With a DxOMark Score of 33 points, the top-performing Sony A-mount lens in our database is the $1426 Sony made, Zeiss designed Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA. Sony’s 50mm f/1.4 or the older Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 represents good value and score highly, while the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro at $679 or perhaps the Sigma equivalent could be pressed into service as a portrait lens if the shorter, faster Zeiss is out of reach.
Of those tested, the best performing wide-angle lenses are the Zeiss Distagon T* 2/24 and the Sony 35mm f/1.4G, achieving 25 and 24 points, respectively, on our DxOMark Score, though the best value is the modest little Sony 28mm f/2.8 $270 with a DxOMark score of 17 points.
|Sony Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA||1426||33|
|Sony 50mm f/1.4||448||27|
|Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4||260||26|
|Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro||679||25|
|Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/24 ZA Sony||1250||25|
|Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Sony||725||25|
|Sony 35mm F1.4 G||1369||24|
|Sony 300mm F2.8 G II||7500||24|
|Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro||580||22|
|Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM||249||22|
|Sony 500mm F4 G SSM||13000||22|
|Sony 28mm F2.8||270||17|
|Sony 20mm F2.8||730||14|