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Sony FE lenses

The launch of the mirrorless A7 and A7R cameras in October 2013 with the first full-frame E-mount lenses presented a major milestone for Sony and digital imaging. The compact, high-performance camera bodies quickly established a strong following among enthusiast-photographers, but the limited number of native lenses for the FE-mount initially presented a drawback. However, Sony provided its system users with a roadmap of lenses under development and has delivered on the promised build-up of the lens catalog. A quite comprehensive line-up of full-frame E-mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss and other manufacturers has meanwhile emerged and continues to develop.

Lens schedule
Sony lens roadmap (2014)[sony]

So what is rumored to be in the pipeline in terms of lens releases? The latest official roadmap from September 2014 lists 11 lenses for release in 2015 or thereafter. All the indicated optics from the 2014-roadmap have meanwhile become available. Yet, even without a new roadmap, the development of the FE catalog is continuing with new launches from Sony and third-party manufacturers, such as Zeiss, Samyang, and Sigma. In particular, Sigma announced in February 2018 that the company will make nine prime lenses from their top performance ART series also available for the FE mount, with full support for Sony’s Continuous AF and high-speed autofocus. The following timeline lists recent lens releases and upcoming lens launches – officially announced or rumored – and the subsequent table makes it possible to compare the headline specs of the new optics with existing lenses in the FE-catalog. Looks promising, doesn't it?

New FE-mount lenses

Jun 2018

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS

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  • Super-tele prime for FE-mount
  • Three optical stabilization modes
  • 23 elements in 17 groups
  • 1 fluorite and 3 ED elements
  • Nano AR and fluorine coatings
  • 40.5mm drop-in filters
  • Dimensions: 359 x 158 mm (14.1 x 6.22")
  • Weigth: 2895g (6.38 lb)
  • Launch Price: $12,999
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
Apr 2018

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD

tamron 28 75mm 28 rxd
  • Standart zoom for E-mount
  • Constant f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • RXD Stepping AF Motor
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Launch Price: $799
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

sigma af 14mm 18 dg hsm art fe
  • Fast ultra wide-angle
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed
  • Dimensions: 95 x 152mm
  • Weight: 1,170g
  • Launch Price: $1,599
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

sigma 20mm 14 dg hsm art fe
  • Fast ultra wide-angle
  • Two FLD Elements and Five SLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Built-In Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
  • Dimensions: 91 x 156mm
  • Weight: 950g
  • Launch Price: $899
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

sigma 24mm 14 dg hsm art fe
  • Fast ultra wide-angle
  • FLD and Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Dimensions: 85 x 116mm
  • Weight: 665g
  • Launch Price: $849
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

sigma 35mm 14 dg hsm art fe
  • Fast wide-angle lens
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • One FLD Element, Four SLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Dimensions: 77 x 120mm
  • Weight: 665g
  • Launch Price: $899
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

sigma 50mm 14 dg hsm art fe
  • Fast normal prime
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Three SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Dimensions: 85 x 126mm
  • Weight: 815g
  • Launch Price: $899
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

sigma 70mm 28 art
  • Macro-tele
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Low Dispersion and Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification
  • Coreless DC AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed
  • Launch Price: $569
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

sigma 85mm 14 dg hsm art fe
  • Fast portrait prime
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Dimensions: 95 x 152mm
  • Weight: 1.130g
  • Launch Price: $1,199
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

sigma 105mm 14
  • Fast portrait tele
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Three FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed
  • Removable Rotating Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Expected availability: Second half of 2018
Feb 2018

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

sigma 135mm 18 dg hsm art fe
  • Fast portrait prime
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Dimensions: 91 x 141mm
  • Weight: 1.130g
  • Launch Price: $1,399
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 AF

tokina firin 20mm 20 af
  • Ultra wide-angle prime with autofocus
  • Three Super-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Multi-Layered Coating
  • Front filter: E62
  • Weight: 464g
  • Length: 82mm
  • Maximum diameter: 73mm
  • Launch price: $949
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4

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  • Manual focus wide-angle prime
  • Distagon optical design
  • 10 Elements in 8 groups
  • De-clickable aperture
  • Front filter: E52
  • Weight: 393g
  • Length: 74.5mm
  • Maximum diameter: 62mm
  • Launch price: $1,299
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

All Sony FE full-frame lenses

The following listing provides an overview of lens availability for the Sony FE-mount, and reports the main specs of the optics for comparison. The listed prices are those at release time, so they may have changed since then. The catalog comprises optics from Sony and other lens producers. Both autofocus and manual focus lenses are shown, but you can suppress the MF-lens listings by un-selecting the respective checkbox in the table header. Kindly note that APS-C lenses for NEX/E-mount cameras are not shown in this listing, but can be found in the broader E-mount catalog.

