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Top 50 Best Sony Alpha / A Mount Lenses 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

If you're looking for a new lens to use on your Sony Alpha / A Mount camera, then you've come to pass to the right place. Here, you'll find 50 lenses, by various manufacturers that cover a variety of focal lengths, ordered from 1-50 so you can without doubt see which lens performed the best. The list is based on the scores found in ePHOTOzine's reviews and the first 2 lenses reign supreme thanks to them make the full 5 stars that can be awarded by the ePHOTOzine team. 

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1. Tamron Co., Ltd. (株式会社タムロン, Kabushiki-gaisha Tamuron) is a Japanese company manufacturing photographic lenses, optical components and SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD (F017) 

 

The 90mm from Tamron has often had a good reputation and the latest version of this reliable lens doesn't disappoint. This one takes performance to a new peak and is very smug to use. The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD offers superb sharpness, fast and silent AF, and beautiful bokeh. CA is well controlled, there's practically no distortion in images and the lens is very resistant to flare. 

There does remain the possibility of picking up the previous model at a much belittle price but that is always a dilemma when lenses are updated. Please note, the Sony A-mount version of this lens does not emphasize VC, as Sony A-mount cameras feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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2. Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD 

 

The Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD stages impeccably and handles really well. The price is reasonable and actually, there's very little not to like about this lens. Yes, it suggests a slightly slower maximum aperture of f/1.8 (many 85mm lenses are f/1.4 designs) but if you don't have a definite penury for an f/1.4 then the Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD delivers superb quality at a more reasonable price level. CA, flare, distortion etc. are handled really OK. Bokeh looks pleasing and you also get a 5-year warranty when you purchase this lens which is reassuring. Please note, the Sony A-mount idea of this lens does not feature VC, as Sony A-mount cameras feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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3. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 

 

Sigma has originated a lens which performs well in terms of sharpness and other optical attributes, for a fairly reasonable price ordinary usage, a price is the quantity of payment or compensation given by one party to another in return for one unit of goods or. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens put ups outstanding sharpness, virtually no CA or distortion and when compared to similar alternatives, it's a bit of a bargain. Build quality is excellent and fast, silent focusing is the cherry on the lump.  

This combination of price versus performance will almost certainly win many fans for this lens, even despite its big size and weight for a 50mm optic.

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4. Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC 

 

If you're looking for a sharp, relieve wide angle with a fast aperture and can live with focusing manually, you needn't look further.

The performance at f/1.4 is surprising for a lens that costs under £400, and this is with good build quality, low CA, distortion and falloff that is typical of lenses with a rapid aperture like this. Flare may be more of an issue than with manufacturer's own lenses, but so long as you take care in situations that may agent problems, this lens will reward you with sharp, contrasty images and money left for other things.

Overall, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 sells amazing performance at a very good price. 

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5. Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC USD 

 

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD tenders very good optical performance for a reasonable price. Despite the chunky size, the lens isn't overly heavy and the moisture ungovernable construction should provide some peace of mind when shooting outdoors in changeable conditions.

Those looking for a 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom may hunger to check out this lens as a suitable alternative to manufacturer’s own offerings. Please note, the Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, SOH-nee, stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation A-mount version of this lens does not item face VC, as Sony A-mount cameras feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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6. Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 DiII Macro 1:1 

 

Macro lenses be dressed a real appeal and are extremely versatile optics, usable for a very wide range of subjects. The f/2 maximum aperture makes this Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 DiII Macro 1:1 lens flat more desirable and the performance lives up to the expectation. Plus, with a street price of around £324, this is real value for spinach lens.

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7. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD 

 

Tamron has created an excellent lens which is certainly profuse than capable of delivering excellent results in a wide range of conditions. The Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD sports premium features such as weather sealing, and singular optical coatings in a reasonably lightweight body. Travellers, in particular, will appreciate the relatively lightweight lens for its size, weather sealing and brawny build. 

