The Best Sony Lenses of 2022

From a Tele to Wide angle, you can achieve just about any visual look you're appealing to creatie. So, let’s dive in to the best Sony lenses of this year.

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You heard right. We now sell Sony in the Moment shop. Don’t know about you, but some of us on the team are FROTHING. We’re long-time Sony fans and can’t believe we get to sell some of our favorite camera makers. This is huge. The even better news is we’re carrying newer products for up-to-date tech nerds looking to invest in fresh gear, particularly lenses. Whether you’re a long-time Sony user, like myself, or looking to switch from Canon or Nikon — there’s a little something for everyone. From a Tele to Wide angle, you can achieve just about any visual look you're appealing to creatie. So, let’s dive in.

Interested to learn the difference between full frame lenses vs. APS-C lenses? Read our detailed article for more information.

To Know:

The E 15mm f/1.4 G is Sony's fastest APS-C lens, a brilliant, wide-angle 22.5mm-equivalent prime with sophisticated G Series optics and a slim design that's perfect for travel, landscapes, and walkaround photography. This lens prioritizes image quality and speed while also having an easy-to-use design and smooth focusing performance that is ideal for vlogging and video shooting.

What We Love:

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 22.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Suppressed Focus Breathing

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: APS-C Lens

Best For: Talking head lovers and bloggers needing a wide-angle for all things lifestyle. Small and perfectly compact for any traveling enthusiast.

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Sony

E 15mm F1.4 G Lens

Looking for a versatile Sony lens? The E 15mm F1.4 G Lens will give you outstanding performance, natural bokeh, and great focus control shooting stills or video

Buy for $748.00

To Know:

Capture beautiful portraits with the 85mm F1.8 full-frame E-mount mid-telephoto prime lens. This compact, lightweight lens is ideal for both full-frame and APS C cameras. The 9-blade fast F1.8 aperture delivers beautiful background defocus effects while the dust and moisture resistant design offers robust reliability.

What We Love:

  • Sony E Mount Full Frame format
  • Mid-range telephoto prime
  • ED glass for chromatic aberration compensation
  • Circular 9-blade aperture for beautiful defocus effect

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Lens

Best For: Portrait lovers wanting creamy bokeh'd background.

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Sony

FE 85mm f1.8 Lens

Looking for a compact and lightweight full-frame or APS C camera portrait Sony E-mount prime lens? Capture in quality with the Sony 85mm F1.8 lens

Buy for $598.00

To Know:

The full force of Sony’s latest lens technology brings stunning G Master resolution and exquisite bokeh together in the world’s lightest1 large-aperture telephoto zoom lens. With significantly evolved AF performance, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II can deliver the full potential of today’s advanced still and movie camera bodies.

What We Love:

  • World’s lightest large aperture telephoto zoom

  • G Master quality and performance with excellent corner to corner resolution

  • Advanced optical design including 2x aspherical, 1x XA (extreme aspherical), 2x ED (Extra-low Dispersion), 2x Super ED and 1x ED aspherical lens elements + Nano AR Coating II for incredible G Master resolution and beautiful bokeh

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Lens

Best For: Nature and wildlife photographers or filmmakers wanting an excellent mid-level tele length to their work.

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Sony

70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens

Looking to shoot far with your Sony? The 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens offers outstanding optical quality and autofocus in the lightest package possible

Buy for $2,798.00

To Know:

The full-frame 90mm medium telephoto macro E-mount lens features built-in image stabilization for sharp, clear images at up to 1:1 magnification, even when shooting handheld. Advanced optics and coatings with a 9-blade circular aperture deliver exceptionally smooth bokeh that G Lenses are renowned for. Sharp in-focus rendering is achieved with a floating focus mechanism that suppresses aberration equally at all focusing distances, whether the subject is far away or extremely close. Other advanced technologies, such as the Nano AR Coating and Super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass, elevate overall performance to an extremely high standard.

What We Love:

No Fringing

Two heavy duty dispersion elements are featured in each lens design and helps to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for crisp clarity and color fidelity.

Strong Contrast and Color Profile

A Nano AR Coating application has been made to reduce surface fringing, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.

Great Stabilization for Video

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization minimizes any appearances of camera shake for crispy imagery when filming handheld at a slower shutter speed.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Camera Portrait Lens

Best For: Renowned for its G Lens Bokeh, the 90mm focal length is ideal for crispy, contrasted portraits and an in-depth analysis of wildlife or nature.

