Best Lenses for Sony A6400

Stable, fast, versatile, and compact, the new Sony a6400 mirrorless camera boasts the world’ s fastest AF acquisition of 0.02 seconds, Real-time Vision AF and Real-time Tracking capabilities, high-speed shooting up to 11 fps and silent shooting up to 8 fps, both with AF/AE tracking, an upgraded BIONZ X image processing engine, an LCD touchscreen that tilts 180° up and 74° down, UHD 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, internal recording for time-lapse videos, and more.

Simply put, the Sony a6400 is well-suited for both photo and video creators, ranging from professionals to vloggers. So, to get a professional-like shot, the next thing is to find the best/right lenses for Sony a6400. Here are our top recommended lenses for Sony a6400 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 a6400

If you just want to cut to the chase, here are some quick recommendations.

    1. Best Vlogging Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    2. Best All-In-One Lens: Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE
    3. Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    4. Best Wide-Angle Prime Lens: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN
    5. Best Portrait Lens: Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS
    6. Best Macro Lens: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS
    7. Best Standard Zoom Lens: Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f/4
    8. Best Sports and Wildlife Lens: Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Best Vlogging Lenses for Sony a6400

1. Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

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Sony - E 10-18mm F4 OSS Wide-angle Zoom Lens (SEL1018)
  • Angle of View (APS-C) - 109 ° – 76 °
  • Minimum focal length of 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm-camera equivalency)
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.82 ft (0.25 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.1x

2. Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

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Sony 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C E-mount Zoom Lens
  • 7.5x high magnification zoom/ 27-202.5mm (35mm equiv.) focal length. Lens Groups / Elements : 12-16
  • Outstanding sharpness from 1x aspherical and 2x ED glass elements
  • 7-blade circular aperture contributes to beautiful bokeh. Hood Type:Petal shape, bayonet type. Minimum focus distance- 0.45 m (1.48 feet)

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

Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
  • High performance E mount lens with excellent contrast; Minimum Aperture (F): 22
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.48 (Wide) 3.12 ft (Tele), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.11x, Focal Length : 18 105 mm
  • Versatile 27 158mm (35mm equiv.) zoom range. Angle of view (APS C): 76° 15°

4. Rode VideoMic Pro

Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
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  • A true shotgun microphone designed for camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as primary and reference audio

5. Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod, Black (MTPIXI-B)
  • Mini tripod for Compact System Cameras
  • Comfortable handgrip to capture great videos
  • Push button locking mechanism for easy setup

6. SanDisk Extreme PRO 128G UHS-I (V30, U3)

SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card (SDSDXXG-128G-GN4IN)
  • Ideal for professionals looking to maximize post-production workflow
  • Read speeds of up to 95MB/s; write speeds of up to 90MB/s
  • UHS speed Class 3 (U3) and UHS video speed Class 30 (V30) for 4K UHD video

Best All-In-One Lenses for Sony A6400

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

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Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens SEL18200LE
  • High-magnification zoom with image stabilization
  • Minimum focus distance0.3 (Wide)–0.5 m (Tele) (0.99 [Wide])–1.64 ft [Tele]);Maximum 0.35 x, Focal Length : 18-200 mm
  • 18 mm wide-angle to 200 mm telephoto assures coverage to capture any scene

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

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Sony SELP-18200 E-Mount 11x Zoom Lens
  • optimized for movie recording performance
  • versatile shooting with 18mm-200mm zoom range
  • optical SteadyShot image stabilization

Best Portrait Prime Lenses for Sony A6400

9. Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Lens for Sony E Mount Nex Cameras
  • Fixed 50mm mid-range telephoto focal length (35mm format equivalent: 75mm)
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.28 ft (0.39 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.16x, Focal-Length : 50 mm
  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

10. Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

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Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens
  • Compact, lightweight fixed F1.8 lens.Angle of View (APS C) 44 °
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.99 ft (0.3 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.15x, Focal Length : 1.38 in
  • New optical design for excellent peripheral sharpness and contrast, Built in image stabilization

11. Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN

Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art (Black) for Sony SE
  • Minimum focusing distance of 50CM
  • Maximum Focusing magnification ratio of 1:7.2
  • Excellent for taking shots with a pinpoint focus on a subject.

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

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

13. Sony FE 50mm f/1.8

Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F)
  • 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

Best Macro Lenses for Sony A6400

14. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens

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Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS Standard-Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras
  • 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

15. Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

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

16. Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro E Lens

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Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 e-mount Macro Fixed Lens
  • Lens not Zoomable
  • Exceptionally portable and versatile for everyday use
  • Minimum working distance of only 9.75cm with 1:1 magnification

17. Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro

18. Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

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Sigma 271965 70mm F2.8 Art DG Macro for Sony E, Black
  • First true 1: 1 macro art lens with stunning resolution and clarity
  • Focus-by-wire system for comfortable and precise focusing
  • Compatible with Sony E-mount cameras with full-frame sensors

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Sony A6400

19. 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

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

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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

21. Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black)
  • Wide zoom range (82 - 315mm 35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature;Aperture blades : 7
  • Internal focusing for smooth, quiet operation - perfect for video capture.Direct manual focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for stable video capture and low light performance

Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Sony A6400

22. Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens

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Sony - E 10-18mm F4 OSS Wide-angle Zoom Lens (SEL1018)
  • Angle of View (APS-C) - 109 ° – 76 °
  • Minimum focal length of 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm-camera equivalency)
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.82 ft (0.25 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.1x

23. Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS

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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 A6400

24. Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount)
  • Innovative product design: The unmistakeable product design is based on an integrative concept and focuses on essential functional elements. Even the lens hood, typically an accessory, is seamlessly...
  • Aspherical design: The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout theentire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex...
  • Floating Elements Design: Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing...

25. Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens

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Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony NEX E-mount Cameras (Black)
  • Three glass mold aspherical lenses provide excellent correction for distortion, color aberration and field curvature
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum aperture
  • The superior telecentric optical design improves image quality throughout the frame

26. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 Wide-Angle Lens for E-Mount
  • E-mount Lens/full-frame Format
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Distagon optical design

27. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Rokinon FE14M-E 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens for Sony E-mount and Fixed Lens for Other Cameras
  • Ultra-wide angle of view on both full frame and APS-C cameras.Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9' (28 cm) for enhanced close-up shots.
  • Excellent construction and superior build quality for razor sharp images. Sagittal lines (thick lines) represent the contrast
  • Features built-in petal type hood, Focal Length :14mm

28. Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm F/1.8

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Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T E 24mm F1.8 ZA E-mount Prime Lens
  • Employs the legendary "Sonnar" optical design for standout image dimensionality and presence
  • Seven aperture blades form a near circle, which results in a pleasing defocused effect on the background of your image when the aperture is set wide open
  • Allows for 1/4 macro shooting with accurate focus as close as 6.2 inches (16cm)

29. Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN

Sigma 16mm F/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E (402965)
  • Compatible with Sony E mount cameras
  • Perfect for nature & event photography
  • Large f/1.4 aperture for superb lowlight performance

30. Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D SLR Ultra-Wide Lens (SLR, 15/10, Ultra Wide Lens, Sony E, Sony, Black)
  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D. component for: SLR.
  • Lens structure (elements / groups): 15/10.
  • Lens type: Ultra-wide lens. Compatible camera brands: Sony. Product colour: Black. Diameter: 5cm.

31. Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS

Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle Lens Sony E-Mount (NEX) (Black) (RK12M-E)
  • Sagittal lines (thick lines) represent the contrast
  • This lens is compatible with all APS-C Sony E Mount interchangeable lens cameras
  • Nano Crystal Coating System (NCS) for increased light transmission and reduced internal reflections

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Sony A6400

32. Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS

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Sony SEL1670Z Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
  • Carl Zeiss mid-range zoom lens; Compatible with E-mount Full Frame cameras and E-mount APS-C cameras
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.15 ft (0.35 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.23x, Focal Length : 16-70 mm
  • High lens technology in a compact body. Filter Diameter (mm) - 55 mm

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

Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
  • High performance E mount lens with excellent contrast; Minimum Aperture (F): 22
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.48 (Wide) 3.12 ft (Tele), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.11x, Focal Length : 18 105 mm
  • Versatile 27 158mm (35mm equiv.) zoom range. Angle of view (APS C): 76° 15°

34. Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
  • POWER ZOOM for smooth zooming with superb operability and quietness
  • ED glass and Aspherical lens elements for excellent performance with reduced aberrations
  • Built-in image stabilization

Best Sports and Wildlife Lenses for Sony a6400

35. 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

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

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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

37. Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black)
  • Wide zoom range (82 - 315mm 35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature;Aperture blades : 7
  • Internal focusing for smooth, quiet operation - perfect for video capture.Direct manual focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for stable video capture and low light performance

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

You have most likely landed here because you are thinking about buying a Sony a6400, or perhaps you have already had it in your gear bag and are curious about the best lenses to buy next.

The Sony a6400 has an APS-C sized sensor and uses the Sony E-mount system. This means that it’s compatible with any of Sony’s E-mount lenses or even third-party E-mount lenses like Sigma or Rokinon.

Although this guideline is specifically for the Sony a6400, these lenses are also supported with all of Sony’s E-mount mirrorless APS-C cameras and also their full-frame a7 / a9 mirrorless cameras when used in APS-C mode.

What is the Best Lens for Sony a6400?

The Sony A6400 is a competitively priced camera with an interesting mix of capabilities. It has the trusted 24-megapixel APS-C sensor from Sony. The picture quality and the dynamic range of the sensor are excellent, even though it is not a BSI sensor like we find in full-frame digital cameras from Sony.

The A6400 has a new BIONZ X processor and a sensitivity of 100-32,000 ISO. The camera is fast, with a maximum of 11 images per second, and includes a timelapse option for very long and slow series. The electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 2.36 megapixels. But the real highlights are the new autofocus system with 425 phase-detection AF points and Sony’s Real-Time Monitoring and the foldable, touch-sensitive rear screen.

The Real-Time Tracking ensures that you can follow moving subjects better than with other APS-C cameras from Sony. The machine is so good that, after the introduction of the A6400, Sony also released it as a firmware upgrade for the Sony A7R III and the Sony A9 II.

The foldable screen means that you can also use the A6400 as a compact selfie-and vlog camera, something that was previously not possible with a Sony camera with a viewfinder.

What Lens is Compatible with Sony a6400?

The A6400 trumps the camera above it on all these points. The only thing that the Sony A6500 can offer is built-in image stabilization. As a photographer or filmmaker, you can best estimate yourself which choices you prefer and which camera is best for you. If you combine the Sony A6400 with great lenses, you can assure yourself of high-quality pictures. Of all the lenses that we have tested, these are our favorites for the Sony A6400.

The new Sony A6400 is a mix between the A6300 and A6500. The 3 digital cameras are quite similar and share the majority of the specifications.

For starters, the A6400 has improved autofocusing and better video options due to the swiveling LCD screen.

In this guideline, we’re going to look at the greatest Sony lenses for the A6400 that cover all different types of photography.

Because the A6400 doesn’t have built-in stabilization like the A6500, don’t forget to check if the lens you want offers OSS next to its name (stands for stabilization). The majority of our list does have it though.

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