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On the 19th of January, 2006, Konica Minolta made an announcement that it was selling a portion of it's SLR camera operations to Sony and getting out of the photo and camera business. Minolta introduced the a lens type mount in 1986, first identified as the A-type Bayonet which was the planet's first autofocus camera system. As a consequence, nearly all Minolta AF camera lenses mount on Sony DSLR cameras, and a large number of Sony lenses also operate on Minolta film and DSLRs. In 2006 during the initial announcement of the a system, Sony revealed 19 lenses, plus 2 tele-converters, with the majority being Konica Minolta lenses rebranded as Sony. Jan 30, 2011 ✓

Sony Lenses

• E - Standard E-mount" series for the APS-C and Super-35mm image format.

• FE - Full-frame E-mount series for 35mm full-frame image format

• G – Sony’s Gold” series of lenses. These are top-shelf professional quality lenses offering excellent image and build quality with extra features for additional creative control.

• LE - Light edition, lenses designed to be particularly light.

• MD – Minolta manual focus lenses. They don’t work on the modern Sony bodies.

• OSS - Optical Steady Shot", lenses with optical image stabilization.

• PZ - Power Zoom", lenses with motor zoom facility.

• SAL - Sony Alpha Lens

• SAM – Smooth Autofocus Motor. Lenses using a SAM focusing system feature smooth and accurate focusing. SAM is not equivalent to SSM, and does not have a clutch in the focus ring to enable DMF override.

• Sonnar - The name "Sonnar" is derived from the German word "Sonne", meaning sun.

• SSM – Super Sonic Motor. Lenses employing SSM feature quiet, fast, smooth, and accurate focusing. All of Sony’s SSM lenses also feature direct manual focus override, allowing a photographer to fine-tune focusing without using the AF/MF switch by simply turning the focus ring.

• 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. 

Sony Nex Mirrorless Camera Lenses (New E-mount eXperience)
The Sony compact. E-mount high performing lenses are the foundation of a new class of still and movie cameras that demonstrate the prototype-power shifting of Sony imagination. They have been engineered from the bottom up to be employed with the latest creation of APS-C sensor ultra-compact Sony camcorder and camera bodies, providing big camera picture quality and attribute in astoundingly small although capable parcels. In addition to further optics and refined handling, the Sony E-mount zooms encompass established Optical SteadyShot image-stabilization engineering from Sony camcorders which can substantially reduce blur because of camera shift in both still and video images. Sony E-mount camera lenses are the windows opening to a brand new universe of imaging candor and quality

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  Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II

Announced Apr 3, 2015 • Wideangle zoom lens • Sony/Minolta Alpha 
Rating
Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8
Sony SEL16mm f/2.8 Alpha E-Mount Lens for NEX
Typical internet price $249. 
Announced May 11, 2010
review
Sony SEL 1855 18-55mm f/5.5-5.6
Sony E Mount SEL 18-55mm f/5.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for Alpha NEX  
internet price $299.  Announced May 11, 2010
5 Star Rating
Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Alpha E-mount
Announced May 11, 2010
New Review  May 3, 2011
5 Star Rating
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA
Typical Internet price $999. 
Announced Aug 24, 2011
5 Star Rating
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
Announced Feb 3, 2016 • Zoom lens • Sony FE $2,198
Rating
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Apr 3, 2015 Tele zoom lens • Sony/Minolta Alpha $2,098
Rating
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Announced Mar 4, 2015
Lens • Sony E (NEX), Sony FE • SEL24240
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Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens
Sony FE 28mm f/2

Announced Mar 4, 2015
Wideangle prime lens • Sony E (NEX), Sony FE • SEL28F20
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Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS Lens
Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS
Sep 12, 2014
Zoom lens • Sony E (NEX)  $2,498
5 Star Rating

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens
Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens
Typical internet price $250
Announced June 8, 2011
5 Star Rating
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA

Mar 4, 2015
Wideangle prime lens • Sony E (NEX), Sony FE • SEL35F14Z
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Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8
Announced Mar 29, 2016 Prime lens • Sony FE • SEL50F18F
5 Star Rating
Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens
Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS 
Announced Aug 24, 2011
review

