Best Lenses for Sony A99II

Sony a99 II is the ultimate SLT. It is the SLT that should be used by any photographers that have had prior doubts about the system, as its all-around balance of features and capabilities leave the ultimate decision for many photographers up to two things: EVF vs. OVF, and the lens system.

For those that love SLT, the Sony A99 II is definitely worth a look. A bundle of lenses to open the new horizons of photography are also available. Some of the best ones are as follows.

Best Portrait (Prime) Lenses for Sony A99 II

1. Sony 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZA

Sony SAL-50F14Z Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm F1.4 ZA Fixed Lens
  • A new optical design for top-end image quality
  • Dust and drip resistant design
  • High-grade metal body

This lens has a 9-blade circular aperture. This gives it a quality of delivering images with brilliant bokeh. It captures crisp and sharp images with amazing contrast that makes it best suitable for personal (Family photography) and professional use(Portraits/landscapes).

2. Sony 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZA

Sony SAL-85F14Z 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated Telephoto Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
  • 85mm f1.4 telephoto lens boasts professional performance for portraits and close-ups
  • Astonishing sharpness at fully open aperture
  • T* coating to reduce flare and increase contrast

It has a focal length of 125.7mm which makes it suitable for close-up images. With the visual accuracy being high this lens has the ability to deliver clear and sharp images that are free of distortion even when the aperture is fully open. It can deliver great telephotos and portraits in low light conditions making it suitable for fashion photographers.

3. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for Sony A
  • 50mm focal length
  • 75mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F16 minimum

It is a professional lens best suited for a wide range of photography styles including portrait, landscape, studio and street photography. This lens has a great autofocusing ability endowed by a Hyper Sonic Motor system. It also has a Multiple layer coating and a special Low Dispersion glass that makes it the best choice for new DSLR sensors.

4. Sony 50mm f/1.4

Sony 50mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
  • Ultra-bright standard 50mm lens with f/14 maximum aperture for Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras
  • Maximum magnification ratio (x): 0.15x.Provides superb clarity and visual accuracy even when shooting at fully open apertures indoors
  • Employs in-camera Super SteadyShot image stabilization system to minimize blur from camera

One of its kind lens known for delivering clear images with high contrast. It has the ability to deliver great results in low light conditions both indoors and outdoors. Circular Max Aperture of F1.4 gives it a brilliant defocusing ability that enhances the overall quality of the image and also its dimensions. It also highlights the important elements of the image.

Best Macro Lenses for Sony A99 II

5. Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro

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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
  • 100mm macro lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for Sony Alpha digital SLR cameras
  • Works with Super SteadyShot image stabilization system to keep image steady in low light
  • Focus range limiter speeds up autofocus response; focus hold button gives you full control

A lens best suited for macro photography. This lens has the ability to deliver sharp and clear macro shots of subjects far away. This is because of the great working distance the lens offers. You can also capture low-angle macro images when you are close to the subject. This quality makes it suitable for capturing flowers or insects.

6. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Sony SLR Camera
  • Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 150mm with most cameras
  • Focuses down to 1:1 magnification ratio at its closest working distance of 12.3 inches
  • A hood adapter, lens hood, front & rear lens caps are included with the lens

This HSM lens best works under natural light. The minimum working distance this lens offers is 142mm that allows you to capture close up images while being far from the subject. Another benefit of large working distance is that the shadows of the lens or of the camera itself do not appear in the images.

7. Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
  • Bright f2.8 aperture for low-light shots
  • High-contrast, high-resolution image quality
  • Focus Range Limiter for faster auto focusing

A lens best suited for general photography because of its high optical performance. The lowest focusing distance this lens offers is 20cm which can be used for various kinds of macro photography.

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Sony A99 II

8. Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T*

Sony SAL-135F18Z 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T Telephoto Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 135mm f/1.8 Telephoto, Wide aperture for amazingly bright telephoto shots, Superb sharpness with Sony Super Steady Shot system
  • Close-up focusing capability (less than three feet), Internal Focusing to speed auto-focus response
  • 2 ED Glass elements for sharp clear long shots

This lens with a special Carl Zeiss T* coating is best suited for capturing moving subjects. With a great image stabilization quality, appropriate shutter speed and defocusing ability this lens can be used to shoot sports action. The large aperture allows shooting in dim light conditions. It delivers images with great contrast and high resolution.

