In this Sony E-Mount Lens Guide I will go over all currently available lenses made for the Sony Nex Camera system.. The Sony Nex Cameras have a Native E-Mount for the lens attachment point and a number of manufactures make lenses for it besides Sony.


The Sony Nex Camera system has a Native E-Mount for the lens mount and a number of manufactures make lenses for it besides Sony. See below the Sony E-Mount Quick Link List, fallowed by all the Sony E-Mount lenses in the main TAB. Other manufactures can be viewed by clicking the manufacturer’s TAB Name.
This database of Sony lenses includes: Sony, Ziess, Sigma, Tamron, Rokinon, Samyang, Lensbaby, Yasuhara, and SLR Magic I will continue to add E-Mount lenses and Nex Lens Accessories as they are released, so please check back often and thanks again for your support by using our links!
 

Sony E-Mount Lens Guide

Here is the current Sony E-Mount lens line-up for quick reference. Please scroll down for more details on each lens..

Sony E-Mount Lenses – APS-C – Nex-6, Nex-5T, Nex-3n…

sel1855 - Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 LensSEL1855 – 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens sel16f28SEL16f28 – 16mm f/2.8 Pancake lens VCL-ECU1VCL-ECU1 – Wide angle lens converter for 16mm lens
 VCL-ECf1VCL-ECf1 – Fisheye lens converter for 16mm lens sel55210SEL55210 – 55-210mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens  selp1650SELP1650 – 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Powerzoom lens
sel20f28SEL20f28 – 20mm f/2.8 Pancake lens
SEL30M35SEL30M35 – 30mm f/3.5 OSS Macro lens
SEL35F18SEL35F18 – 35mm f/1.8 OSS lens
SEL50F18SEL50F18 – 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens
SEL24F18ZSEL24F18Z – 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens
SEL1018SEL1018 – 10-18mm f/4 OSS ultra wide angle zoom lens
SELP18105GSELP18105G – 18-105mm f/4 OSS G Powerzoom lens
SEL18200SEL18200 – Original 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens
SEL18200LESEL18200LE – 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
SELP18200SELP18200 – 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Powerzoom lens
SEL1670ZSEL1670Z – 16-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens
 

New Sony Full Frame E-Mount Lenses -  Sony A7, A7r

SEL2870SEL2870 – 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens
SEL35F28ZSEL35F28Z – 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens
SEL55F18ZSEL55F18Z – 55mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens
SEL2470ZSEL2470Z – 24-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens

sel70200gSEL70200g – 70-200mm f/4 OSS G Lens

 

Be sure to Click on the Manufacture Tabs Below!!

 

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Sony E-Mount Lens Quick Link List

Lens # OSS Filter Size BHPhotoVideo
Amazon   Ebay Auctions
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SEL1018 Y 62mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SELP1650 Y  40.5mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL1670Z Y 55mm BHPhoto Amazon
SEL1855 Y 49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SELP18105G Y 72mm BHPhoto Amazon
SEL18200 Y  67mm BHPhoto  Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL18200LE Y  62mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SELP18200 Y 67mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL55210 Y 49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL16f28 N 49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
 -VCL-ECF1 N  n\a BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
 -VCL-ECU1 N n\a BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL20f28 N 49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL24F18Z N 49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL30M35 N  49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL35F18 Y 49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL50F18 Y 49mm BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
SEL50F18/B  Y 49mm  BHPhoto Amazon
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FE-Mount New Full Frame E-Mount Lenses 
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SEL2870  Y
SEL2470F4Z  Y BHPhoto Amazon
SEL70200G Y
SEL35F28Z N BHPhoto Amazon
SEL55F18Z N BHPhoto Amazon
 All Lens Filters  BHPhoto Amazon US, CA, UK Ebay >>
  Neutral Density Filters by size 40.5mm, 49mm, 62mm, 67mm
   Polarizing Filters by size 40.5mm, 49mm, 62mm, 67mm
 OSS = Optical SteadyShot  Black = Zoom Lens Blue = Power Zoom
 Red = Prime Lens Green = Lens Converters Magenta = Macro
 

Sony E-Mount Lenses

 

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens – SEL1855

The Sony 18-55mm kit lens is a very good overall e-mount lens for most photography needs including Portraits, Landscapes, and family fun. It’s relatively inexpensive at ~$299 US considering the Optical Steadyshot is included and the build quality is quite good. Be sure to check out my full Hands on Review for tons of sample photos and a full breakdown.

My Sony Sel1855 Lens Review>>

Sony E-Mount SEL 1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom LensKey Features:

  • For Sony Alpha NEX Cameras
  • 27-82.5mm Range in 35mm Equivalent
  • Auto and Manual Focusing
  • Silent Autofocusing / Internal Motor
  • Extremely Lightweight (6.9 oz, 194g)
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 9.8″ (0.25 m)
  • 11 Elements in 9 Groups / 4 Aspherical
  • 2.37″ (6.0cm) Tall / 2.4″ (6.2cm) Diam.
  • Uses 49mm Screw-In Filters

Price: ~$299.99

Buy Now  @ BHPhotovideo | Amazon – US CA,  UK | Ebay | Adorama

Sony SEL1855 Lens Filters

Sony 49mm Neutral Density FilterSony 49mm Neutral Density Filter

Improve contrast and detail in bright sunlight with this neutral density filter for your 49mm DSLR camera lens. Most of the Nex E-Mount Lenses are 49mm by the way so if you don’t plan on getting any larger lenses, this would be a good filter choice.

  • Slim design that avoids vignetting
  • Exclusive case attached
  • Carl Zeiss T* Coating
  • Suppress flares and ghosts
  • Improves contrast and detail in super-bright sunlight
  • Minimize reflections between filter and lens surface

Price: ~$55.00

Compare Sony 49mm Neutral Density Filter Prices @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

Price: ~$70 US

Compare Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter Prices @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

 

Sony 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens – SEL16F28

The Sony 16mm wide angle lens is particular strong for landscape photography, but can also be used for family fun, cars looks awesome shot with wide angles, and even Portraits can work if you chose a complementary composition of course ;) Being a Prime e-mount lens, the SEL16F28 offers sharp optical performance in an extremely thin for factor. You can literary put a Nex Camera in your jacket pocket with this lens mounted, No Problem.

My Sony SEL16F28 Lens Review >>

Sony E-Mount SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle lens

Key Features:

  • For Sony Alpha NEX Digital Cameras
  • Pancake Style Lens – 0.8″/22mm Long
  • Equivalent to 24mm in 35mm Format
  • Autofocus (AF) & Manual Focus (MF)
  • Fast f/2.8 Aperture
  • 83° Angle of View
  • Low Noise during Movie Capture
  • 49mm Filter Size
  • 9.4″ (0.24m) Minimum Focusing Distance
  • Weighs Only 2.5 oz (70 g)

Price:  ~$249.99

Compare SEL16F28 Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon – US, CA, UKEbay | Adorama

 

Sony VCL-ECF1 Fisheye and VCL-ECU1 Wideangle Conversion Lenses for the 16mm f/2.8 Lens

The VCL-ECF1 and VCL-ECU1 Conversion lenses for the 16mm f/2.8 lens (sel16F28), are both great values for the dollar in my opinion. Going for ~110 US each, they provide you with much more flexibility, creativity, and maintain a fast f/2.8 Aperture!! They basically transform the 16mm (24mm equivalent) to a 18mm ultra wideangle lens, and a 15mm Fisheye lens while maintaining the f/2.8 aperture. I just recently finished reviewing these and I must say they performed really good. They also come in little hardened carrying cases for convenient storage which is a really nice positive for safe small storage!!

My Sony Nex VCL-ECF1 and VCL-ECU1 Conversion lens Review >>

VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion LensSony VCL-ECF1 – Fisheye Features:

  • Focal Length: 15mm (35mm Equiv)
  • Works with 16mm lens
  • exaggerated perspective
  • Lightweight
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 4 groups, 4 elements
  • Weight (Approx.) : 5.3oz (150g)

Price: ~$110

Compare VCL-ECF1 Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon | Ebay >>

Sony VCL-ECU1 18mm E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens Sony VCL-ECU1 – Wideangle Features:

  • 18mm – (35mm equivalent)
  • Works with 16mm lens
  • Lens Groups-Elements: 3 groups, 3 elements
  • Weight (Approx.) : 4.4oz (125g)

Price: ~$110

Compare VCL-ECU1 Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon | Ebay >>

 

Sony 20mm f/2.8 Pancake Wide Angle lens – SEL20f28

New Sony E-Mount LensesThe 20mm f/2.8 Alpha E-mount Lens from Sony is a compact 20mm prime lens for the Sony NEX line of APS-C sized mirrorless cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalent is 30mm which classifies it as a wide-angle lens with multiple applications. Its maximum aperture of f/2.8 is bright enough for low-light capture and shallow depth of field imaging and its optical design consists of three aspherical elements which correct distortions and aberrations and provide clear, high contrast, detailed images. A smooth, quiet internal stepping motor is used for both focus drive and aperture actuation and makes this lens ideal for shooting video. Less than an inch long and built with aluminum alloy, it is both compact and durable. Autofocus and Direct Manual Focus, which allows for precise manual focus even in AF mode, is supported for both photo and video.

My Review of the 20mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens >>

Price: ~$349.99

Compare Sony SEL20f28 Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon US | Ebay >>

 

Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3mm Lens – SEL55210

The Sony 55-210mm E-Mount lens is the perfect complement to the 18-55mm kit lens (SEL1855), and I really enjoyed reviewing it!!  For my style of shooting I tend to prefer the higher focal length zooms though so keep that in mind. What is so nice about this lens is you can zoom right in to something from a distance and then zoom out and create a totally different composition. For Portraits and Sports in particular I love this. For example you can take a full body shot at 55mm, then almost instantly zoom in to 210mm for a killer head shot without even moving! Also with such a high focal length you can separate your subjects from the background very easily creating awesome depth and Bokeh’s.

My Sony SEL55210 Lens Review >>

Sony E-Mount SEL55210 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 LensKey Features:

  • Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Focal Length: 55-210mm (82-315mm 35mm Equiv)
  • Smooth, Quiet Internal Autofocus
  • ED Elements Fight Chromatic Aberration
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 9 groups, 13 elements
  • 49mm Filter Size
  • Lens Weight : 12.1 oz (345g)

Price: ~$349.99

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Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens – SEL30M35

The Sony 30mm Macro lens can produce true 1:1  Magnification!! However, you will need to be extremely close to your subject in order to achieve that due to the relatively wide focal length of 30mm. I believe Sony did this to simple keep the size of the lens as small as possible. Not the biggest deal, but worth noting if you plan on shooting living things. Being a prime lens, the Sony EL30M35 also makes for a solid wide angle portrait lens for the Nex camera system.

