A List of Sony E-Mount Lenses (Full-Frame & APS-C)

Howdy folks, this is a list of most Sony E-Mount compatible lenses. Disclaimer: it is somewhat curated, as I didn’t include lenses that are by-and-large poorly received (aka low reviews). You won’t find pieces of junk in this list, only legitimately great glass.

I’ll try my best to keep this updated, but I can’t promise it’ll be perfect as third-party manufactures (and Sony itself of course) are constantly pumping out new and awesome lenses.

In any case, feel free to use the table of contents below to skip around as this list is comically HUGE. I have full-frame and APS-C separated into different categories, and then sub-categories within them to cover various brands.

Oh and while, unfortunately, I haven’t had time to sit down and test a few hundred different lenses, I have actually reviewed quite a few. Look out for my review links throughout the list (and, by the way, the Amazon links are affiliate links, which means I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you, thanks!).

Let’s roll!

Full-Frame Lenses (FE-Mount)

Sony Full-Frame Prime Lenses

First up, let’s look at all the full-frame prime lenses that come from good ol’ Sony themselves. Remember that you can also use any FE lens on a crop sensor body as well.

NamePrice/Links
Sony 14mm G1.8 GMAmazon
Sony 20mm F1.8 GAmazon
Sony 24mm F1.4 GMAmazon
Sony 24mm F2.8 GAmazon
Sony 28mm F2.0Amazon
Sony 35mm F2.8 (Zeiss)Amazon
Sony 35mm F1.4 (Zeiss)Amazon
Sony 35mm F1.4 GMAmazon
Sony 35mm F1.8Amazon
Sony 40mm F2.5 GAmazon
Sony 50mm F1.2 GMAmazon
Sony 50mm F1.4 GMAmazon
Sony 50mm F1.4 (Zeiss)Amazon
Sony 50mm F1.8Amazon
Sony 50mm F2.8Amazon
Sony 50mm F2.5 GAmazon
Sony 55mm F1.8 (Zeiss)Amazon
Sony 85mm F1.4 GMAmazon
Sony 85mm F1.8Amazon
Sony 90mm F2.8 G (Macro)Amazon
Sony 100mm F2.8 GMAmazon
Sony 135mm F1.8 GMAmazon
Sony 400mm F2.8 GMAmazon
Sony 600mm F4 GMAmazon

Sony Full-Frame Zoom Lenses

Next, let’s look at all of Sony’s full-frame OEM zoom lenses.

NamePrice/Links
Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GMAmazon
Sony 12-24mm F4 GAmazon
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GMAmazon
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM IIAmazon
Sony 16-35mm F4 GAmazon
Sony 16-35mm F4 (Zeiss)Amazon
Sony 24-105mm F4 GAmazon
Sony 24-240mm F3.5-6.3Amazon
Sony 28-60mm F4-5.6Amazon
Sony 28-135mm F4 GAmazon
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GMAmazon
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM IIAmazon
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 GAmazon
Sony 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GMAmazon
Sony 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 GAmazon
sigma full-frame prime
Sigma lenses offer great images at a cost cheaper than Sony.

Sigma Full-Frame Lenses

Sigma has consistently put out incredible lenses for Sony’s full-frame cameras. They produce anything from ultra-wide primes to telephoto zooms.

Originally, Sigma had ported over a bunch of their Canon lenses. These lenses were optically excellent, but they were huge. In recent years, they’ve pivoted to making designed-for-mirrorless lenses.

To keep the article tidy, we won’t be listing any of their old ported-from-DSLR lenses as you’re better off buying their newer lenses that are specifically made for Sony cameras. It’s hard to go wrong with any of these.

Full-Frame Sigma Primes

NamePrice/Links
Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 20mm F2 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 24mm F2 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 24mm F3.5 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 35mm F2 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 65mm F2 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DNAmazon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 MacroAmazon
sigma 24-70mm f2.8
Sigma offers some great zoom options such as the famous 24-70.

Full-Frame Sigma Zoom Lenses

In addition to their fantastic suite of primes, Sigma also produces a few zooms. Most are good, but the 24-70mm F2.8 stands out as one of the best FE lenses ever made.

