recording your footage or simply use the manual focus on the lens when recording your video footage as a quick and easy workaround for this. The manual focus and manual zoom lenses are both responsive and easy to use as required allowing you to quickly and easily tweak your image during use.
Although the links on this page have been set up to take our readers directly to the correct variant of the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 that will work with your Sony A58, there are a number of other variants available for other cameras such as Canon and Nikon cameras. If you do decide to pick this lens up from a local store then ensure that you double check that it is the Sony variant that you are purchasing and keep your receipt until you have tried the lens and check that it does actually fit your camera.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Rokinon FE14M-S 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Lens for Sony Alpha A Mount
The lens is a prime lens and has a fixed focal length based around the 14mm lens set up and we feel that this is one of the reasons the lens is so popular. During the age of social media, people are always looking for a way to make their photographs standout and this lens could be the perfect solution. We honestly feel that this, in addition to its budget-friendly price tag, excellent build quality, and decent functionality is the reason that the Rokinon FE14M-S 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Lens has managed to earn itself such a great reputation in such a short period of time.
The manual focus ring on the lens is excellent in our opinion. It is ruggedized and feels totally different to the rest of the texture on the lens allowing you to quickly and easily work your fingers to the rotatable ring and then adjust your image quality as required before capturing your photograph.
The lens also performs well in low light conditions although focusing will be a little harder but that is to be expected even when using one of the expensive super high-end lenses with the most modern autofocus technology.
We really do feel that our readers should check out the Rokinon 14mm lens more if they are interested in capturing some unique photographs with their Sony A58. The lens is established now and has the reputation to reflect its true ability allowing you to seriously consider it as your new wide angle lens.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rokinon FE14mm although the one in the video is branded as a Samyang lens. Our hope with the video is to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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