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The best lenses for the Sony a7 III in 2021

So you’ve bought the camera of your dreams (who doesn’t love the Sony a7 Mark III?) and now you want to up your game with some quality lenses. 

Building out your camera lens kit is a tricky task. Where do you start? And what are the best lenses for your Sony a7 Mark III? 

We’ve summed it up for you with what we think are the best Sony lenses in a variety of categories, including wide angle lenses, lenses for video filming, and lenses for those on a budget. 

The best prime lenses for the Sony a7 Mark III

The Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 prime lens against a white background

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 lens

This perfect all-rounder Sony 35mm lens is compact yet beautifully built. Weighing just 280 grams, this is a great lens to take with you on every adventure. 

The versatile focal length of 35mm works well in any conditions, so it’s the perfect lens to have when you’re expecting to shoot a variety of subjects. 

The autofocus is both fast and silent, even in dark situations, while the smooth focus ring is a delight to use.

The lens’s maximum aperture of f/1.8 delivers consistent sharpness across the photo and performs well in low light, although we find f/2.8 the sweet spot for image quality. 

This prime lens can also achieve beautiful bokeh in short to medium distances, especially when you shoot wide open. 

Check out the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 lens today.

Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro lens

The 90mm is a beautiful macro lens known for its sharp close-ups, although it also works excellently as a fast telephoto lens that can produce stunning portraits. 

This lens has the best quality glass you can find, along with a fast and silent autofocus and Optical SteadyShot stabilisation to make sure you capture close-ups without the blur. 

This lens is capable of full 1.0x macro reproduction, perfect if you like to capture exceptional close-ups of the tiniest objects. 

Take a look at the Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro lens today.

The best Sony a7 Mark III zoom lens 

A person holding a Sony camera with a lens made for video.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Series lens

More affordable than the signature Sony range of lenses, the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 can capture amazing ultra-wide angles. 

This Art Series lens boasts Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating, both of which reduce ghosting and flares. 

The Sigma 14-24mm is excellent value for money, with a sturdy, weather-sealed body. Although there’s no filter thread for standard filters, there is an integrated rear holder for gel filters. And though it’s heavier than many of the lenses on this list, handling is exceptional. 

You’ll also enjoy a fast and accurate autofocus, as well as incredibly sharp image quality, even when you’re shooting at its widest. 

Look at the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art Series lens today. 

The best budget lenses for the Sony a7 Mark III

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art Series lens

Renowned for its superior quality and designs, the Sigma Art lens range boasts an astonishing breadth of features.  

This weather-sealed lens is an impressive feat of engineering, with a complex optical path of 19 elements, and additional coating to reduce flare and ghosting. 

A stepping motor autofocus is whisper-silent and speedy, while the focus ring allows for precision when you’re manually adjusting focus. 

This 24-70mm lens has been specifically designed for mirrorless cameras just like the Sony a7 III so you can be sure you’ll end up with tack sharp, high-quality images. 

And the best part? It costs around half the price of Sony’s equivalent G Master lens. 

Check out the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art Series lens. 

Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 lens

You wouldn’t know it from the high-quality images it produces, but the Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 lens is a budget, standard zoom lens.

This affordable lens is beautifully designed with a dust and moisture resistant body. 

The limited aperture – with a widest available f-stop of f/4 – helps to shave off some of the weight and size so you have a compact lens for your mirrorless camera.  

The lens handles vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and distortions admirably, giving you the option of a superior quality lens at a low price point. 

See the Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 zoom lens today.

The best wide angle lens for Sony a7 Mark III

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM

Few lenses beat the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM for quality wide angles. Sony has prioritised four main features in this lens: high resolution, creamy bokeh, fast autofocus, and a compact, portable design. 

You can get impressive sharpness across the wide frame while an 11-blade circular aperture guarantees creamy bokeh. 

The quality body is weather-sealed despite having an aperture selection ring and an on/off switch for it, an AF on/off switch, and a focus hold button. 

Check out the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM wide angle lens for the Sony a7 III today.

The best Sony a7 Mark III lens for video

The Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G master wide angle lens for Sony a7iii against a white background

Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master Lens

Few zoom lenses can compete with a prime lens but this one performs just as well. The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 lens will prove the perfect companion for your adventurous shoots. 

The lens barrel is sturdy and weather-sealed from dust and moisture, though you pay for this with a heavier build. 

But what we love is the focal length, the 24-70mm capabilities making this lens a breeze filming any type of subject, from landscapes to events.

The lens focuses in a snap, is whisper-quiet, and performs brilliantly in low light conditions – all features that help make it one of the best Sony a7 III lenses for video.

Take a look at the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 lens today. 

Find the best Sony a7 III lens for your needs today

Still not sure which lens you prefer the most? If you’re a tactile decision-maker, visit your nearest Camera House store to get specific advice and try out the best lenses for your needs. 


Found what you want? Shop Sony lenses online today to get free Australia-wide delivery on orders over $49!

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