4 Great Sony E Mount APS-C Lenses For Every Photographer

There are great APS-C lenses for all types of photography for Sony APS-C cameras.

It has taken quite some time for dedicated APS-C lenses for Sony E Mount cameras to emerge. Fortunately, the wait has been worth it for those who shoot with the capable crop sensor cameras. No matter what genres of photography you shoot, you can get lenses that will suit your style. The APS-C lenses we’ve featured here are affordable, reliable, well built, and all produce stunningly sharp images. If you want to expand your library of E Mount APS-C lenses, check out four of our favorites after the break.

Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary (For Landscape Photography

APS-C Lenses

In our review, we said:

“It’s sharp, has nice bokeh, contrast, manageable fringing, and autofocuses at a fair speed. Plus, it has weather sealing. There isn’t a whole lot to hate with the Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary. If you’re the type of photographer who shoots wide, does documentary style work, and needs a reliable lens in their bag, this is one of the best options you’ve got if you’re a Sony shooter.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
APS-C Lenses

Buy now: $375

Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary (For Portrait Photography)

APS-C Lenses

In our review, we said:

“The Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary produces some of the best images we’ve seen to date of any lens designed specifically for Crop Sensor Sony E Mount cameras. In-focus areas are tack sharp, while out-of-focus areas pack plenty of bokeh. Images produced by the Sigma 56mm f1.4 are consistently sharp in the center of the frame throughout the available aperture range (f1.4 to f16), with no significant loss in sharpness detected when moving towards the perimeter of the frame.”

APS-C Lenses

Buy now: $429

Pro Tip: Are you interested in buying a Sony APS-C camera but are on the fence? Check out our reviews. We have put the a6000, a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500, and the a6600 through our real-world tests. Have a read, look at the sample images, and then decide if they are right for you.

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (For Documentarians)

In our review, we said:

“The Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a fantastic lens overall. You’re getting old-school Sony image quality, lens character, weather sealing, fast autofocus, and a lightweight body. How could you complain? My absolute favorite thing about this lens is the nostalgic feeling I get working with it. “

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $799

Sony 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS (For Wildlife, Birding, and Sports)

APS-C Lenses

In our review, we said:

“The Sony 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS is an excellent lens for the price. Sony owners who shoot with APS-C cameras will truly love how versatile this lens is. It is well built, produces sharp images with great colors, and focuses incredibly quickly. This lens is perfect for wildlife photographers who want extra reach, is great for photographers who want to capture sports or any action, and you can even put it to use in landscape and portrait genres. If I shot with an a6XXX series Sony camera and needed a super-telephoto lens, this is the one I would reach for. It was reliable and hit all the notes it needed to hit.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
APS-C Lenses
APS-C Lenses

Buy now: $898

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.