Sony FE Portrait Lenses Compared: Which Lens is the Best One?

Which Sony FE Portrait Lenses are the best? We scoured our reviews to see.

If you’re into the Sony FE camera system and you’re looking for the best portrait lenses, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve reviewed all of them, and a larger summary can be found in our Sony FE Lens Guide. The company that was once known for not having a lot of lenses has been making others eat their words for a few years now. But with this many lenses out there, it can become confusing to figure out which one is right for you. Say no more.

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The Phoblographer’s Sony Lens Guide for Full Frame Photographers

There are a ton of incredible Full Frame Sony E Mount lenses on the market, and here, you’ll find our real-world reviews for a lot of them.

Sony has been hard at work creating new lenses for their brand new FE mount, which accommodates its full-frame 35mm-sized sensor. They’ve also worked closely with third parties to develop lenses for the system. Sony, together with third parties, have managed to crank out a large number of lenses, and users of the Sony E mount platform now have a massive library of glass to choose from. We have rounded up all of the real-world reviews we have completed on Full-Frame E Mount glass.

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The Sony 28-135mm f4 Power Focus Lens is Designed for the a7s


Given the fact that the Sony A7s is pretty much designed for videographers, Sony has decided to find a way to support the video front even more with their new 28-105mm f4 G OSS lens. This lens features power zooming capabilities more suited for news and documentary videographers as well as sports shooters.

In our meeting with Sony, they told us that a lot of work went into the design of this lens to ensure that focus breathing didn’t occur at all when focusing in and out, lest it otherwise mess with the quality and framing of a scene being shot. Additionally, the zooming was made to be very silent by using Sony’s SSM motor technology. Otherwise, it features aspherical elements, multi coating technology, and is designed to be very contrasty. For serious videographers, that will mean that you’ll get an extra boost of faux-sharpness due to how the human eye sees blacks. But it will also mean that your color profiles will need to be even flatter. Finally, a lens like this would be nothing would optical stabilization–and of course it’s built in.

Expect this lens to hit the stores at a $2,500 price point.

Review: Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS (Sony NEX E Mount)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony NEX 35mm f1.8 OSS product image lead (1 of 1)ISO 16001-200 sec at f - 4.0

The Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS is the company’s second image stabilized prime lens for their NEX camera system. It bears all the looks of what a Sony/Zeiss lens should be, but it indeed is not. On the NEX camera system, this lens renders a near 50mm field of view. The lens also completes Sony’s line of major needed lenses with the 24mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.8 OSS being the other two major fast primes for the system.

The other two lenses both floored us with their quality, but does this third addition have what it takes to complete the trinity?


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