Every year, more than two million couples tie the knot in a $72 billion wedding market, and that’s alone in the U.S. – one is special, considering the staggering number of weddings. We, as wedding photographers, must do our utmost to create high-quality photos for one of the most important days in the lives of our consumers, no matter how large or small, lavish or easy the wedding is.

Weddings can be the most important day in the lives of one’s life, but for the photographer, they are very important to get right too!

Sony camera owners, our guide to the best lenses for wedding photography and the best lenses for event photography recommends the best and most flexible lenses to take with you and take great shots with the skills you have.

Following are the Best Sony lenses for Wedding Photography in 2021

Following are the best Sony Zoom Lenses for wedding photography in 2021:

1. Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Dual linear stepping motor | Optical stabilizer: 2-stop | Minimum focusing distance: 0.96m | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.25x | Filter size: 77mm | Dimensions: 88x200mm | Weight: 1,480g

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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...
  • Class-leading min. focus distance of 37.8” / 0.25x max. mag, Dual floating focus system for high AF speed and...
  • Aspherical elements & 11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous bokeh, Min. focus breathing and par focal design ideal for...
  • Rigid construction with constant lens length during focusing and zooming, High performance Optical Steady Shot Image...

Like the most recent 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, the Sony has the good build quality to repel moisture and grease with weather seals and a fluorine coating on its front part. A dynamic autofocus mechanism incorporating a ring-type ultrasonic drive for a forward group of elements and double linear stepping motors for the rear group are high-end features. As in the Sigma 70-200mm Sports lens above, based on 11 blades, the aperture diaphragm is equally well-rounded. Optical SteadyShot dual-mode is featured but has a relatively disappointing performance, equivalent to around two f/stops. Even then, in combination with the sensor-shift stabilization of the more recent mirrorless bodies from Sony, it fits well.

2. Sony 16-35mm f/2.8

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Dual DDSSM Systems | Optical stabilizer: Yes | Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.19x | Filter size: 82mm | Dimensions: 89 x 122mm | Weight: 680g

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Sony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens...
  • 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...
  • Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and Depth of field. Hood Type : Petal shape, bayonet type; APERTURE...
  • Uncompromising G Master design for smooth bokeh and high resolution. Angle of View (35 mm): 107°–63°

Sony’s FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens, a swift and lightweight wide-angle zoom, is a wide-angle zoom designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. This lens provides consistent performance throughout the zoom range and benefits working in low-light conditions, distinguished by its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. In addition to two XA elements and three aspherical elements, the optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements to decrease chromatic aberrations, which significantly controls spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. Additionally, when operating under heavy lighting conditions, a Nano AR coating has been added to reduce ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast and color fidelity.

3. Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Dual DDSSM Systems | Minimum focusing distance: 1.25′ / 38 cm | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.24x | Filter size: 82 mm (Front) | Dimensions: 3.45 x 5.35″ / 87.6 x 136 mm | Weight: 1.95 lb / 886 g

Sony SEL2470GM E-Mount Camera Lens: FE 24-70 mm...
  • SONY EMOUNT LENS: 35mm full frame format, instant auto / manual focus selection, focus hold button. The minimum focus...
  • 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
  • 9 BLADE APERTURE: SEL2470GM lenses have a 9 blade circular aperture for a gorgeous book effect

The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, a wide-angle to short telephoto lens designed for E-mount mirrorless cameras, is an easy, standard zoom favored for its versatility. With a fixed f/2.8 maximum aperture, this lens retains good efficiency across the zoom range and benefits from dealing with selective focus techniques in low-light conditions. An equally impressive optical design, which incorporates three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements, complements the apt light-gathering capabilities. One of the aspherical elements has a XA (extreme aspherical) designation, ensuring its refined surface accuracy and remarkable ability throughout the zoom range to minimize spherical aberrations. In addition, for improved contrast and color neutrality, a Nano AR coating has been added to individual components to dramatically reduce lens flare and ghosting. This standard zoom, incorporating a sophisticated optical architecture and flexible speed, is well suited for use in a wide variety of environments and lighting conditions.