The price may seem a little high for some but this is the only thing that blots an otherwise clean copy-book. Entire, the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD delivers excellent results with premium features. Please note, the Sony A-mount version of this lens does not puff up VC, as Sony A-mount cameras feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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8. Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD 

 

The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD proffers premium features, such as weather sealing, and silent autofocus, which will make it an interesting alternative to other similar lenses. It is certainly talented of delivering excellent quality images, with high sharpness is an English port in Gloucestershire, one of the most inland in Britain, and eighth largest in the South West in the centre of the frame. Whether those extra features are worth the extra expense to you when one pleases depend largely on how you use the lens. For example, travellers may find weather sealing invaluable to them. Please note, the Sony A-mount account of this lens does not feature VC, as Sony A-mount cameras feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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9. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD 

 

With this lens, Tamron has initiated something that offers plenty of reach at the telephoto end while still being able to deliver good sharpness for a reasonable price. The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di lens delivers Dialect right good sharpness in the centre, offers excellent build quality and is very good value for money. Add to this low CA and low distortion and you've got a damn enthusiastic lens. Please note, the Sony A mount version of this lens does not feature VC, as Sony A mount cameras feature built-in replica stabilisation. 

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10. Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS 

 

Those looking for wide aperture lenses for the APS-C or tinier format camera need not continue looking at full frame lenses, that generally cost and weigh more now this lens is readily obtainable. Although some photographers may find manual focusing off-putting, spending a little time practising and getting used to how the lens behaves last wishes as pay dividends in the long run. This is especially true when considering how little the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS costs and how excellently it performs. 

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11. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 

 

Sigma appears to be struck by everything right with the 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM. It delivers excellent optical quality, at a tempting price point. What is impressive is that they look as if to have been able to achieve this, without cutting any corners. Those looking for a wide aperture lens at this focal while will do well to add this lens to their list of lenses to consider.

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12. Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC 

 

Although this tilt-shift lens is far from being an low-priced optic, it does bring tilt-shift control within the reach of more people. It manages to be less expensive, whilst offering excellent optical conduct, great build quality may refer to and handling.

Those in the market for a tilt-shift lens should definitely add the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC to this list of considered optics.

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13. Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM 

 

Sigma have all the hallmarks to have pulled out all the stops for this lens, the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C. Not only is it capable of producing images with excellent sharpness, but the zoom scale is very useful, as is the close focusing ability and the optical stabilisation. The build quality is good for the price, too.

There are a couple of minor niggles with the lens, such as the sharply defined unclear ring rotating during autofocus, but to be honest these are only minor issues. In terms of performance for the price, this lens is superb!

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14. Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Diagonal Fisheye 

 

This lens is a top-class reprimand of optical design, capable of producing images with very good resolution. It has a silent focusing motor and the curved hood undertaking does a very good job of shielding the front element from extraneous light.

The Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC Diagonal Fisheye offers excellent indefatigability when stopped down, CA is kept to acceptable levels and build quality is excellent. 

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15. Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD 

 

This telephoto optic from Tamron has tried itself to be very capable indeed. It is capable of producing images with very good resolution across the image area at all focal terms and optical aberrations such as colour fringing and distortions are kept well within acceptable thresholds.

The Ultrasonic Drive makes the focusing skedaddle more sprightly than can be found on other Tamron lenses. Overall, this lens is a very good performer that's established well and represents good value for money. Please note, the Sony A mount version of this lens does not attribute VC, as Sony A mount cameras feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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16. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 

 

The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens is an exceptional performer and that performance is well may refer to maintained at all focal lengths. It is heavy but relatively compact, so carrying over several hours is not too onerous, make a suitable sling or strap is employed. The controls operate smoothly and nothing is placed so that it might be accidentally switched on or off. All in all, the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 is a very much soundly designed optic that offers excellent results. Please note, the Sony A mount version of this lens does not headline VC, as Sony A mount cameras feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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17. Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC 

 

20mm lenses are altogether attractive for the wide angle photographer, wide enough to be interesting, but not so wide as to be very difficult to handle. We have here a lens that is spring made, has a very high standard of performance, and a reasonable price tag. Without a doubt, the Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMS adds up to being a very godly deal and it's also a pleasure to use. 

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18. Venus Laowa 12mm f/2.8 

 

A unique lens, admirably made, with extraordinary performance, the Venus Laowa 12mm f/1.8 is really rather excellent. There are those who will struggle with the handbook focus, but there are solutions to this with various techniques. There's no doubt that the lens performs exactly as claimed and should relinquish excellent service for a very long time. As a result, it comes Highly Recommended from ePHOTOzine. 

