5 of the Best Portrait Lenses for Sony Shooters

Sony shooters have a huge array of portrait lenses available to them, and if you are in the market for one, it can be hard to know which one to pick for your needs, style, and budget. If you need a bit of assistance with that decision, check out this excellent video that will show you five great portrait lenses for the Sony E mount. 

Coming to you from Stefan Malloch, this great video will show you five of the best portrait lens options for Sony E mount cameras. My personal favorite has always been the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art. It certainly is not for everyone, as it is very large and quite heavy, and as such, if you do not need that extra wide aperture, it probably is not worth lugging around. However, if you love shallow depth of field or need a lot of light-gathering power, it is hard to argue against the Sigma. With it, you get great autofocus performance and show-stopping images that are clinically sharp with lovely bokeh and great control of aberrations. It is definitely the lens I miss most from the Sony lineup since I moved back to Canon. Nonetheless, there are many, many more options, so check out the video above for the full rundown from Malloch. 

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winzehnt gates's picture

I'd choose the Sigma 90mm F2.8. It's tiny (for the focal length) and thus not intimidating, like some other lenses.
I wouldn't wan't to look into the barrel of a "bazooka" when someone was taking pictures of me.

Jean-Marc Froehlinger's picture

After a long time of hesitation (years), I finally choose to keep as only portrait lens a Sony 100 GM STF. A very unique look !