E-Mount Lens Catalog (APS-C)

Sony NEX-5R With Sony Zeiss 35mm E-Mount Lens

Sony’s E-Mount has the widest range of third-party lens support of any camera system. This includes all relevant manufacturers, from long-standing European brands such as Zeiss and Voigtländer to well-known Japanese lens makers such as Sigma and Tamron, and a handful of Chinese newcomers.

In retrospect, Sony’s decision to release the technical specifications of the E-Mount system in 2011 proved to be visionary. It effectively opened up the mount to third-party manufacturers to produce lenses for it. Ultimately, this has led to a lens ecosystem that is unparalleled in its breadth.

Spoiled for Choice

This post focuses on the APS-C crop format. However, it is probably worth noting that, counting both crop and full-frame lenses, there are almost 250 autofocus lenses to choose from.

You are spoiled for choice, especially when it comes to classic prime focal lengths. In the standard prime focal length range of 40mm to 50mm (full frame equivalent) alone, there are a dozen lenses to choose from. The same goes for the standard portrait focal length range of 75mm to 90mm (full frame equivalent).

Complete List: Sony E-Mount Autofocus Lenses (APS-C)

Zooms: Wide Angle
Brand Product OSS Weight Rating
Sigma 10-18mm f/2.8 255g ***
Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 225g **
Sony 10-20mm f/4.0 178g ***
Tokina 11-18mm f/2.8 335g ***
Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 335g ***
Zooms: Standard & Superzooms
Brand Product OSS Weight Rating
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 II 107g *
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 116g *
Sony 16-55mm f/2.8 494g ****
Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 308g **
Tamron 17-70mm f/4.0 525g ***
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 290g ***
Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 194g *
Sony 18-105mm f/4.0 427g **
Sony 18-110mm f/4.0 1105g ***
Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 325g **
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 LE 460g *
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 524g *
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 PZ 649g **
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 460g *
Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 620g **
Zooms: Telephoto
Brand Product OSS Weight Rating
Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 345g *
Sony 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 625g ***
Primes: Wide Angle
Brand Product OSS Weight Rating
Sony 11mm f/1.8 181g ***
Yongnuo 11mm f/1.8 260g **
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 213g **
Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 260g ***
Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 420g ***
Sony 15mm f/1.4 219g ****
Sirui 16mm f/1.2 384g **
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 405g ***
Yongnuo 16mm f/1.8 273g ***
Sony 16mm f/2.8 67g *
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 160g **
Sony 20mm f/2.8 69g *
Sirui 23mm f/1.2 380g **
Sigma 23mm f/1.4 330g ****
Tokina 23mm f/1.4 276g ***
Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 260g ***
Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 225g ***
Primes: Standard
Brand Product OSS Weight Rating
Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 565g ****
TTArtisan 27mm f/2.8 88g **
7Artisans 27mm f/2.8 173g **
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 265g ***
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 130g **
Sony 30mm f/3.5 138g **
Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 200g ***
Sirui 33mm f/1.2 400g **
Tokina 33mm f/1.4 285g ***
Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 270g ***
Sony 35mm f/1.8 154g **
TTArtisan 35mm f/1.8 199g **
Primes: Telephoto
Brand Product OSS Weight Rating
Brightin Star 50mm f/1.4 450g **
Sony 50mm f/1.8 202g **
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 II 134g **
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 146g **
Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 290g ***
Meike 55mm f/1.4 286g ***
Sirui 56mm f/1.2 419g **
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 280g ****
Tokina 56mm f/1.4 315g ***
Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 290g ***
TTArtisan 56mm f/1.8 233g **
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 190g **
Sirui 75mm f/1.2 466g **
Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 670g ****
Bonus: Compact Primes for Full Frame

A range of full-frame E-Mount primes, which can also be an attractive choice due to their light weight and small size.

Brand Product OSS Weight Rating
Sigma 17mm f/4.0 220g ***
Samyang 18mm f/2.8 145g **
Viltrox 20mm f/2.8 157g **
Samyang 24mm f/1.8 230g ***
Samyang 24mm f/2.8 93g **
Sony 24mm f/2.8 162g ***
Sigma 24mm f/3.5 225g ***
Samyang 35mm f/1.8 210g ***
Samyang 35mm f/2.8 85g **
Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 120g **
Sony 40mm f/2.5 173g ***
Samyang 45mm f/1.8 162g ***
Sigma 45mm f/2.8 215g ***
Sony 50mm f/1.8 186g **
Sony 50mm f/2.5 174g ***
Sony 50mm f/2.8 236g ***
Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 281g ***
Samyang 75mm f/1.8 230g ***
Sigma 90mm f/2.8 295g ***

 
The star ratings in the last column of the tables above summarize the reviews you can find online. OSS stands for Optical SteadyShot, Sony’s nomenclature for lens-based image stabilization (the abbreviation is also used here for third-party lenses, regardless of the manufacturer’s own terminology).

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