5 Affordable E Mount Primes That Punch Above Their Price Tags

Whether you like wide or telephoto lenses, there are E mount primes that will satisfy your needs and your wallet.

Photographers who shoot with Sony cameras are certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to lenses. There are tons of E mount primes that range from ultra-wide to telephoto. These lenses vary in price from incredibly affordable to I think I need to sit down. Here, we’re going to focus on five E mount primes that will make your wallet and your eyes happy. The lenses we have picked here are all fantastic, they’re under $600, and they scored very well in our reviews. Whether you’re looking for a wide-angle lens for landscapes. A standard focal length for everyday photography, a prime for portraits, or even macro, this roundup has you covered.

Samyang 18mm F2.8 (For Landscapes and Cityscapes)

E Mount Primes

In our review, we said:

“Now here’s where I’m most in love with this lens. The colors! Samyang colors have always been saturated and contrasty. They look and feel very unique and this is no exception at all.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
E Mount Primes

Buy now: $329

Tamron 24mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (For Street Photographers)

E Mount Primes

In our review, we said:

“The Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F051) is an affordably priced lens for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras. It combines outstanding image quality and robust weather sealing with a compact and lightweight form factor.”

E Mount Primes

Buy now: $199

Rokinon 50mm F1.4 AF FE (For the Everyday Photographer)

E Mount Primes

In our review, we said:

“Rokinon’s optics have always been top-notch and this is no exception. The colors are bold, the contrast is there, the images are sharp, and the bokeh is gorgeous.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
E Mount Primes

Buy now: $369

Pro Tip: These affordable E mount primes are so good you’ll be using them all the time. This means that your lens will get dirty quickly. Keep an affordable lens cleaning kit with you at all times. This way, you can clean the front element and lens body easily. Every couple of weeks, give your lens a deep clean. Doing this will ensure your lens will work for years to come. This lens cleaning kit is affordable and has everything you need.

Sony 85mm f1.8 FE (For the Portrait Photographer)

E Mount Primes

In our review, we said:

“This is, in many ways, the absolute most perfect portrait lens for most Sony camera users. If you don’t need the 85mm f1.4 G Master lens, the Sony 85mm f1.8 FE lens is a fantastic option. It’s sharp, has less saturated colors (only the Loxia is less saturated than this), focuses pretty well with most cameras (the Batis is fastest), and has weather resistance. But it’s also small and offered at a pretty affordable price point.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
E Mount Primes

Buy now: $598

Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro (For the Macro Photographer)

E Mount Primes

In our review, we said:

“The bokeh is very creamy and positively beautiful. There are zero complaints here from me on that. I wish that other manufacturers made bokeh like this.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
E Mount Primes

Buy now: $425.53

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.