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Sony A9

Sony A9 and 24-70mm f/2.8 GM. bigger.

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Sony makes many different lenses, and many comanies make lenses for Sony.

There are the best lenses for the highest performance on full-frame Sony mirrorless E-mount cameras. They also tend to be the heaviest and most expensive, but they give the best optical performance.

If you want the high performance for which you're paying a premium for your Soiy full-frame camera, be sure to get the best lenses for it or you're wasting half the camera's potential.

are extraordinary on my A9. They focus just about instantly, and are super sharp at every setting.

 

Ultra Ultra Wide

Sony 12-24mm f/4 G

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G (no filters, 19.8 oz./561g, 0.9'/0.28m close focus, about $1,698). bigger.

The Sony 12-24mm f/4 G,

 

 

Ultra Wide

Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 FE GM

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (metal 82mm filter thread, 24.0 oz./679g), 0.9'/0.28m close focus, about $2,198). bigger.

 

16-35/2.8 GM,

 

Standard Zoom

Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 FE GM

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (metal 82mm filter thread, 31.3 oz./887g, 1.25'/0.38m close focus, about $2,198). bigger.

 

24-70/2.8 GM and

 

 

Telephoto Zoom

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 FE GM

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM (77mm filters, 54.5 oz./1,545g, 3'/1m close focus, about $2,598). bigger.

 

70-200/2.8 GM

 

 

See Sony's list of the "good" lenses to use on the A9.

 

 

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This is a full frame FX lens, and I'm reviewing it as such.

It works great on DX cameras, too, on which you may make the usual inferences.

 

This is a full frame lens, and I'm reviewing it as such.

It works great on APS-C cameras, too, on which you may make the usual inferences, however for APS-C you might prefer the

 

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77mm

The very best protective filter is the 77mm Hoya multicoated HD3 UV which uses hardened glass and repels dirt and fingerprints.

For less money, the B+W 77mm 010 is an excellent filter, as are the multicoated version and the basic multicoated Hoya filters, but the Hoya HD3 is the toughest and the best.

Filters last a lifetime, so you may as well get the best. The Hoya HD3 stays cleaner than the others since it repels oil and dirt.

 

82mm

The very best protective filter is the 82mm Hoya multicoated HD3 UV which uses hardened glass and repels dirt and fingerprints.

For less money, the B+W 82mm 010 is an excellent filter, as is the multicoated version and the basic multicoated Hoya filter and the Hoya Alpha filter, but the Hoya HD3 is the toughest and the best.

Any of these filters protects as well and gives ultrasharp images, but since filters last a lifetime, you may as well get the best since the Hoya HD3 is tougher and stays cleaner than the others since it repels oil and dirt.

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