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01.17.22         photography  

Michael's Sony FE Lens List


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.

G-Master 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


G Series

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 Zeiss

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 Lenses

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 Lenses

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!


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