The FE-List now has 113 lenses on it

Just a little reminder that you find my list of all fullframe E-mount lenses (with electronic contacts) under As of today it has data for 113 lenses.

If you spot any mistakes (I am sure there are still some) or if I should have missed a lens please leave a comment.


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38 thoughts on “The FE-List now has 113 lenses on it”

  1. It’s a great list, only not sure if the “no exif” as the main distinction is the best or necessary one.
    Also seems by random check NiSi 15 isn’t there yet?

  2. Nice list!

    When I first read the post I thought you said “if I should have missed a lens please leave a complaint.”

    Made me laugh – thought it make others smile as well!!

        1. Hi Ryan,
          in the past Guest Posts often have been more work for me than if I had written the article myself, so unless the guest poster has written some previous articles I don’t do them anymore.


  3. its a great tool, thank you for keeping it up to date.

    Also really looking forward for one of you checking out some of the ne Sony lenses especially the 1.2/50GM, 1.4/35GM.

      1. I can see they have now been added to the “no exif” tab which is where other Laowa lenses were are already included

  4. Hi Phillip,

    The weight of the Sony FE 50 f/1.8 is 186g, not 168g as written in the list.

    Great list, thanks! I check it very often to compare lenses.

  5. Hi Phillip, This is a brilliant reference you may want to keep under the pillow!

    Here is a new lens from Voigtländer:
    Name: Voigtländer APO-LANTHAR 35mm F2
    Weight: 352g
    Focal Length: 35mm
    Speed: F2
    Diameter: 62.6mm
    Length: 67.3mm
    Focus: MF
    Front Filter Diameter: 49mm
    Magnification: 1:6.46
    Close Focus Distance: 35cm
    Optical Stabiliser: No
    Aperture Blades: 12
    Manufacturer: Voigtländer
    Released: 2021/04

      1. In the Voigtlander-sheet some lenses are missing (which are listed in the “All”-sheet). For example: The 35mm and the two 21mm lenses)

        1. I have to update the other sheets manually each time I add a new lens which is a bad solution. I think I will have to figure out another way to present the data.

  6. There are some amazing new Sigma DG DN lenses featuring brand new designs for mirrorless cameras. These new mirrorless lenses are only available in E mount and L mount.

    When you mention “Sigma Art 85mm f/1.4”, for example, it would be good to distinguish the new DG DN one for mirrorless cameras from the old one for SLR cameras. The DG DN one is more compact, lighter, and has better image quality.

    I would like to point out specifically the Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro | A. By some reports it has nearly perfect correction of LoCA on par with the new Apo Lanthar lenses and great sharpness from wide open. It is in fact also slightly lighter than the Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 110mm (715 g vs 771 g).


    There are also of course the compact Sigma Contemporary lenses like the 65mm f/2, 35mm f/2, 24mm f/3.5 and so on.
    I would love to see some reviews of these. The Sigma 65mm f/2 seems to be worse than the Voigtlander 65mm f/2 in terms of CA, but is about equally as sharp and much more affordable.

    1. I am not always good with the exact names but in case of the Sigma 1.4/85s I have them correctly. And the table automatically highlights that the new one is half the weight of the old one.

      Juriaan and David own the Sigma 1.4/85 DN and David and I own the 2/35. We are very impressed by them as they balance performance, rendering, size and price like few other lenses. Reviews will come but only when they are done ;).

      The 105mm as well as the 65mm seem for sure to be impressive but I am not sure we will manage to review it too soon. Sigma hasn’t ever lent us a lens and they eon’t fill any gaps in our lineups.

  7. Great resource, thanks. Was also going to mention the sigma 85 dg dn, but I see you’ve got a review on the way of that already. Looking forwards to reading it.

  8. First, thank you for doing this list! I use it as my first hand choice since it is in spreadsheet format and downloadable so I can do my own filtering easy.

    The other good lists out there are Marc Alhadeffs (he also has lots of reviews):

    And Brian Smith who have two lists, one with more normal FE lenses and one with FE Cine lenses:

    Occasionally I find a lens here or there that is missing so these lists are not in 100% sync. Especially on some “border line” lenses where one can argue if they should be on a FE list or not.

