Best lenses for your Sony NEX-7: 14 wide-angle, standard and telephoto models analyzed!

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday July 03 2013

Lens Recommendations
Introduction | Sony NEX-7 lenses overview | Sony NEX-7 best lenses | The best lens for your Sony NEX-7 | Sony NEX-7 Lenses – Wide Angle | Sony NEX-7 Lenses – Standard | Sony NEX-7 Lenses – Super Zoom | Conclusion

Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS mounted on Sony NEX-7:


One of the few E-mount lenses to boast optical image stabilization (OSS or Optical SteadyShot as Sony call it) the Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS has the best DxOMark score of the bunch. While that score is used for benchmarking it’s always a good idea to examine the individual metric scores. Chromatic aberration and distortion are extremely well controlled, while both transmission and vignetting are at the expected levels for a lens like this. As for sharpness, the pair achieve a good (but not great) 13P-Mpix score out of a maximum of 24P-Mpix. Given the spec and performance, at $350 the lens is good value.