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Top18 Best Sony E Mount Lenses 2018-2019:Buyer’s Guide

Top18 Best Sony E Mount Lenses 2018-2019:Buyer’s Guide and Reviews

Best Sony E Mount Lenses 2018-2019-Best Sony E-Mount Lens Guide. If you are looking for the best APS-C E-mount lenses for Sony a6500, a6300, a6000, a5100, a5000 and Sony NEX mirrorless cameras. Here is the ultimate Sony E-Mount Lens Guide for you – We pick the best E-mount lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto.

Since the Sony full frame E-mount (FE) lenses are too expensive and much heavier, the lenses in this guide, optimized for the smaller APS-C sensor cameras, are referred to as E-mount lenses. These E-mount lenses can also be used with Sony a7-Series E-mount cameras in APS-C or Super35 crop mode. If you are considering stepping up to full frame in the future, see the Best Sony Full Frame E-mount Lenses.

Sony’s latest E-mount mirrorless cameras like Sony a6500, a6300, a6000 and a5100 are offered with Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, which is a nice start for beginners. However, the E-mount lenses below offer superior optical performance, professional-looking portraits, sharper photos at night, no matter whether you’re an amateur photographer or seasoned veteran.

Below are the top recommended Sony E-Mount lenses. Keep in mind that Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras have a 1.5x crop factor, meaning that a 50mm lens will behave like a 75mm lens on a 35mm camera, and you’ll see the 35mm equivalent for reference. We recommend adding at least a Sony E-mount prime lens, an ultra-wide angle lens and a zoom lens to your kit as soon as possible.

Best Sony E Mount Lenses 2018-2019

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meike-mk-6-5mm-fisheyeMeike MK 6.5mm f/2.0 Circular Fisheye APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $150
Manual focus Ultra-wide 192 degree diagonal field-of-view circular fisheye lens for Sony APS-CE-mount mirorrless cameras features multi-layer nano coating to reduce the lens flare. It has a minimum focusing distance of 70mm.

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Sony E-Mount APS-C Zoom Lenses

Sony-E-10-18Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS APS-C Lens< | Price: $848
Ultra wide-angle E-mount zoom lens offers a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire focal length range. This 10-18mm (35mm fullframe equivalent of 15-27mm) provides an ultra wide angle zoom for shooting landscapes, in tight quarters or for creative exaggerated perspectives and built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system.

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Sony-E-16-50mm-OSSSony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom APS-C Lens | Price: $348
Compact retractable zoom lens 16-50mm (35mm fullframe equivalent of 24-75mm) covers shooting lengths from true wide angle to standard portrait length and is a great day-to-day type compact lens. When powered on, the lens expands, but in its off position the lens is only 1.2″ (30mm) which will fit in your pocket.

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Sony-E-16-70-f4-ZASony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $998
Mid-range zoom lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 24-105mm) covering wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives. Constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which serves to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps.

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Sony-E-18-55mm-F3-5-5-6-lensSony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 APS-C Lens | Price: $298
The original kit zoom for Sony NEX E-mount cameras. This wide to medium zoom lens is ideal for a variety of subjects including portraits and landscapes. With a near focus distance of only 9.7″, you can get in tight for close-ups. Internal motor allows for smooth and quiet autofocusing, great for capturing images in the camera’s HD movie mode.

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Sony-E-PZ-18-105-F4-G-OSSSony E 18-105mm F4 G OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $598
This zoom lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 27-158mm) covers wide-angle to telephoto. It has two extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements to minimize distortion and chromatic aberrations with enhanced contrast and clarity. Constant f/4 maximum aperture and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.

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Sony-PZ-18-110mm-F4-G-OSS-E-mount-lensSony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $3498
Featuring Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) resulting in no axial shift and no focus shift while zooming along with minimal focus breathing which makes it ideal for video filmmakers and cinematographers using Sony FS5 and Sony FS7 XDCAM Super 35 video cameras and Sony a6300, a6000, a5100 and a5000 mirrorless cameras.

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Sony-E-18-200mmSony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $898
This 11x optical zoom (35mm fullframe equivalent of 27-300mm) lens can handle everything from wide landscape photos to portraits to sports, action and even wildlife photography with the telephoto up to 300mm. Four aspherical elements which reduce aberrations across the entire zoom range, a quiet AF motor for improved sound recording with video, and optical Steady Shot image stabilization for steadier handheld shots.

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Sony-E-18-200mm-F3-5-6-3-OSSSony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE APS-C Lens | Price: $848
With the broad focal length coverage of the lens, from 18mm wide angle to 200mm telephoto, it is also an ideal high-magnification “travel” lens. With it, you can capture grand landscapes, charming portraits, and even sports and nature shots. Optical SteadyShot (OSS) technology aids in this by cutting down on blur caused by camera shake, reducing the reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dark environments.