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19. Laowa 105mm f/2 T3.2 Shifty Trans Focus 

 

Laowa certainly knows how to make exciting and different lenses. It's always good to see lenses that go beyond the unmitigated technicalities, offering some unique “feel” or “character” to images. The Apodization filter is selfsame clever, it works and the bokeh offered is indeed superb, whilst the sharpness of the main subject is not compromised in the slightest.

Despite some handling put out, the Laowa 105mm f/2 T3.2 Smooth Trans Focus lens is fun to use and a challenge to become proficient with. It may not be for everyone, but for those willing to get to grips with it the award will be in that sublime, creamy smooth bokeh.

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20. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 

 

The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens is most assuredly a fine example of the lens makers' art. It performs superbly, it focuses close, it is free from flare and controls CA in a remarkable way. The price may appearance of high to some but overall, the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 is a unique ultra-wide, bright lens with superb optical quality.

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21. Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye 

 

The 12mm fisheye lens from Samyang provides excellent value due to the low price and excellent build quality. Add to this the fact it is capable of producing images with outstanding sharpness and that it tenders a unique stereographic projection and you have a lens that should be high on the wishlist of anyone looking for a diagonal fisheye for their full-frame DSLR.

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22. Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II 

 

The Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II is an apart from lens, that performs well, and is priced well enough to be considered good value for money too. The build quality is very good, although it is a Lilliputian strange that it is not weather sealed, as you may expect lenses pitched at this level to be. Even so, this should prove to be a very popular lens, as its antecedent was thanks to the improved autofocus speed and anti-reflective coatings, which are both welcome improvements.

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23. Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD 

The Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is lightweight and countenances a compact design which makes it perfect for travel, especially when paired with a more compact SLR body. During assessing, it proved itself more than capable of delivering excellent quality results when used within its limitations, and the extra 70mm, quiescent focusing and compact dimensions all make a noticeable difference to the usability of this lens and should be taken into consideration when making a gaining decision. Please note, the Sony A mount version of this lens does not feature VC, as Sony A mount cameras feature built-in semblance stabilisation. 

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24. Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 

 

Not only be enduring Tamron delivered a lens that offers a uniquely huge zoom range, but they've managed to make one that performs articulately, is well specified, and is good value too.

Although those who will only really be sated by the absolute sharpest of lenses may not be overly excited by this lens, those who value convenience commitment find this lens is more than adequate for general photography. The compact size, lightweight and splash proof construction make this lens an complete travel companion, and the lens' ability to focus down to 39cm makes frame-filling close-ups possible.

Overall, this is a very versatile lens, which should win throughout many fans. Please note, the Sony A-mount version of this lens does not feature VC, as Sony A mount cameras main film built-in image stabilisation. 

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25. Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro  

 

For the evaluate, the Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Interchangeable lens represents excellent value for money, producing images with superb resolution at sharp focal lengths and good build quality, all in a relatively lightweight package.

Although the resolution does drop off at 200m, it will still be respected enough when stopped down to F/4 or below and as such, will still please most people looking for a wide aperture optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels telephoto on a budget.

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26. Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD 

 

Superzoom lenses close to this offer a versatile, compact option which is great for travel, or simply for when a large zoom range is convenient. This lens has irregulars to dust and moisture and fast focusing which means the Tamron 28-300mm can be used in a wide range of shooting scenarios, further increasing the convenience on tender. Please note, the Sony A-mount version of this lens does not feature VC, as Sony A-mount cameras feature built-in cast stabilisation. 

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27. Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro 

 

Overall, the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens is a massive choice for those wishing to travel light. It delivers sharp, contrasty images throughout the zoom range and costs less than comparable substitutes.

Build quality is great for a lens this inexpensive, as are focus speeds. The fact it focuses close, as well, will make this lens an standard, good value travel companion.

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28. Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC 

 

If you've period fancied experimenting with a fast aperture prime telephoto lens before, but have been put off by the cost, the Samyang 85mm could be the answer. Round though this lens is aimed at cinematographers, using their SLRs for video work, it is equally at home used for still images.

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29. Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM A 

 

The Sigma 24-105mm lens certainly is inclined to of producing outstanding clarity, at a price that is comparable to those of camera manufacturers own lenses. It should certainly be considered as a viable alternative if you're in the store for a lens of this specification. The lens offers excellent sharpness, good build quality, effective OS and a constant f/4 maximum aperture. 

