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Sony Alpha Lenses for less than $500

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Sony 20mm f/2.8

Sony 20mm f/2.8

"This is a great lens to travel lightly with and always stays in my to go bag when heading out the door." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Quite short
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20 mm
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 20 mm
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Diameter 63 mm
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Length 20 mm
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Weight 69 g
#2

Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Sony Alpha

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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
 
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Weight 0.5 kg
#3

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Sony-alpha

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f/1.4
 
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 30 mm
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Max focal length 30 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Weight 435 g
#4

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha
 
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Great zoom range
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16.7x
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 16.7x
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Aperture f/3.5
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Length 102 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
#5

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

"Picture quality is excelent, zoom is great. Overall quality seems decent." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Length 117 mm
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Weight 435 g
#6

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Sony Alpha

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Sony Alpha
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
 
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 30 mm
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Max focal length 30 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Length 63 mm
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Weight 435 g
#7

Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount

Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Great zoom range
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5.5x
 
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/4.5
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Length 117 mm
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Weight 460 g
#8

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Sony Alpha

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Sony Alpha
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Focus motor Tamron USD
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 82 mm
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Length 150 mm
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Weight 0.8 kg
#9

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony Alpha

"I am using this macro mostly for close-up of flowers and find it does a great job. It is a nice bright, sharp lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Length 97 mm
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Weight 405 g
#10

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Sony Alpha

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Sony Alpha
 
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Easier to use
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Zoom range 4.1x
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Length 82 mm
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Weight 465 g