NamePrice/Links
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8Amazon
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8Amazon
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8Amazon
Sigma 28-70mm F2.8Amazon
Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3Amazon
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3Amazon
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3Amazon
tamron full-frame lens
Tamron makes some fantastic zooms for full-frame (especially the 28-75mm F2.8).

Tamron Full-Frame Lenses

Tamron is another big player in the game, although they’ve primarily focused on producing zoom lenses over the years. Most of their options are solid, but the 28-75mm F2.8 is an iconic budget-friendly zoom (the first lens I got for my personal a7iii).

NamePrice/Links
Tamron 20mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 24mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 35mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 17-28mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 20-40mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 28-75mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6Amazon
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8Amazon
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3Amazon
Tamron 70-180mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3Amazon
Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7Amazon
zeiss prime lens
Zeiss lenses are expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Zeiss Full-Frame Lenses

Next up, we’re looking at Zeiss lenses. Now, it may be a bit confusing because certain Sony OEM lenses will have the Zeiss branding on the side.

These lenses are directly from Zeiss themselves. They only produce high-end primes, so there are no zooms in this list.

NamePrice/Links
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8Amazon
Zeiss Viogon 21mm F4.5Amazon
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2.0Amazon
Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2.0Amazon
Zeiss Batis 40mm F2.0Amazon
Zeiss Loxia 50mm F2.0Amazon
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8Amazon
Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8Amazon

Voigtlander Full-Frame Lenses

Continuing with niche high-end lenses, we have Voigtlander. This company is rather unique in the fact that they only produce manual lenses (no autofocus).

However, there’s a twist: they use electronic connections on their lenses so you still get EXIF data, stabilization, etc. that you wouldn’t get with a traditional, cheaper manual focus lens.

NamePrice/Links
Voigtlander 15mm F4.5Amazon
Voigtlander 21mm F1.4Amazon
Voigtlander 35mm F1.2Amazon
Voigtlander 35mm F2.0Amazon
Voigtlander 40mm F1.2Amazon
Voigtlander 50mm F1.2Amazon
Voigtlander 50mm F2.0Amazon
Voigtlander 65mm F2.0Amazon
Voigtlander 110mm F2.5Amazon
samyang lens on table
Samyang offers a nice suite of both AF and MF primes for full-frame users.

Samyang/Rokinon Full-Frame Lenses

For those who are a bit more budget minded, Samyang and Rokinon (same company, they just use different branding) offer a lot of cheaper options.

Although they offer a few zooms, they’re rather poor, so I’ll just list out their (massive) selection of full-frame primes.

They offer both autofocus and manual focus primes. The AF ones can be a bit hit or miss, but their MF lineup is generally really high-quality (I haven’t included lenses that are -really- bad).

Samyang/Rokinon AF Full-Frame Primes

NamePrice/Links
Samyang AF 14mm F2.8Amazon
Samyang AF 18mm F2.8Amazon
Samyang AF 24mm F1.8Amazon
Samyang AF 24mm F2.8Amazon
Samyang AF 35mm F1.4Amazon
Samyang AF 35mm F1.8Amazon
Samyang AF 35mm F2.8Amazon
Samyang AF 45mm F1.8Amazon
Samyang AF 75mm F1.8Amazon
Samyang AF 85mm F1.4Amazon
Samyang AF 135mm F1.8Amazon

Samyang/Rokinon MF Full-Frame Primes

NamePrice/Links
Samyang MF 12mm F2.8 FisheyeAmazon
Samyang MF 14mm F2.8Amazon
Rokinon MF 24mm F1.4Amazon
Rokinon MF 35mm F1.4Amazon
Samyang MF 50mm F1.4Amazon
Samyang MF 85mm F1.4Amazon
Samyang MF 135mm F2.0Amazon

Viltrox Full-Frame Lenses

Although Viltrox is rather new to producing lenses (they primarily focused on accessories before), they’ve been making a name for themselves.

All their lenses are budget-minded alternatives to Sony’s lineup and many of them offer a great value (particularly the 85mm F1.8).

