Ultimate Guide to Sony E-Mount Video and Cine Lenses

The list of E-mount lenses keeps growing at lighting speed. Here’s a list of E-Mount fullframe and Super 35 cine lenses for video filmmakers and cinematographers using Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, camcorders and video cameras.

Before you faint from sticker shock, bear in mind that Cine lenses featuring minimal focus breathing, no axial shift and no focus shift while zooming are extremely costly to produce. The bargain priced lenses at the end of this round-up feature geared aperture and focus rings – but don’t address focus breathing or axial shift. You get what you pay for.

LENSES LISTED HERE ARE COMPATIBLE WITH:

Sony FS7, FS7 II, FS5 & FS5 II 4K XDCAM Super 35 video cameras
Sony a7, a7R, a7S, a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a7 III, a7R III & a9 fullframe mirrorless cameras
Sony a6500, a6300, a6000, a5100, a5000 & NEX APS-C mirrorless cameras
Sony NEX-FS700, NEX-FS100, NEX-VG30, NEX-VG20, NEX-VG10 camcorders
Please Note: Super 35 Format lenses may only be used on fullframe a7 Series cameras in Crop Mode

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SLR Magic Cine MicroPrime Lenses

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SLR Magic 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2 and 75mm T1.5 fullframe E-Mount Cine MicroPrime Lenses are each available for $799. Each MicroPrime Cine lens features similar size and weight with consistent lens gear positions for rapid lens changes and easier re-balancing when changing lenses on a gimbal.

SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 FE Lens | Price: $799
This wide-angle prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 35mm T1.3 FE Lens | Price: $799
This moderate wide-angle prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 50mm T1.2 FE Lens | Price: $799
This normal prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 75mm T1.5 FE Lens | Price: $799
This telephoto prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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NiSi/Kinefinity Mavo Cine Prime Lenses

 
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NiSi has announced five fullframe High Resolution Cine Prime Lenses supporting 8K resolution for PL, EF and E-mount cameras. The 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0 & 100mm T2.0 Close-Focus Fullframe Cine Prime Lenses feature Ultra Low Dispersion Glass, Clickless Apertures and a 12-Blade Iris and are also available from Kinefinity under the Mavo Brand name. Each Cine Prime Lena is priced at $2,499 or you can pre-order the five lens set for $11,499.

Sony E-Mount AF Cine Lenses

Before jumping to manual focus cine lenses, it’s first worth taking a look at a pair of Sony E-mount AF lenses featuring Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) resulting in no axial shift and no focus shift while zooming along with minimal focus breathing:

Sony-PZ-18-110mm-F4-G-OSS-E-mount-lensSony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS Lens
Format: Super 35/APS-C | Price: $3498
Featuring Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) resulting in no axial shift and no focus shift while zooming along with minimal focus breathing which makes it ideal for video filmmakers and cinematographers using Sony FS5 and Sony FS7 XDCAM Super 35 video cameras and Sony a6300, a6000, a5100 and a5000 mirrorless cameras.

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Sony-FE-28-135mmSony FE 28-135mm f/4 G PZ OSS Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $2398
Designed for 4K video resolution, this lens covers wide-angle to telephoto on full-frame or APS-C E-mount camcorders or still cameras. Featuring power-zoom control with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for precise, quiet operation with a variable speed and zoom rotation direction reversal capability. Three control rings offer manual control of zoom, focus and iris.

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Zeiss Compact Prime Cine Lenses

Zeiss Compact Prime Cine Lens Line features a unique lens design that provides enhanced contrast, resolution and color rendition, and reduces distortion. Distance markings are in feet. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show PL-mount instead of E-mount]

Zeiss-Compact-Prime-15mm-T2-9Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 15mm/T2.9 Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: FullFrame | Price: $5700
Designed to shoot wide angles in tight spaces this rectilinear flat field lens offers extremely low distortion, minimizing it to almost non-existence and producing razor-sharpness to the very edges of a frame, even on full frame sensor cameras. The 15mm is a great tool for shooting architectural settings in confined spaces, as it accurately captures horizontal and vertical lines.

