We live in an age where high-quality lenses (and cameras) have never been more accessible. As a result, we have dozens of lens options from both camera manufacturers and third-party brands alike. In this post, we help you narrow down those choices and list the 5 best lenses for the Sony a6400. We focus on reliability, compatibility, and (of course) image quality.
A Bit About The Sony a6400
The Sony Alpha a6400 is a mirrorless E-mount camera released in February 2019. After its release, it quickly gained traction as one of the brand’s most popular entry to mid-level cameras.
It has quite a few features that make it a stand-out option including 4K video, an external microphone jack, and a 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen. These features in conjunction with the a6400’s AF speed and sensor make this camera a vlogger’s dream. You can see all of our first thoughts about the a6400 here or in the video below.
Top 5 Sony a6400 Lenses
- Price: $598.00
- Focal Length: 18 – 105mm
- Aperture Range: f/4 – f/22
- Format: APS-C
This G Lens is great for photographers on-the-go looking for flexibility. It offers 6x power zoom and delivers crystal clear stills and video at any magnification. As for physical features, a lever and ring on the lens barrel allow zoom speed to be easily adjusted without fumbling with the grip.
- Price: $289.00
- Focal Length: 30mm
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 – f/16
- Format: APS-C
This prime Sigma lens thrives in indoor and low-light situations. If you’re big on bokeh, its wide aperture allows for very shallow depth of field and gives your images the artfully blurred background you’re looking for. That said, this 30mm lens captures sharp videos and images with the help of its quick and quiet autofocus.
- Price: $145.00
- Focal Length: 35mm
- Aperture Range: f/1.2 – f/16
- Format: APS-C
This cost-effective, manual 7artisans lens offers a 46° field of view and a minimum object distance of 35cm (1.15in). Its small, all-metal body includes a de-clicked focusing ring that’s smooth and comfortable to use. It doesn’t necessarily provide the sharpness that some of its more expensive counterparts offer. However, it makes up for it with its portability, ease-of-use, and gorgeous bokeh.
- Price: $879.00
- Focal Length: 28-75mm
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Format: Full-frame, APS-C
This Tamron high-speed zoom lens is great for portraits, street photography, and nature shots. One of our favorite things about this lens is its f/2.8 maximum aperture which allows for consistent brightness throughout the entire zoom range. Plus, its XLD (extra-low dispersion) and LD (low dispersion) elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for exceptional sharpness and tonal accuracy.
- Price: $349.00
- Focal Length: 24mm
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 – f/22
- Format: Full-frame, APS-C (36mm equivalent)
The final item on our list of the 5 best lenses for Sony a6400 cameras is the Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8. This lens has an advantage against other third-party, wide-angle options because it was specifically designed for Sony mirrorless cameras. In terms of physical features, it’s made up of seven glass elements in seven groups which are arranged to facilitate both portability and high-quality, corner-to-corner resolution. Rokinon also does a great job utilizing lens coating techniques to reduce chromatic aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion.
If you want to do more research on Rokinon, we recommend checking out this video on the relationship between Rokinon and its parent company Samyang.