Best Lenses for Sony Alpha a7RII

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The Sony Alpha 7R II (Amazon, B&H Photo Video, Adorama, Best Buy) is one of world’s best full frame mirrorless cameras released in 2015. It features world’s first 42.4MP BSI-CMOS sensor. Thanks to on-sensor phase detection elements for faster autofocus, Sony a7RII can work with other brands’ lenses such as Sony A-mount lenses (via LA-EA3 & LA-EA4) and Canon EF mount lenses (via Metabones). Today, we are showing you recommended lenses for Sony Alpha a7RII full frame mirrorless camera.

Standard Prime | Standard Zoom | Telephoto Prime | Telephoto Zoom | Ultra-Wide & Wide Prime | Wide-Angle Zoom | Macro | All-in-one Zoom

Best Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Sony a7RII

Below is a list of 50mm, 85mm prime portrait lens for Sony Alpha a7R II. The new released Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens is the best seller of all Sony FE lenses. You can see some sample images of this lens. The Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA has top DxOMark score currently, and this lens is cheaper than Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens. If you have some Canon EF mount lenses, the Otus 55mm f/1.4 and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art should works very well on a7RII.

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Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA 42 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Sony a7RII

Currently, there are two standard zoom FE lenses for Sony Alpha a7RII, The FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens is the top choice for Sony a7RII from all standard zoom lenses. The FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens is a kit lens a7 series cameras, very cheap. If you are looking for a fast standard zoom lens, the A-mount Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens is your great choice.

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Sony a7RII

For medium telephoto prime lenses, the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 and Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lenses are both top rated lenses for  a7RII. If you are looking for a cheap telephoto prime lens, the Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens and Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 lens are good choices. The Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T* Telephoto Prime Lens is a superb lens for Sony A-mount cameras, this lens also works very fast on a7RII.

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Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS 40 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Sony a7RII

Currently, there is only one native telephoto zoom lens for Sony a7RII: Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens. But you can use adapters to mount on more great telephoto zoom lenses, such as A-mount Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD Lens, A-mount Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G2 Telephoto Zoom Lens, EF mount 70-200mm Lenses.

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Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Ultra-wide & Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Sony a7RII

Sony has released several new wide-angle & ultra-wide prime lenses this year. The new released Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 lens and FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA are two of top rated wide-angle lenses, but the price is not cheap. If you are looking for a cheap wide-angle lens, the FE 28mm f/2 maybe your best choice for a7RII.

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Zeiss Batis 2/25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA 38 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony FE 28mm f/2 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Sony a7RII

Similar as FE 70-200mm f/4, currently there is only one native wide-angle zoom lens for Sony a7RII: FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA lens. But you can use adapters to mount on more great wide-angle zoom lenses from Sony A-mount and Canon EF mount, such as A-mount Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, A-mount Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens, EF mount 11-24mm f/4L, 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 16-35mm f/4L IS lenses.

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Macro Lenses for Sony a7RII

The Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens is the best Macro lens for Sony a7RII, currently it is the second best lens according to DxOMark. The Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro is much cheaper, but also a native FE Lens for a7RII. The Canon EF mount 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens also works very well on a7RII with metabones adapter.

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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS 40 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best All-in-One Lenses for Sony a7RII

In early March, 2015, Sony released a new all-in-one zoom lens for Sony Alpha full frame mirrorless cameras. If you need more all-in-one zoom lenses, the A-mount Tamron 28-300mm lens will be another great choice.

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Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
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