There used to be a time when Sony had a limited lens line up fit for wedding photography. Early adopters braved adapted Canon lenses or stuck with average lenses such as the 35mm f/2.8 ZA.
This was the primary reason why I delayed moving across to Sony.
The A7Sii, with its ability to see in the dark was tempting – but there was no native glass to warrant the risk.
The A9, with its insane fps and no-blackout EVF, and impressive eye-AF, even that wasn’t enough to move me.
But it wasn’t until the A7m3, with its highly attractive price point, … I began crunching the numbers.
Never a big fan of relying on a 24-70mm (my Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 is bad at best), my biggest hurdle was finding the appropriate replacement prime lenses that would fit in with my workflow. Predominantly, I relied on fixed focal length lenses with the 85mm being my focal length of choice.
Nikon had spoiled me, as had Canon with their 85L, even Fujifilm, when I was shooting on the X-T1 with the XF56 gave me what I wanted.
But what about Sony?
And so, I began my lengthy research.
I knew Sony had released a behemoth of a 85mm lens, their G Master f/1.4 lens that would cost me a kidney and a half.
At the time, Sigma had only announced that they were going to offer (a) select native FE mount Sigma Art lenses and (b) provide lens conversions for the same select Art series prime lenses.
Being a wedding photographer with an entire kit of Nikon glass, adapting was not an option that you lucky Canon wedding photographers have.
That’s why I built this tool – to help identify which lenses you need to acquire to replace your favorite focal lengths.
It’ll help answer common questions such as:
- What’s the best 35mm prime for Sony mirrorless?
- What alternatives to the Sony 50mm f/1.4 are there?
- I can’t live without my 135L, what are my options with Sony?
- I shoot a lot of wide compositions with my 24L, does Sony have an equipment to my 24L?
- Does Sigma have an Art series prime lens in 85mm?
Go on, give it a whirl – it’ll take less than a minute!