9. Sony 300mm F/2.8G II

Sony SAL300F28G2 SAL300F28GII G Series 300mm f/2.8 G Super Telephoto LensFixed-Zoom Lens
  • G Series 300mm f/2.8 G Super Telephoto
  • SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for fast auto-focus
  • 3 ED Glass Elements for greater visual accuracy

It is a telephoto lens that uses an optical glass to capture sharp and crisp images. The lens is made waterproof to avoid damage by water penetration. To avoid flare the lens uses an AR coating that helps in capturing flare-less images rich in contrast. The lens uses an SSM internal autofocusing motor and provides a max aperture of f/2.8.

10. Sony 500mm f/4 G

Sony 500mm f/4.0 Super Telephoto Lens SAL500F40G
  • High performance ultra-telephoto lens with 500mm fixed focal length
  • Ideal for sports, wildlife and other demanding imaging applications requiring very high magnification
  • Bright F4.0 maximum aperture allows use of faster shutter speeds to broaden shooting opportunities

It is a telephoto lens with a 500mm focal length and an F4 aperture. A total of 11 elements, arranged in 10 groups, are used to provide the defocusing ability to the lens. Beautiful rich bokeh is created due to the round aperture with 9 blades. The flare is eliminated by a  velvet lining and a Nano AR coating. Perfect for use while shooting fast-moving subjects like runners or wild animals.

11. Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG

This is a professional telephoto lens that can be best used to shoot fast motion like a sports game or car racing. Sigma APO teleconverters can be used with this lens. Commonly used converters are 1.4X EX teleconverter and a 2X teleconverter. With these, the lens can be used as 420mm f/4 AF and 600mm f/5.6 AF telephoto lens respectively.

The special coating delivers great color balance and reduces the effects of reflections.

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Sony A99 II

12. Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II

Sony SAL70200G2 Camera Lenses
  • Brand: Sony
  • Model: SAL70200G2
  • Sony Model: SAL70200G2

This lens uses a Super Sonic wave Motor to enhance the focusing abilities so you can shoot moving objects. The max aperture of f/2.8 allows shooting in dim lights and amazing focus control. This lens delivers crisp and sharp images and can be used for portraiture and even telephotography.

13. Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2

Sony SAL-70400G2 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • G Series 70-400mm F4-5.6 SSM Telephoto
  • Focal-Length : 70–400 mm (35 mm Full Frame), Minimum Focus Distance : 4.93 ft (1.5 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.27x
  • New Nano AR Coating with nano-precision structure, High-performance AF with enhanced object-tracking

Apart from its distinctive optical design, this lens uses a nano AR coating to deliver flare fewer images with little to none ghosting. The lens has super-fast autofocus and delivers great levels of sharpness across the entire zoom range.

What makes it special is its super-fast AF subject tracking.

14. Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Sony DSLR Lens 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Cameras
  • 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II Fixed Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Cameras
  • New Nano AR Coating with nano-precision structure
  • High-performance AF with enhanced object-tracking

With the AF subject tracking four times as that of Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2

this lens is best suited for portraiture and capturing nature in its full glory. This lens has a minimum focus of 1.2 meters and delivers images with high resolution and quality. The signature nano AR coating reduces reflections and corrects aberrations to deliver flawless images with great contrast. This lens is resistant to both dust and moisture that makes it durable.

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Sony A99 II

15. Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD

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Tamron SP 24-70MM Di VC USD Lens for Sony DSLR Cameras AFA007S700 (Model A007S)
  • 24-70mm focal length
  • 36-105mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 38.4-112mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F2.8 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum

One of its kind moisture-resistant lens that is best suited for portraiture, landscape, and everyday indoor photography. This lens is known to deliver images with amazingly high resolution and a great soft blur due to its F/2.8 aperture.

It covers the focal length 24-70mm and reduces the chromatic aberration to a bare minimum.

16. Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T*

Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Vario-Sonnar T Zeiss ZA SSM II, A-Mount Lens - Bundle with 77mm Filter Kit, Flex Lens Shade, Cleaning Kit, Lens Wrap (15x19), Capleash, Software Package
  • Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Vario-Sonnar T Zeiss ZA SSM II A Mount Lens - Front Lens Cap - Rear Lens Cap - ALC-SH101 Petal Shape - Bayonet Lens Hood - Lens Case - Sony 1 Year Warranty - Bundle Includes: - 77mm...
  • Unmatched ZEISS T* (T-star) Coating: ZEISS T* (T-Star) coating that virtually eliminates lens flare, internal reflection and light scattering that can otherwise occur at glass-to-air surfaces. The T*...
  • Circular Aperture: When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades...

This standard zoom lens covers the focal length 24-70mm and has the max aperture fixed at f2.8 allowing you to adjust the exposure at any focal length within the given range. It provides both wide-angle and telephoto zoom. Apart from portraiture and landscape photography this lens is also best suited for travel, sports, and even street photography.

17. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical

Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Konica Minolta and Sony Digital SLR Cameras (Model A09M)
  • 28-75mm f/2.8 Di LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron zoom lens (A09M)
  • Effective focal length:
  • 28-75mm with full-frame sensor Sony digital cameras

Known to be small and light when compared to other lenses, this fast zoom lens has the aperture fixed at F/2.8. It delivers images with uniform illumination and brilliant picture quality.

18. Sony 28-75mm f/2.8

This lens is known to be extremely lightweight which makes it easier to carry and use. It is best suited for indoor shootings and landscape photography. It delivers high quality and high contrast images. It can also be used for urban photography.

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Sony A99 II

19. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for Sony A
  • 35mm focal length
  • 52.5mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 56mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F16 minimum

This lens has a Hyper Sonic Motor that gives it close to perfect autofocusing ability. High optical performance is endowed by the Floating Focus system. With a working focal length of 35mm and the 9 bladed f/1.4 aperture ensures beautiful bokeh and great levels of brightness in the images even in low light conditions.

It is best suited for shooting a variety of scenes ranging from portraiture and casual photography to wildlife, architecture and underwater photography.

20. Sony 35mm f/1.4G

Sony SAL-35F14G 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical G Series Standard Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
  • The angle of view provided by this focal length is one of the most comfortable and versatile on both 35mm full frame format and APS-C format cameras, and with that, this lens can be used for anything...
  • With its superb optics and large f/1.4 maximum aperture, this is one of the finest fast 35mm lenses in its class.
  • Auto clutch to stop manual focus ring rotation, wide focus ring for a solid feel in manual focusing

It has a wide aperture range with the maximum being f/1.4 and the minimum being f/22. This makes the lens suitable for dim light conditions and uses high shutter speed to ensure steady images with good brightness even when shooting without a camera stand. Even when the aperture is fully open this lens allows sharp and crisp images with little to none distortion.

21. Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T*

Sony SAL-24F20Z 24mm f/2.0 A-mount Wide Angle Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH110 Petal Lens Hood
  • Lens Carrying Case

The Super Sonic Wave Motor in this lens endows speedy focusing abilities. It also allows you to change from manual to autofocus whenever the need be. The barrel has great finishing to ensure brilliant performance and it also makes the lens better in appearance.

22. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC

Rokinon FE14M-S 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Lens for Sony Alpha A Mount (Black)
  • Lens not Zoomable
  • Maximum Diameter: 3.4 inches (87mm)
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 11 inches

This 14mm lens has a distinctive design and is constructed so as to deliver super sharp images. The lens can be used with both full-frame mirrorless camera and APS-C cameras as it provides the ultra-wide-angle view on both these lenses. A special multilayer coating is used to ensure flare fewer images.

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Sony A99 II

23. Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II

This 16mm-35mm lens provides a wide-angle focal length making it suitable for travel and outdoor photography. The f2/8 aperture is fast and ensures good quality images across the zoom range

24. Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

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Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 AF II DG HSM Lens for Sony Digital SLRs
  • Compatible with full frame digital SLRs
  • Ultra-wide 12mm focal length
  • FLD and SLD lens elements

This lens uses 4 FLD glass elements and 1 SLD element to minimize the aberrations and ensure high-quality images. The lens is very lightweight due to 3 glass mold elements and 1 hybrid aspherical lens. The viewing angle ranges from 122 to 84.1 degrees which makes the lens suitable for both indoors and landscape photography. This lens delivers high-quality images with minimum distortion across its entire zooming range.


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