Get The Most Out of The Sony A7r III With These G Master Lenses

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When you have a sensor as powerful as the 42.4 MP beast inside the Sony A7r III you’ll need the best Sony G Master Lenses available to get the most out of it.

If you have gone out and have splashed some serious cash on the super impressive Sony A7r III, it only makes sense to pair that beast of a Full Frame sensor up with the best glass that Sony makes. Sure, any lens will yield great results, but if you want to see all of that super fine detail the 42.4 MP BSI Sony Senor can render, you’re going to need the best of the best, the crème de la crème, the kings of the Sony jungle, and they come in the form of Sony’s G Master lenses.

Yes, these lenses do represent some of the most expensive lenses on the entire Sony platform, but when you have a camera like the Sony A7r IIIit only makes sense to use the sharpest lenses that Sony makes. Using anything else would be like using 87 octane fuel in a v12 supercar; it would work, but you won’t get the full performance from that roaring engine. Listed below are some of the best G Master lenses, with both prime, and zoom lenses being represented. If you want to see all of that gorgeous detail in your images, save those pennies and then spring for one of Sony’s G Master lenses. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master (Sony FE Mount)

 

Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Weather sealed
  • Superb image quality
  • Outstanding edge to edge sharpness, even when shooting wide open
  • Dreamy, circular bokeh
  • Impressive minimal focus distance of 0.79 feet (0.24 meters)

Cons

  • Slight color fringing (easily mitigated in post processing)

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Buy now ($1,398): Amazon

 

Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master (Sony Full Frame E Mount)

 

Pros

  • 11 Aperture blades are the most of any autofocus portrait lens made so far
  • Big, but very balanced with the Sony a7
  • Aperture control around the lens is nice
  • Fast autofocus performance
  • Nice color rendition for portraiture
  • The best bokeh of any 85mm lens I’ve tested.
  • Weather sealing
  • Wonderful for skin tones

Cons

  • Expensive

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Buy now ($1,798): Amazon

 

Sony 100mm f2.8 G Master OSS STM FE (Sony Full Frame E Mount)

 

Pros

  • Fast focusing
  • Great build quality
  • Sharp output
  • Pretty good price point for what you’re getting

Cons

  • Considering how much engineering and work went into this lens, I feel Sony may have engineered the character out of this lens.

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Buy now ($1,498): Amazon

 

Sony 16-35mm f2.8 G Master FE (Sony E Mount, Full Frame)

 

Pros

  • Sharp image quality
  • f2.8 is nice for low light situations
  • Good autofocus, as expected from a wide angle lens
  • Weather resistance
  • Feels good in the hand

Cons

  • Pretty darned expensive at $2,198

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Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master (Sony E Mount)

 

Pros

  • Excellent image quality
  • Well built
  • Lots of versatility
  • Sharp output
  • Fast autofocusing abilities
  • Fairly compact for what this lens is

Cons

  • I’ve seen better bokeh, but this isn’t horrible.
  • Tends to be heavy, though not as heavy as Nikon’s and above everyone else’s offerings

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Buy now ($2,198): Amazon

 

Sony 70-200mm f2.8 OSS G Master (Full Frame E Mount)

 

Pros

  • Great image quality
  • Nice bokeh
  • Fairly compact for a 70-200mm f2.8 lens.
  • Good build quality
  • Can focus pretty fast with the latest cameras

Cons

  • Pretty pricey!

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Buy now ($2,598): Amazon

 

Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 G Master FE (Sony E Mount, Full Frame)

 

G Master Lenses

 

Pros

  • Pretty lightweight
  • Ring around it that allows you to adjust how tight the zoom is
  • Image stabilization
  • Weather sealing
  • Sharp
  • Nice bokeh
  • Close focusing for what this lens is
  • Convenient focal lengths
  • Not too badly priced for a lens like this
  • Good for tracking subjects when shooting sports outdoors

Cons

  • Tracking moving subjects still more or less demands that you stop down the lens when shooting interior sports

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Buy now ($2,498): Amazon