The Best Lenses for Sony Mirrorless Cameras in 2020
Thinking of investing in your very own photography equipment? Already have one but contemplating on getting an upgrade or replacement?
Has it always been your dream to own a camera for yourself? Whether it’s for a hobby you want to try or you want to turn your passion into a side hustle for yourself, investing in the right kind of camera and lens is always a good thing because aside from the fact that it’s going to cost you money, it’s something that’s either going to reinforce or dampen your interest.
Sony cameras have been relatively popular in the world of photography, both for hobbyists and professionals. They have two distinct types of mirrorless cameras – the APS-C range which is more for beginners and hobbyists and the full range which is mostly used by professionals. However, at times where capturing the right moments is crucial, it is best to leave this up to professionals to ensure that your special moments can be treasured for a lifetime. If you are looking for an event photographer with an edge, contact us- we would love to seize these moments for you. For those once in a lifetime moments, such as a newborn photo shoot, Lollie Claire Photography will ensure that your baby is in safe and loving hands.
To help you get started on your journey, we’ve rounded up some of the best lenses for Sony Mirrorless Cameras in 2020 for you:
1. Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM
This lens has been designed around four major areas: bokeh, resolution, speed and compact design. If these criteria are important to you, then this lens will not disappoint you. Focusing is easy because of the Direct Drive SSM and you can spend hours photographing because of its lightweight of only 445g! The only consideration you might have for this one is the price tag. Then again, if you have the budget and you like the product – why not?
2. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Dubbed as “ultimate wide-angle zoom lens for Sony photographers”, this lens weighs a little bit more, weighing in at 680g but it makes up for that with its excellent build quality. It also already includes a full set of weather-seals. Image quality is amazing, and focusing is swift but silent. This lens is a perfect pair for the Alpha A7R III or the A7R IV.
3. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM
If you’re looking to shoot amazing, detail worthy portraits to add to your portfolio, this lens should definitely be included in your photography gear. It has a focus hold button and de-click aperture ring option which are worthwhile bonuses. It might be a bit expensive for a beginner, but don’t they say beauty comes with a price?
4. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art
Even though this lens is quite big and heavy, weighing in at 950g, this lens through its amazing design will reinforce and enable your artistic abilities. This impressive lens has a very fast autofocus system and you almost won’t hear it as it operates. It allows very specific and precise measurements through its electronically coupled focus ring. With image quality having superb sharpness and contrast, what’s not to love?
5. Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS
If you’re looking to add a telephoto lens to your photography gear, this lens might be a worthy investment as this 200-600mm will give you better value. Also, if you’re looking to add some wildlife shots and action sports in your portfolio, this lens with its weather-sealed construction is just what you need to get that perfectly timed shot.
6. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS
If you’re aiming for macro shots, this lens is definitely for you. Its 90mm lens will give you a full 1.0x macro reproduction which is ideal for enlarging minute subjects enabling you to capture the smallest detail. This lens has a top-quality glass, very quick and ultra-silent autofocus, OSS stabilization and a nine-blade diaphragm.
7. Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G
Thinking of getting a new everyday lens for your APS-C model? This one might do the trick. It’s Sony’s first 16-55mm lens for the APS-C cameras that has an f/2.8 aperture. It is lightweight, measuring in at 494g, very versatile and can be used for a wide variety of subjects such as landscapes, travel and portrait.
8. Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS
This lens’ specialty is shooting wildlife, sports and action, so if you’re in for that, then this lens is for you. Still relatively lightweight at 625g, this lens has 5x optical zoom, built-in optical image stabilisation and a typical G master lens that promises a high optical performance. What more can you ask for?
Whichever lens you decide to add to your photography kit, always make sure that you take into consideration the most important aspect – you. You’re the one who’s going to buy it, use it and make the most out of it, so make sure it’s well suited for you and your needs.
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