All autofocus Sony FE and E-mount lenses for A7 A9

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Sony make questionably the best mirrorless cameras on the market with their new Sony A9 body aimed at sports and wedding photography and the high megapixel Sony A7R II for landscape and studio photography still highly regarded for a camera released in August 2015.

Even some two years later the Sony A7R II is an excellent buy right now as prices are dropping rapidly as the Sony A7R II is being replaced with the new Sony A7R III or Sony A9R. Today you can get a brand new 42MP Sony A7R II from as little as £1,700. This is a 50% reduction on the list price of over £3,000.

It makes good sense if you don’t currently own a Sony A7R II but want to move into mirrorless to purchase one now and invest in some quality Sony lenses for the same price as just the Sony A7R III / Sony A9R body without lenses. The A7R II is still a highly commended camera and still more then adequate with that huge 42MP sensor. And of course if you do upgrade to the Sony A9R later you can still use all your E-mount lenses and benefit from any early issues with the A9R being fixed / updated. I was one of the first to purchase the Nikon D800 and that camera had early problems.

The Sony E-mount has always been trying to catch up with huge amount of lenses offered for Nikon and Canon but Sony has been slowly building up the lenses they offer and now you can pretty much get any lens focal range or aperture that you need. Here is a full run down of all the Sony Autofocus lenses available right now for the Sony A7 A9 full frame cameras.

Sony E-mount Prime Lenses

Sony FE 28 F2.0 Lens – RRP. £429.00

Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens – RRP. £859.00

Sony FE 35 F1.4 ZA Lens – RRP £1,619.00

Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens – RRP £1,500.00

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens – RRP £299.00

Sony FE 55mm/1.8 ZA Lens – RRP £969.00

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens – RRP £500.00

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens – RRP £600.00

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 GM Lens – RRP £1,889.00

Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS Lens – RRP £1,079.00

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS – RRP RRP£1,600.00

Zeiss Batis Primes

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 E-mount Lens – RRP £ 1,299.99

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 Lens – RRP £ 1,129.99

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens – RRP £ 1,039.99

Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 OSS lens – RRP £ 1,749.99

Sony E-mount Zoom Lenses

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Lens – RRP £1,700.00

Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens – RRP £1,349.00

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Lens – RRP£2,300.00

Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens – RRP £1,129.00

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master Lens – RRP £2,269.00

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS – RRP £499.00

Sony FE 24-240 F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – RRP £989.00

Sony FE 28-135mm f/4 G PZ OSS Lens – RRP £2,479.00

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens – RRP £1,509.00

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 G Master Lens – RRP £2,500.00

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens – RRP £1,349.00

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens – RRP £2,500.00

New Samyang Auto Focus lenses for Sony FE 14mm 50mm

Im a big fan of Samyang lenses excellent construction and very sharp images. I’ve owned both the 14mm 2.8 ultra wide angle and the 12mm 2.8 fisheye which Ive used extensively on a full frame Nikon D800 and then also the crop sensor Samyang 8mm 2.8 fisheye.

The 14mm 2.8 is one of the best options for astro photography and even when I also had the Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 I tended to use the Samyang 14mm more as its far lighter and smaller, image quality is negligible. The Nikkor 14-24mm lets in a bit more light for astrophotography as a 30 second photo at 2.8 on the Samyang lens I could achieve similar exposure at 25 seconds on the Nikkor 14-24mm at 2.8.

Now that Samyang have started rolling out their 14mm and 50mm prime lenses in auto focus for the Sony FE full frame. I’ve always been a manual focus shooter and as my photography tends to be more landscape I generally shoot with my focus set to infinity. But as the Sony A7R cameras have a really good auto focus it does make sense to use that.

Samyang AF 50 mm F1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Sony FE Mount

Samyang AF 14 mm F2.8 Autofocus Lens for Sony FE – Black

Downside still with the 14mm Sony FE Samyang is there is still no filter thread, you can of course use the Samyang filter hood adaptor but this is a rather bulky option.

Or another option now available is the Fotodiox WonderPana for Samyang 14mm.