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Zeiss-18mm-T3-6-Compact-PrimeZeiss 18mm/T3.6 CP.2 Compact Prime Cine Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $3990
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss-21mm-T2-9-Cine-PrimeZeiss 21mm T/2.9 CP.2 Compact Prime Cine Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: FullFrame | Price: $3990
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss-25mm-T2-1-Compact-PrimeZeiss CP.2 25mm T2.1 Compact Prime Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: FullFrame | Price: $4500
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss-35mm-T1-5-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 35mm/T1.5 Super Speed E Mount
Format: FullFrame | Price: $4900
Fast T1.5 is ideal for low-light, night and dim outdoor environments. Limiting the need for artificial light allows more mobile filmmaking and delivers more natural-looking scenes, especially with high ISO-capable cameras and camcorders. The fast aperture additionally offers more creative possibilities when aiming at a cinematic shallow depth of field.

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Zeiss-50mm-T1-5-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T1.5 Super Speed Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: FullFrame | Price: $4500
Fast T1.5 is ideal for low-light, night and dim outdoor environments. Limiting the need for artificial light allows more mobile filmmaking and delivers more natural-looking scenes, especially with high ISO-capable cameras and camcorders. The fast aperture additionally offers more creative possibilities when aiming at a cinematic shallow depth of field.

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Zeiss-85mm-T1-5-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 85mm/T1.5 Super Speed Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: FullFrame | Price: $4500
Fast T1.5 is ideal for low-light, night and dim outdoor environments. Limiting the need for artificial light allows more mobile filmmaking and delivers more natural-looking scenes, especially with high ISO-capable cameras and camcorders. The fast aperture additionally offers more creative possibilities when aiming at a cinematic shallow depth of field.

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Zeiss-135mm-T2-2-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 135mm/T2.1 Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: FullFrame | Price: $5700
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss Compact Cine Zoom Lenses

Zeiss Cine lenses are ultra-premium cine lenses worthy of the Zeiss name. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show PL-mount instead of E-mount]

Zeiss-15-30mm-CZ-2-Compact-ZoomZeiss 15-30mm CZ.2 Compact Zoom Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $23,900
Yes, you read that correctly, TWENTY-FOUR-THOUSAND-DOLLARS! Optimized for digital cinematography, this lens supports 4K resolution and is color-matched to available Zeiss primes for seamless inter-cutting between zoom and primes. Internal mechanical adjustments built into a cine-style housing that minimize focus shift across the zoom range. Built-in lens gears on the zoom, focus and iris rings, allow use of follow focus and zoom motors (not included of course).

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Zeiss-21-100mm-T2-9-3-9-Leightweight-ZoomZeiss 21-100mm T2.9-3.9 Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 Lens for Sony E Mount
Format: Super 35 | Price: $9,900
Compared to the previous lens, this is practically budget-priced at under Ten-Thousand-Dollars! This Super 35 E-Mount lens features a 21 – 100mm zoom range, making it a one-size-fits-all alternative for budget-constrained productions. The lens is optimized for digital cinematography with focus markings in feet. It will cover image sensors sizes up to Super 35mm.

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Zeiss-28-80mm-T2-9-Compact-ZoomZeiss 28-80mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens (E Mount)
Format: Fullframe | Price: $19,900
This lens offers full-frame coverage and exhibits no focus shift over the zoom range. The cine-style housing features calibrated focus scales and industry standard gearing for focus, iris and zoom. At 7.72″ long and with a weight of 5.5 lb, the 28-80mm is relatively compact and lightweight, which makes it ideal for handheld and Steadicam applications. The lens features a built-in lens support post, with 3/8″ threading for use with available lens supports.

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Zeiss-70-200-T2-9-Compact-ZoomZeiss 70-200mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens (E Mount)
Format: Fullframe | Price: $19,900
This lens offers full-frame coverage and exhibits no focus shift over the zoom range. The cine-style housing features calibrated focus scales and industry standard gearing for focus, iris and zoom. At 9.84″ long and with a weight of 6.2 lb, the 70-200mm is relatively compact and lightweight, which makes it ideal for handheld and Steadicam applications.

