The best cheap lens for Sony E? It is difficult to buy cheap glasses for this system, but there are several models worth paying attention to. We choose the cheapest and the most interesting.
Anyone who uses a mirrorless Sony knows that the biggest disadvantage is expensive lenses. If we want to buy clear and versatile glass, we have to expect significant expenses. That's why I decided to collect and describe the cheapest lenses that can be bought for this system . What does the word "cheap" mean in this case? The ones in which the most expensive proposal costs 2 thousand. PLN, but we will find a few options for around PLN 1000, and in some cases we will fit even below this limit. Here are 10 good lenses at good prices.
Sony E 16-50 mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
It is known that always the cheapest lens is the kit included in the set. Here is no different. It's just that even a kit is not the cheapest – we will pay over PLN 600 for it . It offers relatively standard parameters, although at a slightly wider angle than most kits – 24 mm in full frame, not 28 mm. Optical quality is surprisingly good here, although for a good focus on the whole frame, it's worth closing the aperture a bit. The whole structure is plastic and does not give a solid impression. The ring is not worth spinning by hand, because it is too loose – let's therefore focus on the autofocus. The upside is that the lens is very small and light and the fact that it offers optical stabilization. If we do not have high expectations, it will work as a basic wide angle when filming or taking pictures.
Sony E 55-210 mm f / 4.5-6.3 OSS
Another glass from the "kit" category – it is often included in sets in addition to the basic 16-50 mm. There is no reason to expect too high quality of workmanship or optics, however, due to the wide range of focal lengths, this purchase is worth considering. This is one of the cheapest telephoto lenses for Sony E. Lens will be purchased for about 900 PLN , and it offers a very long focal length, which will work great for many types of photos. It is known that glass is not the brightest, but in the case of daytime and outdoors shooting it can work well. It has optical stabilization and does not weigh much, so it will not weigh in a bag. If you are looking for something really long, you should consider buying this model.
Sigma 19 mm f / 2.8 Art
If you are looking for a wide angle with good optics and a good price, then certainly this model is worth considering. Users praise it for good image quality – unlike Sony's 16mm f / 2.8 lens or glass, Sigma provides sharpness over the entire frame and also works well at the full hole. The lens can be obtained for PLN 850 , and it is really affordable, considering that we get glass with decent optics instead. Calculated on a full frame, it gives an angle of 28.5 mm, so it is wide enough.
Sigma 30 mm f / 2.8 Art
Another model from Sigma is also good quality optics and slightly longer focal length. All models of this manufacturer are characterized by a very good ratio of image quality to price. This glass will give us a 45 mm focal length , that is, enough to blur the background, but not too narrowly to restrict the field of view too much. The lens costs 850 PLN , which is a really reasonable price.
Sigma 60 mm f / 2.8 Art
Belonging to the same series as the two lenses above, Sigma with a focal length of 60 mm fits in well with those two. This is a much longer glass that will work well with portraits, giving us a beautifully blurred background . Also here, we can be calm about the quality of the optics, because for this price shelf it is really good. The price is the same as the other mentioned models Sigma and is around 850 PLN . The lens gives us a 90 mm focal length (converted into FF). Buying three Sigma steels, we get really cool lenses, giving a wide range of focal lengths, and we still pay less than in the case of many individual lenses dedicated to this system.
Sony FE 50 mm f / 1.8
This is practically the cheapest full-frame Sony FE lens we can find on the market, because even for the kit you have to pay more. Thanks to the fact that this lens was originally designed for the Sony FE, we can get 50 mm and 75 mm focal lengths with the crop function. In turn, a bright aperture guarantees a nice background blur. Users appreciate the optics of the lens, which meets the requirements set before the full frame. Unfortunately, the glass has no stabilization, but at 850 PLN is a really good opportunity. If you own any of the A7 series models, you should consider buying this model.
Sony E 50 mm f / 1.8 OSS
Strange, because "fifty" for APS-C matrices is more expensive than full-frame model. But certainly this lens is worth its price. The optics are really good, and the optical stabilization is an undeniable advantage of this model. Thanks to this, we can film it with hand cameras without stabilizing the matrix and use longer exposure times. The construction is relatively solid, although the focus ring has a very long range, making manual sharpening is not the most convenient. For glass we have to give about 1200 of ł, so not a lot, but the lens perfectly complements the basic kit with kit glass and is a good option to start with.
Sony E 35 mm f / 1.8 OSS
This lens is characterized by similar parameters as "fifty" and it also has optical stabilization. With APS-C dies, it gives a focal length of 50 mm, so it has a relatively wide range of vision, and at the same time thanks to a bright aperture will guarantee a nice background blur . The model is ideally suited for reportage and street photography. It is a constant that is definitely worth having in your set. Unfortunately, we are entering a higher ceiling in terms of price. For this model, will pay us PLN 1,700 . However, it is worth waiting for cashback promotions, because it is often covered. Now we will get a refund of 250 PLN for its purchase.
Sony E 18-105 mm OSS
This model is the most universal glass of all described in this text. It gives a very wide range of focal lengths – from wide angle to length characteristic of telephoto lenses. Despite its length, it also offers constant light, although not the brightest – f / 4 will only blur at longer focal lengths. The fact is, however, that the lens's versatility is its greatest advantage. We have to pay about PLN 2200 for it , but it will actually replace the whole set of stands. And thanks to the variable focal length it ensures fast work, because it is not necessary to change the lens during operation. In addition, the lens offers optical stabilization.
Meike MK-35 mm f / 1.7
At the end something from a different barrel. This is the cheapest lens in our list – costs suddenly about PLN 430 . Why is it so cheap when it is very bright at the same time (f / 1.7)? Well, Meike is a simple, manual glass. The lens does not have electronics, autofocus , hence its low price. Optically, however, it does not fall out very badly and works well with portraits or static photos, where we can calmly sharpen by hand. In manual sharpening will help available in Sony focus peaking cameras. The model is suitable for both full frame and APS-C dies. In the first case it gives two focal lengths, because it covers the full frame, and after switching to the crop gives 50 mm. I believe that at this price and the plasticity it guarantees thanks to the bright aperture, it is worth to be tempted to buy it.
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