Best Prime Lenses for Sony A99 II (DxOMark)


Sony Alpha a99 II is Sony’s latest 42Mp full-frame, high-resolution camera, achieving an outstanding overall DxOMark score of 92 points. Paul Carroll at DxOMark has just tested a number of the prime lenses and selected the best prime lenses on the Sony a99 II. See the result below.

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses | Best Standard Prime Lenses | Best Portrait Prime Lenses | Best Telephoto Prime Lenses 

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Sony A99 II

It is know to us all, 35mm lens is a  “must-have” optic for shooting landscape, architectural or interior photos. For Sony A99 II, Sigma 35mm F1.4 A lens is the best wide-angle prime lens with the total score of 42, followed by Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS and Sony 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon T Carl Zeiss Lens.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A DG HSM 42 Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon T Carl Zeiss Lens 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Standard Prime Lenses for Sony A99 II

Sony 50mm F1.4 lens got the highest score of 34 at the fast aperture of f1.4, followed by Sony 50mm F2.8 macro lens. Both lenses offer a field of view akin to human vision and a useful focal length for a variety of subjects and general use.

Lens  DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sony 50mm f/1.4 Lens  34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorma/eBay

Best Portrait Prime Lenses for Sony A99 II

In this range for Sony A99 II, you can see the Sony Planar T* 85mm F1.4 is the best lens, but it is much more expensive than Sony 100mm F2.8 and Sigma 105mm F2.8 lens, which cost less than half of the 85mm lens.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sony Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 40 Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Sony A99 II

Telephoto prime lenses are for shooting extremely serious sports and wildlife enthusiast. They are always very long ,large, heavy, and expensive. DxOMark listed two super telephoto lenses: Sony 300 F2.8 G II and Sony 500mm F4 lens. Both the lenses are more expensive than the Sony A99 II body itself!

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G II 31 Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
Sony 500mm f/4.0 Super Telephoto 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Source: DxOMark

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