Fotodiox WonderPana 66 Essentials .6 WK Kit Core Box 145 mm/6.6 Holder Upgrade/6.5×8 0.6 Soft Edge Filter/145 mm ND16 Neutral Density Filter 4 Stop) Filter/Lens Cap for Variety of 14 mm Vollbilder Samyang ROKINON/Polaroid Vivitar Bower, Falcon, Pro Optic/Bell & Howell/Opteka/Whale Imax)

Dubai Samyang 14mm 2.8
Dubai Samyang 14mm 2.8

Sony A7R Cheapest Full Frame pro camera ?

The Sony A7R is a lot of camera for an extremely low price. When my Nikon D800 died for the third time I decided to make the switch to mirrorless. I had been tempted by the small form factor for some time and on paper the Sony A7R is actually a slightly better camera then my old D800 but minus the weight. Having done a lot of travel photography over the years with my D800 I was finding it cumbersome and I knew that I was no longer enjoying the experience of lugging so much weight around across country, the thought of having everything I needed in a much smaller, compact size was becoming much more appealing to me.

I was able to pickup one of the last A7R’s at my local Jessops store in Glasgow for £795. Which was an absolute steal of a price, and even against the newer A7Rmk11 I preferred the smaller A7R. I liked the fact the A7R had the electronic view finder which meant I had no worries of light coming in when doing long exposures and I did not need the extra megapixels of the newer model nor that extra price tag.

Ive always been a manual focus shooter and I loved how easy the peaking focus was on the Sony A7R and of course that meant I could use all the old and wonderfully cheap film lenses like the Minoltas.

Having now been shooting with the Sony A7R for a few months now my only regret is not making the change sooner, I know my last big road trip across South East Asia would have been so much more fun and productive if I had the little Sony instead!

For less then a £100 I picked up a few older lenses all of which I find a real pleasure to use and have produced some tremendous photos.. really can’t fault them at all.

Sony A7R Camera
Sony A7R Camera

Voigtlander 15mm Super Wide with Sony A7R

The Voigtlander 15mm super wide is a fantastic lens to look at and no-doubt performs like a trooper when matched with a film SLR but is not so great when paired with a Sony A7R. Due to the lens being so close to the sensor even when using an adaptor to E mount it produces a very strong green at the edges.

voigtlander 15mm
voigtlander 15mm

The first problem I found was with an E mount adaptor the lens did not screw on without being slightly offset. This caused a problem in the small attached hood of the lens was in the frame when I took a photo, I thought a way to get around this would be to use a small rubber circular washer so I could align the lens correctly. That worked great but the extra couple of millimetres travel sent the focus off on the lens. So even when set to infinity pictures where very soft.

voigtlander 15mm
voigtlander 15mm

It is a fantastic looking lens and would have made a great point and shoot everything when set to infinity. But unfortunately not suitable with the Sony A7R.

voigtlander 15mm
voigtlander 15mm

This is the first version of the lens and would be ideal because of its price, I paid just over £200. You can get the version 2 and version 3 of this lens and they would work better on the little Sonys but the price is much more, so your defeating the object of getting a super wide lens for you Sony on a cheap budget.

voigtlander 15mm
voigtlander 15mm

So, instead of the Voigtlander if your after a super wide lens that works 100% for your mirrorless full frame Sony and you want a reasonable price I would choose the Samyang 14mm and the Samyang 12mm fish eye. Both great lenses that I’ve owned and produce sharp photos.

voigtlander 15mm
voigtlander 15mm

Samyang 14mm

Samyang 12mm

Voigtlander 15mm

Dunure Sunset with the Sony A7R

A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to trade in my trusty Nikon D800 and join the mirrorless revolution. I had been thinking of making the change for a long time and seeing as I had killed my D800 again on my last trip to Thailand I thought now was the time… and TBH I wish I had made the change years ago. Carrying all that weight around before, here I have a pretty much similar setup (if not better) for a fraction of the size and weight!

This is the first proper shoot with the Sony A7R and I decided to head 5 mins down the road from my house to catch a sunset at Dunure. Even though it’s close it’s taken me over 2 years to visit Dunure 🙂

Dunure Sunset
Dunure Sunset

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