NamePrice/Links
Viltrox 16mm F1.8Amazon
Viltrox 24mm F1.8Amazon
Viltrox 35mm F1.8Amazon
Viltrox 50mm F1.8Amazon
Viltrox 85mm F1.8Amazon

Laowa Full-Frame Lenses

Laowa is a Chinese manufacturer which has put out a myriad of interesting and unique lenses for Sony cameras.

Although they also make APS-C lenses, they primarily focus on putting out their weird fisheye, macro, and low-distortion (Zero-D line) lenses for full-frame.

NamePrice/Links
Laowa 9mm F5.6Amazon
Laowa 12mm F2.8 (Zero-D)Amazon
Laowa 15mm F2 (Zero-D)Amazon
Laowa 15mm F4.5 (Zero-D)Amazon
Laowa 24mm F14 ProbeAmazon
Laowa 25mm F2.8 MacroAmazon
Laowa 35mm F0.95Amazon
Laowa 45mm F0.95Amazon
Laowa 58mm F2.8 MacroAmazon
Laowa 85mm F5.6 MacroAmazon
Laowa 90mm F2.8 MacroAmazon
Laowa 100mm F2.8 MacroAmazon

TTArtisan Full-Frame Lenses

Finally, the last full-frame manufacturer we’ll be covering is TTArtisan (not to be confused with 7Artisans which is a different company).

Although they primarily focus on APS-C, they’ve put out some really impressive low-cost, manual focus lenses for FE-mount over the years. They offer some really solid tilt-shift options.

NamePrice/Links
TTArtisan 11mm F2.8 FisheyeAmazon
TTArtisan 21mm F1.5Amazon
TTArtisan 50mm F1.4Amazon
TTArtisan 50mm F2.0Amazon
TTArtisan 100mm F2.8 TiltAmazon

APS-C Lenses (E-Mount)

Now, let’s talk about lenses that are primarily made for APS-C (a6000-series) bodies.

Remember that all E-Mount lenses are interchangeable, but if you use them on full-frame they’ll “crop in” and you’ll lost quality.

Sony APS-C Prime Lenses

First up is Sony’s small but strong collection of APS-C primes. They had a few major misses, so I didn’t include those.

NamePrice/Links
Sony 11mm F1.8Amazon
Sony 15mm F1.4Amazon
Sony 16mm F2.8Amazon
Sony 20mm F2.8Amazon
Sony 30mm F3.5Amazon
Sony 35mm F1.8Amazon
Sony 50mm F1.8Amazon

Sony APS-C Zoom Lenses

Sony may not have put out many primes for APS-C, but they certainly pumped out a lot of zoom lenses.

While there are some gems, a lot of their old zooms were hit or miss so I didn’t include a few.

NamePrice/Links
Sony 10-18mm F4Amazon
Sony 10-20mm F4Amazon
Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6Amazon
Sony 16-55mm F2.8Amazon
Sony 18-105mm F4Amazon
Sony 18-135mm F3.5-5.6Amazon
Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3Amazon
Sony 70-350mm F4.5-6.3Amazon
sigma 30mm f1.4 on sony camera
The Sigma 30mm F1.4 is probably the most popular third-party APS-C lens.

Sigma APS-C Lenses

Next up, we have Sigma. They’ve consistently put out some of APS-C’s absolute best lenses over the years.

Starting off, Sigma has an excellent collection of awesome prime lenses that are typically ranked as “the sharpest lenses” for a6000-series cameras. All their F1.4 primes are borderline famous among APS-C shooters.

As far as zooms go, they’ve only ever put out one zoom for APS-C, but it was absolutely fantastic (I rented it for a few weeks to test it), so I’ll put that at the bottom of this list.

NamePrice/Links
Sigma 16mm F1.4Amazon
Sigma 17mm F4Amazon
Sigma 30mm F1.4Amazon
Sigma 50mm F2.0Amazon
Sigma 56mm F1.4Amazon
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8Amazon
tamron 17-70mm f2.8
Although Tamron doesn’t make primes for APS-C, they offer a couple really nice zooms.

Tamron APS-C Lenses

If you’re looking for an excellent quality zoom, it’s typically hard to go wrong with Tamron lenses.

