We tested the Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS with the demanding A7R to see if it could cope with its massive 36 megapixel resolution. Sony NEX 7 + 24mm f/1.8 | © Alan Chen Photography. Ultra-wide angle rectilinear compact and lightweight primelens is well-suited for landscape, architecture interiors, and astrophotography. Heres my review. The Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 is a stellar performer, with superb, even sharpness across the frame. If you’re coming from Nikon or Canon, you’ll be used to the high price of f/2.8 zooms, the price is more easily justified – there’s a lot of crazy engineering that goes into producing a fixed-aperture lens of this caliber. Only if the weddings are in really bright light. For all around lens, the 24-70mm is too short to my like. Offers half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification ratio and 4.7″ minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects. BEST BARGAIN: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens | Price: $799 Small and light as a lens cap, you can blur the background on the cheap, and the image quality is surprisingly good too. The E 16-70 F4 is also an APS-C crop lens. BEST IN CLASS: Sony FE 90 F2.8 Macro G OSS Lens | Price: $1,098 Fujifilm shooters are ‘limited’ to APS-C or Medium Format, but Sony shooters can decide between crop sensor and full frame.. and most pros choose full frame. I’ll be uploading some sample photos I took in Tokyo soon, but in the meantime, have a read about this incredible lens. Dear Uncle Dave, Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for Sony E is a cheaper way to play that. BEST BARGAIN: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens | Price: $1,399 It could be the only lens you ever need. I’m told that Discount Code: BRIANSMITH has been restored. Normal prime optimizes size as well as weight while rendering notably smooth bokeh with rounded out-of-focus highlights in both the foreground and background. BEST FOR SPEED: Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM FE Art Lens | Price: $1,399 its not that bad but I need a better lens. What would be next for me? 1. If you want to know what lenses to buy for your Sony camera first, this quick summary should help: If you’re looking for an affordable, fun and tiny prime lens for your Sony APS-C sensor (E mount) camera, the Sony 20mm f/2.8 is my pick. And no, it’s not part of their premium and pricey G Master line. The 28mm f/2 is currently the most affordable Sony FE prime lens (see the latest price here), and an absolute bargain when compared to wide angle lenses of a similar caliber by other manufacturers. 680 g. If you’re looking for the best wide angle zoom lens available for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, look no further than the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM. This is a great lens for portraits, weddings, sports and pretty much any time you want a razor sharp medium telephoto. This lens employs a Distagon optical concept with a floating elements design, which maintains consistent sharpness and illumination throughout the focusing range, and a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements help to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations. GM stands for ‘G Master’ – the premium Sony e mount lenses, similar to Canon’s L series. BEST MANUAL FOCUS: Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens | Price: $1,299 It is a versatile and fun little lens that is the perfect complement to a small Sony mirrorless body. BEST IN CLASS (TIE) Sony FE 55mm/1.8 ZA Lens | $998 Remember that FE lenses can be used on all Sony mirrorless cameras (at a 1.5* focal length multiplication). Given this and your comments about the size and heft of the sigmas, (and I know this is a broad question as you don’t know my use case – but I am an avid hobbyist and shooting on travel, adventure trips, and an ongoing student of photography) any other lenses I should be looking at in the future? So it’s also a fair assumption to say that if your primary body is a crop sensor Sony, you’re not earning money via photography. Sony a7R IV | Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM | 1/160 | F/2.8 | ISO 100. Not sure if my toes would, though. This is a departure from previous GM lenses, which tend to be large in order not to sacrifice optical performance. Fast telephoto prime pairs bright and sophisticated optics with intuitive handling and design. I’m not a fan of shooting extensively with a 24mm, so was worried that 28mm would be touch too wide, but it’s actually not too daunting.