Recommended Lenses for Sony A7 and A7r Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Recommended lenses for the Sony A7 and A7r full frame mirrorless cameras are categorized below as prime lenses, standard zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses and macro lenses. Here are the best Sony A7 and A7r lenses to choose for.

Currently both Sony A7 and A7r FF mirrorless cameras are compatible with Sony E-mount system and newly announced native full frame lenses. You can also use your Sony A-mount lenses with the LA-EA4 adaptor which is priced for $350.

Recommended Lenses for Sony A7 and A7r Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Sony A7 and A7r Price and Availability

Sony A7r is the world’s smallest, lightweight interchangeable lens camera system with a full frame sensor. See also Sony A7 and A7r unboxing video online.

Sony A7 full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body only price is $1,698.00. Sony A7 body with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens price is $1,998. Sony A7r body only price is $2,298.00.

Sony A7 Body Only Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony A7 w/ FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony A7R Body Only Amazon | Adorama |ebay


Standard 35mm lens features “Sonnar” optical design, f/1.8 aperture is excellent choice for indoors and low-light situation. The 55mm T* FE f/1.8 ZA lens gives you ultra sharp output even at maximum aperture. Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens comes with an affordable price and features optical image stabilization, built with 1 ED and 3 aspherical elements.

Here are the native full frame lenses for Sony A7 and A7r.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series II Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay

Sony has a very limited selection of lenses that can natively be used with the A7 and A7r cameras. Here are the adapters and battery grips to use with Sony A7 and A7r cameras.

Sony LAEA3 Tripod Camera Mount Adapter Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony LAEA4 Tripod Camera Mount Adapter Amazon | ebay
Sony VGC1EM Digital Camera Battery Grips Amazon | ebay

If you want to start transitioning into the new system, there are a couple of lenses to use with the adapter. Here are some lenses that you can transfer to the new full frame e-mount system and expand your Sony A7 and A7r lenses lineup.

Tamron 24-70mm is the Canon version because Sony version doesn’t have VC feature. Others are the highly recommended focal lengths.

Lens Price Buy Now
Zeiss 55mm f1.4 Otus $3,990 Amazon Adorama
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Sony $894 Amazon / Adorama
Sony 135mm f/1.8 SAL-135F18Z $1,698 Amazon | Adorama
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 II VC $1,299 Amazon / Adorama

Samyang Released Five New E-mount Full Frame Lenses for A7 and A7R

Samyang reveal that they will announce five new prime lenses for the Sony A7 and A7r cameras. The first Samyang lenses with native mount for Sony A7 and A7R listed below.

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC