List of Sony A-mount lenses

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Sony released the following SAL (for: Sony A-mount Lens) lenses for Sony A-mount cameras since 2006. 18 of the original designs are based on Minolta A-mount technology it acquired from Konica Minolta. Of those, most lenses are optically, mechanically and electrically identical to their Minolta predecessors and differ only in their outer appearance. However, three of them have also seen subtle changes in the optics and electro-mechanics (as indicated). Some of the new lenses introduced into the line have been developed in cooperation with Carl Zeiss (as indicated).

All Sony A-mount lenses are fully compatible with Konica Minolta A-mount cameras. All full-frame Sony A-mount lenses are also compatible with Minolta A-mount cameras, with the exception that SSM and SAM lenses can only be used with manual focusing (with electronic focus assist) on camera bodies not supporting SSM already. All Minolta A-mount lenses are also compatible with all Sony A-mount cameras, but features like electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS) and AF-D provided by newer cameras are not officially supported in conjunction with these lenses and may work unreliable or not at all. The same holds true for Konica Minolta A-mount lenses, however, they can be used on APS-C/Super-35mm format Sony A-mount cameras only (using them on Sony full-frame cameras will cause the image to be auto-cropped).

Using the Sony lens adapters LA-EA1, LA-EA2, LA-EA3 or LA-EA4, A-mount lenses can also be used seamlessly on E-mount cameras, however, various format and autofocus restrictions apply depending on the adapter and camera used. LA-EA1 and LA-EA2 only support APS-C/Super-35mm format cameras. LA-EA1 and LA-EA3 support autofocus only with SSM and SAM lenses, whereas LA-EA2 and LA-EA4 utilize SLT technology to support autofocus with the other lenses as well.

List of Sony A-mount lenses:

Name Model VX code Lens ID Type Format Mount Filter Distance encoder AF-D support Aberration correction Weather sealing Release date Comments

Sony α Fish-Eye 16mm f/2.8 SAL-16F28 VX8917 25781 Prime 35mm 5-pin Built-in (NORMAL, O56, A12, B12) No No No No 2006-10 Minolta design
Sony α 20mm f/2.8 SAL-20F28 VX8918 25791 Prime 35mm 5-pin 72mm No No Camera No 2006-10 Minolta design
Sony α Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM SAL-24F20Z VX8932 60 Prime 35mm 8-pin 72mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2010-07 Sony / Carl Zeiss design
Sony α 28mm f/2.8 SAL-28F28 VX8919 25571 Prime 35mm 5-pin 49mm No No Camera No 2006-10 Minolta design
Sony α Macro DT 30mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-30M28  ? 58 Prime APS-C 8-pin 49mm Yes No Camera No 2009-03 Sony design
Sony α 35mm f/1.4 G SAL-35F14G VX8900 43 Prime 35mm 8-pin 55mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2006-10 Minolta design, updated optics and electro-mechanics
Sony α DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM SAL-35F18  ? 62 Prime APS-C 8-pin 55mm Yes No Camera No 2010-07 Sony design
Sony α 50mm f/1.4 SAL-50F14 VX8915 44 Prime 35mm 8-pin 55mm Yes Camera Camera No 2006-07 Minolta design, updated optics and electro-mechanics
Sony α Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM SAL-50F14Z  ? 70 Prime 35mm 8-pin 72mm Yes Camera (since 2013-08-27) Camera Yes 2013-06 Sony / Carl Zeiss design
Sony α DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM SAL-50F18  ? 57 Prime APS-C 8-pin 49mm Yes No Camera No 2009-03 Sony design
Sony α Macro 50mm f/2.8 SAL-50M28 VX8922 31 Prime 35mm 8-pin 55mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2006-07 Minolta design
Sony α Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA SAL-85F14Z VX8901 45 Prime 35mm 8-pin 72mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2006-10 Sony / Carl Zeiss design
Sony α 85mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-85F28 VX8945 61 Prime 35mm 8-pin 55mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2010-07 Sony design
Sony α Macro 100mm f/2.8 SAL-100M28 VX8923 28 Prime 35mm 8-pin 55mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2006-07 Minolta design
Sony α Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 ZA SAL-135F18Z VX8902 47 Prime 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2006-10 Sony / Carl Zeiss design
Sony α STF 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] SAL-135F28 VX8920 20 Prime 35mm 5-pin 72mm No No No No 2006-10 Smooth Trans Focus; Minolta design, updated mechanics
Sony α 300mm f/2.8 G SSM SAL-300F28G VX8916 32 Prime 35mm 8-pin None (front) / 42mm (slot-in) Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) No No 2006-09 Minolta design
Sony α 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II SAL-300F28G2 VX9202 66 Prime 35mm 8-pin None (front) / 42mm (slot-in) Yes Camera Lens? Yes 2012-10-26 improved Minolta design
Sony α 500mm f/4 G SSM SAL-500F40G VX8943 64 Prime 35mm 8-pin  ? (front) / 42mm (slot-in) Yes Camera Lens? Yes 2012-04 Sony design
Sony α Reflex 500mm f/8 SAL-500F80 VX8921 25721 Prime 35mm 5-pin 82mm (front) / 28mm (slot-in) / 42mm (slot-in) No No No No 2006-10 Minolta design