These guys don’t even make primes for APS-C, instead they focus all their R&D into making epic zooms.

NamePrice/Links
Tamron 11-20mm F2.8Amazon
Tamron 17-70mm F2.8Amazon

Samyang/Rokinon APS-C Lenses

Samyang/Rokinon (same company, different name) is another manufacturer that has absolutely pumped out lenses over the years.

For APS-C, they have two lineups: autofocus and manual focus lenses. Frankly, the AF lenses were very poorly received, so I’ll just list their MF glass below. The most “famous” astro lens for APS-C is the 12mm F2.0.

NamePrice/Links
Samyang 8mm F2.8 FisheyeAmazon
Samyang 12mm F2.0Amazon
Rokinon 35mm F1.2Amazon
Rokinon 85mm F1.8Amazon

Viltrox APS-C Lenses

Viltrox is a small manufacturer that, despite primarily focusing on full-frame, has also put out some budget-friendly AF lenses for APS-C. They’re typically fairly high quality with solid sharpness (although, frankly, you’re better off going with Sigma most of the time).

NamePrice/Links
Viltrox 13mm F1.4Amazon
Viltrox 23mm F1.4Amazon
Viltrox 33mm F1.4Amazon
Viltrox 56mm F1.4Amazon
Viltrox 75mm F1.2Amazon
ttartisans aps-c lenses
TTArtisan offers some nice budget lenses for APS-C.

TTArtisan APS-C Lenses

TTArtisan, although a relatively new player to the scene, is a Chinese manufacturer that focuses on putting out mid-budget manual lenses.

Although they’re not as experimentative as certain other third-party companies, they do offer a fun selection of tilt and fisheye lenses among their more “normal” selection.

NamePrice/Links
TTArtisan 7.5mm F2 FisheyeAmazon
TTArtisan 17mm F1.4Amazon
TTArtisan 23mm F1.4Amazon
TTArtisan 25mm F2.0Amazon
TTArtisan 35mm F1.4Amazon
TTArtisan 40mm F2.8 MacroAmazon
TTArtisan 50mm F0.95Amazon

Meike APS-C Lenses

Last but certainly not least, we have Meike (you may occasionally see them branded as “Neewer” as well).

Meike has put out an insane amount of lenses for Sony cameras over the last few years. Frankly, most are crap, but some are a good value. For the sake of both our sanity, dear reader, I’ve only listed the “decent to excellent” ones.

They are all manual focus, by the way.

NamePrice/Links
Meike 12mm F2.0Amazon
Meike 25mm F2.0Amazon
Meike 35mm F1.4Amazon
Meike 35mm F1.7Amazon
Meike 50mm F0.95Amazon

sony a7s and a6000
Great cameras don’t deserve bad lenses, so I left a LOT out.

Conclusion

Brands I Didn’t Include

I decided not to include a lot of brands/lenses in order to keep this list a bit more “curated”. Here are some of the reasons I didn’t include certain brands/lenses:

  • Terrible optics or build quality
  • Tiny selection of unpopular lenses
  • Out of production or hard to find

And here is a list of the brands I decided not to include:

  • 7Artisans
  • AstrHori
  • Brightin Star
  • Kipon
  • Yongnuo
  • KamLan
  • Mitakon
  • Opteka
  • Pergear
  • Tokina (hot take)
  • Lensbaby
  • And probably others

Had I included these, along with every lens from every manufacturer, this list would be 4x as long and filled with poor quality optics.

sony lenses next to eachother
So in light of all this, which lenses are actually good for you?

What the heck should I buy?

So, you’ve been presented with a list of over 100 lenses, so which one is even right for you?

That is a hard question and it depends on a lot of factors. As this post is just a simple list of all the options, I didn’t go very in-depth on what lenses may actually be the right pick for you.

If you’re in the market for a new lens and don’t want to comb through thousands of Amazon/B&H reviews, you can head over to my posts on the best lenses for APS-C users (a6000-series) and the best lenses for full-frame users (a7iii-series). <– coming soon!

In those posts, I go over the best lenses for (almost) every niche/subject of photography. Go check ’em out, and thanks for reading!