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Fujinon MK Cine Zoom Lenses

fujinon-mk-18-55mm-t2-9Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 E-Mount Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3,799
This lightweight cine-style zoom lens for E-mount cameras with a Super 35mm-sized sensor. It features a mechanical design with three independent lens control rings: focus, iris, and zoom. Each ring incorporates a cine-style gear with a 0.8 MOD for interfacing with standard cine-style lens accessories. The focus ring features approximately 200° of rotation, which provides room or precise focus pulls, and the iris is clickless, enabling smooth iris pulls. The lens also incorporates a macro mode for close focusing capabilities.

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fujinon-mk50-135-t2-9-e-mountFujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 E-Mount Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3,999
This lightweight cine-style zoom lens for E-mount cameras with a Super 35mm-sized sensor. It features a mechanical design with three independent lens control rings: focus, iris, and zoom. Each ring incorporates a cine-style gear with a 0.8 MOD for interfacing with standard cine -style lens accessories. The focus ring features approximately 200° of rotation, which provides room or precise focus pulls, and the iris is clickless, enabling smooth iris pulls. The lens also incorporates a macro mode for close focusing capabilities.

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Schneider Xenon FF Cine Prime Lenses

Schneider Xenon FF lenses are color matched to a standard at the factory, minimizing color shift when changing lenses. Every lens in the set covers a full frame image sensor without vignetting and is designed for 4K image capture. They feature a 14-blade iris, providing natural looking Bokeh, with circular out of focus highlights, 300° of lens barrel rotation, and share lens gear positions and size. All lenses share the same 100mm front barrel diameter.

Schneider-Xenon-FF-18mm-T2-4-LensSchneider Xenon FF 18mm T2.4 Lens with Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $6300
This 18mm is the widest of the Xenon FF line of lenses. The lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-25mm-T2-1Schneider Xenon FF 25mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $5750
This 25mm wide angle lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-35mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 35mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $3995
This 35mm wide angle lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-50mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 50mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $3995
This 50mm normal lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-75mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 75mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $3995
This 75mm tele lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-100mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 100mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $3995
This 100mm tele lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories. This 100mm cine lens features a removable lens support bracket, so you can use an available lens support if you wish.

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Rokinon Xeen E-Mount Cine lenses

Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses are built specifically for use as a cinema lens for Sony E-mount. They feature an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing to minimize the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good contrast, glare prevention, and are color matched to a factory standard, allowing you to assemble a set over time with minimal color shift. They feature dual sided focus scales marked in feet, with dual sided iris scales.

The 11-bladed iris provides a rounded aperture for a natural looking highlights and Bokeh. The lens is a manual focus and iris lens, and does not have auto focus or auto iris capability. It incorporates cinema-style focus and iris gears that share the same position across the lenses in the Xeen set. The common 114mm front diameter allows for quick lens changes when using a matte box and focus accessories. The focus ring rotates 200° from close focus to infinity; this gives you a high degree of precision when adjusting focus.
[Please Note: Manufacturer images show PL-mount instead of E-mount]

Rokinon-Xeen-14mm-CineRokinon Xeen 14mm T3.1 Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $2495
Manual focus ultra-wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a ultra-wide angle of view.

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Rokinon-XEEN-16mm-F2-6-Cine-LensRokinon Xeen 16mm T2.6 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus ultra-wide angle Ultra Wide Angle in 106.9° full frame fisheye premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a ultra-wide angle of view.

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rokinon-xeen-20mm-t1-9-lensRokinon Xeen 20mm T1.9 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides you with a wide angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-24mm-CineRokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $2495
Manual focus wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides you with a wide angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-35mm-CineRokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $2495
Manual focus wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a wide-angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-50mm-CineRokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $2495
Manual focus normal angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides what is considered a normal angle of view, being neither telephoto or wide-angle.