My Sony SEL30M35 Lens Review >>

Sony E-Mount 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Key Features:

  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio
  • Aspherical/ED Glass Elements
  • Smooth Quiet Operation for Video
  • Smooth Manual Focusing
  • Chromatic Aberration Minimized
  • Multi-Coating for Clear Renditions
  • 49mm filter size
  • Autofocus & Direct Manual Focus

Price: ~$278.00

Compare Sony SEL30M35 Lens Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon | Ebay >>

 

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens – SEL18200

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens for NEX Camera The Sony 18-200mm lens is a great all around e-mount lens that can pretty much handle any photography situation. The SEL18200 is very large and heavy for the Nex camera system though, as it was originally engineered to balance with the Nex-VG10. I actually prefer this lens over the much smaller Tamron and Sony (SEL18200le) 18-20mm Lens versions. The Tamron and New Sony 18-200mm E-Mount Lens are significantly smaller and lighter, but the original SEL18200 is sharper in my opinion. At least with the lens copies I had ;)

Sony SEL18200 Sample Photos with 100% Crops >>

Key Features:

  • 11 x Zoom Lens 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Faster Internal Focusing System
  • Circular Aperture
  • Aspherical Elements Fight Aberrations
  • Quiet AF for Clean Sound Recording.
  • Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization
  • 62mm filter size

Price: ~$799.99

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Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens – SEL18200LE

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens for NEX Cameras The New 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens for NEX Cameras from Sony is significantly smaller and lighter than comparable lenses, and is a high magnification zoom lens perfect for a wide range of shooting situations with Sony’s NEX mirrorless cameras or handycam camcorders. With a compact size, achieved in part by downsizing the autofocus motor and optical image stabilization unit, the Sony SEL18200LE offers a powerful mix of versatility and image quality. This is perfect for shooting where a light, compact camera and lens combination is ideal.

With the broad focal length coverage of the lens, from 18mm wide angle to 200mm telephoto, it is also an ideal high-magnification “travel” lens. With it, you can capture grand landscapes, charming portraits, and even sports and nature shots. Optical SteadyShot (OSS) technology aids in this by cutting down on blur caused by camera shake, reducing the reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dark environments.

My Sony Sony SEL18200LE Lens Review >>

Specs

Aperture (Max.) F3.5-6.3
Aperture (Min.) F22-F40
Filter Diameter 62mm
Minimum Focus Distance 15″ (0.5m)
Aperture Blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 27mm-300mm
Maximum Magnification 0.27x
Dimensions 2 11/16 x 3 13/16″ (68 x 96.7mm)
Lens Weight 16.3oz / 460g

Full Feature Breakdown

Compact and Lightweight
Significantly smaller and lighter than the previous Sony 18-200mm lens, this newer model is a great lens to cover a very wide range of shooting situations. This was achieved in part by downsizing the autofocus motor and optical image stabilization unit
11x High-Magnification Zoom
The broad focal length coverage of the lens, from 18mm to 200mm, makes it an ideal high-magnification “travel” lens for a wide range of photography. Users can easily capture wide open landscapes, portraits with softly blurred backgrounds, and more. The telephoto capability of the lens makes it a good option for sports and nature photography as well
High imaging performance
With two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements, the lens employs the same popular, circular aperture found in many A-lenses, enabling backgrounds to have beautifully round, defocused bokeh effects
Optical SteadyShot Stabilization
Equipped with Sony’s Optical SteadyShot (OSS), the lens itself compensates for blur caused by camera shake no matter what camera it is attached to. In addition to reducing blur for normal handheld photography, Optical SteadyShot also reduces reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dark environments
Compatibility
This lens is compatible with all Sony Alpha NEX cameras and NEX Handycam camcorders

Price: ~$848.00

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New Sony E-Mount LensesSony E-mount PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Power Zoom lens

Offering a generous 11x magnification range, the E-mount PZ18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS powered telephoto zoom lens this high-quality telephoto zoom makes an ideal partner for shooting video with the E-mount interchangeable lens Full HD camcorders. The NEX-VG30EH is already supplied as a kit with this E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Power Zoom lens.

A comfortably positioned zoom lever is partnered with a switch on the lens barrel, allowing zoom speed to be selected in six steps – from slow, beautiful shifts in perspective to dramatic crash-zoom effects. Thanks to a newly-developed internal linear motor, power zoom is complemented by exceptionally smooth, whisper-quiet focusing and aperture operation. Zoom can also be controlled directly from NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30 and NEX-FS700*.

My Sony 18-200mm OSS Power Zoom lens Review >>

Price: ~$1198 US

Compare Sony SELP18200 Lens Prices @ BHPhotoVideo >> | Amazon >> | Ebay >>

 

Sony 50mm F1.8mm lens – SEL50F18

The Sony 50mm f/1.8 E-mount Lens  is probably the most anticipated and wanted E-mount lens currently out other than the Zeiss 24mm. What the Sony SEL50F18 offers is a fast f/1.8 aperture and 5mm is a excellent focal length for Portraits in particular. The F/1.8 aperture will allow for some killer separation from the backgrounds and also allow for extreme low light shooting. With the combination of the f/1.8 aperture and Optical Steadyshot built in, the Nex 50mm f/1.8 lens could be one of the best low light lenses on the market!!

Sony E-Mount 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Lens My Sony SEL50F18 Lens Review >>

Key Features:

  • Large f/1.8 Aperture
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Image Stabilization
  • Smooth and quiet high-speed focusing
  • 49mm lens filter
  • Weight (Approx.) : 7.25oz (202g)

Price: ~$298.00

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Sony 24mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens  – SEL24F18Z

The 24mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens is without a doubt the best quality optics currently availble for the Nex camera system. It’s got Pro Grade optics inside which results in a much better sharpness corner to corner and better control of Chromatic aberration. The Bokeh is also really nice!!

Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens Sample Photos with 100% Crops >>

Key Features:

  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar Optics
  • Large f/1.8 Aperture
  • Aspherical Lenses–Distortion Control
  • Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video
  • ED Element Fights Chromatic Aberration
  • Circular Aperture
  • Direct Manual Focus to Fine-Tune Focus
  • Lens Weight : 7.9 oz (225g)

Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Lens Filters

40.5mm Neutral Density Filters @ BHPhoto >>

40.5mm Polarizing Filters @ BHPhoto >>

Formatt 40.5mm Filter kit

40.5mm 5-Filter Starter Kit from Formatt The 40.5mm 5-Filter Starter Kit from Formatt is a nice wide variety of High Quality filters that will help you create anything from a great landscape to a winning portrait!! This is a great set to invest in if your looking for a few filters to try out, but don’t want to sacrifice optical quality.

Key Features:

  • Neutral Density 0.6 Filter
  • Grad Neutral Density 0.6 (Soft Edge)
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Skin Tone Enhancer Filter
  • Full Frame Low Contrast 1 Filter
  • Resin Between 2 Sheets of Schott Glass
  • Rugged Frame / Easy to Handle
  • Consistent from Filter to Filter
  • Excellent for Film or Digital
  • for 40.5mm Lens Thread

Price: ~$234.90

Compare Formatt 40.5mm Filter kit Prices @ BHPhoto | Amazon

Price: ~$1098

Compare Sony SEL24F18Z Lens Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon | Ebay >>

40.5mm Neutral Density Filters @ BHPhoto >>

40.5mm Polarizing Filters @ BHPhoto >>

 

Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (Pancake) Zoom Lens – SELP1650

http://static.bhphoto.com/images/images200x200/892390.jpgMeasuring just 1.17″ (29.9mm) when fully retracted, this SEL-P1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you can quickly whip out your camera and spontaneously grab shots as they occur. It’s perfect for traveling and other scenarios that require a lightweight, compact camera and lens combo. It covers a 16mm to 50mm range (35mm equivalent = 24-75mm) for flexible shooting, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four aspherical elements, resulting in a high-performance lens that is surprisingly compact.

SELP1650 Lens used for my Nex-6 Review >>

Key Features:

  • Compact and lightweight design for excellent portability thanks to retract-ability down to a mere 29.9 mm
  • POWER ZOOM for smooth zooming with superb operability and quietness
  • ED glass and Aspherical lens elements for excellent performance with reduced aberrations
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • 40.5mm lens filter

Price: ~$348

Compare Sony SELP1650 Lens Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon | Ebay >>

 

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS Prime Lens – SEL35F18

 Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS Alpha E-mount Prime Lens

Sony announced this ultra fast 35mm prime a few weeks ago, but it’s not available to sometime in November. Pre-order links below for now and basic specs. More to come once the info is available, but OSS and f/1.8 will make this lens a killer low light shooter!!

High performance and a compact design make the SEL-35F18 an ideal “second lens” that is easy to carry around when capturing the action. It’s ideal for a wide variety of photos, including snapshots while strolling, night shots (thanks to the bright maximum aperture) and portraits with superb background/foreground blur.

My SEL35F18 Lens Review >>

Product Highlights:

  • Aperture Range: f/1.8-22
  • 52.5mm Equivalency
  • Sony E-mount Lens for NEX Cameras
  • Compact Design
  • Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization
  • High Speed, Quiet Linear Focusing Motor
  • Direct Manual Focus
  • Circular Aperture
  • 49mm Filter Thread

Price: ~$448

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Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS  Wide-Angle Zoom Lens – SEL1018

 Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom LensThe SEL-1018 super wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. If you’re seeking a wider minimum focal length than offered by standard wide-angle zoom lenses, the SEL1018 is the ideal choice for you. Featuring a minimum focal length of only 10mm (15mm in 35mm camera equivalency), the SEL-1018 wide-angle zoom lens delivers highly-detailed, super wide-angle photos. With a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire focal length range, you’ll be able to use the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low light, you can take advantage of the bright aperture to utilize fast shutter speeds without needing to increase ISO sensitivity.

My SEL1018 Lens Review >>

SEL1018 Full Specs

Lens Type E-mount 10-18mm F4.0 OSS
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Lens Construction 8 groups, 10 elements
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 15mm-27mm
Angle of view 109° – 76°
Aperture blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aperture (Max.) F4.0
Aperture (Min.) F22
Maximum Magnification 0.1x
Minimum Focusing Distance 9.8″ (0.25m)
Filter Diameter 62mm
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) 2 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ (70 x 63.5mm)
Weight 8oz (225g)

Full Feature Breakdown

10-18 mm super wide-angle zoom lens
The SEL-1018 offers a constant maximum aperture of F4 through the entire focal length range, enabling use of the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low-light environments, such as outdoors at sunset, users will be able to take advantage of the bright aperture and use fast shutter speeds without unnecessarily raising ISO sensitivity.

