Best All-Around Zoom Lens for Sony FE Mirrorless Cameras

If you’re looking for the best all-around zoom lens for Sony FE (full-frame E-mount) mirrorless cameras (Sony A7III, A7RIV, A7RIII etc.), you’re at the right spot. These are our favorites:

Best Choice – Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

24-70mm gm best sony fe all-around lens

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A 24-70mm lens is the best choice if you want a lens that can do almost everything and Sony’s 24-70mm f/2.8 GM is one of the best mirrorless lenses that covers this focal range. This is a professional lens with excellent sharpness even at f/2.8, great build quality, and beautiful looking bokeh. The autofocus is very snappy and accurate and works great both in photo and video modes.

Of course, not everything is amazing about this lens. It is definitely one of the heavier lenses among the competition and we wish the price was lower. That being said, if you want the ultimate 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for your Sony full-frame mirrorless camera – this is the one to get.

Option #2 – Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

sigma 24-70mm best all around fe lens

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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for Sony FE cameras is almost 50% cheaper than Sony’s G Master alternative, so there must be a significant difference between these two lenses, right? Well, not exactly. Sure, the GM is slightly better in basically every category, and that difference is slightly more noticeable when it comes to autofocus (especially when it comes to videos). That being said, Sigma is still quite sharp, it has creamy bokeh and is well built. It is also 50 grams lighter.

All things considered, if you want to save quite a bit of money and get 90% of the performance, we highly recommend getting the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens for your Sony full-frame mirrorless camera. However, if you are a professional who needs the ultimate performance, we still recommend buying the G Master instead.

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