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The Best Sony Lenses 2021

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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The Best Sony Lenses 2020

My favorites between Sony’s latest and greatest.

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.

  1. The Portrait Goddess - Sony Sonnar T - FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens - $998.00
  2. The Bokeh King - Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Lens - $1,098.00
  3. The Vlogging Choice - Sony Vario-Tessar T FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS - $1,348.00
  4. The Sporty High-Action - Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS - $2,499.00

  5. The Go-To - Sony FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM - $2,198.00

    The Fun Wide Angle - FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens - $898.00

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To Know:

This standard prime lens with a 55mm focal length and large F1.8 maximum aperture offers stunning ZEISS® Sonnar® contrast and resolution for full-frame E-mount bodies. It can also create gorgeous background bokeh to set off your subject when needed. The big, bright maximum aperture means you can shoot handheld in low-light conditions while still getting outstanding sharpness and clarity.

What We Love:

Low Light Beast

The low f/1.8 maximum aperture encourages users to curate images with shallow depth of field and work in low-light conditions with ease.

Sharp As H*ck

Zeiss T* anti-reflective layers have been doubled down surfaces of each lens to minimize reflections to aid greater image clarity, contrast, and color integrity.

Snazzy Bokeh

A spherical nine-blade diaphragm creates a lovely bokeh quality when employing unique focus techniques.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $998.00

Product Type: Camera Portrait Lens

Best For: Portrait lovers looking for that creamy bokeh made possible by low-light aperture lenses.

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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

Price: $1,098.00

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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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

Price: $1,348.00

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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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

Price: $2,499.00

Product Type: Camera Zoom Lens

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

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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

Price: $2,198.00

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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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

Price: $898.00

Product Type: Mirrorless Lens

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

How We Tested:

I’m a Sony guy, always have been. I’m in love with their commitment to boastful camera specs, high-resolution camera bodies, and reliable lenses that capture every look I invision. I took a few sample lenses from our office in Seattle, headed North from Los Angeles to Redding to visit the parents, and made them endure my techie side full force on our family hike. You’ll see in the video some of our familial antics, as well as helpful tips for this short buying guide. I truly hope you can attest my knowledge and experience after years of working alongside the Sony brand. Again, we’re PUMPED that we now sell these bad boys in the shop. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe!

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