Superb image capturing capability
Three Aspherical lens elements correct for spherical aberration and distortion, making it possible to shoot high-contrast, high-quality images with markedly less bleeding even at the maximum aperture. In addition, the optical system employs Super Extra-low Dispersion glass, realizing highly detailed images with reduced color aberration even at the 10 mm focal length.

Minimum focal length of 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm eq.)
Thanks to a minimum focal length of only 10 mm (15 mm in 35 mm-camera equivalency), the SEL-1018 delivers finely detailed, super wide-angle photos, ideal for shooting majestic landscapes that can only be captured with super wide-angle lenses, as well as for producing striking photos with emphasized perspective.
Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system provides a 4-stop (approx.) shutter speed advantage, making it significantly easier to achieve crisp, blur-free images and video.

Internal Focusing System
Lens elements at the rear of the optical system move, allowing rapid auto-focus response.

Circular Aperture
In low-light shots or nightscapes, out-of-focus light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Price: ~$848

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New – Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens – SEL1670Z

Sony E-Mount 16-70mm f/4 OSS LensNext we have the new Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS lens. This is awesome and I want one!! It is slower than ideal at f/4, but you know how big and heavy it would need to be for f/2.8. This design is ultra compact and super high quality optics. Plus the sensor is so large on the Sony Nex cameras you can still get nice separation at f/4 if your close to your subject. If you want really fast glass, the best way to go is old school manual focus lenses and adapters. Check out this article for more details on that >>

Hands on Preview @ EPhotozine >>

Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS lens Official Overview

The Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens is a mid-range zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-105mm, covering wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives. A constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and is especially beneficial when working with greater zoom magnifications in low-light conditions. Also benefiting working in dim light or at the long end of the zoom range is Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which serves to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps.

  • The optical construction incorporates four aspherical elements to help reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as contribute to a compact overall form-factor. A Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to the lens elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting while providing enhanced contrast, clarity, and color fidelity.
  • Mid-range zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-105mm, covering wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives.
  • Constant f/4 maximum aperture enables greater consistency throughout the zoom range and benefits working in dim conditions with longer focal lengths.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization works to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps to benefit shooting handheld in dim lighting and with greater zoom magnifications.
  • Four aspherical elements helps to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also maintaining a compact form-factor.
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating enhances contrast, clarity, and color reproduction by countering the effects of lens flare and ghosting.
  • Metal lens barrel increases durability and adds a refined aesthetic appearance.

Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens Specs

Mount E-mount
Focal Length APS-C: 16-70mm (35mm equivalent: 24-105mm)
Aperture Range f/4-22
Minimum Focus Distance 1.2′ (35 cm)
Magnification 0.23x
Lens Groups/Elements 12/16
Aspheric Elements 4
Filter Diameter 55mm
Dimensions 2.6 x 3.0″ (66.6 x 75mm)
Weight 10.9 oz (308 g)

Sony E-Mount Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens from $998 @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

 

New – Sony E-mount PZ 18-105 f/4 G OSS lens – SELP18105

Sony E-Mount 18-105 f/4 OSS LensThe E-mount PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS lens is the first Sony G lens made for the E-mount camera systems. The G lens series brings with it a tradition of quality that in the case of this 18-105mm includes two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements for reduced distortion and aberrations and high resolution and contrast throughout the zoom range. A circular aperture design enables pleasing out-of-focus areas within the frame.

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Sony E-mount PZ 18-105 f/4 G OSS lens Specs

Mount E-mount
Focal Length APS-C: 18-105mm (35mm equivalent: 27-158mm)
Aperture Range f/4-22
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5′ (45 cm) (W); 3.1′ (95 cm) (T)
Magnification 0.11x
Aspheric Elements 3
ED Elements 2
Filter Diameter 72mm
Dimensions 3.1 x 4.3″ (78 x 110mm)
Weight 1.1 lb (482 g)

Sony E-Mount PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS lens from $598 @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

 

New – Full Frame E-Mount Lenses

Sony-FF-E-mount-lensSony recently announced the full frame A7 and A7r E-mount cameras, and new lenses are now available for that coverage.

Sony started this new camera line with only a few lenses, but with adapters you can use virtually any full frame lens on these cameras! Incredible to say the least and we have been waiting a long time for full frame coverage in such a small camera body.

In any event check out the new native Full Frame E-mount Lenses below, and be sure to check out the ultimate lens and lenses adapters article for old school full frame lens options!

 

FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens – SEL2870

Bundled with the new Sony A7 is the the new FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount lens. This wide-to-portrait zoom incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element into its design to minimize chromatic aberrations and enhance overall image clarity. An optical SteadyShot image stabilization system has also been added to minimize the appearance of camera shake to suit working in dim lighting and with low shutter speeds. Its minimum focus distance is 11.8″.

Sony A7 w/ 28-70mm lens $1998 @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

 

FE Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens – SEL2470F4Z

The Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens is a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom lens that features a constant f/4 maximum aperture to support consistent performance in regard to exposure settings and focus placement throughout the zoom range. Five aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element help to reduce aberrations and distortions while contributing to notable image sharpness and clarity. A Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity.

sel2470zThis lens also integrates Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to lessen the appearance of camera shake when working in low-light conditions or with longer focal lengths. Additionally, a dust- and moisture-resistant construction ensures this lens’ use in tough environmental conditions.

  • The mid-range zoom 24-70mm lens covers wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives and features a constant f/4 maximum aperture for consistent performance throughout the zoom range.
  • Five aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element help minimize aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range while contributing to high overall clarity.
  • Tessar concept enables the lens design to be compact while maintaining high image quality and sharpness.
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating lessens lens flare and ghosting for contrast-rich imagery with sustained color neutrality.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake to better suit working with longer shutter speeds and telephoto focal lengths.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design enables ensured performance when working in inclement environmental conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm enables a smooth out-of-focus quality that is well-suited to shallow depth of field imagery.

Sony 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens – $1,198 @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

 

FE 70-200mm F4 OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens – SEL70200G

sel70200gThe new premium 70-200mm G Lens covers a generous zoom range of 70-200mm and is an ideal choice for travel photography and long-range shooting.

Like the new Carl Zeiss prime lenses, the 70-200mm G model has a circular aperture that enables smooth, professional quality background defocus, and maintains a constant F4 maximum aperture for plenty of brightness at all zoom settings.  It also features Optical SteadyShot to cut the effects of camera shake while shooting.

This premium telephoto zoom is Sony’s first E-mount G Lens that’s specifically optimized for full-frame imaging with the A7 and A7R. Ideal for sports and wildlife subjects, this light, compact telezoom shares the peerless imaging quality, handling and ergonomics that are hallmarks of the G Lens range.

The optically advanced design features AA (advanced aspherical) elements, Super ED and ED glass elements, while Sony’s own Nano AR Coating reduces flare and ghosting for exceptionally high-contrast images. Demanding photographers will also value practical refinements like the barrel-mounted focus hold button, focus range limiter and panning mode switch. Optical SteadyShot and dust/moisture resistance add further to the all-round appeal of this beautifully crafted, highly practical telephoto zoom.

 

FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Lens – SEL35F28Z

sel35f8zThe Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens is a prime, wide-angle lens that features a fast, bright f/2.8 maximum aperture to support enhanced low-light performance and greater control over focus for shallow depth of field and selective focus imagery. Three double-sided aspherical elements, totaling six aspherical surfaces, work to minimize spherical aberrations and contribute to notable image sharpness. A Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity.

An internal focusing mechanism maintains the overall lens size during focusing and aids in faster, more responsive performance. Additionally, a dust- and moisture-resistant construction ensures this lens’ use in tough environmental conditions.

  • This prime wide-angle lens features a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light conditions and for greater control over the plane of focus.
  • Three double-sided aspherical elements, for a total of six aspherical surfaces, help to reduce spherical aberrations while also contributing to high image sharpness and clarity.
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating lessens lens flare and ghosting for contrast-rich imagery with sustained color neutrality.
  • An internal focusing mechanism maintains the overall lens length during focusing for greater consistency and faster performance.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design enables ensured performance when working in inclement environmental conditions.
  • Nine-blade circular diaphragm enables a smooth out-of-focus quality that is well-suited to shallow depth of field imagery.

Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Lens ~$798  @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

 

FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens – SEL55F18Z

sel55f18zThe Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens is a prime, normal focal length lens featuring a very fast and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to support working in dimly-lit conditions and for greater control over focus for shallow depth of field imagery. The sophisticated Sonnar optical design enables high resolution and sharpness with optimized low-light shooting capabilities. A Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity. Additionally, a dust- and moisture-resistant construction ensures this lens’ use in tough environmental conditions.

  • This prime normal-length lens features a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light conditions and for greater control over the plane of focus.
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating lessens lens flare and ghosting for contrast-rich imagery with sustained color neutrality.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design enables ensured performance when working in inclement environmental conditions.
  • Nine-blade circular diaphragm enables a smooth out-of-focus quality that is well-suited to shallow depth of field imagery.

Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens – $998 @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adorama | Ebay

 

Zeiss

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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lens

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount)Thanks to the combination of one of the widest fields of view in APS-C format photography with fantastic imaging performance and light weight, this lens makes wide-angle photography even more fascinating.

With an angle of view of 99 degrees, the Touit 2.8/12 wide-angle lens will soon become a firm favorite, particularly for landscapes and architectural photography. Its unique T* multicoating guarantees maximum transmission and outstanding absorption of extraneous light. The result, breathtaking image quality from edge to edge and corner to corner of the entire image field. What’s more, all moving parts of the Touit 2.8/12, conceived specifically for Sony NEX Series cameras, are engineered for extreme precision and a long working life. And finally, its strong and rigid metal bayonet mount makes it an absolutely dependable companion for many years to come.

My Review of the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lens >>

Zeiss Touit 12mm Lens Features

  • Innovative product design: The unmistakeable product design is based on an integrative concept and focuses on essential functional elements. Even the lens hood, typically an accessory, is seamlessly integrated into the overall design.
  • Aspherical design: The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout theentire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere’s more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration
  • Floating Elements Design: Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing range.
  • Excellent resolution and high contrast:
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating: The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T* anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions.