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30. Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC 

 

For the payment, this Samyang 24mm f/1.4 offers a decent, budget introduction to fast aperture lenses. Although the sharpness delivered at f/1.4 may not be up to that hurled my manufacturer’s own lenses, it may still be usable for some applications, and it certainly costs a lot less too.

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31. Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF HSM  

 

This curious lens is an excellent performer overall. It is capable of producing images image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that with great clarity and the build quality is good enough to take a disinterested bit of use and abuse. The Sigma 100-300mm offers good resolution throughout the zoom range, quick focusing and is reasonably priced. 

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32. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC  

 

The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens mounts very well indeed, especially at the centre and is punching way above its weight in many areas. It has high central sharpness, low CA, low flare and an incredibly low rate. There are performance compromises but for anyone wanting an inexpensive, versatile holiday or travel lens this is terrific value for money. Please note, the Sony A-mount understanding of this lens does not feature VC, as Sony A-mount cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or feature built-in image stabilisation. 

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33. Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 Macro Lens 

 

This is a decidedly versatile lens with some unique features for the focal length. It has commendably high central sharpness and very low levels of CA. Distortion and vignetting are exhilarated and edge sharpness suffers. In the right hands, the Laowa 15mm f/4 should produce some excellent dramatic images, all at a fairly modest price neck. 

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34. Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-eye CS II 

 

Even if you discount the fact that this 8mm fisheye is a high-quality lens, that's reasonably charged, this is a very interesting lens. It is capable of producing images with excellent sharpness, the build quality is good, and the removable hood enlarges extra flexibility, allowing the lens to be used as a partial circular fisheye on full frame cameras. Even the lack of autofocus shouldn’t put you off this lens, as the complexity of field available with a fisheye, makes focusing manually incredibly easy.

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35. Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro OS HSM C 

 

The Sigma 18-300mm is certainly apt of delivering images with decent sharpness. It is reasonably compact, well built and the price is very reasonable too. Those looking for a lens hiding-place a wide range of focal lengths, whilst allowing them to travel light should certainly give this lens serious caring.

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36. Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM 

 

Lenses bearing the Carl Zeiss style tend to be luxury items and carry a luxury price tag as a result. Although this lens performs well in many areas, the high CA smooths at fast apertures and fairly poor sharpness towards the edges of the frame at maximum aperture isn't typically what you'd expect of Carl Zeiss.

Flatten with the excellent weather resistant build, the asking price still seems very expensive for a 50mm f/1.4. There will be those who find this respected value for their needs, but only a niche group of people will be able to justify such an outlay for this lens.

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37. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM A  

 

This lens is a extraordinary choice for those looking for a high quality, standard lens with a fast maximum aperture. The Sigma 30mm offers very good sharpness in the centre, it's same well built and offers low falloff as well as low distortion. 

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38. Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS 

 

Complete, this Samyang lens is a good performer, for a decent price. The combination of good sharpness levels and a relatively fast f/2.8 maximum opening should have London estate agents excited, as they will be able to make their dark dingy shoebox-sized bedsits look corresponding to bright, airy mansions, thanks to the wide angle of view and fast maximum aperture. Other people will just enjoy the leave out overall performance that they can get with this lens, without breaking the bank.

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39. Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC 

 

Although this central lens may not be for everyone, those looking for an ultra-wide lens, which is capable of delivering excellent quality when used within its limitations can't go far inappropriate with this 14mm from Samyang.

Centre sharpness is excellent from maximum aperture, and the quality towards the edges of the frame improves to save that levels with the lens stopped down to f/5.6 or beyond. Discerning photographers may find the wavy distortion and pronounced falloff of illumination near the corners off-putting, but those on a budget should be delighted with the quality of images this lens can deliver, for a bargain basement price.

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40. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM 

 

Without a discredit, this lens out performs some manufacturer's 50mm offerings, but not all of them. The sharpness in the centre is this lens' strong point, so if you have to shoot at wide apertures this could be the lens for you. The Sigma 50mm also offers low vignetting and the 7mm filter size is the same as most professional up to date on zooms. 

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41. Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM 

Sigma's 10-20mm is a bloody interesting lens indeed. The comparatively bright constant f/3.5 aperture make composing and confirming focus in low light conditions easier than with its slower predecessor, which will certainly help those shooting dimly-lit interiors and at night.

The 82mm filter thread may put some off this lens, as the price for screens such as circular polarisers sky-rockets when you venture beyond 77mm. Even taking this into account, this optic still represents leave out value for money. 