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Sony-E-PZ-18-200mm-F3-5-6-3-OSSSony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $1198
Powerful, yet compact zoom lens for APS-C format E-mount mirrorless cameras with an internal linear stepping motor that provides quiet and smooth focusing that’s ideal when shooting video. Power Zoom offers three variable zoom speeds, plus it offers constant speed zooming for slow, smooth zooms when shooting video. Zoom can be controlled from camcorders that feature built-in zoom levers and by the standard control on the lens barrel.

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Sony-E-55-210mm-OSSSony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $348
Two extra-low dispersion elements, combined with Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization, improve the overall quality of images captured at the telephoto end of the zoom range, especially while shooting in low-light. Internal focusing and linear motor-driven AF system provide responsive yet quiet focus while minimizing mechanical noise. A separate manual focusing ring is capable of Direct Manual Focus.

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Sony E-Mount APS-C Prime Lenses

Sony-E-16-F2-8Sony E 16mm f/2.8 APS-C Lens | Price: $248
This lightweight and compact lens is exceptionally portable (it will fit in your pocket). It features an internal stepping motor for smooth, accurate, and very quiet auto-focusing for photos and videos. Its fast f/2.8 maximum aperture helps to deliver clear images in low lighting.

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Sony-E-20mm-2-8Sony E 20mm F2.8 APS-C Lens | Price: $348
Compact 20mm prime lens for the Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture is bright enough for low-light capture and shallow depth of field imaging and its optical design consists of three aspherical elements which correct distortions and aberrations and provide clear, high contrast, detailed images. A smooth, quiet internal stepping motor is used for both focus drive and aperture actuation. makes it ideal for shooting video.

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Sony-E-24mm-F1-8-ZASony E 24mm/1.8 ZA APS-C Lens | Price: $1098
Versatile medium wide-angle lens (equivalent of 36mm in full-frame 35mm format) with superb Zeiss Sonnar optical design. The lens design includes aspherical lenses which compensate for distortion and an ED element which suppresses chromatic aberration, for excellent corner-to-corner sharpness – even wide open. The wide maximum aperture of f/1.8 is ideal for shooting under low-light conditions and to create photos with shallow depth-of-field.

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Sony-E-30mm-F3-5-MacroSony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro APS-C Lens | Price: $278
Featuring a 1:1 magnification ratio so subjects can be captured at full size on the camera’s image sensor. Ideal for macro close-ups of flowers, insects, and small objects. ED glass and multi-coating minimize chromatic aberration and color bleeding to produce clear, crisp photos and video. Internal stepping motor and rear-focusing design provide the quiet, smooth operation that’s required for high-quality video capture.

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Sony-E-35mm-F1-8-OSSSony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $448
This compact prime lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 52.5mm) offers a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture ideal for blur-free capture of fast moving subjects and shooting in low light. Quiet linear motor controls focus and in-lens stepping motor controls aperture offer smooth and virtually silent lens action, ideal for shooting video. Sony’s built-in Optical Image Stabilization system provides approximately 4-stops worth of anti-shake control.

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Sony-E-50mm-F1-8-OSSSony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS APS-C Lens | Price: $298
This prime portrait-length lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 75mm) features a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture with a seven-blade circular aperture that provides a smooth out-of-focus backgrounds. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which works to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps to support use in low-light conditions.

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THIRD-PARTY E-MOUNT APS-C LENSES:

Zeiss Touit E-Mount APS-C Lenses

Here’s a great trio of Auto-Focus Zeiss Touit lenses that offer great optical quality:

Zeiss-Touit-12aZeiss Touit 12mm/2.8 APS-C Lens | Price: $999
Wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for use on APS-C-sized image sensors which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm. This lens is compatible with Sony E mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including autofocus and exposure control.

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Zeiss-Touit-32Zeiss Touit 32mm/1.8 APS-C Lens | Price: $720
Normal length prime lens designed specifically for use on APS-C-sized image sensors, and as such provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 48mm. This lens is compatible with Sony E mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including autofocus and exposure control.

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Zeiss-Touit-50mm-f2-8-MacroZeiss Touit 50mm/2.8 Macro APS-C Lens | Price: $999
Moderate telephoto macro prime lens designed for use on cameras with APS-C format sensors, this lens is compatible with Sony E mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including auto-focus and exposure control.

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Sigma E-Mount APS-C Lenses

Sigma-E-19mm-F2-8-DNSigma 19mm f/2.8 DN E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $199
Prime wide-angle lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 28.5mm) with minimum focus distance is just 7.9″. It’s f/2.8 maximum aperture is ideal for shallow depth of field imaging and low light situations. Internal focusing system means the lens does not extend when focusing and its newly developed linear autofocus motor is accurate and quiet. It has three glass molded aspherical elements to keep aberrations at a minimum.

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Sigma-30mm-F1-4-Contemporary-LensSigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $339
Fast, versatile prime designed for APS-C Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, where it provides a 45mm equivalent focal length. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is ideal for shooting in low-light and allows selective focus. Optical design includes one aspherical element and one double-sided aspherical element pair to significantly reduce spherical aberrations for increased clarity and definition for sharp image quality,

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Sigma-E-30mm-F2-8-DNSigma 30mm f/2.8 DN E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $199
Standard prime lens equivalent to a 45mm lens in the 35mm format. With a minimum focus distance is 11.8″ and f/2.8 maximum aperture allows relatively shallow depth of field. Inner focusing system means the lens does not extend when focusing and its newly developed linear autofocus motor is accurate and quiet. Two glass molded aspherical elements including a double-sided aspherical element, keep aberrations to a minimum.