Zeiss Touit 12mm Lens Specifications

Focal length 12mm
Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
Focusing range 0.59 ft / 0.18m to infinity
Elements/Groups 11/8
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 99° / 89° / 66°
Coverage at close range 220 x 144 mm (8.66 x 5.67″)
Filter Size 67mm
Dimensions (with Caps) 3.19 x 3.39″ / 81mm x 86mm
Diameter of Focusing ring 2.56″ / 65mm
Weight 0.57 lb / 270g

Price: $1250

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Zeiss Touit 32mm f/2.8 lens

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount)A compact standard lens with autofocus, especially designed and constructed for compact system cameras like the Sony Nex Series cameras. A lens that makes it so easy to spontaneously capture your special moments and preserve them in perfect pictures.

The best of two worlds. Just like a 50 mm lens in 35 mm photography, the Touit 1.8/32 offers the same angle of view as the human eye. However, optimised for use with APS-C format sensors, it is simultaneously a lens that is so light and compact that it can be taken along simply anywhere and everywhere you go. Whether you are shooting portraits, landscapes or spontaneous snapshots, you will never cease to be amazed by what a Touit 1.8/32 can tease out of your camera. It is quite simply the ideal companion for capturing perspectives and colour- and lighting moods in perfect pictures.

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens Features

  • Innovative product design: The unmistakeable product design is based on an integrative concept and focuses on essential functional elements. Even the lens hood, typically an accessory, is seamlessly integrated into the overall design.
  • Full compatibility: The lenses are fully-compatible and support all camera functions, including autofocus.
  • Ideal aperture characteristics: he Touit lenses feature a nine-blade iris that closes to create an almost perfectly circular aperture. The effect of this is the creation of a particularly harmonious effect in the out of focus areas of the image (“Bokeh”).
  • Smooth and reliable AF action: The focusing system of the Touit lenses is designed to guarantee robust and smooth autofocusing without any need for compromises or limitations in their optical design.
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating: The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T* anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions.

Zeiss Touit 32mm Lens Specifications

Focal length 32mm
Aperture range f/1.8 – f/22
Focusing range 1.21 ft / 0.37m to infinity
Elements/Groups 8/5
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 48° / 40° / 29°
Coverage at close range 214 x 142 mm (8.43 x 5.59″)
Filter Size 52mm
Dimensions (with Caps) 2.83 x 2.99″ / 72mm x 76mm
Diameter of Focusing ring 2.56″ / 65mm
Weight 0.44 lb / 200g

Price: $900

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Zeiss Touit 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Featured Specs

  • Designed for APS-C-Sized Sensors
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 75mm
  • Floating Element Design
  • Carl Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Rigid Metal Construction
  • Rubberized Control Rings

Price: ~$999

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Zeiss Pro Camcorder Lenses

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Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 15mm/T2.9 with Imperial Markings

Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 15mm/T2.9 E Mount with Imperial MarkingsThe Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 15mm/T2.9 E Mount with Imperial Markings is a cine prime lens designed for filmmaking and video production applications. Aside from great optics and mechanics, it offers broad flexibility in the areas of camera compatibility, follow-focus compatibility, and shooting capacity.

Key Features:

  • Super Wide Distagon 15mm Cine Prime Lens
  • E Mount
  • Body Markings in Feet
  • T2.9 with 14 High-Precision Iris Blades
  • Extremely Minimal Distortion
  • Full Frame Coverage of 24 x 36 Sensors
  • Interchangeable Mount System
  • 300° Manual Focus Rotation
  • Razor-Sharp Edge to Edge
  • Precise Horizontal/Vertical Line Capture

Full Zeiss 15mm T2.9 Lens Overview and Specs

Announced at NAB 2012, this lens is a super-wide addition to Zeiss’s Compact Prime CP.2 family of cine primes. Like the rest of the family, the 15mm features an interchangeable-mount system that affords a major forward-looking benefit — not only can the lens now be used with cameras of different mounts, but rather it is ensured to also be compatible with most all future cameras. The system offers compatibility with PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts. Zeiss’s website provides instructions on how to dismantle an existing mount and assemble a new one. The five mounts allow use with cine cameras and DSLRs.

The CP.2 15 is designed to shoot wide angles in tight spaces and does so very effectively. It’s a rectilinear flat field lens that does extremely well in the distortion area, minimizing it to almost non-existence and producing razor-sharpness to the very edges of a frame, even on full frame sensor cameras. The 15mm is a great tool for shooting architectural settings in confined spaces, as it accurately captures horizontal and vertical lines and delivers natural looks.

The optics and mechanics are superior too. The lens incorporates two aspheric lens elements and two special types of glass with abnormal partial dispersion that exceptionally corrects for chromatic aberration. Zeiss-famous T* anti-reflective coating along with internal light traps provide advanced flare suppression. Fourteen high-precision iris blades open up consistently circular across all T-stops, allowing impressive highlights in out-of-focus areas and producing smooth bokeh.

As for high flexibility, in addition to the interchangeable-mount system, the CP.2 15, like the rest of its family, provides full coverage of full frame 24 x 36 sensors. Accordingly, it can, now or at a future time, be used with any 24 x 36 sensor camera, such as the Canon 5D and 1DC and the Nikon D800.

The lens also offers follow-focus flexibility. Across the entire CP.2 family, the front diameter is consistent, focus and iris gears are standard, and the housing is cine-style, offering thus compatibility with all standardized follow-focus systems. In addition, the CP.2 15 also offers a focus ring rotation of a manual 300° and as such allows accurate follow-focusing.

Yet back to flexibility — for anyone who wants to take advantage of the 4K shooting capacity of many of the cameras being released, the entire CP.2 family, with the 15mm included, is 4K-compatible.

The 15mm is also color-matched with the rest of the CP.2 family, and so swapping it with another from within the family can conveniently be done without correcting for changes in post.

Built sturdy and with long-lasting optics, and promising future-proof compatibility, the 15mm can be relied on for many years of use in sharp resolution.

Price: ~$5,700 US

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Zeiss 18mm t/3.6 CP.2 Compact Prime Cine Lens with E Mount

Zeiss 18mm t/3.6 CP.2 Compact Prime Cine Lens with E Mount

The Zeiss Compact Prime CP 18mm f/3.6 T* (feet) Lens is a new set of high quality lens in the PL mount family for digital and film cameras. Compact Prime lens is based around the award-winning optics of ZEISS ZF still photography lenses, which have been optimized and built into completely new lens housings designed specifically for cinematography. Benefiting from the uncompromising standards of motion picture equipment manufacturing the Compact Prime lenses deliver high image quality as well as the ergonomics and robust construction demanded by the rigors of life on the set.

Features

  • Cine Style Housing: The cine style lens housing ensures robust construction and well thought out ergonomics custom designed for the rigors of life on the set.
  • Solid precision construction – stable with lens motors
  • Standard housing dimensions for all focal lengths
  • Focus rings turns in standard cine lens direction
  • Compact and light weight for hand held and Steadicam
  • High Optical Performance: The modern lens design as well as the cine manufacturing process and tight tolerances ensure low distortion, high resolution and excellent color rendition for sharp, punchy images.
  • High resolution and contrast
  • Low distortion
  • Covers up to full format still image size (24 x 36mm)
  • Color matched
  • Unique 14 Blade Iris: The iris opening of the Compact Primes Lenses is created by 14 high precision leaves. It stays consistently round and symmetrical over the whole T-stop range. This translates into natural and pleasing out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh.

Specs

Type Distagon T*
Aperture Range T 3.6 to T 22
T-Stop 3.6
Close Focus Distance 12″ (0.3 m)
Horizontal Angle of View APS-H – 80.0°
Super 35 – 69.3°
Normal 35 – 62.9°
APS-C – 69.8°
MFT – 51.3°
Weight 2.0 lb (0.9 kg)
Dimensions Length – 3.15″ (80 mm)
Front Diameter – 4.5″ (114 mm)

Price: ~$3,990 US

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Sigma

 

My Rolling Review of All Three Sigma E-Mount Art Series Lenses >>

Sigma 19mm F/2.8 DN Lens

sigma-19mm-dnThe black 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras from Sigma is a wide-angle prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalency is 28.5mm and its minimum focus distance is 7.9″ (20 cm). Its f/2.8 maximum aperture is ideal for shallow depth of field imaging and allows it to maintain sharpness in low light situations. An inner focusing system means the lens does not extend when focusing and its newly developed linear autofocus motor is accurate and quiet. Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum aperture, and with three glass molded aspherical elements, aberrations are kept to a minimum. The result is accurate color definition and sharp imaging across the frame.

  • Wide-angle 19mm prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras with a 28.5mm focal length equivalent
  • Maximum aperture of f/2.8 is effective in low light situations and able to create lovely shallow depth of field images.
  • Inner focusing system and linear autofocus motor for efficient, smooth, quiet and accurate focus.
  • Three glass molded aspherical elements and Super Multi-Layer Coating minimizes aberrations and reduces flare and ghosting for sharp, high contrast images.
  • A brass bayonet mount has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.
  • Part of Sigma’s new “Art” class of fast aperture, sharp prime lenses

Specs

Lens Construction 8Elements in 6 Groups
Angle of View 59.3º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 20 cm / 7.9 in
Filter Size (mm) 46mm
Maximum Magnifications 1:7.4
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
60.8×45.7mm/ 2.4×1.8in
Weight TBD
Corresponding Mounts
Micro FourThirds HSM
DN
Sony E-mount HSM
DN

Price: ~$199

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Sigma 30mm F/2.8 DN Lens

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN lensThe black 30mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras from Sigma is standard length prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Its focal length is equivalent to a 45mm lens in the 35mm format and its minimum focus distance is 11.8″ (30 cm). Its f/2.8 maximum aperture is ideal for shallow depth of field imaging and allows it to maintain sharpness in low light situations. An inner focusing system means the lens does not extend when focusing and its newly developed linear autofocus motor is accurate and quiet. Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum aperture, and with two glass molded aspherical elements including a double-sided aspherical element, aberrations are kept to a minimum. The result is accurate color definition and sharp imaging across the frame. A metal exterior provides durability and handsome design.