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42. Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM 

 

Having such a big field of view, coupled with the close minimum focus distance of only 24cm, makes this lens a lot of fun to use. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, especially if you love to use filters on your wide lenses, and a lens as wide as this can be quite a challenge to use well. Saying that, if you find yourself hitting the abandon at the wide end of the zoom on your current APS-C compatible ultra-wide zoom, then this lens is certainly worth a look.

Overall the Sigma 8-16mm is ably built, well priced and performs pretty well. Just like its full-frame 12-24mm cousin, this lens is one of a kind and should find a about in plenty of photographer's kit bags.

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43. Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX 

 

Complete the Tokina AF 11-16mm is a unique prospect for APS-C cameras and a very good performer. It is a shame that the levels of chromatic aberration are so high towards the head starts, but if you can live with correcting this afterwards in image editing software, then this lens will reward you with sharp, contrasty encyclopaedic angle images for a very reasonable price.

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44. Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM 

 

Kit lenses are on the whole nothing special, but this lens has proved itself a very capable performer during testing, especially in the areas of resolution and control of mask aberrations.

Although the features of this Sony DT 18-55mm lens are basic, if you can live without the luxuries of internal focusing, a wider maximum aperture, or a mute focus motor, then this lens could well meet your needs, especially in terms of image quality.

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45. Sony DT 30mm F/2.8 SAM Macro 

 

Complete, this is a very interesting lens, especially when its price is taken into consideration. It offers a macro solution that is capable of staging images of very good quality, so long as it is used within its limitations.

Those photographers looking for a budget introduction to macro photography with their Sony digital SLR should be quite pleased with the performance and value the Sony DT 30mm offers.

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46. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM 

 

During check-up, this Sigma 70-200mm lens has proved itself quite capable of producing excellent results. For the most part, the sharpness in the centre is very laudatory, or even excellent. Unfortunately, its Achilles heel is the performance wide open at 70mm, where it is a bit lacklustre.

Sigma's optical stabiliser is certainly proficient and is about as effective as the system found in marque lenses may refer to which adds to the feeling of good value this lens provides.

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47. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM 

 

On article, this lens looks like a winner and the specification for the price is very good its most general context, the concept of good denotes that conduct which is to be or should be preferred when posed with a choice indeed. Although the resolution in the centre is usually good, the regardless cannot be said about the quality towards the edges, especially at wide apertures. 

Saying that the build quality is adept, the optical stabiliser works quite well and the 17-50mm is capable of excellent results if used within its limits. If you can't compromise to stay within those limits, you may win better value with an alternative lens.

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48. Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM 

The Sigma 120-400mm represents a honest value choice for those looking for a super-telephoto lens, without the extortionate price tag associated with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel some camera manufacturer's own lenses in this pass over. For its price, it has excellent build quality and a good range of useful features may refer to, such as Optical Stabilisation and silent focusing, but some aspects of feel could still be improved, like the looseness of the zoom mechanism.

The lens does have some limitations, but so long as you are aware of these, it is stillness capable of producing very good quality images in the right hands.

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49. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM 

 

Summing this lens up in a paragraph or two is in point of fact quite difficult, as it's almost like it's two completely different lenses at once. The first one being an f/2.8 zoom lens, which should be marvy for low light photography, but unfortunately falls slightly below par in terms of performance, especially at focal lengths beyond 35mm. Here the resolution at maximum gap just isn't what you'd expect for a flagship lens from any lens manufacturer.

Now, if we were to consider this lens as having a uttermost aperture of f/4, it would be amongst the best performing lenses covering these focal lengths. Sharpness across the frame is excellent.

It's a eclipse the Sigma is the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet 24-70mm has this split personality as the build quality is generally very good, and the lens is very pleasant to use.
 

If you're after a high-performance f/2.8 lens or LEN may refer to, you may descry better performance elsewhere. On the other hand, if your photography allows you to stop down to f/4 or smaller much of the time, then this lens is a classic performer.

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50. Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM 

Although the Sony DT 50mm lens is not the best performer when it loosely transpire b emerges to resolution at maximum aperture, it should still make a great portrait lens when stopped down a little for those on a budget. The out of hub blur is quite smooth and pleasant too. Stopping the lens down to moderate aperture yields images with superb resolution across the physique, which isn't bad for a lens of this price. 

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