Best Lenses for Sony Alpha a1

Sony officially announced the new Sony Alpha a1 (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) camera in January 2021. It is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera, featuring a 50MP Stacked BSI-CMOS sensor and in-body image stabilization, blackout-free shooting on its giant 9.44M-dot (240 fps) EVF at burst rates of up to 30 fps.

Sony Alpha a1 is now out of stock in most US stores, so if you are the lucky one who have got Sony Alpha a1, are you looking for the best/right lenses for your Sony Alpha a1 camera? Below are the top recommended and most suitable lenses for Sony Alpha a1 mirrorless camera, including prime and zoom lenses from wide-angle to super telephoto.

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 Best Wide-Angle prime lenses for Sony Alpha a1:

With no doubt, Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens is the best ultra wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha a1. Sony T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA is the best wide-angle prime. You could also choose two Zeiss Batis: 18mm F2.8 and 25mm F2 lens.

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Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM check price AmazonB&HAdorama 
Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 check price Amazon/ Adorama/ B&H/ eBay
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 check price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 check price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama/ eBay
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art check price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 
Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 FE check price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 
Sony T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA check price Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF check price  Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 
Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens check price Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 35mm F2.8 Sonnar T  check price Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay

 

 Best Wide-Angle zoom lenses for Sony Alpha a1

From the list below, you can see Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens is the best wide-angle zoom for Sony Alpha a1, however it cost over $2,000. You could buy Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens, which is only for $799 ( $100 Instant Rebate), just less than half the price of GM.

Lens List Price IN STOCK
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM check price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G check price B&H/ AmazonAdorama 
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art check price Amazon| B&H| Adorama
FE 16-35mm F4 T* OSS check price Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD check price Amazon/ B&HAdorama 

 

 Best Standard Prime Lenses for Sony Alpha a1

In this range, Zeiss T* 50mm F1.4 and 55mm F1.8 ZA lens are the best lenses for Sony Alpha a1. Sony FE 50mm F1.8 lens is a simple, bright, and lightweight normal prime, designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras with the very cheap price of only $198.

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Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA  Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA  Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama
Zeiss Batis 40mm F/2 CF
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Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE  Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama 
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8  Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama

 

 Best Standard Zoom lenses for Sony Alpha a1

Standard zoom lenses are very useful for every day’s shooting. Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens is the best zoom lens for Sony Alpha a1, costing about five times the price of the Sony FE 28-70mm kit lens.

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Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens check price AmazonB&HAdoramaeBay
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Check Price Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Check Price Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay 

 

Best Telephoto Lenses for Sony Alpha a1

Sony released two super telephoto lenses: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS and Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens. Both are very expensive over 10K, so you could buy telephoto zoom lenses, such as Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS and Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens.

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Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS check price AmazonB&HAdorama
Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Check Price AmazonB&H/ Adorama
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Check Price B&HAdoramaAmazon 
Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Check Price B&HAdoramaAmazon 
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Check Price Amazon/ B&HAdorama 

 

Best Macro Lenses for Sony Alpha a1:

A macro lens is classically capable of reproduction ratios of at least 1:1. If you want to a macro lens for your Sony Alpha a1, you should buy Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens.

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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS check price Amazon| B&H| Adorama| eBay
Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama
Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Check Price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Check Price AmazonB&HAdorama 

Best all-in-one lens for Sony Alpha a1:

Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 lens is the best All-In-One lens for your Sony Alpha a1. This lens uses a variable aperture of f/3.5-6.3 to keep size and weight to a minimum, covering everything from wide-angle to telephoto in a single compact form factor. Also, it has a linear autofocus motor and internal focus design that provides fast, accurate, and reliable focusing.

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Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS check price AmazonAdorama| B&H

 

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