  • Standard length 30mm prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras with a 45mm focal length equivalent
  • Maximum aperture of f/2.8 is effective in low light situations and able to create lovely shallow depth of field images.
  • Inner focusing system and linear autofocus motor for efficient, smooth, quiet and accurate focus.
  • Two glass molded aspherical elements, including a double-sided aspherical element and Super Multi-Layer Coating minimizes aberrations and reduces flare and ghosting for sharp, high contrast images.
  • A brass bayonet mount has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.
  • Part of Sigma’s new “Art” class of fast aperture, sharp prime lenses

Specs

Lens Construction 7 elements in 5 groups
Angle of View 39.6 degrees
(Sony E-mount 50.7 degrees)
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7 (Rounded)
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 30cm / 11.8in
Filter Size (mm) 46
Maximum Magnifications 1?8.1
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
60.8mm x 40.5mm / 2.4in x 1.6in
Weight To be determined
Corresponding Mounts
Micro FourThirds DN
Sony E-mount DN
DN- Designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable lenses

Price: $199 US

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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN lensThe 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras from Sigma is a prime lens compatible with Sony E-mount cameras. With a 90mm focal length equivalent in the 35mm format, this is a mid-range telephoto length lens with numerous applications including portraiture. A maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides shallow depth of field and makes this lens effective in low light. The minimum focus distance on this lens is 19.7″ (50 cm) and its maximum magnification ratio is 1:7.2. A newly developed linear auto focus motor provides accurate ad quiet focusing which is ideal when shooting video. With Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and glass molded aspherical elements, this lens minimizes chromatic aberrations for sharp, high resolution images. A seven-bladed diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out of focus areas.

  • 60mm lens for Sony E-mount Cameras mirrorless cameras with a 90mm equivalent focal range.
  • Maximum aperture of f/2.8 is effective in low light and provides shallow depth of field.
  • Linear auto focus motor provides smooth, quiet and accurate autofocus
  • Special Low Dispersion glass and aspherical elements minimize aberrations to provide sharp imaging throughout the frame
  • Part of Sigma’s new “Art” class of fast aperture, sharp prime lenses

Specs

Lens Construction TBD
Angle of View 20.4 degrees
(Sony E-mount 26.6 degrees)
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7 (Rounded)
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 50cm / 19.7in
Filter Size (mm) 46mm
Maximum Magnifications 1:7.2
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
60.8mm x 55.5mm / 2.4in x 2.2in
Weight TBD
Corresponding Mounts
Micro FourThirds DN
Sony E-mount DN
DN- Designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable cameras

Price: $239 US

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Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens

The Sigma E-Mount 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens  is a prime lens designed specifically for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. This 30mm lens is equivalent to a 45mm lens in 35mm format and provides a 50.7° angle of view. A very nice fixed focal length to work with on a crop factor sensor I might add.

My Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens Review >>

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount CamerasKey Features:

  • 30mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Equivalent to 45mm in 35mm
  • For Sony E Mount Camera
  • Aspherical Design Prevents Distortion
  • Focuses to 11.81″ (30cm)
  • Multi-Coating Reduces Ghosting and Flare
  • Linear AF Motor for Quiet Operation

Price: ~$199

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Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera The 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera from Sigma is a Digital Neo (DN) lens specifically designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. On a Sony E mount camera (NEX), its focal length is equivalent to 28.5mm. It has a newly developed linear AF motor for swift and accurate autofocus, making it ideal for video as well as still photography. Three glass mold aspherical lenses offer excellent correction for distortion, color aberration and field curvature. The inner focusing system corrects the fluctuation of aberration to maintain image quality regardless of the focal distance. Multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting, and provides sharp and contrasty images even at the maximum aperture. The seven blades of the diaphragm produce a pleasing quality in the out-of-focus areas of an image (bokeh).

My Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens Review >>

Features:

  • Digital Neo (DN) high performance lens designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras
  • Ultra compact construction weighing only 4.9 oz and measuring 1.8 inches in length
  • Newly developed linear AF motor ensures accurate and quiet autofocusing, making the lens ideal for video recording as well as still photos

Price: ~$199

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Rokinon/ Samyang

 

Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens

The Rokinon 8mm Fisheye is a high optical quality lens for a fair price! It’s a fully manual lens, so you need to change the aperture and focus manually. The Lens is also pretty large compared to the other E-Mount Prime lenses. The optical quality is very good however and this lens produces sharp shots from corner to corner. It’s also extremely wide at 8mm which can create some incredible compositions!! For the money it’s really hard to not highly recommend this lens. The only downside is it’s fairly large size. The New Rokinon 8mm fisheye below is a much better match for the Nex Camera system as far as size is concerned.

Lots of Sample Pics with 100% Crops >>

Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye LensKey Features:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • For APS-C Size Image Formats
  • Vignetting When Used With Full Frame
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

Price: ~$299.00

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New Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens

Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver The new Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount – Silver by Rokinon is a fast, ultra wide-angle lens designed to work with the Sony NEX mirrorless cameras.  Multi-coated lenses equal minimal aberration and sharp images and a built-in petal-type lens hood prevents unwanted glare. The minimum focusing distance is 1′ (0.3m) and the angle of view is 180º, offering full-frame (non-circular) images.  At 12mm equivalency, this is a perfect lens to explore the creative possibilities of the latest mirrorless cameras.

My Sony 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens Review >>

Key Features

  • Ultra Wide-angle Fish-eye Lens
  • 8mm f/2.8- f/22 UMC Lens
  • 12mm Equivalency
  • Multi-coated Optics
  • Built-in Petal-type Lens Hood
  • Weight 7.65 oz (217 g)

Price: ~$349.00

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Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens

Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine LensThe Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount is optimized for film and video applications. The focus and iris rings feature industry-standard gearing, which provide an interface for use with a follow focus. To aid focus pullers, aperture and focus scales are marked on the side of the lens. This 14mm lens produces a 115°, ultra-wide angle-of-view when used with a full-frame or 35mm camera. Hybrid aspherical elements render sharply defined images with a minimum of distortion and chromatic aberrations, and the minimum focus distance is 11.02″ from the lens.

Some cameras will require that Shutter Lock be disengaged when using this lens.

Key Features

  • Ultra-Wide Angle 14mm Lens
  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Compatible With Full-Frame Cameras
  • Compatible With APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

Price: ~$449 US

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Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E-mountThe Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount was developed primarily for film and video applications. The cine version of Rokinon’s 24mm lens features industry-standard gearing for the focus and aperture ring, and the aperture ring has been de-clicked for smooth iris pulls. The aperture and focus scales have also been relocated to the side of the lens, where it is easier for focus pullers to read them.

The Rokinon 24mm cine lens is compatible with full-frame sensors. APS-C sensors with a crop factor of 1.5 – 1.6 will exhibit a 35mm equivalent angle-of-view equal to approximately 38mm. The optical construction is comprised of 13 elements arranged in 12 groups. Four elements are low-dispersion glass (ED), plus two aspheric elements. The 24mm features Ultra Multi Coated (UMC) multi-coated lenses for improved light transmission and resistance to ghosting and flares.

Key Features
  • Fast T1.5 wide-angle lens
  • Full-frame, 35mm-sized coverage
  • geared focus and aperture rings
  • De-clicked aperture ring for smooth iris pulls
  • Aspherical lens elements and UMC multi-coating
  • Detachable petal shaped lens hood

Price: ~$749 US

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Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens

Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens The Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount with geared, manual focus and aperture control rings, is optimized for digital cinematography. The aperture ring has been “de-clicked” for smooth iris pulls, and depth of field markings provide an essential aid to focus pullers. Optically, this lens is identical to the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4, which is known for its excellent sharpness, contrast and bokeh.

Hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. There is slight vignetting at T1.5 on a full-frame sensor but it is nearly gone by T2.0, and APS-C or MFT sensors will probably never see it. The 35mm lens focuses as close as 12″ (30.48 cm) from the lens. A bayonet mount, petal-type lens hood is also included.

Key Features:

  • At T1.5 this lens is great for low light and shallow depth of field
  • The focus and aperture control rings feature industry standard gearing
  • Covers a wide range of sensor formats, including full-frame 35mm
  • 10 elements in 12 groups, including one hybrid aspherical lens
  • Minimum focusing distance of 12″
  • Depth of field markings aid in pulling focus

Price: ~$549 US

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Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine LensThe Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount produces a slightly telephoto angle-of-view on full-frame sensors. It features a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 and an 8 blade iris, for shallow depth of field with attractive bokeh. The focus and aperture control rings are outfitted with industry standard gearing, which provides an interface for working with a traditional follow focus. The aperture control ring has also been de-clicked, which facilitates smooth iris pulls.

The 85mm has a minimum focus distance of 3.28′. Internal focusing minimizes the effects of lens breathing, which insures a more consistent angle-of-view when adjusting focus. The lens is composed of 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical element to reduce spherical aberrations. In addition, multi-coated elements help improve light transmission.

Key Features:

  • Covers Full-Frame Format Sensors
  • Very Fast T1.5 Maximum Aperture
  • 8 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 3.28′
  • Internal Focusing
  • Aspherical Lens Element Limits Distortion
  • Multi-Coating Improves Transmission

Price: ~$349 US

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Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens

Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine LensThe Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount provides APS-C format cameras with a fisheye, 180° angle-of-view. The maximum aperture is T3.8 and can be stopped down to T22. This lens has been optimized for film and video production, with industry standard gears for focus and iris. The aperture control ring has also been “de-clicked” to facilitate smooth iris pulls.

The removable lens hood is the major difference between this lens and Rokinon’s earlier 8mm fisheyes, which had a fixed hood. However, this lens is optically identical, with 10 lens elements in 7 groups, one aspherical element and multicoating to improve transmission.

Key Features:

  • Fisheye Lens for APS-C Sized Sensors
  • Extremely Wide 180° Angle-of-View
  • T3.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Optimized for Video Production
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Rings
  • Smooth “De-clicked” Aperture Ring
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Aspherical Lens Element and Multicoating

Price: ~$349 US

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Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens

SYCV14M-NEXThe Samyang 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount is optimized for film and video applications. The focus and iris rings feature industry-standard gearing, which provides an interface for use with a follow focus. To aid focus pullers, aperture and focus scales are marked on the side of the lens. This 14mm lens produces a 115.7°, ultra-wide angle-of-view when used with a full-frame or 35mm camera. Hybrid aspherical lenses render sharply defined images with a minimum of distortion and chromatic aberrations, and the minimum focus distance is 11.02″ from the lens.

  • Some cameras will require that Shutter Lock be disengaged when using this lens.
  • 14mm lens with approximately 115.7° angle-of-view on full-frame cameras
  • Industry-standard gearing for focus and aperture rings
  • “Declicked” aperture ring for smooth iris pulls
  • 14 elements in 10 groups with 3 high refractive index elements, 2 ED element, an aspherical hybrid element and a aspherical glass element
  • Ultra Multi Coated lenses minimize flare and ghosting
  • A minimum focusing distance of 11.02″
  • A built-in petal-type lens hood

Price: ~$399 US

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Samyang 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens

SYCV16M-NEXThe Samyang 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Sony E is a wide-angle lens optimized for digital cinematography. The lens produces an image circle that will cover APS-C sized sensors or smaller. The focus and aperture rings feature industry-standard 0.8 pitch gearing for attaching a follow focus unit. The aperture ring is also de-clicked to allow for smooth iris pulls while shooting. Focus, aperture, and depth of field markings are on the side of the lens to aid focus pullers, who typically operates on the side of the camera.