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Rokinon-Xeen-85mm-CineRokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $2495
Manual focus telephoto premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a short telephoto angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-135mm-CineRokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $2495
The latest addition to the premium quality Rokinon XEEN manual focus cine prime Xeen lens line-up provides a medium telephoto angle of view on a full-frame sensor.

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Sigma E-Mount Cine Lenses

Sigma’s new line of E-Mount Cine Lenses based on their DSLR lenses. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show EF-mount instead of E-mount]

Sigma-18-35mm-T2-Cine-LensSigma 18-35mm T2.0 High Speed Zoom Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3,999
High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high-resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. According to Sigma, despite offering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom Line has a compact construction.

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Sigma-50-100mm-T2-Cine-LensSigma 50-100mm T2.0 High Speed Zoom Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3,999
High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high-resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. According to Sigma, despite offering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom Line has a compact construction.

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Sigma-24-35mm-T2-2-FF-Cine-LensSigma 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Lens
Format: Full Frame | Price: $4,999
Compatible with a full-frame image sensors, the FF Zoom Line offers the outstanding optical performance required for high-resolution shooting in 6K-8K.

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Sigma-20mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 20mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-24mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 24mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-35mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 35mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-50mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 50mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-85mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 85mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Tokina ATX Cine Lenses


Tokina has announced 35mm, 50mm, 85mm T1.5 Fullframe Cine Prime Lenses available in PL, EF, MFT and Sony E-Mount. They feature 9 blade apertures and 300 degree focus rotation and all have identical 112mm filter threads. They also have matching iris and focus positions, making it much simpler to switch lenses when using a follow focus.

Tokina-Cinema-ATX-35mm-T1-5Tokina Cinema ATX 35mm T1.5 Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3999
In Sony E-mount, the 35mm T1.5 weighs 2.12kg and is expected to begin shipping in January 2017.

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Tokina-Cinema-ATX-50mm-T1-5Tokina Cinema ATX 50mm T1.5 Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3999
In Sony E-mount, the 50mm T1.5 weighs 2.28kg and is expected to begin shipping in January 2017.

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Tokina-Cinema-ATX-85mm-T1-5Tokina Cinema ATX 85mm T1.5 Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $4499
In Sony E-mount, the 85mm T1.5 weighs 2.32kg and is expected to begin shipping in January 2017.

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Tokina Cinema ATX 18mm and 25mm T1.5 full-frame lenses are slated for late-2017.

Veydra Mini Prime E-Mount Lenses

Manual Focus cine lenses designed for Sony E-Mount cameras covering formats up to APS-C/Super 35. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and has optical glass elements with multi-coating for color consistency with other Veydra Mini Prime lenses.

Veydra-25mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 25mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens
Format: Super 35/APS-C | Price: $949
Featuring 300° barrel rotation and internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t change position when you change focus, providing compatibility with rod-mounted accessories such as matte boxes. It incorporates 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, allowing it to interface with standard lens accessories. Bright yellow dual focus scales are easy to read from either side of the lens.

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Veydra-35mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 35mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens
Format: Super 35/APS-C | Price: $949
Featuring internal focusing design, so the lens does not change its physical size when changing focus, makes it compatible with rod-mounted accessories like matte boxes. It incorporates standard 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, allowing it to interface with standard lens accessories. Bright yellow dual focus scales are easy to read from either side of the lens.

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Veydra-50mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 50mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens
Format: Super 35/APS-C | Price: $949
Featuring internal focusing design, so the lens does not change its physical size when changing focus, makes it compatible with rod-mounted accessories like matte boxes. It incorporates standard 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, allowing it to interface with standard lens accessories. Bright yellow dual focus scales are easy to read from either side of the lens.

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Veydra-85mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens
Format: Super 35/APS-C | Price: $949
The length, 80mm front diameter, and gear ring positions of the 85mm lens matches that of other Veydra Mini Prime lenses, allowing you to swap between them without having to adjust the position of your follow focus or matte box. The lens also features a common T2.2 maximum T-stop as well as multi-coated elements for color consistency.

