Best lenses for the Sony A5000: Part II - Best zoomsBy Kevin Carter - Thursday May 22 2014 Lens Recommendations
Best zoom lenses for the Sony A5000
With a DxOMark lens score of 17 points and a convincing lead over the model in second place the best-performing lens on the Sony A5000 is the Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS. Telephoto zooms are, arguably, the most useful of their type with standard and ultra-wide models more easily replaced by primes.
Although it would serve double duty on one the three A7 models, it’s a still an expensive option given the relatively affordable price of the camera. Although not in the same league optically, the earlier Sony E18-200mm f3.5-6.3 could be a worthwhile option, or perhaps better still the stabilized E55-210mm f4.5-6.3 at just $350 would a better fit, particularly if the A5000 was purchased with the E16-50mm f3.5-5.6. Marginally faster but with better image quality is the Sony FE28-70mm f3.5-5.6 OSS, in second place overall. As the equivalent to a 35-105mm it lacks the reach of those models but it’s a good performer and at $500 it’s a good investment as it can also be used on full-frame models.