  • 16mm lens with 83.1° angle-of-view
  • Image Circle covers APS-C sized sensors
  • Industry Standard 0.8 pitch gearing on Focus and Iris rings
  • De-clicked aperture for smooth focus pulls
  • 13 elements in 11 groups with an aspherical and a hybrid aspherical lens element
  • Ultra Multi Coating on lens minimizes flares and ghosting
  • Depth of Field markings on side of the lens
  • A minimum focusing distance of 7.87 inches
  • Includes bayonet mount lens hood

Price: ~$529 US

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Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens

SYCV24M-NEXThe Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount was developed primarily for film and video applications. The cine version of Samyang’s 24mm lens features industry-standard gearing for the focus and aperture ring, and the aperture ring has been “declicked” for smooth iris pulls. The aperture and focus scales have also been relocated to the side of the lens, where it is easier for focus pullers to read them.

The Samyang 24mm cine lens is compatible with full-frame sensors. APS-C sensors with a crop factor of 1.5 will exhibit a 35mm equivalent angle-of-view of approximately 36mm. The optical construction is comprised of 13 lens elements arranged in 12 groups. Four elements are low-dispersion glass (ED), plus two aspheric elements. The 24mm features Ultra Multi Coated (UMC) multi-coated lenses for improved light transmission and resistance to ghosting and flares.

  • Fast T1.5 wide-angle lens
  • Full-frame, 35mm-sized coverage
  • Geared focus and aperture rings
  • “Declicked” aperture ring for smooth iris pulls
  • Aspherical lens elements and UMC multi-coating
  • Detachable petal shaped lens hood

Price: ~699 US

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Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens

SYCV35-NEXThe Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E with geared, manual focus and aperture control rings, is optimized for digital cinematography. The aperture ring has been “de-clicked” for smooth iris pulls, and depth of field markings provide an essential aid to focus pullers. Optically, this lens is identical to the Samyang 35mm f/1.4, which is known for its excellent sharpness, contrast and bokeh.

A hybrid aspherical lens and multi-layer coating produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 35mm lens focuses as close as 11.8″ (30 cm) from the lens. A bayonet mount, petal-type lens hood is also included.

  • At T1.5 this lens is great for low light and shallow depth of field
  • The focus and aperture control rings feature industry standard gearing
  • Covers a wide range of sensor formats, including full-frame 35mm
  • 12 elements in 10 groups, including one hybrid aspherical lens
  • Minimum focusing distance of 11.8″ for great close ups
  • Depth of field markings aid in pulling focus

Price: ~$519 US

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Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens

SYCV85M-NEXThe Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E produces a slightly telephoto angle-of-view on full-frame sensors. It features a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 and an 8 blade iris, for shallow depth of field with attractive bokeh. The focus and aperture control rings are outfitted with industry standard gearing, which provides an interface for working with a traditional follow focus. The aperture control ring has also been “declicked”, which facilitates smooth iris pulls.

The 85mm has a minimum focus distance of 3.6′. Internal focusing minimizes the effects of lens breathing, which insures a more consistent angle-of-view when adjusting focus. The lens is composed of 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical element to reduce spherical aberrations. In addition, a multi-coated elements help improve light transmission.

  • 85mm focal length for full-frame format
  • Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture
  • 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh
  • Geared focus and aperture control rings
  • “Declicked” aperture control ring
  • Minimum focus distance of 3.6′
  • Internal focusing mitigates lens breathing
  • Aspheric lens element limits spherical aberration
  • Lens multi-coating improves transmission

Price: ~549 US

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Samyang 8mm HD T/3.8 Cine Lens

SYHD8MV-NEXSamyang 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-eye CS II is a sophisticated wide-angle fisheye lens designed for digital reflex cameras with APS-C sensor. VDSLR Samyang lenses are fitted with racks compatible with the Follow Focus system. This solution allows for effortless and accurate rotation of focus and aperture rings. The aperture ring is rotated smoothly and noiselessly. These modifications allow for extremely comfortable and effective control of focal plane and depth of field during filming.

Price: ~329 US

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New full frame coverage Samyang cine lenses coming soon….

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC

Tamron

 

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens

The Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens is a nice all in one lens solution with high tech image stabilization. It’s physically large and heavy as it relates to the Nex cameras so this may not be the lens for you, but it does perform quite well overall. I did some testing with it and the Sony 18-200mm and had fun using both lenses. I also got good results from both lenses although the Sony had the edge in sharpness.

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras (Black)Lots of Sample Pics >>
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Key Features:

  • High-Powered 18-200mm Zoom Lens
  • Designed for Use With Sony NEX Cameras
  • Stepping Motor for Improved AF
  • Lightweight 16.2 oz Lens
  • Equivalent to 27-300mm Lens
  • Also available Silver

Price: ~$739.00

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Lensbaby/ Yasuhara/ SLR Magic

Lensbaby Composer W/Tilt Transformer for Sony NEX Cameras

Lensbaby Composer W/Tilt Transformer for Sony NEX Cameras Want some of that sweet shallow-depth-of-field razzle-dazzle? The Lensbaby Composer W/Tilt Transformer for Sony NEX Cameras offers two ways to inject a shot of magic into your pictures using your Sony NEX camera. The Composer (with Double Glass Optic installed) gives you the classic Lensbaby round “sweet spot” of focus, with access to the Optic Swap system optional accessories (Single Glass Optic, Plastic, Soft Focus, Pinhole/Zone Plate, etc.). To use the Tilt Transformer, remove the Composer Front Focus and attach any Nikon mount lens: you can fluidly swivel the lens, tilting it up to twice as far as with a standard tilt-shift lens, delivering photos with a slender slice of focus through the image, bordered by a soft blur. You control the size and the placement of the focus by shifting the lens until you have the effect you’re after, using the aperture to control the width of the zone that’s in focus.

Features

  • Tilt Transformer:
    When used with a Nikon mount lens, produces a slice of focus through the image
  • Tilt Transformer:
    Width of focus slice is dependent upon aperture – f/1.4 will produce a very thin slice of focus with abundant blur, while f/22 will produce a very wide slice of focus with just a tiny bit of blur. Extreme tilt at a very bright aperture will make that slice appear even thinner.
  • Tilt Transformer:
    Tilts up to twice as far as standard tilt-shift lenses making it possible to achieve more extreme blur falling off of a very thin slice of selective focus, as compared to the usual slice of focus width and focus fall-off of a typical tilt-shift lens
  • Tilt Transformer:
    Built-in mechanism allows Nikon G lenses to function properly at all apertures. Nikon G lenses do not have an aperture ring on the lens itself. This mechanism allows the aperture to open and close by manually rotating the lens itself
  • Tilt Transformer:
    High quality metal swivel ball for smooth, fluid tilt
  • Tilt Transformer:
    Easy grip, metal locking ring controls ease of adjusting tilt
  • Tilt Transformer:
    All metal, precision construction
  • Composer Focus Front:
    Ships with the Double Glass Optic, Optic Adapter (installed) and aperture disks which include: f/1.8, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/13, f/22
  • Composer Focus Front:
    Supports the Lensbaby Optic Swap System, allowing photographers to swap out the Double Glass Optic and swap in Single Glass, Plastic, Soft Focus, and Pinhole/Zone Plate
  • Composer Focus Front:
    Optic Adapter reduces actual focal length of above lenses to ~40mm (~80mm effective focal length)
  • Composer Focus Front:
    Manual Focusing
  • Composer Focus Front:
    Interchangeable levitating aperture disks
  • Composer Focus Front:
    Minimum Focus: approximately 12″ (30 cm) / Maximum Focus: Infinity (and beyond)

Specs

Dimensions 3.23in x 2.7in / 5.66cm x 6.85cm
Weight 7.37 oz / 209G

Price: ~$350.00

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Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Sony NEX Cameras) – New

Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Sony NEX Cameras)The Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Sony NEX Cameras) is part of the Lensbaby series of SLR lenses, and offers the same spectacular special-effect results. The refined and enhanced Composer Pro has an all-metal ball that gives you a more exact, smooth focus and tilt control and will retain its position after being bent, which makes it easy to use even with one hand. Simply tilt the lens to a desired angle and then focus with a traditional barrel focusing ring. The Double Glass Optic is a hybrid between a bellows camera and a tilt-shift camera. It allows for selective focusing with SLR cameras. It will bring one area of a photo into sharp focus, surrounded by gradually increasing blur. Effects like blurring, glowing highlights, and subtle, prismatic color distortions can all be achieved without software manipulations. The lens can be bent off-center in any direction for different results. The Composer Pro is compatible with the Optic Swap System–a line of different “optics” that can be interchanged with the Muse and Composer versions. This provides artists with an almost unlimited variety of looks and styles to capture their unique visions. The Composer Pro comes supplied with the Double Glass Optic, which provides the sharpest focus in its range. It offers a tack sharp sweet spot, with minimal diffusion at all aperture settings.

Features

  • Composer Pro: Refined metal ball design delivers ultra-smooth focus and tilt control
  • Composer Pro: Compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Double Glass Optic: Low dispersion, high refractive index, multi-coated optical glass doublet
  • Double Glass Optic: Selective focus optic (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradual blur)
  • Double Glass Optic: Focus distance when used with Composer Pro: 18″ to infinity
  • Double Glass Optic: 37mm front threads accept all Lensbaby accessory lenses

Specs

Compatibility Sony NEX Mount
Composer Pro: Tilt Yes (17.5 degrees)
Composer Pro: Compatibility Lensbaby Optic Swap System
Composer Pro: Focus Type Manual
Double Glass Optic: Focal Length 50mm
Double Glass Optic: Aperture Type Interchangeable, magnetic aperture disks
Double Glass Optic: Apertures f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
Double Glass Optic: Focus distance 18″ to infinity
Double Glass Optic: Front threads 37mm / 1.46 inches
Dimensions (H x W) Composer Pro: 2.25″ x 2.5″ / 5.71 x 6.35 cm
Weight Composer Pro: 4 oz (113.4g)

Price: ~$299.95

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Lensbaby Tilt Transformer for Sony NEX Cameras

Lensbaby Tilt Transformer for Sony NEX CamerasWant some of that sweet shallow-depth-of-field razzle-dazzle? The Lensbaby Tilt Transformer for Sony NEX Cameras helps you inject a shot of magic into your pictures using your Sony NEX camera. To use the Tilt Transformer, attach it to your Sony NEX camera, and then attach any Nikon mount lens to the Tilt Transformer: you can fluidly swivel the lens, tilting it up to twice as far as with a standard tilt-shift lens, delivering photos with a slender slice of focus through the image, bordered by a soft blur. You control the size and the placement of the focus by shifting the lens until you have the effect you want, using the aperture to change the width of the zone that’s in focus.