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Zunow E-Mount Cine Lenses

 
Zunow-11-16mm-F2-8-E-MountZunow 11-16mm f/2.8 Super Wide-Angle E-Mount Zoom Lens
Format: Super 35 | Price: $3979
I know absolutely nothing about this manufacturer but I’ll include it for those who want to research a bit more. It’s a manual zoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras and camcorders with a minimum object distance for sharp focusing is 1.1 feet. It has an 82mm filter thread and the manufacturer states has adequate resolving power to support 4K resolution.

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Budget-Priced E-Mount Cine Lenses

 

Rokinon E-Mount Cine Lenses

Not to be confused with their premium quality Xeen Primes listed above, Rokinon also offers cine-style versions of their manual focus E-mount lenses adapted to include T-stops, clickless aperture and focus gearing. Don’t expect high-end features like no focus breathing or no axial shift from budget-priced lenses, but at least they have geared aperture and focus rings.

Rokinon-12mm-T3-1-Cine-lensRokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $549
Manual focus fullframe fisheye lens provides 180º diagonal angle of view on full-frame cameras for an ultra-wide angle, distorted perspective useful for creative photographic applications. Optical design consists of 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including three low dispersion ED glass elements and two aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and chromatic aberrations.

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Rokinon-14mm-T3-1-Cine-LensRokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS E-Mount Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $499
Manual focus ultra-wide fullframe lens features extra-low dispersion, aspherical and hybrid aspherical lens elements to minimize chromatic aberrations for sharp, color-accurate images. UMC lens coating facilitates even light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare.

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Rokinon-24mm-T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS E-Mount Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $799
Fast f/1.4 manual focus fullframe wide angle lens is ideal for low-light conditions. It also offers greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field effects. Four extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity.

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Rokinon-35mm-T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS E-Mount Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $599
Fast f/1.4 Manual focus lens ideal for low-light and shallow depth of field. Two high refractive index elements and one aspherical element reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity.

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Rokinon-50mm_T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine E-Mount Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $549
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture manual focus prime lens for effective low light capture, fast shutter speed shooting and shallow depth of field control. Optical design consists of 9 elements in 6 groups including one hybrid aspherical element and one aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations.

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Rokinon-85mm-T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DS E-Mount Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $399
Manual focus lens with one aspherical element to help reduce chromatic aberrations and contribute to high overall sharpness. UMC multi-coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery.

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Rokinon-100mm-T3-1-Macro-Cine-LensRokinon 100mm T3.1 Cine DS E-Mount Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $599
Manual focus portrait-length lens provides life-size 1:1 magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 12″. It incorporates one high refractive index element and one extra-low dispersion element into its design to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion. Ultra Multi-Coating is applied to minimize flare and ghosting for increase contrast.

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Rokinon-135mm-T2-2-Cine-LensRokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS E-Mount Lens
Format: Fullframe | Price: $599
Manual focus telephoto prime lens with fast f/2.0 maximum aperture for low light and shallow depth of field control. With a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, shallow depth of field imaging will be rendered with pleasing out-of-focus highlights. Compatible with both full frame and APS-C format mirrorless E mount cameras.

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SLR Magic E-Mount Cine Lenses

Don’t expect high-end features like no focus breathing or no axial shift from these budget-priced lenses, but at least they feature geared aperture and focus rings.

slr-magic-cine-24mm-f1-4SLR Magic Cine 25mm f1.4 Lens for Sony E-Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $399
Wide angle prime with bright f/1.4 aperture is ideal for low-light cinematography that requires shallow depth-of-field. Its 13-blade iris maintains smooth background bokeh, even as the lens is stopped down. Features a 52mm filter thread that won’t rotate with lens is focused and 0.8 MOD standard gearing on the focus and iris rings to interface with follow focus and lens control motors.

