Best Lenses for Sony A99

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The Sony Alpha SLT-A99 (replacing the A900) is a Mid-size full frame DSLR released in September 2012. It has a 24MP 36x24mm CMOS sensor,  a fully-articulated 1.2M dot 3″ rear LCD and a 2.3M dot OLED electronic viewfinder, so Sony Alpha A99 is one of the best full frame DSLRs. Below are the best recommended lenses for Sony Alpha A99.

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Best Super Wide-angle Lenses for Sony A99

In this range for Sony A99, there is only one Sony A lens: Sony 20mm F2.8.

Lens DxOMark Price Check Price
Sony 20mm F2.8 15 check price Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

 

Best Wide-angle Lenses for Sony A99

As we all know , the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the best wide-angle prime lens for Sony A99 at an affordable price $899. Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC  is another best Wide-angle lens for Sony A99.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899.00 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC  check price 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/24 ZA  $1,298.00 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 35mm F1.4 G $1,498.00 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

 

Best Standard Lenses for Sony A99

From the list below, you can see the Sony 50mm f/1.4 is the best standard lens for Sony A99. The second best is Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 lens and Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro lens is the third.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Sony 50mm f/1.4 $448.00 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 $— 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro $598.00 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Telephoto Lenses for Sony A99

There are four best telephoto lenses for Sony A99. The best is the Sony Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA lens, but it is very expensive. You can try cheaper lens, such as Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro, Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Sony and Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM lens.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Sony Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA $1,698.00 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro $798.00 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Sony $969.00 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM $298.00 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Super Telephoto Lenses for Sony A99

Below are two super telephoto lenses for Sony A99: Sony 300mm F2.8 G II and Sony 500mm F4 G SSM lens.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Sony 300mm F2.8 G II $7,498.00 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM $12,998.00 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

 

Best Prime Lenses for Sony A99

From the list, it is clear the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the king for Sony A99. If you want a telephoto prime lens, you can try Sony Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA and Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro lens.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A  $899.00 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA $1,698.00 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 50mm f/1.4 $448.00 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Sony $799.99 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4
$— 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro $798.00 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Zoom Lenses for Sony A99

According to the DxOMark, Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM is the best zoom lens for Sony A99 with the overall score 22 points. Sony 70-200mm F2.8G and Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 DI USD lens are also great lens for Sony A99, only one point lower than the Sony Vario-Sonnar T* lens.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II $2,098.00 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G II $2,998.00 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD Sony $1,299.00 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD $499.00 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
$2,248.00 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Sony $899.00 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

 

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