Headline Specifications of FE-Mount Lenses
Wide-angle Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar MF 72 no 2.7 x 2.9 in 13.1 oz 2016 1099 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 MF rear no 2.8 x 3.6 in 17.5 oz 2018 .. latest check
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYE MF no no 3.0 x 3.9 in 18.5 oz 2014 499 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D MF no no 3.0 x 3.3 in 21.5 oz 2016 979 latest check
Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar MF 67 no 2.6 x 2.9 in 8.1 oz 2016 699 latest check
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G AF no YES 3.4 x 4.6 in 19.9 oz 2017 1699 latest check
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art AF no YES 3.7 x 6.0 in 39.5 oz 2018 1599 latest check
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC MF no no 3.4 x 4.8 in 20.1 oz 2010 399 latest check
Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC AF no no 3.4 x 3.9 in 16.6 oz 2016 849 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D MF 72 no 2.6 x 3.2 in 17.6 oz 2016 849 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro MF 77 no 3.3 x 2.6 in 14.5 oz 2015 529 latest check
Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Super-Wide-Heliar MF 58 no 2.6 x 2.7 in 10.4 oz 2016 799 latest check
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AF 82 YES 3.5 x 4.8 in 24.0 oz 2017 2199 latest check
Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS AF 72 YES 3.1 x 3.9 in 18.3 oz 2014 1349 latest check
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 AF 77 YES 3.1 x 3.7 in 11.6 oz 2016 1499 latest check
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AF no no 3.6 x 6.1 in 33.5 oz 2018 899 latest check
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC MF 77 no 3.3 x 4.5 in 18.5 oz 2016 599 latest check
Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 FE MF MF 62 no 2.7 x 3.2 in 17.3 oz 2016 799 latest check
Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 FE AF MF 62 no 2.9 x 3.2 in 16.4 oz 2018 949 latest check
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 MF 52 YES 2.4 x 2.8 in 13.9 oz 2015 1499 latest check
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC MF 77 no 3.3 x 4.9 in 20.8 oz 2011 599 latest check
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AF 77 no 3.3 x 4.6 in 23.5 oz 2018 849 latest check
Handevision Iberit 24mm f/2.4 MF 49 no 2.3 x 2.7 in 11.3 oz 2016 619 latest check
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt/Shift MF 82 no 3.4 x 5.5 in 25.9 oz 2012 999 latest check
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 AF 67 YES 3.2 x 3.1 in 11.8 oz 2015 1299 latest check
Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 MF 52 YES 2.4 x 3.0 in 13.9 oz 2018 1299 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro MF no no 3.2 x 2.6 in 14.1 oz 2018 399 latest check
Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 AF 49 YES 2.5 x 2.4 in 7.1 oz 2015 449 latest check
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF 77 no 3.3 x 5.4 in 25.9 oz 2011 599 latest check
Sony Distagon FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA AF 72 YES 3.1 x 4.4 in 22.2 oz 2015 1599 latest check
Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MF 58 no 2.6 x 1.6 in 9.2 oz 2017 749 latest check
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AF 67 no 3.0 x 4.7 in 23.5 oz 2018 899 latest check
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 MF 52 YES 2.4 x 2.3 in 12.0 oz 2014 1299 latest check
Handevision Iberit 35mm f/2.4 MF 49 no 2.3 x 1.4 in 9.9 oz 2016 579 latest check
Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar AF 49 YES 2.4 x 1.5 in 4.2 oz 2013 799 latest check
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE AF 49 no 2.4 x 1.3 in 3.0 oz 2017 399 latest check
Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton MF 58 no 2.8 x 2.3 in 14.8 oz 2017 999 latest check
Standard Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM AF 82 YES 3.5 x 5.4 in 31.3 oz 2016 2199 latest check
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS CZ Vario Tessar AF 67 YES 2.9 x 3.7 in 15.0 oz 2013 1199 latest check
Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS AF 77 YES 3.3 x 4.4 in 23.4 oz 2017 1299 latest check
Sony FE 24-240 f/3.5-6.3 OSS AF 72 YES 3.2 x 4.7 in 27.5 oz 2015 999 latest check
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS AF 55 YES 2.9 x 3.3 in 10.4 oz 2013 499 latest check
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD AF 67 YES 2.9 x 4.6 in 19.4 oz 2018 799 latest check