Features

  • When used with a Nikon mount lens, produces a slice of focus through the image
  • Width of focus slice is dependent upon aperture – f/1.4 will produce a very thin slice of focus with abundant blur, while f/22 will produce a very wide slice of focus with just a tiny bit of blur. Extreme tilt at a very bright aperture will make that slice appear even thinner
  • Tilts up to twice as far as standard tilt-shift lenses making it possible to achieve more extreme blur falling off of a very thin slice of selective focus, as compared to the usual slice of focus width and focus fall-off of a typical tilt-shift lens
  • Built-in mechanism allows Nikon G lenses to function properly at all apertures. Nikon G lenses do not have an aperture ring on the lens itself. This mechanism allows the aperture to open and close by manually rotating the lens itself
  • High quality metal swivel ball for smooth, fluid tilt
  • Easy grip, metal locking ring controls ease of adjusting tilt
  • All metal, precision construction

Specs

Dimensions 3.23in x 2.7in / 5.66cm x 6.85cm
Weight 7.37 oz / 209G

Price: ~$250.00

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Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Sony E Mount (NEX)

YASUHARA Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Sony E Mount (NEX)Heart of the NANOHA x5 consists of ten spherical glass lenses arranged in seven groups. Individual elements are coated by one or more surface layers, which prevent reflection and mechanical damage. It is possible to focus in 11 – 19 mm range with resulting 4x to 5x magnification, that is 4:1 and 5:1. The body of the lens is mostly metal, excluding the light module and the material of the mount differs depending on the camera type. The mount is made of steel on the Sony NEX (E-mount) and of aluminum on the micro 4/3. The removable light module includes 3 LEDs, whose running life is thousands of hours according to the manufacturer. The lens was designed in Japan and manufactured in China, but before sale every single piece undergoes a final inspection in Japan.

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Product Highlights

  • 4x to 5x Magnification
  • Removable 3-LED Macro Lighting
  • Focusing Range of 0.43-0.78″
  • Four Plastic Holders for Subjects Inc

Price: ~$499.99

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Yasuhara Madoka 180 Fisheye Lens

Madoka 180 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount from YasuharaThe Madoka 180 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount from Yasuhara is a 7.3mm circular fisheye lens specifically designed for Sony NEX E-mount cameras. Called the Madoka, which means round in old Japanese, the lens offers a 180º angle of view and is the first compact mirrorless camera lens to provide circular fisheye images. The lens itself is very compact and fits well on even the smallest of the NEX cameras, maintaining their portable nature. Yasuhara is developing software that will seamlessly convert this lens’ circular images into a square format image with the angular distortion removed, if this is what you desire. The Madoka 180 lens offers a great opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of wide angle shooting with Sony NEX mirrorless cameras.

Price: ~$279

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SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens for Sony E-mount

SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens for Sony E-mountThe SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 lens is a multi coated manual prime lens that is made to work with the Sony NEX system for camera bodies such as the NEX-F3, NEX-5N, and NEX-VG20. Lens is in native E-Mount lens and will work directly on your camera!

What is really special about this lens is that it is very light weight (~100g) and has six unique aperture blades. When wide open itproduces silky smooth bokeh. When closed down to f2.8 it forms a special shape and the bokeh of the resulting photo start to swirl with a slight Lo-fi feel. When closed down to f8 it forms a unique square shaped aperture opening. In other words it is kind of likehaving three lenses in one! It is the signature of the SLR Magic lens and it is quite interesting.

The lens is great for creative photography. We occasionally receive questions about how this lens differ from the kit lens. Field of view (FOV) becomes 52mm on the SONY NEX camera. This is the normal focal length in 35mm photography and is great for use in proper framing for a shot which may be difficult to master with the kit lens of your camera. A perfectly round aperture is achieved at f2 for the 35mm f1.7 lens so it is great to use as a portrait/normal lens as its FOV becomes 52mm on the Sony NEX camera.

The lens is a fully manual lens and it is a great lens for creative photographers who would like to take artistic photos with a shallow Depth of Field. It is easy to use

Manual focus is easily achieved by the assistance of x7-X14 zoom of MF Assistance function in Live View. Users are advised to use Aperture priority (A mode) with this lens. User would have to select shoot w/o lens mode in the camera setting. More advanced users may use Manual mode (M mode) when using this lens for creative opportunities. It is also recommended to shoot in M mode when either the internal or external flash is used as TTL metering is not enabled in Aperture priority mode.

Specs

Focal Length 35mm (52mm : 35mm equivalent
Focus Distance 11.8″ / 0.3m – infinity
Focus mechanism Internal
Filter Szie 37mm
Length 1.57″ / 4cm
Weight 10.6 oz / 300g

Price: ~$149.99

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SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 Lens with 1:1 Macro

SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 Lens with 1:1 for for Sony E-mount NEX Series CamerasThe SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 lens is a multi coated manual prime lens that is made to work with the Sony NEX system for camera bodies such as the NEX-3, NEX-5 and NEX-VG10. Lens is in native E lens mount and will work directly on your camera! What is really special about this lens is that it is very light weight (280g) and has a unique rotational aperture disk. When wide open it produces silky smooth bokeh. When stopped down it still produces silky smooth bokeh. It is because the rotational aperture disk ensures a perfectly round aperture opening at all times for the perfect bokeh. It is the signature of this SLR Magic lens. The lens is great for creative photography.

A perfectly round aperture is achieved at all times means great portrait photos can be achieved. The fully manual lens is great for creative photographers who would like to take artistic photos with a shallow Depth of Field.

Specs

Focal Length 28mm (42mm: 35mm equivalent)
Focal Distance 0.24m – infinity
Minimum Focal length 0.3m (3cm with 1:1 Extension Tube Adapter)
Max aperture f/2.8
Focus mechanism Internal
Lens Length 4cm
Filter Thread Diameter 37mm
Lens Weight 280g (9.8 oz)

Price: ~$129.99

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SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f/0.95 HyperPrime Lens

SLR Magic 50mm f/0.95 HyperPrime Lens for Sony E-mount NEX Series CamerasWith a maximum aperture of F0.95, the Noktor Hyperprime is the fastest lens designed for E-mount cameras. At open aperture, the lens renders pictures and video with extreme shallow depth of field for a dreamy and unique aesthetic. In low-light photography and cinematography, the lens exceeds the perception of the human eye. From nightscapes to campfires, you can shoot in situations that are often impossible to capture with a normal lens.

Specs

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture F0.95 – F16
Autofocus No
Min. Focus Distance 0.6m
Lens (Elements) 8
Lens (Groups) 7
Aperture Blades 8
Mount Type E-mount
Filter Size 62mm
Weight 490g (17.2 oz)

Price: ~$1025 US

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Lens Filters

49mm Filter SizeLens Filters offer a variety of purposes, but are most commonly used for darkening the scene (or slowing down the shutter speed), Polarizing, UV, or lens protection.

Circular lens filters, like the Tiffen filter kit below, screw on to the front of the lens itself. It’s hard to see in the image to the right, but threads are there to except lens filters as well as the conversion lenses in this particular case with the 16mm Pancake Lens.

Most of the Sony E-Mount lenses take a 49mm lens filter size. However, be sure to check the specs on your particular lens before ordering as the 18-200mm lenses are 62mm and the Zeiss 24mm has a 40.5mm filter size. The lens filter size is in located on the front of the lens as you can see in the example photo to the right of the 16mm pancake lens.

Just like lenses, filters use glass!! The better quality glass, the more expensive the filter. Multi-coated lens filters tend to cost more just like lenses, and same goes for build quality etc.. Basically you get what you pay for.  If you think about it logically for a second; Why would you want to put a cheap piece of glass in from of your expensive high quality lens glass?? It makes no sense from a optical quality stand point, so at the very least I recommend you get a mid-grade lens filter and use it only when you need it for it’s intended purpose.

One other important note about Lens Filter investments!! Lens filters can be expensive, so if you have a larger lens that you would like to use the lens filter on you don’t have to necessary buy two filters. What you can do is buy the lens filter for your largest lens that you plan on using it on, then buy lens step up adapters to attach the high quality lens filter to your smaller lenses. This is what I did, and ended up investing in One very high quality B+W 77mm BW Multi-Coated Thin Circular Polarizer. This will work on my all my lenses as long as I have the correct step up adapters. In my case I needed a 49mm(for most Nex lenses) to 77mm(my largest lens) Step Up Adapter >>, and I also needed a 62mm to 77mm Step Up Adapter >>. Another common step up adapter you may need would be a 49mm to a 62mm if you had both the Sony 18-200mm lens (62mm) and the 50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens(49mm), for example. You would then be able to use the large 62mm filter on the smaller 49mm filter sized lens. This is much cheaper than having one filter for each thread size!! Plus when you invest a lot of money, you want to get the most out of your Lens Filter Investment.

With all this in mind you may not know what filter to invest in, and even why you might want it? This is totally understandable and that is why I recommend getting a decent kit when your ready to play around with some filters ;) Once you figure out what filters work for your style of photography, you can then consider investing in a higher quality filter to preserve and enhance your optics to it’s best potential.

 

Lens Filters By Size for E-Mount Lenses

Neutral Density Filters by size 40.5mm, 49mm, 62mm, 67mm
   Polarizing Filters by size 40.5mm, 49mm, 62mm, 67mm
 

Lens Filter Kits For Sony Nex Lenses

Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

This entry level Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit contains all the basics that an outdoor digital shooter will need. Not the highest quality filters on the market, but an nice affordable kit that includes all three basic filters and a carrying case for everything.

UV Protector
These are wise initial investments. They help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs.

Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit Circular Polarizer
Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

Neutral Density
Neutral Density filters from Tiffen have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera. Neutral Density filters are used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the “blur” of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since they allow the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since they can also help to control your depth of field, they permit you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, their value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

The entire kit comes with a Tiffen padded storage pouch that will help keep your filters clean and free from dust, dirt, fingerprints and other contaminants,.

Tiffen’s ColorCore glass is produced through a process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of a ten-thousandth of an inch, then mounting them in precision aluminum rings.