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Sigma-E-60mm-F2-8-DNSigma 60mm f/2.8 DN E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $239
With a 90mm focal length equivalent in the 35mm format, this is a mid-range telephoto length lens ideal for portraits. The minimum focus distance on this lens is 19.7″ with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides shallow depth of field and makes this lens effective in low light. Linear auto focus motor provides accurate and quiet focusing which is ideal when shooting video.

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Tamron E-Mount APS-C Lenses

Tamron-E-18-200-Di-III-VC-lensTamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $739
This APS-C zoom lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 27-300mm) incorporates a stepping motor that is optimal for Sony mirrorless which only have contrast-detection AF systems. It’s equipped with Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) to enables easy handheld shooting.

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MANUAL FOCUS E-MOUNT APS-C LENSES:

Rokinon/Samyang/Bower E-Mount APS-C Lenses

Rokinon, Samyang and Bower offer manual focus E-mount lenses designed for Mirrorless APS-C cameras. Despite different branding, the optical construction of all these lenses is identical.

Rokinon-E-8mm-F2-8-UMC-FisheyeRokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $299
Fisheye lens specifically designed for APS-C sized image sensors providing a full 180° angle of view. With three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and UMC coating has been applied to the lens elements to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting.

Rokinon Available in Black & Silver
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Bower Available in Black

Rokinon-E-8mm-F3-5-UMC-Fisheye-CS-IIRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye CS II E-mount APS-C Lens | Price $250
180° rectilinear fisheye lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 12mm. With one hybrid aspherical element reduces chromatic aberrations. UMC coating improves light transmission and suppresses lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich, color-neutral images. Removable lens hood also helps to reduce lens flare and surface reflections.

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Rokinon-E-10mm-F2-8-ED-AS-NCS-CSRokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $399
Wide-angle prime lens provides 35mm-equivalent focal length of 15mm for a 109.5° angle of view, this lens is well-suited for interior, architectural, and landscape photography. One extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion. Nano Coating System (NCS) reduces surface reflections to prevent lens flare and ghosting.

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Rokinon-E-12mm-F2-NCS-CS-lensRokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $399
With it’s fast f/2.0 maximum aperture this lens excels in difficult lighting conditions and also enables greater control over focus placement. It has a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh and one extra-low dispersion element and a three aspherical elements to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness.

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Rokinon-E-16mm-F2-ED-AS-UMC-CSRokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $379
Manual focus wide-angle APS-C lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 24mm) with fast maximum aperture of f/2.0 is effective in low light shooting and provides shallow depth of field. With two aspherical lens elements and one extra-low dispersion element, chromatic aberrations are minimized and sharp, color-accurate images are the result. UMC lens coating facilitates even light transmission and reduces ghosting and flares.

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Samyang Available in Black
Bower Available in Black

Rokinon-21mm-F1-4-APS-E-MountRokinon 21mm f/1.4 E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $399
With it’s fast f/1.4 maximum aperture this lens excels in difficult lighting conditions and also enables greater control over focus placement. It has a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh and one extra-low dispersion element and a three aspherical elements to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness.

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Rokinon-35mm-F1-2-APSRokinon 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $499
This standard angle manual focus lenses for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors offers a bright F1.2 aperture to allow fast shutter speed even under the restricted lighting conditions. It also offers shallow depth of field with beautiful Bokeh. Samyang Optics Ultra Multi Coating and two aspherical lenses have been included among nine glasses in seven groups to minimise aberrations.

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Rokinon-E-50mm-F1-2Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $499
Fast prime offering a portrait lens provides a 75mm equivalent focal length with a bright f/1.2 maximum aperture and rounded nine-blade diaphragm for a smooth bokeh quality. The lens construction incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions for a cleaner, sharper image quality void of color fringing. Ultra Multi-Coating boosts contrast by suppressing lens flare and ghosting.

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Rokinon-E-Reflex-300mm-F6-3-EDRokinon Reflex 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS E-mount APS-C Lens | Price: $260
The lens’ Cassegrain design enables it to achieve a 450mm 35mm-equivalent focal length perspective within a compact and lightweight lens design that is significantly smaller than a traditional 300mm lens. It features a fixed f/6.3 aperture and utilizes manual focus operation for focusing as closely as 2.95 feet. One extra-low dispersion element and the inherent mirror construction of the lens work to eliminate chromatic aberrations.

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Samyang Available in Black & Silver
Bower Available in Black & Silver

FAST Glass for APS-C E-Mount

Feeling the need for speed? These manual focus lenses all offer maximum aperture faster than F 1.0!