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Announced Aug 30, 2016 Prime lens • Sony FE • SEL50F18F 
5 Star Rating
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA
Announced Jul 11, 2016 Prime lens • Sony FE • SEL50F14Z
5 Star Rating
Sony SEL55210 55-210mm F4.5-6.3mm Lens
Sony SEL55210 - 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3mm NEX Lens
Typical internet price $350
Announced Aug 24, 2011
5 Star Rating
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS
Announced Feb 3, 2016 • Telephoto zoom lens • Sony FE
5 Star Rating
>Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS
Announced Mar 29, 2016 Telephoto zoom lens • Sony FE • SEL70300G 
5 Star Rating
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM
Announced Feb 3, 2016 • Telephoto prime lens • Sony FE $1,798
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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Mar 4, 2015
Telephoto macro lens • Sony E (NEX), Sony FE
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Sony 1.4x Teleconverter
Sony 1.4x Teleconverter 
Announced Feb 3, 2016 • Teleconverter • Sony E (NEX)
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Sony 2x Teleconverter
Sony 2x Teleconverter
  Announced Feb 3, 2016 • Teleconverter • Sony E (NEX)
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Sony Fisheye Converter
Sony Ultra-Wide Converter
Sony DT Alpha Lenses
Sony Full Frame LensSONY ZA Lenses for Full Frame Cameras
 ZA – Zeiss Alpha lenses. These lenses use Carl Zeiss optical formulas and coatings, and are manufactured by Sony to Carl Zeiss specification. These, like the G lenses, are for pro photographers seeking the absolute best in image and build quality. They are also the only AF capable CZ lenses in the photography business.
 DT – Digital Technology. DT lenses only produce an image circle large enough to cover an APS-C size sensor. They are, however, compatible with the A900 and 850. These cameras will simply crop the frame to create an 11 MP APS-C sized image.
Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6
Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Aspherical ED
Typical internet price $430. Aug 29, 2011. Announced Jun 15, 2006
5 Star Rating
Sony SAL-16F28 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Sony SAL-16mm f/2.8 ZA Fisheye
Typical internet price
Updated Aug 29, 2011
5 Star Rating
 
Sony SAL1635Z 16-35mm f/2.8
Sony SAL16-35mm f/2.8 ZA
Typical internet price $1,899   
Announced Sep 9, 2008
Updated Review Sep 3, 2011
5 Star Rating

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Lens
Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM 
Announced Aug 24, 2011
review
Sony SAL-1680Z 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5
Sony DT SAL 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss Z Vario-Sonnar T
Updated Aug 29, 2011
Announced Jun 5, 2006
5 Star Rating
Sony SAL16105 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony DT SAL16-105mm f/3.5-5.6  

Updated Aug 20, 2011
Announced Sep 6, 2007
5 Star Rating

Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Lens
Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM Zoom lens • Sony/Minolta Alpha •
Announced May 18, 2009
review
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT Aspherical ED Lens 
U
pdated Aug 29, 2011
Announced Jun 15, 2006 
5 Star Rating
Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony DT SAL 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 
Updated Aug 29, 2011
Announced Sep 5, 2007
5 Star Rating
Sony SAL-20F28 20mm f/2.8
Sony DT SAL 20mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens
Updated Review Aug 29, 2011
Announced Jun 15, 2006
5 Star Rating
Sony Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM
Sony ZA Distagon T* 24mm f/2 SSM
Announced: Jul 27, 2010
Updated Review  Apr 21, 2011
5 Star Rating
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Jan 30, 2008
Updated Review Mar 21, 2012
5 Star Rating
Sony SAL30M28 30mm f/2.8 DT Lens
Sony DT SAL30mm f/2.8  
Updated Review Aug 29, 2011
Announced May 18, 2009
5 Star Rating
Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Lens
Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM
Updated Review Aug 29, 2011  
Announced: Jul 27, 2010
5 Star Rating
Sony 50mm f/1.4
Sony DT SAL 50mm f/1.4
Updated Review Aug 29, 2011
Announced Jun 5, 2006
5 Star Rating
Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT AF
Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 AF
Updated Review Aug 29, 2011  
Announced May 18, 2009
5 Star Rating
Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro
Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro 
Updated Review Aug 30, 2011
Announced Jun 5, 2006
5 Star Rating

Sony SAM55200 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DT ED
Sony DT SAM 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DT ED 
Updated Review Aug 30, 2011
Announced May 18, 2009
5 Star Rating

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM Lens
Sony SAL DT 70-200mm f/2.8 G APO SSM
Updated Review Aug 30, 2011

Announced Jun 5, 2006
5 Star Rating
Sony SAL70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM ED G-Series
Sony DT SAL70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM ED G-Series
Updated Review Sep 1, 2011
Announced Jan 30, 2008
5 Star Rating

Sony SAL70400G 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G
Sony SAL 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM ZA  

Announced Sep 9, 2008
Updated Review  Sep 4, 2011
5 Star Rating

Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6

Sony DT 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6  
Updated Review Sep 1, 2011
Typical internet price $249 
Announced Jun 15, 2006
5 Star Rating
Sony SAL-85F14Z 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss
Sony ZA SAL 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated  
Announced Jun 5, 2006
Updated Review  Sep 4, 2011
5 Star Rating
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
Sony DT 85mm f/2.8 SAM Updated Review Sep 2, 2011
Typical Internet price $259 
Announced Jul 27, 2010
5 Star Rating
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Sony DT 100mm f/2.8 Macro  
 Updated Review Sep 2, 2011
Announced Jun 5, 2006
review
 

 

Sony ZA 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* - Typical internet price $1,479 -  Announced Jun 5, 2006

Sony 35mm Lens Solutions Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5