Best Lenses for Sony NEX-7 Mirrorless Camera

Recommended Sony NEX-7 lenses are categorized below as standard prime lenses and zoom lenses. DxOMark has posted the best performing Sony E-mount lenses for the Sony NEX-7 mirrorless camera.

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens with a price of $300 scored an overall of 23 points from DxOMark tests. According to DxOMark, best performing Sony E-mount lens is Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS for the NEX-7 mirrorless camera.

Sony NEX-7 features a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, built-in 2.4M dot OLED EVF, ISO 100-16000 and 1080p60 HD movie recording with built-in stereo mic. Here are the recommended Sony NEX-7 lenses.

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Best Lenses for Sony NEX-7 Mirrorless Camera

Best Prime Lenses for Sony NEX-7

The other lenses mounted on the NEX-7 mirrorless camera are, Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA and the newly announced Zeiss Planar Touit 1,8/ 32 Sony E. Both lenses achieve a DxOMark score of 22 points and on the list as second and third choices.

Lens Price Score Buy Now
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS $300 23 Amazon/Adorama
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA $1000 22 Amazon/Adorama
Carl Zeiss Planar Touit 1.8/32 Sony E $1000 22 Amazon
Sony E 35mm f/1.8 $450 21 Amazon/Adorama
Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Sony E $189 21 Amazon/Adorama
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN Sony E $140 18 Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 20mm F2.8 $350 17 Amazon/Adorama
Carl Zeiss Distagon Touit 2.8/12 Sony E $1250 17 Amazon
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro $250 15 Amazon/Adorama

Best Zoom Lenses for Sony NEX-7

Sony E 10-18mm f/4 had a score of 14 points from DxOMark and hit the first place in ZEISS and Sony wide-angle equivalents. For long zooms Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens come in the second place for NEX-7 camera.

Lens Price Score Buy Now
Sony E 10-18mm f/4 $850 14 Amazon
Sony E18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 $848 13 Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 $350 12 Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 LE $850 11 Amazon/Adorama
Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Sony E $739 10 Amazon/Adorama

Other lenses and DxOMark conclusion can be seen here:

“Designing lenses smaller than their retro-focus equivalents remains a challenging prospect, however, Sony has introduced a couple of ‘pancake’ type primes and compact zooms that perform well. The range also includes several high-performance primes, although image quality assessment based on the 24-Mpix Sony NEX-7 means that sharpness scores aren’t quite as expected. Whether that’s due to the limitations of current lens designs only time will tell.”