Im often asked about lenses for Sony Cameras. In the beginning, it was simple because there were so few. Not the case now. Here is a long list of available FE (Full Frame E Mount) lenses, with comments next to the ones I have owned or used.
These are generally regarded as the best in the class of FE lenses, that said, others offer tremendous value.
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM = $2,198
- This is my bread and butter lens and lives on my Sony A7IV. I use it 80% of the time for all video shooting & landscapes and has become my walk around lens as well.
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens = $1,398
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens = $2,298
Perfect for weddings, short distance sports, and portraits.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens = $2,798
- This is the updated version of the above. While I have not used it, the reviews and sample images say this is a home run lens.
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens = $1,998
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM = $1,798
Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM = $1,398
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM = $2,198
- An absolutely incredible wide angle zoom. One of the best I have ever tested. Amazing for landscapes and wide angle video.
Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM = $1,598
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS = $1,498
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS = $2,498
Probably a better tele-zoom than the G series 200-600 for general sports shooting. The 200-600 is significantly larger, heavier, but less expensive and is more suited to wildlife and bird shooting.
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM = $2,998
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM = $2,098
Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM = $12,998
Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS = $11,998
Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G = $898
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 = $248
This is probably a must have for all FE shooters on a budget. Very light, affordable, decent results.
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS = $1,398
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 = $598
Another a must have for all FE shooters on a budget. A better portrait lens than the 50 1.8.
Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS = $1,998
Large and heavy, but an outstanding sports and wildlife lens!
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS = $1,098
One of the sharpest lenses known to mankind. Incredible for Macro use.
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 = $1,398
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 = $748
Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G = $598
Sony FE 40mm f/2.5 G = $598
Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G = $907
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA = $598
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA = $998
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS = $898
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS = $1,348
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA = $1,010.48
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA = $1,498
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA = $610.72
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA = $998
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens = $899
An incredible alternative to the 24-70 2.8 G master.
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens = $1,199
An incredible alternative to the 70-200 2.8 G master.
Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD = $549.00
Sigma 150-600 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Sony E - Ive used the Sigma 150-600 on other cameras, not specifically on the A7iv. Definitely gives you a lot of reach at an affordable price, its one of the best values out there. That said I wasn't thrilled with the performance of this lens on the extreme ends, especially anything over 500mm. I would really consider this a 200-500, but the price makes it one of the most purchased zoom lenses ever.
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens = $1,299
This is a very heavy, well built wide angle lens- has some of the best optics of any wide angle zoom on the planet. Better for interior shooting than landscapes, as it has a fixed petal hood that is not friendly to filter accessories.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens = $1,099
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens = $1,599
Did I miss any? Disagree with my assessments? If so, let me know in the comments below!