Sony FE 28-135mm f/4 G PZ OSS AF 95 YES 4.1 x 6.4 in 42.9 oz 2014 2499 latest check
Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 MF 67 no 2.7 x 3.4 in 25.4 oz 2014 849 latest check
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF 77 no 3.2 x 4.0 in 19.9 oz 2014 499 latest check
Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC AF 67 no 2.9 x 3.9 in 19.8 oz 2016 699 latest check
Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar AF 72 YES 3.3 x 4.3 in 27.4 oz 2016 1499 latest check
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AF 77 no 3.3 x 5.0 in 28.7 oz 2018 949 latest check
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 AF 49 no 2.4 x 2.7 in 6.6 oz 2016 249 latest check
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 MF 52 YES 2.4 x 2.3 in 11.3 oz 2014 949 latest check
Handevision Iberit 50mm f/2.4 MF 49 no 2.3 x 2.2 in 8.8 oz 2016 549 latest check
Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro AF 55 YES 2.8 x 2.8 in 8.3 oz 2016 499 latest check
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar AF 49 YES 2.5 x 2.8 in 9.9 oz 2013 999 latest check
Lensbaby Velvet 56 f/1.6 MF 62 no 2.8 x 3.7 in 14.1 oz 2015 499 latest check
Tele-photo Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro MF 62 no 2.8 x 3.7 in 17.7 oz 2014 429 latest check
Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro Apo-Lanthar MF 67 no 3.1 x 3.6 in 22.0 oz 2017 999 latest check
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS AF 77 YES 3.5 x 7.9 in 52.2 oz 2016 2599 latest check
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS AF 72 YES 3.1 x 6.9 in 29.6 oz 2013 1499 latest check
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS AF 72 YES 3.3 x 5.7 in 30.1 oz 2016 1199 latest check
Handevision Iberit 75mm f/2.4 MF 49 no 2.3 x 2.6 in 9.5 oz 2016 549 latest check
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 MF 77 no 3.3 x 3.8 in 32.5 oz 2015 799 latest check
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF MF 72 no 3.1 x 4.0 in 20.1 oz 2008 299 discont. check
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC MF 72 no 3.1 x 4.0 in 20.1 oz 2013 399 latest check
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM AF 77 YES 3.5 x 4.3 in 28.9 oz 2016 1798 latest check
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AF 86 no 3.7 x 6.0 in 39.9 oz 2018 1199 latest check
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 AF 67 YES 3.2 x 3.6 in 16.8 oz 2015 1199 latest check
Lensbaby Velvet 85 f/1.8 MF 67 no 3.0 x 3.5 in 18.7 oz 2017 499 latest check
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AF 67 YES 3.1 x 3.2 in 13.1 oz 2017 599 latest check
Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 MF 52 YES 2.5 x 3.7 in 21.0 oz 2014 1399 latest check
Handevision Iberit 90mm f/2.4 MF 49 no 2.3 x 2.7 in 12.0 oz 2016 489 latest check
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS AF 62 YES 3.1 x 5.2 in 21.2 oz 2015 1099 latest check
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO MF 67 no 2.9 x 5.9 in 25.8 oz 2015 599 latest check
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF OSS GM AF 72 YES 3.3 x 4.6 in 24.7 oz 2017 1499 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro MF 67 no 2.8 x 4.9 in 22.5 oz 2018 .. latest check
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS AF 77 YES 3.7 x 8.1 in 49.2 oz 2017 2499 latest check
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AF 105 YES 4.6 x 6.2 in 58.0 oz 2018 1599 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2.0 MF 67 no 3.0 x 3.9 in 26.3 oz 2016 729 latest check
Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar MF 58 no 3.1 x 3.9 in 27.2 oz 2018 1099 latest check
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art AF 82 YES 3.6 x 5.6 in 39.9 oz 2018 1399 latest check
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC MF 77 no 3.2 x 5.8 in 29.8 oz 2015 599 latest check
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 AF 67 YES 3.2 x 4.7 in 21.7 oz 2017 1999 latest check
 

Further Reading

If the existing catalog of native E-mount lenses does not contain what you are looking for, what about using some lenses from other mounts on your mirrorless Sony via an adapter? Many of the Canon EF lenses can even autofocus on the latest Sony cameras. Or if you are willing to focus manually, there is the entire set of excellent Leica-R lenses, which just crave for a modern digital camera.

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