Best Lenses for Sony Alpha a7R III

Best Lenses for Sony a7R III Mirrorless Cameras. Looking for recommended lenses for Sony a7R III mirrorless cameras? Here are the top suggested Sony a7R III lenses.

Proving that speed, resolution, and video capabilities can all coexist, the Sony a7R III is a versatile, high-performance camera characterized by not only its quality but by its multimedia versatility. This brand-new Sony a7R III mirrorless camera combines a high-resolution 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with impressive shooting speeds at up to 10 fps with full AF/AE tracking, as well as beautiful image and 4K video quality, wide 15-stop dynamic range, high sensitivity with noise reduction of almost a full stop and more. With these immense features and a compact, lightweight body, it’s an extremely versatile tool for photographers, videographers, multi-media creators and all other types of experts that demand reliability, flexibility, and versatility.

Below are the top recommended lenses for Sony a7R III mirrorless camera based on high image quality, good price, and usefulness, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. You can choose the one you need.

Best Lenses for Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera

Full List of Recommended Sony a7R III Lenses

All-in-One Lens | Portrait Prime Lenses | Travel and Walkaround Lens | Macro Lenses | Standard Zoom | Standard Prime | Wide-angle Zoom | Wide-angle Prime | Ultra Wide Angle Prime | Telephoto Prime | Telephoto Zoom | Super Telephoto Zoom | Lens Optimized for Video | Manual Focus Lenses | Samyang/Rokinon AF Lenses

Best All-in-One Lens for Sony a7R III

1. Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony SEL24240 FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens for Mirrorless Cameras
  • A perfect match for α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras, 10x magnification with a wide 24mm to super tele 240mm, Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for handheld shooting
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.64 ft-2.63 ft (0.5 m-0.8 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.27x, Focal-Length : 24-240 mm. Filter Diameter - 72 mm.
  • Corner to corner sharpness from 5 Spherical elements, ED glass element reduces flare and ghosting, 7-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh

Best Portrait Prime Lenses for Sony a7R III

2. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16 , Filter Diameter (mm) - 67 mm
  • One XA Element and Three ED Elements, Nano AR Coating

3. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount, Black
  • VERSATILE FULL-FRAME LENS: The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfills the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of...
  • EXCELLENT RESOLUTION AND HIGH CONTRAST: Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the...
  • ROBUST AND WEATHERPROOF METAL CONSTRUCTION: Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for...

4. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8

5. Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black
  • Wide F1.8 maximum aperture enables beautiful defocusing effects
  • 9-blade circular aperture creates beautiful round defocused bokeh
  • ED glass element for corner-to-corner sharpness,Minimum Focus Distance:2.63 feet (0.8 m)

Best Travel and Walkaround Lens for Sony a7R III

6. Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

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Sony - FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Lens (SEL24105G)
  • G-lens design with 4 aspherical and 3 ED glass (extra-low Dispersion) elements, for high corner-to-corner resolving power throughout the entire zoom range
  • 35 mm full-frame.Constant F4 maximum aperture maintains exposure and Depth of field throughout the zoom range
  • 9-blade circular aperture contributes to beautifuly de-focused bakgrounds

Best Macro Lenses for Sony a7R III

7. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS Standard-Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras,Black
  • A perfect match for α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras, 90mm Macro with a bright F2.8 maximum aperture, Nano AR coating effectively suppress reflections, Dust and moisture resistant design
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.92 ft (0.28 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 1.0x, Focal Length : 90 mm. The angle of view is 27 degree (35 mm) and 17 degree (APS-C)
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for handheld shooting, Instant manual/auto focus selection via a sliding focus ring, Instant manual/auto focus selection via a sliding focus ring

8. Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Sony SEL50M28 FE 50mm F2.8 Full Frame E-mount Lens (Black)
  • Full-frame 50mm macro lens with 1:1 magnification, F2.8 max. aperture for low-light and shallow depth of field, Get close with 6.25” (0.16m) minimum focusing distance
  • ED glass effectively compensates for axial chromatic aberration, Robust and reliable dust and moisture resistant design, Focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button
  • Distance scale, Magnification scale and Distance index, Compact (2.78”) and lightweight (8.3 oz.) for high mobility, Great for scenery and portraits as well as macro shots

9. Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

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Rokinon 100mm F2.8 ED UMC Full Frame Telephoto Macro Lens for Sony E-Mount Interchangeable Lens Cameras
  • Full frame compatible with a 24.8 degree angle of view on full frame cameras and a 16.4 degree angle of view on APS-C cameras
  • Constructed of 15 Glass Elements in 12 Groups and boasts a minimum focusing distance of only 1.0 ft.
  • Aperture range of f/2.8 - f/32 with 9 diaphragm blades;Maximum Diameter: 2.85 inches

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Sony a7R III

10. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Sony SEL2470GM E-Mount Camera Lens: FE 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master Full Frame Standard Zoom Lens
  • SONY EMOUNT LENS: 35mm full frame format, instant auto / manual focus selection, focus hold button. The minimum focus distance is 0.38 meter
  • NATURAL, LIFELIKE IMAGERY: ED and Super ED glass elements deliver breathtaking texture and detail
  • REDUCED ABERRATION: Two aspherical elements and an extremely precise XA element maximize resolution

11. Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS

Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS Interchangeable Full Frame Zoom Lens
  • Angle of view (35mm): 84°-34° ; E-mount Lenses
  • Minimum aperture (F): F22
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.32 ft (0.4 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.20x, 7 aperture blades

12. Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 FE OSS Interchangeable Standard Zoom Lens
  • Outstanding performance in an affordable full-frame zoom that is lightweight and compact
  • Maximum magnification ratio (x): 0.19x.Three a spherical elements and one ED glass element contribute to beautiful rendering with minimum aberration
  • Built-in Optical Steady Shot image stabilization ensures clearer, sharper handheld shots;Aperture Blades : 7

Best Standard Prime Lenses for Sony a7R III

13. Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T*

Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon T FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Standard-Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras
  • A perfect match for α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras, Outstanding optical performance in a versatile 35mm focal length, ZEISS quality delivers superior contrast and resolution throughout...
  • Filter diameter (mm): 72 mm.Minimum Focus Distance : 098 ft (03 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 018x, Focal-Length : 138 in
  • Bright F14 maximum aperture, Aperture ring designed for still or movie shooting, Corner to corner sharpness w/Advanced Spherical elements;High reliability in harsh conditions

14. Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T*

Sony SEL50F14Z Planar T FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
  • 50mm wide aperture Prime lens with ZEISS Planar design, Center to corner sharpness with outstanding resolution, Bright F14 maximum aperture with excellent low light performance,Lens Groups /...
  • Sony E-mount.Filter Diameter (mm): 72 mm.ZEISS T coating delivers superior contrast and resolution, 11-blade aperture and aspheric elements for gorgeous bokeh, 11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous...
  • 11-blade aperture and aspheric elements for smoothly defocused backgrounds, 12 Elements in 9 Groups with Advanced Aspheric and ED glass, Ring Drive SSM for fast, quiet and precise focusing

15. Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar T*

Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime Lens - Fixed
  • Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded. Lens Groups / Elements is 5/7
  • Focal Length: 55mm, Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 19-11/16 inches (.50m)

16. Sony FE 50mm f/1.8

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Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F), Black
  • Large F1.8 maximum aperture enables beautiful defocusing effects, 7-blade circular aperture creates beautiful defocused bokeh
  • Compact, lightweight design ideal for full-frame E-mount cameras, Aspherical element controls spherical aberration and coma
  • Double-gauss configuration suppresses field curvature & distortion, Metal mount adds solid durability as well as a sophisticated feel, Fast DC motor focus actuator system drives all lens groups

17. Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA

Sony 35mm F2.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime Fixed Lens
  • Features a bright maximum aperture of F2.8, compact dimensions and outstanding optical performance in a versatile 35mm focal length; Minimum Aperture (F): 22
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.15 ft (0.35 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.12x
  • Carl Zeiss E-mount full-frame lens for Alpha a7 Series full frame camera bodies.Lens groups / elements-5/7

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Sony a7R III

18. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Sony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-angle Zoom Lens (SEL1635GM), Black
  • Designed to achieve 50 Line pairs/mm resolving power
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements w/ high surface precision. Minimum focus distance - 0.28 m (0.92 ft). Maximum Magnification ratio (x)- 0.19
  • Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and Depth of field. Hood Type : Petal shape, bayonet type; APERTURE BLADES: 11

19. Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Sony - FE 12-24mm F4 G Wide-angle Zoom Lens (SEL1224G),Black
  • G Lens design for corner-to-corner high resolution
  • Maximum magnification ratio (x) :0.14.Premium Optics; 4 aspherical, 1 Super ED, 3 ED glass elements
  • Constant F4 max aperture maintains exposure and Depth of field

20. Sony Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS.

Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS E-Mount Lens
  • Ideal for landscapes and the a7 series of full frame cameras, ZEISS T (T star) coating to reduce flare and ghosting
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.92 ft (0.28 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.19x, Focal-Length : 5/8 - 1-3/8 Inches
  • Three ED glass elements to suppress chromatic distortion, constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range

Best Wide-Angle Prime Lenses for Sony a7R III

21. Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2

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Zeiss Batis 2/25 Wide-Angle Camera Lens for Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras
  • VERSATILE FULL-FRAME LENS: The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfills the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of...
  • EXCELLENT RESOLUTION AND HIGH CONTRAST: Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the...
  • ROBUST AND WEATHERPROOF METAL CONSTRUCTION: Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for...

Best Ultra-Wide Angle Prime Lenses for Sony a7R III

22. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 Wide-Angle Lens for E-Mount, Black
  • VERSATILE FULL-FRAME LENS: The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfills the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of...
  • EXCELLENT RESOLUTION AND HIGH CONTRAST: Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the...
  • ROBUST AND WEATHERPROOF METAL CONSTRUCTION: Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for...

23. Zeiss Batis 21mm f/2.8

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Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount, Black
  • DECLICK FEATURE: One completely new feature of the Loxia lens is that you can "declick" the aperture's locking mechanism using a tool (supplied) and an adjustment screw on the bayonet surface. This...
  • IMMENSELY COMPATIBLE: The ZEISS Loxia lenses are suitable for use with the mirrorless Sony Alpha cameras with E-mount and were optimized for sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm). With the...
  • HIGH-GRADE FULL-METAL CASING: Tangible quality that holds its value is what qualifies ZEISS lenses for decades of hard use. A precision-engineered full-metal casing, grippy focus and aperture rings...

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Sony a7R III

24. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS Standard-Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras,Black
  • A perfect match for α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras, 90mm Macro with a bright F2.8 maximum aperture, Nano AR coating effectively suppress reflections, Dust and moisture resistant design
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.92 ft (0.28 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 1.0x, Focal Length : 90 mm. The angle of view is 27 degree (35 mm) and 17 degree (APS-C)
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for handheld shooting, Instant manual/auto focus selection via a sliding focus ring, Instant manual/auto focus selection via a sliding focus ring

25. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8

26. Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS

Sony SEL100F28GM 100mm f2.8 Medium-telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black
  • Unique G Master mid-telephoto Lens w/ lifelike background defocus
  • G Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh
  • Apodization element eliminates distortion of defocused highlights

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Sony a7R III

27. Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
  • G Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh, Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field.Weight 1480 g (without tripod mount)
  • Class-leading min. focus distance of 37.8” / 0.25x max. mag, Dual floating focus system for high AF speed and precision, XA, ED/Super ED elements and Nano AR Coating for superb resolution
  • Aspherical elements & 11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous bokeh, Min. focus breathing and par focal design ideal for video, Direct coupled mechanical focus system for precise manual focus

28. Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS Interchangeable Lens for Sony Alpha Cameras
  • Brand is Sony
  • Minimum focus distance:1–1.5 m (AF)/1–1.35 m (MF) (3.28–4.93 ft [AF]/3.28–4.43 ft [MF]), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.13x, Focal-Length : 70–200 mm
  • Interchangeable Lens

29. Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS

Sony FE 70-300mm SEL70300G F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens
  • Full-frame 70-300mm G Series F45-56 G Telephoto zoom, Nano AR Coating with Nano-precision structure, Optical SteadyShot for clear images even at full telephoto
  • 35 mm full-frame.9-blade circular aperture for smooth defocus background bokeh, 2x Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements reduces aberration, 4x Aspherical elements control spherical aberration and...
  • Linear actuator achieves fast, smooth, quiet autofocus, Enhanced operability w/ direct control switches and buttons on lens, 105-450mm (35mm equivalent) w/ APS-C format cameras

30. Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter

Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter
  • 1.4x tele converter that maintains full G Master performance. Compatible lens- SEL70200GM, SEL100400GM. Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Impressive optical performance with aspherical lens element, Precision engineered for versatility and reliability
  • Dust and moisture resistant design for maximum reliability

31. Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter

Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter
  • 2.0x tele converter that maintains full G Master performance, Currently compatible with SEL70200GM, SEL100400GM, SEL400F28GM
  • Impressive optical performance with aspherical lens element, Precision engineered for versatility and reliability
  • Dust and moisture resistant design for maximum reliability

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony a7R III

32. Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS
  • G Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh
  • 35 mm full-frame.Double-linear and Direct Drive SSM for fast, quiet, precise focus
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization significantly reduces blur

33. Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter

Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter
  • 1.4x tele converter that maintains full G Master performance. Compatible lens- SEL70200GM, SEL100400GM. Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Impressive optical performance with aspherical lens element, Precision engineered for versatility and reliability
  • Dust and moisture resistant design for maximum reliability

34. Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter

Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter
  • 2.0x tele converter that maintains full G Master performance, Currently compatible with SEL70200GM, SEL100400GM, SEL400F28GM
  • Impressive optical performance with aspherical lens element, Precision engineered for versatility and reliability
  • Dust and moisture resistant design for maximum reliability

Best Lens Optimized for Video

35. Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS

Sony 28-135mm FE PZ F4 G OSS Full-frame E-mount Power Zoom Lens
  • G-series optical design ideal for HD and 4K moviemaking;Dust and moisture resistant design
  • Minimized angle of view variation (breathing) while focusing
  • No focus shifting or axial displacement while zooming

Best Manual Focus Lenses for Sony a7R III

36. Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8

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Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount, Black
  • DECLICK FEATURE: One completely new feature of the Loxia lens is that you can "declick" the aperture's locking mechanism using a tool (supplied) and an adjustment screw on the bayonet surface. This...
  • IMMENSELY COMPATIBLE: The ZEISS Loxia lenses are suitable for use with the mirrorless Sony Alpha cameras with E-mount and were optimized for sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm). With the...
  • HIGH-GRADE FULL-METAL CASING: Tangible quality that holds its value is what qualifies ZEISS lenses for decades of hard use. A precision-engineered full-metal casing, grippy focus and aperture rings...

37. Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2

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Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T Lens for Sony E Mount, Black
  • DECLICK FEATURE: One completely new feature of the Loxia lens is that you can "declick" the aperture's locking mechanism using a tool (supplied) and an adjustment screw on the bayonet surface. This...
  • IMMENSELY COMPATIBLE: The ZEISS Loxia lenses are suitable for use with the mirrorless Sony Alpha cameras with E-mount and were optimized for sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm). With the...
  • HIGH-GRADE FULL-METAL CASING: Tangible quality that holds its value is what qualifies ZEISS lenses for decades of hard use. A precision-engineered full-metal casing, grippy focus and aperture rings...

38. Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2

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Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T Lens for Sony E Mount, Black
  • E Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format/Planar Optical Design
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22 with manual Focus Design
  • Electronic Interface Transmits Lens Data

39. Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4

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Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 Telephoto Camera Lens for Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras, Black
  • 85 mm fixed focal length with outstanding image quality for professional and ambitious portrait, event, and wedding photography. Fast lens speed thanks to an f-stop of f/2.4.
  • Easy-grip focusing ring for extremely precise manual focusing. Entire lens family offers wide focus rotation angle. Optional switchable aperture lock that enables continuously variable aperture...
  • High-quality workmanship: rugged metal yet lightweight housing for many years of use. High-precision and durable mechanical components. A special gasket on the mount protects the interface between...

Samyang/Rokinon E-Mount AF Lenses

40. Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 FE

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Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount, Black (IO14AF-E)
  • UMC anti-reactive coatings, three Aspherical lens elements and two ED lens elements
  • Constructed of high strength aluminum alloy housing; 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Aperture range of F2.8-22 with 7 aperture blades , The integrated autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras' focusing systems for quick, accurate, and precise AF control. Manual focus...

41. Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE

Rokinon IO50AF-E AF 50mm F1.4 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount
  • Features Rokinon UMC anti-reflective coatings and three aspherical lens elements
  • Constructed of 9 lens elements in 8 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.47 ft; Filter size of 67mm

Sony A7R III is one of the most amazing cameras on the market right now.

It’s got a 42.2MP sensor so you can always expect the maximum amount of detail, even when cropping or printing large.

However, the even more megapixels your camera provides, the better your lenses should be. Some lenses, no matter their age, simply won’t be a perfect suit if you’re looking to get the most detail and sharpness out of your A7R II.

We made sure to focus on high picture quality, sharpness, and usability. With 10 frames per second, 425 AF points, 4K video recording, and touchscreen, you want lenses that will allow you to get the most out of every situation.

There isn’t one best lens for everything, and while some of you prefer shooting with an all-around zoom, someone might be looking for a couple of prime lenses. Our guideline covers it all.

We’ve checked out a whole lot of lenses for the A7R III and the ones we picked belong either to Sony or Zeiss, which is no surprise as they’ve been a perfect couple for a long time.

Since you can use an adapter to install lenses from various other brands, we didn’t include them as that would truly be an enormous and not a fair list. The 17 lenses that made it on our list are what we believe is usually a perfect combination of price, usability and optical performance. If you own something else or are about to and it’s not in this guide, it does not mean you shouldn’t use it with your camera.

Sony has two distinct line-ups of mirrorless cameras. The APS-C range is definitely aimed at beginners to enthusiasts, while the full-frame range is available for enthusiasts up to specialists.

Although equipped with a good range of existing E-mount optics, upon the start of Sony’s initial full-frame mirrorless camera (the Sony A7) in 2013, the small selection of full-frame E-mount lenses provided a distinct lack of flexibility. It hasn’t taken long for Sony to develop an enticing selection of optics that enable the Alpha A7 and A9 range of mirrorless cameras like the Alpha A7R III and the flagship Alpha A9 to really take the combat to professional DSLRs.

There are still a few holes in Sony’s more specialist lens line-up, but they are getting quickly plugged, while third-party manufacturers like Sigma are now making dedicated E-mount lenses as well.

While Sony lenses can be shared across all of its bodies as the mount is the same irrespective of sensor size, many are specifically designed to be used on either the full-frame bodies or the APS-C bodies. In this guidebook, we’ll be taking a look at lenses that are available for both systems – and will note if they are best suited to full-framework or APS-C, or are good for both.

From wide, standard and tele zooms to high-class primary lenses, there’s some seriously attractive glassware on offer. With that in mind, here’s our pick of the best Sony lenses for full-frame Alpha-series cameras you can buy right now. As all of the lenses can be utilized on both full-body and Sony’s APS-C mirrorless models – we’ve put the effective focal lengths in brackets for the latter.

Last update on 2020-10-21 / We may earn an affiliate commission

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