Features and Specs

  • UV Protector Filter
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Neutral Density 0.6 Filter
  • Padded Storage Pouch
  • Use for Film or Digital
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty

UV Protector

  • Tiffen filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details
  • If desired they can be left on the lens at all times for protection

Circular Polarizer

  • This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
  • Makes a blue sky bluer
  • Enhances clouds

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

  • To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
  • To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
  • To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
  • To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
Tiffen Quality
  • Tiffen’s ColorCore glass is sealed between two optical glass sheets. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration. This process makes for greater accuracy of color as opposed to glass that is simply dyed and become subject to deviation during the dye process
  • Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty

Price: ~$48.50

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Formatt 40.5mm Filter kit – (fits Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Lens)

40.5mm 5-Filter Starter Kit from Formatt The 40.5mm 5-Filter Starter Kit from Formatt is a nice wide variety of High Quality filters that will help you create anything from a great landscape to a winning portrait!! This is a great set to invest in if your looking for a few filters to try out, but don’t want to sacrifice optical quality.

Key Features:

  • Neutral Density 0.6 Filter
  • Grad Neutral Density 0.6 (Soft Edge)
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Skin Tone Enhancer Filter
  • Full Frame Low Contrast 1 Filter
  • Resin Between 2 Sheets of Schott Glass
  • Rugged Frame / Easy to Handle
  • Consistent from Filter to Filter
  • Excellent for Film or Digital
  • for 40.5mm Lens Thread

Formatt 40.5mm Filter Kit Full Overview and Specs

Neutral Density 0.6
A neutral density filter has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. It enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera. Neutral Density filters are used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the “blur” of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic.

Graduated Neutral Density 0.6 (Soft Edge)
This filter has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. It enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. A Graduated ND filter appears gray and reduces the amount of light reaching either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera. It is clear at the bottom with a gradual transition to darker gray at the top. Primarily, this filter is used to control exposure when shooting bright landscapes where your horizon line displays a great exposure difference between sky and foreground and you need to balance them out for a pleasing exposure.

A Graduated Neutral Density filter is also used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the “blur” of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since it allows the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since it can also help to control your depth of field, it permits you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, its value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light. Soft/Hard designation indicates the degree of transition of the filter. Soft edge grads have a smooth transition from clear to ND. Hard edge grads have a more defined hard lined transition and should be used for longer lenses.

Circular Polarizer Filter
This filter is the most reliable way to make a blue sky bluer, enhance cloud formations or eliminate reflections from glass or water. By rotating the filter ring, you can increase or decrease the color saturation of the sky. When used in combination with other filters such as a Red 25, you can simulate the approach of a threatening storm.

Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun. Generally, the filter works to maximum effect at a 90 degree angle to the sun.

Skin Tone Enhancer Filter
This filter is designed to improve skin tones on portrait subjects. It’s also perfect for shooting outdoors when sunlight is clouded over and gray. This enhancer is especially useful for the digital and video market where subject appearance is critical.

By using this filter, your subject feels that he/she is looking their best, so your interview or presentation will come off at its best. The Skin Tone Enhancer is available is different grades which allow you to select the most flattering ‘shade’ for your subject.

Additionally, this filter is very effective for foliage, earth tones, or anything that seems ‘too blue’ in open shade. Portraits done outside on gray days take on a ‘pasty’ nature which does not necessarily compliment subjects. Adding a degree of warmth brings skin and other tones back to a normal look.

Full Frame Low Contrast 1 Filter
This is a valuable tool to have when you are shooting under very bright light i.e. mid-day, beach, etc. With the explosion of HD technology, using this filter will help when shooting on location (or studio) when a more balanced tone to the image is desired.
This filter distributes the ambient light all over the image area yielding a more even appearance. Shadows will be opened revealing more detail. However, the real benefit is that the highlights will not display any flair or halation.

Formatt square and rectangular filters are made from sheets of CR39 Resin sandwiched between two sheets of high-quality Schott glass. The reputation of Schott glass precedes itself and is world renowned. The dyes used are carefully manufactured and controlled and when sealed between the glass, become color consistent filter to filter. For the photographer/videographer/cinematographer, this means you can change filters from day to day or shot to shot knowing that your color consistency will be maintained.

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

  • To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
  • To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
  • To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
  • To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

Circular Polarizer

  • This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
  • Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent
  • Used best at right angle to the sun
  • Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras

Skin Tone Enhancer

  • Adds warmth to skin tones
  • Absorbs bluish cast from various light sources
  • Warmer alternative than a UV filter
  • Excellent for video and digital portrait work
  • Can be used with other filters such as graduated filters

Full Frame Low Contrast

  • Reduces contrast by evening out the ambient light in the frame
  • Excellent when shooting under very bright light
  • Using this filter will allow more detail to be revealed – opens shadows
  • Spreads ambient light evenly
  • Reduces contrast

Absorbing Cell Technology

The secret to Formatt’s consistency in filter design lies in its unique “Absorbing Cell Technology” (A.C.T.); this unique process allows color correct dyes to be applied to optically pure, wafer thin absorbing cells and offers a controllability that ensures the smoothest grad lines and consistent color across the whole filter surface
This process is revolutionary compared with conventional filter dyeing techniques by eliminating the need to directly coat the glass surface itself; the repeatable performance gained through A.C.T. ensures that at any time you have to swap like filters for like filters mid shoot you can do so with confidence with no discernible differences in color or density
Each filter is guaranteed flatness to a maximum 2-wave value and comes with an individual reading from a laser interferometer; every filter is carefully verified with a densitometer and spectrophotometer to ensure consistent and accurate transmission, before leaving the factory – the result is an absolute purity of image that eliminates any unwanted color cast caused by conventional greenish soda-lime glass
Formatt, a company with three generations of professional filter-making experience produces every filter to the highest technical standards. The finest materials, together with state of-the-art production technology have resulted in a standard of optical excellence unmatched anywhere else

Price: ~$234.90

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Individual Lens Filters

Sony 49mm Neutral Density FilterSony 49mm Neutral Density Filter

Improve contrast and detail in bright sunlight with this neutral density filter for your 49mm DSLR camera lens. Most of the Nex E-Mount Lenses are 49mm by the way so if you don’t plan on getting any larger lenses, this would be a good filter choice.

  • Slim design that avoids vignetting
  • Exclusive case attached
  • Carl Zeiss T* Coating
  • Suppress flares and ghosts
  • Improves contrast and detail in super-bright sunlight
  • Minimize reflections between filter and lens surface

Price: ~$55.00

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B+W 49mm 0.6 ND MRC 102M Filter

B+W 49mm 0.6 ND MRC 102M FilterThe B+W 49mm 0.6 ND MRC 102M Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 2 stop exposure. This 0.6 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the overall coloration of the image.

The Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) is both an anti-reflection coating as well as a protective surface. It helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, it offers greater protection to the filter substrate and stays cleaner for longer than uncoated filters.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

  • 0.6 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
  • Providing a 2 stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
  • Filter does not affect coloration of the image.
  • Multi-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.

Price: ~$38.00

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Tiffen 49mm 0.6 ND Filter

Tiffen 49mm 0.6 ND FilterThe Tiffen 49mm 0.6 ND Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 2 stop exposure. This 0.6 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and are ideal for pairing with other filters.

This filter is made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch, and then mounting to precision metal rings.

  • 0.6 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
  • Providing a 2 stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
  • Filter does not affect coloration of the image and is ideal for use with other filters.

Price: ~$10.00 US

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Hoya 49mm Neutral Density (NDX8) 0.9 Filter

The Hoya 49mm Neutral Density (NDX8) 0.9 Filter has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. They have no effect on color balance.

Multi-coated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting.

  • As one of the premier filter manufacturers, Hoya filters continue to made from quality glass assuring the photographer clear, sharp and accurate images
  • Hoya filters consistently provide even color all the way through the filter; All surfaces are ground and polished to specific thickness and tolerances

Neutral Density filters have four main uses

  • To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
  • To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
  • To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
  • To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

Neutral Density Factors

  • 2x = ND.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop, reduces ISO 1/2)
  • 4x = ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO 1/4)
  • 8x = ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)

Price: ~$10.00 US

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Sony 49mm Circular Polarizer

Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter

This circular polarizing filter features a slim design to avoid vignetting and Carl Zeiss T* Coating to protect your 49mm lens from dust and scratches. What’s more, the VF-49CPAM filter also suppresses flares and ghosts, giving your photographs a more professional look. An exclusive case is attached to keep your filter protected.

  • Highest quality Circular Polarizing filter
  • Eliminates Surface Reflections, Enhancing Color Reproduction as well as Image Contrast
  • Highly Effective for Landscape Photography
  • Diameter: 49mm

Price: ~$70 US

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E-Mount Lens and Camera Caps

Sony 49mm Front Lens Cap – ALC-F49S

Sony ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens CapThe ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens Cap from Sony is a replacement front lens cap for lenses with a 49mm front filter thread. It protects the front lens surface from scratches, dust, and splashing water.

  • Easy to attach and remove from lens
  • Protects front lens surface
  • For lens with 49mm filter thread

Price: ~$6.99

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Sony R1EM Rear Lens Cap for E-MountSony Rear Lens Cap for E-Mount – R1EM

The black R1EM Rear Lens Cap from Sony is an excellent way to prevent dust and scratches from degrading your lens when it is not attached to camera body. It also guards against incidental bumps that would damage the rear element.

Price: ~$5.99

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Sony B1EM Camera Body Lens CapSony E-Mount Camera Body Lens Cap – B1EM

The B1EM Camera Body Lens Cap from Sony protects your camera body from dust and dirt when the lens is not attached. It is also of great value when you store the camera and lens separately.

Price: ~$5.99

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Cleaning and other Lens Accessories

Zeiss Lens Cleaning Cloths (2 Microfiber Cloths and 30 Moistened Wipes)

Zeiss Lens Cleaning Cloths (2 Microfiber Cloths and 30 Moistened Wipes)Zeiss Lens Cleaning Cloths provide the best way to preserve the integrity of your valuable optics. Whether it is your eyeglass, or your expensive sport optic, these pre-moistened are safe and effective to use. Designed for single use, these cloths come in individual, disposable aluminum packets. You can keep them in your camera bag, glove compartment, studio, lens case – wherever clean optics are desired.

  • Will not leave residue
  • Safe and convenient
  • Pre-Moistened
  • Non-Abrasive
  • Ammonia-Free

Price: ~$14.00

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Pearstone – Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Pearstone Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")This Microfiber Cleaning Cloth from Pearstone is ideal for cleaning lenses, televisions, computer screens, or any equipment that needs gentle care during cleaning. The cloth contains an easy grip, textured surface that makes it more effortless to use.

  • Ideal for cleaning lenses, televisions, computer screens, iPods, and more
  • 18% Grey color of this cloth can assist in achieving the most accurate exposure setting

Price: ~$4.99

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I hope you got what you were looking for in this sony e-mount lens guide.

Thanks,

Jay
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