Large-aperture G lenses combine a number of advances to deliver exceptional performance. Special glass minimizes color shifts that can occur at large apertures; the circular aperture helps create a beautifully defocused background.
Sony has jointly developed a line of lenses with the legendary ZEISS® to put over 160 years of optical expertise into your hands. Special glass, coatings and sophisticated manufacturing combine to give you truly professional, creative tools.
The skilled photographer sees a scene, imagines how to capture it as a great photo, and then takes on the technical challenge of composing and capturing the image. Having a variety of lenses gives you the precision tools needed to translate imagination into image.
Good portrait lenses have wide apertures to allow faster shutter speeds, helpful indoors or in low light. Wide apertures also give more depth of field, making your subject stand out dramatically from the background. Portrait lenses often feature 50-135mm focal lengths and F5.6 or larger aperture.
Standout landscapes have clarity and detail, with consistent color edge-to-edge. The best lenses to use have a short focal length (20-35mm) and wide angle of view to capture the most scenery. A tripod is helpful to allow shooting at narrower f-stop, for maximum detail.
For the best close-ups, use a designated macro lens—which have a high magnification power to reproduce life-size images of a subject. Good macro lenses also offer a flat field of focus, to keep both the center and corners of small objects like postage stamps sharp.
The two key features of a good lens for sports photography are big zoom, as well as a wide, or “fast” lens. We offer a range of A-mount and E-mount lenses that combine zoom with maximum apertures of F2.8 to F4 for great action