Handevision-Ibelux-40mm-0-85Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $799
The World’s Fastest E-Mount lens with its exceptionally fast f/0.85 maximum aperture. This manual focus prime lens has an optical construction of 10 elements in 8 groups, including a concave front element to reduce chromatic aberrations. It has a 10-blade diaphragm and circular aperture produces a pleasing bokeh. This is a BIG lens that weighs in at a whopping 2.65 pounds.

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Mitakon-35-F0-95-E-lensMitakon Zhongyi 35mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E | Price: $599
Designed for low-light performance and refined depth of field control, this manual focus prime lens is ideally suited to working in difficult lighting conditions and for creative focus control. It incorporates six extra-low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion.

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SLRMagicHyperPrime50SLR Magic 50mm f/0.95 Hyperprime APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $1250
Another extremely fast manual focus prime lens (35mm fullframe equivalent of 75mm) with a maximum aperture of f/0.95. Its wide maximum aperture is particularly useful in low light and for its extremely shallow depth of field. Designed to be equally effective for still photographers and cinematographers who want pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds created by the shallow depth of field. It has a geared, stepless aperture ring.

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kamlan-50mm-f1-1-lensKamlan 50mm F1.1 APS-C Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $170
While F1.1 may seem a tad bit slow compared to the F0.85 & 0.95 lenses listed above, snagging a 50mm F1.1 manual focus lens for under two bills is pretty impressive… because in the words of Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel, “the numbers go to 1.1…”

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Circular Fisheye Lenses for APS-C E-Mount

7artisans-7-5mm-f-2-8-fisheye-lens7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 APS-C Fisheye Fixed Lens for Sony E-mount | Price $139
This budget-priced APS-C Circular Fisheye lenses features 11 Elements in 8 Groups, 12 Blade Diaphragm and Multi-Layer Coating. Compact and Lightweight 0.6oz/275g, yet it features an Aluminum Body and Copper Core. Aperture Range: F2.8-22. Closest Focus Distance: 0.12m.

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meike-mk-6-5mm-fisheyeMeike MK 6.5mm f/2.0 Circular Fisheye APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $150
Manual focus Ultra-wide 192 degree diagonal field-of-view circular fisheye lens for Sony APS-CE-mount mirorrless cameras features multi-layer nano coating to reduce the lens flare. It has a minimum focusing distance of 70mm.

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Lensbaby-E-Circular-FisheyeLensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $300
Manual focus 5.8mm lens provides a circular image. The lens has an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/22 and captures a 185˚ angle of view. It features a close focusing range starting at 0.25″ and going to infinity, all while providing expansive depth of field and image sharpness.

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Yasuhara-Madoka-E-180-Circular-FisheyeYasuhara Madoka 180 Fisheye APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $279
This 7.3mm circular fisheye lens was specifically designed for Sony APS-C E-mount cameras. Called the Madoka, which means round in old Japanese, the lens offers a 180º angle of view and is the first compact mirrorless camera lens to provide circular fisheye images.

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Specialty Lenses for APS-C E-Mount

Yasuhara-Momo-28mm-F6-4-Soft-Focus-LensYasuhara Momo 100 28mm f/6.4 Soft Focus E-mount Lens | Price: $179
Characterized by its simple doublet optical design, this lens relies on spherical aberration to produce a soft and glowing image quality, while still delivering in-focus results, for an ethereal look. Softness can be adjusted by manually adjusting the aperture setting, and manual focus control is also available for working with subjects as close as 11.8″ away. This lens has a slim, pancake profile that measures just over 1″ long for portability and sleek form factor.

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Yasuhara-Nanoha-Macro-5-1-lensYasuhara Nanoha 5:1 Macro Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $500
This macro lens offers 4:1 or 5:1 magnifications. Its removable lighting module has three LEDs for lighting very small objects. It includes four plastic holders that can be mounted to the front of the lens to maintain a consistent distance of 0.43-0.75 inches (11-19mm) between lens and subject.

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Budget Lenses for APS-C E-Mount

Here’s a round-up of budget-priced Chinese Manual Focus E-Mount APS-C Lenses.

7artisans E-Mount APS-C Lenses

7artisans-7-5mm-f-2-8-fisheye-lens7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 APS-C Fisheye Lens for Sony E-mount | Price $139
This budget-priced APS-C Circular Fisheye lenses features 11 Elements in 8 Groups, 12 Blade Diaphragm and Multi-Layer Coating. Compact and Lightweight 0.6oz/275g, yet it features an Aluminum Body and Copper Core. Aperture Range: F2.8-22. Closest Focus Distance: 0.12m.

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7artisans-25mm-f1-8-lens7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Lens for Sony E-mount | Price: $70
This budget-priced APS-C wide angle prime lens features 7 Elements in 5 Groups with 12 Blade Diaphragm. Compact and Lightweight 0.31oz/143g yet built with Aluminum Body and Copper Core construction.

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Neewer E-Mount APS-C Lenses

neewer-25mm-f0-95-lensNeewer 25mm f/0.95 Manual Focus Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount | $376
Manual focus wide-angle APS-C fast aperture prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras features built-in telescoping lens hood, smooth focusing operation and a metal mount for added stability and multi-coated to reduce flare.