Sony α DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 SAL-1118 VX8912 41 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 77mm Yes No No No 2006-08 Tamron/Konica Minolta design; derivation of Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (model A13M) design
Sony α Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM SAL-1635Z VX8904 54 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2009-02 Sony / Carl Zeiss design, superseded by SAL-1635Z2
Sony α Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II SAL-1635Z2 VX9210 54 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Yes? Lens? Yes 2015-04 (2014-11) Sony / Zeiss design, improved AF
Sony α DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM SAL-1650  ? 63 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 72mm Yes No Camera Yes 2011-10 Sony design
Sony α Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA SAL-1680Z VX8906 46 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 62mm Yes No Camera No 2007-04 Sony / Carl Zeiss design
Sony α DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 SAL-16105 VX8931 51 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 62mm Yes No Camera No 2007 Sony design
Sony α DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM SAL-1855 VX8935 55 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 55mm Yes No Camera No 2009-03 Sony design, superseded by SAL-1855-2
Sony α DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II SAL-1855-2 VX9206 55 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 55mm Yes No  ? No 2013-03 Sony design
Sony α DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 SAL-1870 VX8909 40 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 55mm Yes No No No 2006-07 Konica Minolta design
Sony α DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM SAL-18135 VX8948 65 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 62mm Yes No Lens  ? 2012-06 Sony design
Sony α DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 SAL-18200 VX8911 42 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 62mm Yes No Camera No 2006-07 Tamron/Konica Minolta design; derivation of Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (model A14M) design
Sony α DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 SAL-18250 VX8930 50 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 62mm Yes No Camera No 2007 Tamron design, similar to Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model A18S)
Sony α Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM SAL-2470Z VX8903 48 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Camera Camera No 2008-02 Sony / Carl Zeiss design, superseded by SAL-2470Z2
Sony α Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II SAL-2470Z2 VX9209 48 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Yes? Lens? Yes 2015-04 (2014-11) Sony / Zeiss design, improved AF
Sony α 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 SAL-24105 VX8914 24 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 62mm Yes No No No 2006-11 Minolta design
Sony α 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-2875 VX8942 59 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 67mm Yes Camera Camera No 2009-09 Tamron design; derivation of Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model A09M) design
Sony α DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAL-55200 VX8927 49 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 55mm Yes No Camera No 2007 Tamron design, similar to Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro (model A15M/A15S), superseded by SAL-55200-2
Sony α DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM SAL-55200-2  ? 56 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 55mm Yes No Camera No 2009-03 Tamron/Sony design, similar to Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro (model A15S),
Sony α DT 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAM SAL-55300  ? 68 Zoom APS-C 8-pin 62mm Yes No Lens No 2012-09
Sony α 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM SAL-70200G VX8913 33 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2006-08 Minolta design, superseded by SAL-70200G2
Sony α 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II SAL-70200G2 VX9201 67 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Camera (since 2013-08-27) Lens? Yes 2013-12 (2013-10) Minolta design, improved AF and coatings
Sony α 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM SAL-70300G VX8928 52 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 62mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Camera No 2008-04 Sony design, superseded by SAL-70300G2
Sony α 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II SAL-70300G2 VX9208 52 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 62mm Yes Yes? Lens? Yes 2015-03 (2014-11) Sony design, improved AF
Sony α 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM SAL-70400G VX8905 53 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Camera Camera No 2009-02 Sony design, superseded by SAL-70400G2
Sony α 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II SAL-70400G2 VX9203 69 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 77mm Yes Camera (since 2013-02-05) Lens? No 2013-03 Sony design
Sony α 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAL-75300 VX8910 29 Zoom 35mm 8-pin 55mm Yes No No No 2006-07 Minolta design

Sony α 1.4× Tele Converter SAL-14TC VX8924 N/A Converter 35mm 8-pin N/A Yes No  ? No 2006-09 Minolta design
Sony α 2× Tele Converter SAL-20TC VX8925 N/A Converter 35mm 8-pin N/A Yes No  ? No 2006-09 Minolta design
DT "Digital Technology", lenses for cameras with APS-C (or Super-35mm) size sensors, only. Cannot reasonably be used on 24x36mm full-frame cameras, except for in crop mode.[1]
G "Gold" series, Sony's line-up of high-grade lenses.
SAM "Smooth Autofocus Motor", cheap in-lens motor offered on some entry level lenses since 2009. Supported by all cameras which also support SSM lenses. Can be used with manual focusing on cameras without SSM support (Minolta film bodies released before 2000).
SSM "SuperSonic Motor", silent in-lens ultrasonic motor used on some lenses. Can be used with manual focusing on cameras without SSM support (Minolta film bodies released before 2000).
ZA "Zeiss Alpha", lenses for Sony Alpha cameras. ZA lenses are designed and manufactured by Sony in Japan, once the designs get approval by Carl Zeiss AG to meet their quality standards.

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  1. ^ "What is the DT series of Sony lenses?". Retrieved 2013-11-26.