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Sony

FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens

Eyeing a medium telephoto - macro lens for your Sony? The FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens has image stabilization for sharp, clear images and great focus control

Buy for $1,098.00

To Know:

This compact full-frame ZEISS® wide-angle zoom lens covers a 16mm to 35mm range with a constant maximum aperture of F4, enabling consistent depth of field and exposure settings at any focal length. The high-performance optical design boasts ZEISS T* (T-star) coating for superior contrast and resolution, five aspherical elements including a large diameter AA (advanced aspherical) element with outstanding surface precision for low distortion and corner to corner sharpness. The SEL1635Z employs Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization, Silent AF and iris (aperture) drive important for movie capture and a 7-blade circular aperture for beautifully defocused backgrounds. Ideal for Full-Frame and APS-C E-mount cameras.

What We Love:

Useful Zoom Range

Enough of a range to truly capture what’s necessary, yet focus on the subject with proper composition.

Classic Cleanliness

Its unique Zeiss glass featuring their all inclusive dust and moisture-resistant design.

Really Versatile

This exceptional zoom range coupled with built-in image stabilization makes this baby a rad choice for snapshots, indoor captures, group scenes, outdoor shots, and more.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Camera Wide Angle Lens

Best For: Best for vlogging while selfie-ing and landscape shots that require full scenes.

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Sony

FE 85mm f1.8 Lens

Looking for a compact and lightweight full-frame or APS C camera portrait Sony E-mount prime lens? Capture in quality with the Sony 85mm F1.8 lens

Buy for $598.00

To Know:

Sony’s greatest full-frame telephoto zoom lens holds exceptional quality, fast auto-focus, and compact design that equally maintains a high level of resolution shared among all of Sony’s flagship Master lens series. It’s an exceptionally powerful photographic tool for a variety of enthusiast and professional shooters, in particular to those who like to commonly shoot sports or wildlife.

What We Love:

Fast-Acting AF

With crazy good resolution and swift, precise autofocus — the lens allows you to capture distant images with precise immediacy.

Lightweight and Mobile For Travel

A crafty modular exterior construction alongside magnesium elements reduce weight and size for improved portability and mobility.

Versatile

A floating focus mechanism achieves a minimum focus distance of just 3.22 ft. (0.98 meters) so you can track and shoot subjects at any distance with one lens.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Camera Zoom Lens

Best For: Best for traveling to capture wildlife or sports action.

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Sony

FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens

Looking for a full-frame super-telephoto zoom lens with outstanding sharpness for your Sony? The compact FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens delivers

Buy for $2,498.00

To Know:

Featuring stellar design and technology in a new persistent F2.8 zoom lens that can fully utilize the performance potential of current and future high-resolution camera bodies. The G Master series of lenses mold imaging and expression to previously unattainable levels with a stunning blend of extremely high resolution and softly dissolving background bokeh. This focal length is one of my favorites, as it's completely designed to adhere to all lifestyle captures and showcase sharpness edge-to-edge.

What We Love:

The Resolution Is Insane

An XA (extreme aspherical) element with superlative surface precision works with ED elements for extraordinary resolution that can capture breathtaking texture and detail.

Constant 2.8 At Any Focal Length

Keep exposure settings constant throughout the zoom range to maintain low-light capability or action-stopping shutter speeds with consistently spectacular image quality.

Sharp Focus at a Fast Speed

Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) minimizes spurious motion while refined algorithms enhance AF operation speed. Smooth and quiet for movies as well as stills.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Camera Lens

Best For: The go-to lens for first time Sony users looking to capture…. whatever they want!

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Sony

FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Looking for a versatile zoom lens for your Sony? The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM is the ultimate choice for professional portrait, travel, and event photographers

Buy for $1,699.99

To Know:

This ultra-wide 20mm prime G Lens offers outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness with a fast F1.8 max. aperture, making it ideal for a wide variety of scenarios like landscape, street, starry-nights, and environmental portraits. Furthermore, the XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear focus motors track focus flawlessly. The features and lightweight design make this lens ideal for videographers and vloggers as well.

What We Love:

Wide and Uncompressed

F1.8 max aperture provides extraordinary exposure and depth of field

Travel Ready

Compact, lightweight design: ideal for both full-frame and APS-C

High Quality

Advanced Aspheric elements for natural, lifelike high resolution.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Mirrorless Lens

Best For: Vloggers with a need for a wide angle, or landscape photographers.

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Sony

FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens

Looking to go ultra-wide with your Sony? The FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens is a prime offering outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness and excellent autofocus

Buy for $898.00