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neewer-28mm-f2-8-lensNeewer 28mm f/2.8 Manual Focus Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount | $70
Manual focus wide-angle APS-C prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras features smooth focusing operation and a metal mount for added stability and multi-coated to reduce flare.

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neewer-35mm-f1-7-manual-focus-lensNeewer 35mm f/1.7 Manual Focus Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount | $105
Manual focus normal APS-C prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras features smooth focusing operation and a metal mount for added stability and multi-coated to reduce flare.

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neewer-50mm-f2-lensNeewer 50mm f/2.0 Manual Focus Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount | $61
Manual focus telephoto APS-C prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras features smooth focusing operation and a metal mount for added stability and multi-coated to reduce flare.

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Meike E-Mount APS-C Lenses

meike-mk-6-5mm-fisheyeMeike MK 6.5mm f/2.0 Circular Fisheye APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $150
Manual focus Ultra-wide 192 degree diagonal field-of-view circular fisheye lens for Sony APS-CE-mount mirorrless cameras features multi-layer nano coating to reduce the lens flare. It has a minimum focusing distance of 70mm.

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meike-mk-e-12mm-f2-8-lensMeike 12mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle APS-C E-Mount Lens with Removable Hood | Price: $230
Manual focus Ultra-wide angle APS-C E-Mount Lens. Constructed of 12 glass elements in 10 groups with aperture range of f2.8 – f22. Minimum focusing distance of only 3.94 inches this lens takes a 72mm filters and includes a removable lens hood.

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meike-mk-e-28mm-f2-8-lensMeike MK-E 28mm f/2.8 Manual Focus APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $81
Manual focus wide-angle prime lens for Sony APS-C E-mount mirorrless cameras features super multi-coated lens coatings and 6 elements in 5 groups.

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meike-mk-e-35mm-f1-7-lensMeike MK-E 35mm f 1.7 APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $90
Manual focus normal prime lens for Sony APS-C E-mount mirorrless cameras features super multi-coated lens coatings and 6 elements in 5 groups.

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meike-mk-e-50mm-f2-lensMeike MK-E-50mm f/2.0 APS-C E-Mount Lens | Price: $83
Manual focus telephoto prime lens for Sony APS-C E-mount mirorrless cameras features super multi-coated lens coatings and 6 elements in 5 groups.

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Mitakon E-Mount APS-C Lenses

Mitakon-Zhongyi-24mm-F1-7Mitakon Zhongyi FreeWalker 24mm f/1.7 Lens for Sony E | Price: $349
Fast wide-angle prime lens designed for APS-C Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, where it provides a 36mm equivalent focal length. The bright f/1.7 maximum aperture is ideal when shooting in low light and it allows increased control for shallow depth of field photography. Extra-low dispersion glass has been incorporated into the optical design to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and color accuracy.

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Mitakon-35-F0-95-E-lensMitakon Zhongyi 35mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E | Price: $599
Designed for low-light performance and refined depth of field control, this manual focus prime lens is ideally suited to working in difficult lighting conditions and for creative focus control. It incorporates six extra-low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion.

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APS-C E-MOUNT CINE LENSES:

Sony E-Mount AF Cine Lenses

Before jumping to manual focus cine lenses, it’s first worth taking a look at a pair of Sony E-mount AF lenses featuring Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) resulting in no axial shift and no focus shift while zooming along with minimal focus breathing:

Sony-PZ-18-110mm-F4-G-OSS-E-mount-lensSony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS Lens
Format: Super 35/APS-C | Price: $3498
Featuring Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) resulting in no axial shift and no focus shift while zooming along with minimal focus breathing which makes it ideal for video filmmakers and cinematographers using Sony FS5 and Sony FS7 XDCAM Super 35 video cameras and Sony a6300, a6000, a5100 and a5000 mirrorless cameras.

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Zeiss Super 35 E-Mount Cine Lenses

Zeiss-15-30mm-CZ-2-Compact-ZoomZeiss 21-100mm T2.9-3.9 Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 Lens | Price: $9,900
Priced a hair under Ten-Thousand-Dollars, this Super 35 E-Mount lens features a 21-100mm zoom range, making it a one-size-fits-all alternative for budget-constrained productions. The lens is optimized for digital cinematography with focus markings in feet. It will cover image sensors sizes up to Super 35mm.

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Fujinon MK Cine Zoom Lenses

fujinon-mk-18-55mm-t2-9Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 E-Mount Lens | Price: $3,799
This lightweight cine-style zoom lens for E-mount cameras with a Super 35mm-sized sensor. It features a mechanical design with three independent lens control rings: focus, iris, and zoom. Each ring incorporates a cine-style gear with a 0.8 MOD for interfacing with standard cine-style lens accessories. The focus ring features approximately 200° of rotation, which provides room or precise focus pulls, and the iris is clickless, enabling smooth iris pulls. The lens also incorporates a macro mode for close focusing capabilities.