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SLR-Magic-35mm-F1-2SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE Lens for Sony E-Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $499
This manual focus cine-style lens for full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras weighs in at around a pound and covers full-frame sensors with a fast f/1.2 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field. It features geared focus and aperture rings, a clickless iris that allows smooth aperture pulls, and a 13-bladed iris for a rounded aperture and pleasing bokeh.

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SLR-Magic-50-1-1-Cine-LensSLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens for Sony E-Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $379
Supports manual focus cine-style shooting on full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras with a fast f/1.1 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field. It features geared focus and aperture rings, a clickless iris that allows smooth aperture pulls, and a 13 bladed Iris for a rounded aperture and pleasing Bokeh.

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SLR-Magic-75-F1-4SLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-Mount
Format: Fullframe | Price: $499
Supports manual focus cine-style shooting on full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras with a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field. It features geared focus and aperture rings, a clickless iris that allows smooth aperture pulls, and a 13 bladed Iris for a rounded aperture and pleasing Bokeh.

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See More Sony E-Mount Lens Options

In addition to the lenses listed here, you should also consider fullframe E-mount lenses – especially if you’re considering stepping up to fullframe in the future.

Read More: Ultimate Guide to Fullframe E-Mount FE Lenses for Sony Mirrorless Cameras

 


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30 thoughts on “Ultimate Guide to Sony E-Mount Video and Cine Lenses”

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  5. You forgot the Canon CN7 17-120 Cine Zoom…. probably the most functional lens for ENG/EFP style production. Also the new Fuji zoom lenses.

    Thanks for the review!

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      1. Thanks Brian for your reply. And glad to hear that my 35mm and 55mm will stay the same focal when used on my A7SII and my FS5.

          1. I’m confused by your answer. If you mount a Canon 24-105 on a C100 or FS5 you don’t get a 24-105.

          2. Focal length doesn’t change no matter what camera you mount it on.

            The angle of view for any given lens depends on sensor size, but a 24-105 is a 24-105 no matter what camera you mount it on.

  8. I have been searching high and low for any reviews/comments on the MicroPrimes from SLR Magic, but there is hardly any information on them anywhere. The only thing I could find was a comment from Philip Bloom saying he loved the 25mm T/1.5. Have you had an opportunity to shoot with them? Do they exhibit the same issues as the SLR Magic CINE line for e-mount? Any information would be super helpful. Thanks!

  9. Thanks for an informative survey of the cine lenses for Sony emount. As a vlogger who’s interested in creating superb film quality (with a vlogger’s budget), I’m curious about the SLR magic cine lenses for my a6400. I wonder if these lenses would be preferred over a sigma or sony OSS lens?

    1. Cine lenses are designed for filmakers who want smooth manual focus. Is that something you’re seeking as a vlogger?

      1. Brian, thanks for a quick response! I suppose mostly for B roll…I like to cut my run and gun selfie talking with bits of cinematic experience. So I think so.

        When I buy, I’ll click through your links. 🙂

  10. Hey!
    Any comment on Veydra ciné set? I’ve read somewhere that they were suffering from focus breathing.
    What about the quality of the images? I’m looking for a cine prime set for my FS5.
    Thanks
    Stéphane

  11. Pham Trung Kien

    “Please Note: Super 35 Format lenses are only compatible with fullframe FX9 & a7/a9 Series cameras using Super 35 Crop Mode”
    mean when I take slr magic microprime 12 t2.8 become 18mm ff on crop mode? why they call cover 35mm sensor?

    1. The field of view of a 12mm APS-C lens is equal to the field of view of an 18mm fullframe lens used fullframe sensor yet the focal length of any lens never changes – a 12mm lens is ALWAYS a 12mm lens.

      I do not see any misleading claims by SLR Magic regarding the SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 12mm T2.8 Lens which they clearly state “covers Super 35 Sensors”.

      That statement is accurate.

  12. Hello Brian,

    Can you recommend a set of used cinematic lenses to attach to a ulanzi dof adapter for an iphone 11 pro max – for truly pro cinema on a budget? Appx: $1000

    Thank you so much,

    Roark-

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