Following are the best Sony Prime Lenses for wedding photography in 2021:

4. Sony 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Micromotor | Minimum focusing distance: 6.3″ / 16 cm | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.25x | Filter size: 49 mm (Front) | Dimensions: 2.48 x 2.58″ / 62.99 x 65.53 mm | Weight: 7.94 oz / 225 g

Sony Carl ZEISS Sonnar T E 24mm F1.8 ZA E-Mount...
  • 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...
  • Allows for 1/4 macro shooting with accurate focus as close as 6.2 inches (16cm)
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows for direct manual focusing after autofocus lock-on without having to switch modes

This Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens from Sony is virtually distortion-free and features a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, which can help APS-C E-mount shooters quickly catch challenging scenes. This lens is a popular choice for highway, interior, landscape, and general photography, providing a 36 mm equivalent focal length. Shooters will also enjoy photographs free of aberration and flare due to the use of one extra-low dispersion feature, two aspherical elements, and the Zeiss T* coating. Activity is also rapid due to the use of a swift and quiet linear autofocus motor and an internal focus system that enables close-ups with a 0.25x magnification to focus as close as 6.3′. In addition, for smooth, round bokeh, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm.

5. Sony 35mm f/1.4 ZA

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Dual DDSSM Systems | Minimum focusing distance: 0.27m (0.25m manual focus) | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.23x | Filter size:  67mm | Dimensions: 76×96mm | Weight: 524g

Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon T FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA...
  • A perfect match for α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras, Outstanding optical performance in a versatile 35mm...
  • Filter diameter (mm): 72 mm.Minimum Focus Distance : 098 ft (03 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 018x, Focal-Length :...
  • Bright F14 maximum aperture, Aperture ring designed for still or movie shooting, Corner to corner sharpness w/Advanced...
  • Dust and moisture resistant design, 9-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh, Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM)...

The Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens from Sony, quick, sharp and equipped with the latest technology, offers a classic wide-angle focal length with outstanding optical efficiency for full-frame E-mount shooters. Offering a maximum f/1.4 aperture, shooters can appreciate outstanding efficiency in conditions of low light as well as the ability to produce photographs with a shallow field depth. Three aspherical elements and one Advanced Aspherical (AA) element that battle aberrations guarantee excellent imagery. In addition, the lens uses an anti-reflective Zeiss T* coating to remove flare and ghosting effectively to produce a clear, contrasting image.

Due to the installation of a direct drive Super Sonic wave AF Motor (SSM) and an internal focusing system, photographers and videographers can enjoy rapid, sensitive focusing. There are also options for touch monitoring, including an AF/MF switch and a physical aperture ring, which can be de-clicked during video for seamless iris adjustments. Owing to the use of a nine-blade circular diaphragm, smooth Bokeh is also a feature of this lens. And, for use in less-than-ideal environments, the lens is dust and moisture resistant.

6. Sony 35mm f/1.8

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Yes | Minimum focusing distance: 8.7″ / 22.1 cm | Maximum magnification ratio:  0.24x | Filter size:  55 mm (Front) | Dimensions: 65.6 x 73mm | Weight: 280g

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
  • Silent and smooth high speed focusing ideal for shooting movies. Superb focusing operation

For your full-frame E-mount camera, the fast and compact FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens from Sony offers a versatile wide-angle solution. For selective focus effects and for working in low-light conditions, it provides a maximum f/1.8 aperture. The aspherical element of the lens decreases aberrations and field curvature while maintaining contrast and edge-to-edge sharpness to help ensure high-quality imaging in a range of conditions. The 35mm uses a linear motor and internal focus design for quick, responsive focusing, while a customizable focus hold button locks the focus when recomposing and can be configured to activate other functions, including Eye AF, AF On, Aperture Preview, Shot Result Preview, or Bright Monitoring, among others. This lens also has a dust- and moisture-resistant design that will allow operation in weather conditions that are less than ideal. In addition, for smooth bokeh, it has a nine-blade circular diaphragm.

7. Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Yes | Minimum focusing distance: 1.28′ / 39 cm | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.16x | Filter size:  49 mm (Front) | Dimensions: 2.44 x 2.44″ / 61.98 x 61.98 mm | Weight: 7.13 oz / 202 g

Sony - E 50mm F1.8 OSS Portrait Lens (SEL50F18/B),...
  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and 7-blade circular aperture for beautiful defocus effects
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.28 ft (0.39 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.16x, Focal-Length : 50 mm and filter diameter...
  • Large F1.8 maximum aperture enables beautiful defocusing effects. Angle of View (APS-C) : 32°
  • "Compact, lightweight mid-range telephoto prime with elegant aluminum alloy exterior.Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded"

With this silver E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens from Sony, which provides a 75mm equivalent focal length, enjoy a near-perfect portrait-length perspective on your APS-C E-mount camera. The fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and seven-blade circular diaphragm help to create beautiful images by enabling users to use selective field depth focus techniques. On top of this, to reduce the impact of camera shake, the lens is equipped with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. It also has a fast, responsive AF internal focus mechanism and reaches a minimum focus distance of 1.3 ‘.

8. Sony 55mm f/1.8 OSS

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Yes | Minimum focusing distance: 1.64′ / 50 cm | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.14x | Filter size: 49 mm (Front) | Dimensions: 2.54 x 2.78″ / 64.52 x 70.61 mm | Weight: 9.91 oz / 281 g

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Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime...
  • Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded. Lens Groups / Elements is 5/7
  • Focal Length: 55mm, Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 19-11/16 inches (.50m)
  • Lens Type: Fixed, E-mount Full Frame, Lens not zoomable

The Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens provides excellent resolution and a smooth f/1.8 aperture for photographers looking for a high-performance normal-length prime, a great match for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. This lens shows an absolute minimum of aberrations and flare by using three aspherical components and Zeiss’s legendary T* anti-reflective coating. For fast, sensitive AF and achieving a minimum focus distance of 1.6 ‘, it also has a linear autofocus motor and inner focus architecture. In addition, the lens is resistant to dust and moisture and utilizes a circular nine-blade diaphragm for sleek, rounded bokeh.

9. Sony 85mm f/1.8

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Yes | Minimum focusing distance: 2.62′ / 80 cm | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.13x | Filter size: 67 mm (Front) | Dimensions: 3.07 x 3.23″ / 78 x 82 mm | Weight: 13.09 oz / 371 g

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Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed...
  • 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)
  • Double Linear motor system for fast, quiet and precise focusing. The maximum magnification ratio is 0.13 and the angle...

The FE 85mm f/1.8 from Sony is an ideal portrait-length prime, a sleek short-telephoto lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The vivid f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits the use of this lens in low-light settings and, when dealing with selective focus techniques, also has considerable control over field depth. One extra-low dispersion factor is included in the nine materials, eight classes of lens construction to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for better visibility and color accuracy. A simple, intuitive physical interface that includes a customizable focus hold button and a physical AF/MF switch supports the optical design. The double linear AF motor itself provides fast, quiet, and smooth focusing efficiency, and for fine-tuned control, this motor also provides snappy manual focus output. Finally, for added safety, the lens is designed to be dust- and moisture-resistant.

10. Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Mount: Sony FE | Autofocus: Yes | Minimum focusing distance: 2.62′ / 80 cm | Maximum magnification ratio: 0.13x | Filter size: 67 mm (Front) | Dimensions: 3.07 x 3.23″ / 78 x 82 mm | Weight: 13.09 oz / 371 g

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Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS...
  • A perfect match for α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras, 90mm Macro with a bright F2.8 maximum aperture, Nano AR...
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.92 ft (0.28 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 1.0x, Focal Length : 90 mm. The angle of view...
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for handheld shooting, Instant manual/auto focus selection via a sliding focus...
  • Corner to corner sharpness w/ Advanced Spherical elements, Super ED glass w/ multi‐coating reduces flare and ghosting,...

Get up close and personal with the full-frame compatible FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens magnification ratio of 1:1 for Sony’s E-mount cameras. As a G series lens, with the use of numerous specialized components, it seamlessly blends sharpness and bokeh, ensuring extremely accurate photographs with smooth out-of-focus areas and an absolute lack of aberrations. The lens also features a fast f/2.8 aperture to monitor field depth and to function in less than perfect light, as well as a Nano AR coating to remove ghosting and flare.

Accurate focusing, which is assisted by the fast Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor present in the 90 mm lens, is essential for macro. For further enhancement of the efficiency of the lens in such cases, users often have direct access to a focus hold button and focus range limiter. On top of this, for rapid flipping between manual and autofocusing, the focusing ring slides. And, to compensate for camera shaking at all focusing distances, the lens has built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.

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