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fujinon-mk50-135-t2-9-e-mountFujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 E-Mount Lens | Price: $3,999
This lightweight cine-style zoom lens for E-mount cameras with a Super 35mm-sized sensor. It features a mechanical design with three independent lens control rings: focus, iris, and zoom. Each ring incorporates a cine-style gear with a 0.8 MOD for interfacing with standard cine -style lens accessories. The focus ring features approximately 200° of rotation, which provides room or precise focus pulls, and the iris is clickless, enabling smooth iris pulls. The lens also incorporates a macro mode for close focusing capabilities.

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Sigma E-Mount APS-C Cine Lenses

Sigma’s new line of E-Mount Cine Lenses based on their DSLR lenses. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show EF-mount instead of E-mount]

Sigma-18-35mm-T2-Cine-LensSigma 18-35mm T2.0 High Speed Zoom Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3,999
High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high-resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. According to Sigma, despite offering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom Line has a compact construction.

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Sigma-50-100mm-T2-Cine-LensSigma 50-100mm T2.0 High Speed Zoom Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3,999
High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high-resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. According to Sigma, despite offering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom Line has a compact construction.

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 Best sony e mount lenses 2018-2019 Reviews

1. Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

(Best Wide-Angle Zoom E-Mount Lens)

Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Lens

Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Lens

$729.00

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This is the best sony E-mount lens for a reason. Popularly known as an APS-C camera lens with a glossy finish, it resonates quite well with high-quality production. If you are looking for a wide-angle zoom e-mount lens out there, then makes a great choice.

Besides its authoritative focal length, which is an equivalent to almost 27 mm field of view for landscape, indoors, and group shots, Sony 10-18mmf/ 4 OSS has powerful built-in optical SteadyShot for image stabilization.

Sony 10-18mm OSS APS-C e-mount Sony lens has a f/4 aperture throughout its zoom range. Given that it falls on the tipping scale of 225g, it is a highly lightweight Sony lens for a600 a6300, and a6500 camera than most ordinary lenses.

The built-in optical SteadyShot is extremely powerful in that it can capture high quality and blur-free images and videos even in low light. A minimum focus of 25cm seems to fit the e-mount lens well. This range is ideal for shooting closer to your subject. Moreover, the range is excellent for claustrophobic environments.

As one of the best sony e-mount lenses for the money, it features a 62mm filter ring. Because this ring is steady and never rotates, it makes a perfect object for polarizing as well as graduated filter. On top of that, its circular aperture guarantees amazing low-light shots and defocused circular effects.

2. Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens

(Best Wide-Angle Prime E-Mount Lens)

Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Touit Series

Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Touit Series

$999.00
$949.99
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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Sony is not an average petty sony e-mount lenses with a ‘satisfaction guaranteed’ tag. Every junkie with a passion for landscape photography concedes this is an exceptionally breathtaking lens for Sony cameras.

Because it supports phase detection, it makes a unique autofocus system for all Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Furthermore, this Sony lens beats Fuji 14mm for its sharp focus, image clarity, and precision. In addition, unlike Sigma and Tokina lenses, Sonny fully supports Zeiss e-mount lens without implementing any instance of reverse engineering.

Its support for high-speed autofocus makes it one of the best wide-angle prime e-mount lenses out there. Perhaps the most noticeable and more significant feature is the compatibility of this sony e-mount lenses with multiple camera functions. These include exposure and auto focus control, selective focus application, and focus plane settings.

This lens would not have been otherwise complete without optical design. It has an anti-reflective coating built for image clarity and contrasts. When we tested this lens, we noticed that that the hood is too tight and the aperture ring turns too easy. Even then, the corner-to-corner sharpness and resolution, as well as the quality of the images, definitely stand out.

3. Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm F/1.8

(Best Wide-Angle Prime E-Mount Lens)

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T E 24mm F1.8 ZA

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T E 24mm F1.8 ZA

$1,099.99
$1,098.00
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Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.8  sony e-mount lens stands its ground as the best masterpiece for the NEX shooter. Moreover, it competes well with the big boys like Summicron M Aspherical Leica 28mm.

The image coming straight out of the camera through this sony e-mount lens is sharper at f/2 as opposed to jpeg photos captured using the Leica 2 8mm lens.

Carl Zeiss e-mount Sony lens for Sony APS-C cameras is quality and way beyond its price. And why is that? For the simplest of reason, the likes of Leica Aspherical lenses that cost 3 or 4 times more don’t deliver a precise precision and sharp focus like Carl Zeiss does. In addition, when it comes to aperture blades, no other Sony e-mount lens out there beats the quality of Sony Carl Zeiss.

Concisely, Zeiss Carl’s 7 circular aperture blades deliver unique image background when you set them wide open. We are amazed by the silence of the lens. The smoothness and quietness are necessary for video production.

This sony e-mount lens has two motors: a linear motor and a stepping motor. The linear motor helps you to ensure low-noise or no-noise focus operation. On the other hand, the stepping motor provides you with a silent and smooth aperture, and therefore it is ideal for high-quality movies.

4. Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

(Best Portrait E-Mount Lens)

Sony 35mm f/1.8

Sony 35mm f/1.8

$449.99
$448.00
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Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS is a perfect upgrade for the 16-50mm kit lens. Not only is it much brighter than the 16-50mm kit lens, but also it produces high-quality images and videos.