    If you have the time and energy, you might want to check out the others to see if there is something on them that should be included in your list as well.

  9. The text of A57:

    Voigtländer 35mm F2 APO-Lanthar Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar 364g 50mm f/2.0 63mm 61mm MF 49mm 0.156 45cm no 12 10/8 Voigtlander 12/19 $1,049 /

    need to be corrected

  10. The text of A22:

    =HYPERLINK(“”,”Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 Distagon T*”)

    need to be corrected

    1. Ah we would need to set some boundaries for that question to be properly answered:
      Are only lenses eligible we currently own?
      Do lenses count we haven’t used?
      Do lenses without electronic contacts / available for different mounts count?

      I will answer these with Yes – No – No

      Zeiss Loxia 21mm 2.8
      I have been using this lens for a long time and for most of my favorite pictures.
      Now when I bought it there was no 1.8/20 G and no VM 1.4/21, but I doubt I would be happier with either of them:
      The 1.8/20 G is AF and produces not so nice suntars, and for what I am using a ~21mm lens I prefer MF and nicer sunstars.
      The 1.4/21 VM is theoretically 2 stops faster while of similar weight, but the vignetting is so massive, at f/1.4 it would hardly be useful for me.
      Also at wider apertures there is more field curvature which is almost absent with the Loxia.

      Sony FE 85mm 1.4 GM
      I have used plenty of (super) fast portrait lenses. f/0.95 lenses, 2.0/180, 1.8/200, 2.0/250, 1.4/135: you name it.
      Out of all of these the 1.4/85 GM has to me the most pleasing rendering for portraits.
      Some people that don’t understand lenses think it isn’t sharp enough because some other lenses offer 2% higher MTF at f/1.4,
      but to me this is completely meaningless.
      Whatever background you throw at it, it always yields pleasing background blur.

      Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art DG DN
      What I wrote about the 1.4/85 GM above pretty much applies here as well, except for the fact that this one is f/1.2 and the MTF are super high even at max. aperture.
      The across frame resolution at f/1.2 everywhere in the frame is the same as it is at f/11, which is completely insane.
      When I was shooting with lenses like the Nikon AF-S 24mm 1.4G you couldn’t take a picture of a blue hour city scene at f/1.4 with slightly increased ISO without a tripod.
      Too much Coma and CA for it to be actually usable.
      Now with the 1.2/35 this is no problem at all. Except for the lack of sunstars no one could tell if you have used a tripod or not.

      It should not be dismissed that Sony and also Cosina and Sigma have released some great lenses I haven’t used:
      CV 2/35 and 2/50 APO, Sigma 1.4/85 Art DG DN, Sony 12-24mm 2.8 GM, 50mm 1.2 GM, 20mm 1.8 G which could easily make the list as well,
      it is just that I have no real use for them or I am waiting for a cheaper used one 🙂
      Same is also true for some of the “no Exif” lenses like Laowa 2/15 and especially 5.6/9.

      1. Interesting! I would have expected to see the Voigtlander 50/1.2 or the loxia 85 2.4 before the GM 85/1.4 given your style but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        1. Problem with the 1.2/50 is that 50mm simply isn’t my preferred focal length.
          The Loxia 85 is simply too heavy. Since the release of the VM 1.5/75 it has gotten really hard to justify putting it in the bag.
          At the same time the loss on value is so huge since I bought it, there is no point selling it either.

  11. This is an invaluable reference that must have taken many hours to compile. Many thanks for all the splendid services you and your friends provide for all photographers, amateur and professional. It is the sort of selfless labour of love that once defined the web, but is now very rare indeed.

  12. It is no problem to find good and structured info about wide open performance of most lenses – but I would find it very interesting to have some sort overview of stopped down / optimal aperture – performance of FE or adapted enses. Perhaps with the subjective, but still very informative metric of ‘good enough’ for the team here to take on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
    Would be cool to see if perhaps a lot of old MF normalish lenses would pass, while you perhaps have no real alternative to a recent 21 for modern expectations.

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