The Best Lenses For The Sony A7 II, A7s II, and A7R II

Photographers who use the Sony E Mount system professionally (or are interested in doing so) will no doubt be looking for the best lenses to use with their Sony A7 II, A7s II, or A7r II bodies. Today we have a great selection of lenses for you to consider depending on what specialty you plan to focus on.

For Street Photography: Sony FE 35mm F/1.4


“The Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 is a hefty lens with fast autofocusing abilities, beautiful bokeh, sharp image quality, a solid build and a heck of a price tag. It’s a beautiful lens that you’ll never want to put down, but we only recommend it if you’re planning on going pro.” — Read Our Full Review Here

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For Portraits:  Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master

In our review we said: “The Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master was bound to win an Editor’s Choice award. This lens has fantastic sharpness, class leading bokeh, good construction, weather sealing, fast autofocus performance, and lots to offer the high end Sony shooter. You couldn’t honestly ask for anything more.” Read the full review

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For Landscapes:  Sony FE 16-35mm f/4


“The Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4 OSS is a lens that not everyone needs, but can’t hurt a lot of different photographers. We strongly recommend it for the more photojournalistic type of shooters due to the versatile zoom range. However, we had a heck of a lot of fun with it.” Read our full review

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For Action: Sony 70-200mm f2.8 OSS G Master


“Want great image quality? You’ll get it with any camera from Sony. Want better autofocus? You’ll need their newer bodies, and that’s understandable. Want solid build quality? You’ve got it. Additionally, Sony made efforts to make the size overall smaller than most 70-200mm lenses. This is again where I really need to give them credit.” Read our review

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For Weddings/Photojournalism:  Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

“In all rights, this is a fantastic lens. It delivers wonderful image quality, performs well, has a fast autofocus, and will make lots of professional photographers very happy. For the photographers that love zoom lenses, this is another reason to move to the Sony E mount system if you haven’t already. It can tackle any sort of work that you can throw at it and combined with just the right Sony a7 camera body, you’ll get the results you really want.” Read the full review

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Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.