When reviewing the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS e-mount lens, we didn’t want to forget one super important feature: focus.

Let’s be honest, whether you are a photographer by profession or just an average person shooting photos and videos for fun, you want to make sure you get shots in focus. If anything, it begs for the best Sony e-mount lenses with the best focus. So, we recommend Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS because it has a very sharp focus than most e-mount Sony lenses on this list.

This lens has a fixed focal length that can handle a variety of shootings. So, whether you are a landscapes artist or a street photographer, the 35mm Sony f/1.8 lens should do the job for you. If not for the high-speed linear motor and in-line stepping motor, we doubt it would be possible to provide smooth focusing and precise aperture control. Moreover, the inclusion of the motors, which can eliminate possible noise from lens drive, makes this lens the best for video shooting.

5. Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS

(Best Portrait E-Mount Lens)

Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens

$298.88
$298.00
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Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS is one of the best Sony e-mount lenses, and there are good reasons why we think it fits the list. It has been dubbed a mind blower by hundreds of photography fans.

After spending hours studying the user guide and testing the lens to confirm this claim, we discover more mind blowing aspects of this e-mount lens. The lens, made from aluminum alloy barrel, is not only lightweight but also elegant and beautiful to the eyes. It also has an aperture control and linear autofocus motor that provide smooth performance for images and videos.

Like Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS, Sony’s 50mm f/1 OSS e-mount lens has a built-in SteadyShot stabilizer for both pictures and videos. This Sony lens is not zoomable. Be that as it may, it delivers exceptional image quality no matter the distance between a photographer and an object.

This lens works well with most Sony APS-C cameras. More precisely, though, we would say it is one of the best Sony e-mount lenses for the Sony A6000 cameras. With a prime portrait equivalent focal length of 75mm and a Direct Manual Focus, this e-mount lens allows both quality control and perfect fine-tuning of image focus.

When it comes to producing sharp, three-dimensional images, nothing comes close to Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS. No matter how many stunning images you want to produce, you will do very well with this combo.

6. Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

(Best Macro E-Mount Lens)

Sony 30mm f/3.5 e-mount Macro Fixed Lens

Sony 30mm f/3.5 e-mount Macro Fixed Lens

$279.99
$278.00
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If you are looking for best Sony e-mount lens that can help you capture amazing portrait image and high-quality landscape pictures, you’ll love Sony Macro Lens. Although not 100% as powerful as Sony Zeiss 24mm lens, it does a great job in outdoor as well as indoor photography. And while Sony e-mount Zeiss lens beats Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens in optical superiority, Sony 30mm Macro e-mount lens does have an upper hand in the e-mount lineup.

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens may not be an ideal focusing distance for every macro shooter, but it still makes a powerful e-mount lens for a NEX system, particularly the NEX-5N. Besides being a versatile, lightweight, and a do-it-all type of lens, it competes on a magnification ratio of 1:1 with Son Zeiss 24mm within a minimum focus distance.

This lens comes with a modulation transfer chart. This chart describes how you can use the lens to reproduce fine details for your images. In addition, lens configuration is a breeze. You can easily adjust the T* coating for rendering and contrast.

Artists like to say that Macro Lens is an ideal alternative to Sony Zeiss 24mm because it is relatively cheaper. So, if you are on a tight budget or looking forward to spending an amount less than the cost of Zeiss lens, Sony e-mount lens is a top pick.

7. Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

(Best Standard Zoom E-Mount Lenses)

Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS

$598.00

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The two preliminary things that make Sony E PZ 180105mm f/4G OSS stand out are an excellent contrast for a wide-range zoom and high-quality resolution for images.

Featuring an optical design with three aspherical elements and high-quality ED glasses, this lens can cover a 6x zoom range with a fixed aperture (F4) without compromising the quality of images. Moreover, the fixed F4 aperture works well in low light conditions.

As long as you have a greater zoom magnifications set, this lens will offer consistent performance in both dim light and low light. Sony E PZ 18-105m f/4G OSS sony e-mount lenses also features an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which helps to maintain the quality and clarity of your shots even in the event of camera shake.

Because the lens provides a focal length in the range of 27-158mm, it can cover a wide-angle telephoto perspective without any problems. Thanks to the inclusion of the three Aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements, you can correct image distortions throughout the zoom range in minutes. Also, these elements make it possible to reduce chromatic aberration while enhancing the overall clarity and sharpness of your images.

This lens wouldn’t have fit the list of the best Sony e-mount lenses if it didn’t have a smooth, quiet performance. That’s why the Handycam technology was used in the manufacturing process. Ideally, the Handycam technology makes the lens perfectly fit for movie recording.

8. Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE

(Best All-In-One E-Mount Lenses)

Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens

Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens

$849.99
$848.00
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Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE Lens is the smallest and lightest of the best Sony e-mount lenses in our list. Yet, it is a high magnification lens for APS-C e-mount mirrorless and Sony’s NEX-series cameras and camcorders.

