Sony A6000: What about portraits?


posted Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM EDT

We've been working on a piece recently involving portrait shooting and bokeh, in which the Sony A6000 was involved. We got some really good shots with it, as expected based on our earlier test results with the camera. And seeing how crazy-popular it is on our site we thought readers might appreciate seeing them sooner rather than later.

Below is a sampling of the results, most of which were shot with either the Sony 50mm f/1.8 or the Sony 70-200mm f/4 FE G, though there is also a shot with the 16-50mm PZ kit lens as well. It's an interesting quick-glance at some of the types of bokeh you can expect from each lens paired with this camera from a variety of focal lengths, subject-background distances and other factors that contribute to the various flavors attainable in both people shots and images of inanimate objects.

You can view more images in our Sony A6000 gallery, as well as see the EXIF data and gain access to the corresponding RAW files when present. Clicking on any image below will take you to a carrier page for direct access to the full resolution image and EXIF data.

Sony A6000 + 70-200mm f/4 G

1/250s / f/4 / ISO 500 / 200mm eq.
1/200s / f/4 / ISO 640 / 184mm eq.
1/640s / f/4 / ISO 200 / 300mm eq.
1/800s / f/4 / ISO 200 / 300mm eq.
1/2500s / f/4 / ISO 1000 / 180mm eq.

Sony A6000 + 50mm f/1.8

1/2500s / f/1.8 / ISO 100 / 75mm eq.
1/1600s / f/1.8 / ISO 100 / 75mm eq.
1/25s / f/1.8 / ISO 100 / 75mm eq.
1/80s / f/4 / ISO 1600 / 75mm eq.
1/160s / f/2 / ISO 640 / 75mm eq.

Sony A6000 + 16-50mm PZ kit lens

1/50s / f/5.6 / ISO 6400 / 75mm eq.


Jan-2016 UPDATE:
Sony A6000 + 90mm f/2.8 FE = a popular portrait pairing

Nov-2015 UPDATE
Sony A5100 paired with the 55mm f/1.8 FE for portraits

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[Note: most of these images have been slightly modified in post-production software, but the original RAW files exist in our A6000 gallery for most images.]