Accurate imaging performance is a major factor that makes this lens stand out, no wonder many photographers can’t get their eyes off it. Like many A-lenses, Sony 18-200 mm e-mount lens has a circular aperture that adds rounded, defocused bokeh. And with the integration of Optical SteadyShot technology for image stabilization, this lens can correct image blurs on the fly to give you high-quality results.

The Optical SteadyShot offers this lens an advantage that we haven’t seen in dozens of the best Sony e-mount lenses. That is, it reduced the dependency on ISO settings for dark environment shootings by a greater degree.

From research and findings, we are confident to say that 18-200mm OSS LE is one of the best Sony e-mount lenses for travel photographers.

After testing this lens on wide-open landscapes and portraits, we are confident that it delivers soft and amazing blurred backgrounds, hence worth a try. The very last important thing we can’t leave out is the outstanding telephoto capability of this lens because it makes Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE Lens a good option for nature and sports photography.

9. Sony PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

(Best All-In-One E-Mount Lenses)

Sony PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

$1,199.99
$1,198.00
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Built for mirrorless Sony digital camera, Sony PZ 18-200mm f/3, a superzoom with a 27-300mm range, is a grab-and-go lens for Sony NEX5 lovers. By definition, Sony PZ 18-200 lens is the best all-in-one e-mount lens with a sharp optical design, a smooth autofocus, and a virtually silent zoom.

This sony e-mount lens would have been rather useless without the silence zoom. Fortunately, for its inclusion, you can record high-quality videos without interfering with the recorded audio. In addition, it features a powerful zoom that has both constant and variable zoom speed. Thanks to the durable metal exterior, this lens can withstand wear and tear and adverse weather for years.

Beside the aluminum alloy barrel that gives it an amazing appearance, the lens has a circular aperture that offers an attractive bokeh – AKA the out-of-focus areas. For a high-quality photography lens that delivers sharp images and videos even in low lights, you’d expect to break the bank to own this one.

However, it is weird that the lens is 3 times the size of the camera, but regardless of its size, Sony PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 is the only best Sony e-mount lens for the Sony NEX camera series. Its Direct Manual Focus is easy to use. Its focus ring on the lens’ barrel is easy to adjust for a precise focus control.

10. Sony Lens 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS

(Best Telephoto Zoom E-Mount Lens)

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens

$348.00
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If you want to capture high-quality images that get everyone talking, this is for you. Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS is a Sony 6300 Camera lens with a clear focus, unbeatable precision, and up to par image stabilization.

Sony 55-210mm is an ideal complement for SEL1855 that can fire up to 9 shots per second – even when shooting RAW. Because it has powerful image stabilization, the e-mount lens can correct image blur and produce sharp pictures even in low light.

For a product this cheap, you wouldn’t expect a unique balance between form and function. But the manufacturers in the best Sony e-mount lenses production bandwagon have established a strong connection between the two elements.

On the one hand, Sony 55-210mm offers an abundant zoom range, making it the best telephoto zoom e-mount lens for nature, sports, as well as indoor photography. On the other hand, it is 120% lightweight, hence easy to carry around. And what’s more is this lens is easy to grasp far and close and easy to operate.

A common problem with this e-mount lens is that it doesn’t offer an outstanding precision in very low lights at f4.5. That notwithstanding, its focus is good and fast. An additional merit of the lens is its flexibility; it works perfectly for other APS-C Sony a600 and a6500 cameras.

Best Sony E-Mount Lenses – Buyer’s Guide

You probably know Sony very well by now. They never compromise with the quality of their Sony A5000, A5100, A6000, A6300, and A6500 APS-C mirrorless camera lenses.

In a sense, though, you still want to make significant purchase decisions before spending on a grab-and-go Sony e-mount lens for your next wedding, family, landscape, or sports photography project.

Sure, you are interested in upgrading beyond your normal kit lens, and who really doesn’t? Here are important things to consider when evaluating the best Sony e-mount lenses.

Maximum Aperture

The best Sony e-mount lenses don’t have a standard aperture. The variation spoils you with choice, but you need to know what you are picking anyway. In the reviews above, we’ve gone through an aperture range of f/1 to f/4. These numbers simply refer to how much light your lens can gather. A lens that has a maximum number of apertures can gather more light as opposed to those with low apertures. Lenses with low apertures can use more light.

Generally, if you are looking for a lens that you can use in lower lights situations, it would be best to go for one with a lower aperture. Such lenses can provide shallow depth of fields, too.

Focal Length

One of the things you must look at to choose the best Sony e-mount lenses is the focal length. Depending on your preferences, you can go for a lens with either a higher number or a lower number. Usually, a lens with a higher focal length is the best fit for bigger zooms, and those with lower focal length are perfect for wider shots.

Lens Amount

You want to buy best sony e-mount lenses that fits your camera nicely. The thing is no matter how good a lens is, it is not going to be useful if its amount won’t attach to your camera. A Sony mirrorless ASP-C camera user, there aren’t any exception to this as it is with Panasonic and Olympus cameras. So, find an appropriate lens amount before a final purchase.

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