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  • Page 1 a Lenses...
  • Page 2 The only certainties are that a choice must be made and that more high-quality options mean more creative freedom. Sony’s a lens lineup offers everything the creative photographer needs to realize their vision. Economy, luxury, versatility, precision, legendary optical...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Lenses: How they capture and control light Fixed Focal Length Lenses Projecting an image 16mm F2.8 Fisheye A look inside/Read your lenses 20mm F2.8 Lens mount and sensor formats 28mm F2.8 Aperture, f-numbers and depth of field DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Focal length, angle of view and perspective 50mm F1.4 Macro photography...
  • Page 4 “f-number,” of the lens and tells you how “bright” the lens is (see page 9 for more details). Lens format Sony lenses marked “DT” (Digital Technology) have been specifically designed for use on APS-C format A-mount cameras (see page 8 for more details).
  • Page 5 Lenses with an image circle large enough to cover a 35mm full-frame sensor, and lenses with a smaller image circle that is sufficient for APS-C format sensors. Sony lenses that have “DT” in the model name are compatible with APS-C format SLR cameras only, while all other lenses will work with both APS-C and 35mm full-frame format cameras.
  • Page 6: Macro Photography

    Focal length, angle of view and perspective Focal length Focal plane (image sensor plane) Focal length, or focal length range in the case of zooms, will usually be the foremost consideration when choosing a lens for a specific photograph or type of photography.
  • Page 7 Carl Zeiss AG and Sony for the a series cameras. The scientific approach It was Ernst Abbe of Carl Zeiss AG who first applied scientific principles to lens design, rather than relying on trial-and-error experience.
  • Page 8: Sal1635z

    Making sense of MTF Those MTF ( Modulation Transfer Function ) graphs that often accompany Take a look at the sample chart below to see how it all works to describe lens specifications are really not as impenetrable as they look, and they can lens performance.
  • Page 9 Sony brings a distinguished history of excellence in all of these areas to bear in producing the a lenses. You’ll feel the difference in the way a lenses handle, and you’ll see the difference in the superior image quality they deliver.
  • Page 10 Not only are zoom lenses a great way would otherwise be missed. Advanced Sony design and to be ready for any photo opportunity, but the freedom to...
  • Page 11 Mid-range zoom DT 16–50mm F2.8 SSM SAL1650 Three ED glass elements and two aspherical elements for superior image quality Bright constant F2.8 maximum aperture SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus operation Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Dust and weather resistant design 35mm equivalent focal length: 24–75mm Aspherical lens ED glass...
  • Page 12 Mid-range zoom DT 18–55mm F3.5–5.6 SAM SAL1855 One ED glass element and two aspherical elements for superior image quality 0.25m min. focus plus 0.34x max. magnification for close-ups Responsive internal SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) autofocus drive Circular aperture for attractive defocusing 35mm equivalent focal length: 27–82.5mm Aspherical lens ED glass...
  • Page 13 P mode, 1/125 sec., F5.6, +0.3 EV, ISO 100, Auto white balance, Portrait Creative Style; Photo: Norifumi Inagaki High magnification zoom DT 18–250mm F3.5–6.3 SAL18250 Two ED glass elements and two aspherical elements for superior image quality Extra-broad zoom range in a compact, lightweight lens Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Internal focusing for fast autofocus and short min.
  • Page 14 Telephoto zoom DT 55–200mm F4–5.6 SAM SAL55200-2 One ED glass element for superior image quality Medium to telephoto range in a lightweight lens 9-blade circular aperture for attractive defocusing Responsive internal SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) autofocus drive 35mm equivalent focal length: 82.5–300mm ED glass At 55 mm At 200 mm...
  • Page 15 Fixed Focal Length Lenses Fixed focal length lenses, commonly known as "prime lens" length, it can be optimized to deliver a level of optical or simply as "primes," can complement your photographic performance that is a cut above the average zoom. But vision in a number of ways.
  • Page 16 Ultra wide angle 20mm F2.8 SAL20F28 Wide 94° angle of view on full-frame cameras Precisely corrected for natural perspective Aberration effectively suppressed throughout the focus range Rear-focusing mechanism for fast autofocus response Circular aperture for attractive defocusing At 20 mm This rigorously corrected lens gives you a wide angle of view for images that benefit from dramatic perspective with minimum distortion.
  • Page 17 M mode, 1/320 sec., F5.6, ISO 200, Cloudy white balance (-1); Photo: Kentaro Fukuda Normal DT 35mm F1.8 SAM SAL35F18 Excellent sharpness and contrast throughout the image Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Responsive internal SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) autofocus drive Bright enough for handheld shooting in low light 35mm equivalent focal length: 52.5mm At 35 mm...
  • Page 18 Mid-range telephoto DT 50mm F1.8 SAM SAL50F18 Compact, lightweight and eminently portable Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Responsive internal SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) autofocus drive Bright enough for handheld shooting in low light 35mm equivalent focal length: 75mm At 50 mm On APS-C format cameras, for which it is specifically designed, the SAL50F18 functions as a moderate telephoto lens ( equivalent to 75mm on a full-frame camera ) that can be ideal for shooting portraits as well as for...
  • Page 19 A mode, 1/400 sec., F4.5, ISO 200, 5300K color temperature; Photo: Chukyo Ozawa Telephoto 135mm F2.8 [ T4.5 ] STF SAL135F28 Unique Smooth Trans Focus design featuring apodization optics Sharp in-focus areas with extra-smooth background and foreground defocusing Smooth, natural highlight diffusion Manual focus and manual aperture ring At 135 mm This unique lens has been specifically designed to deliver smooth...
  • Page 20 Macro 50mm F2.8 Macro SAL50M28 High-performance macro and everyday shooting with one lens Accurate autofocus from 1:1 magnification to infinity Double floating design contributes to outstanding image quality Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Focus ring with auto clutch does not rotate during autofocus At 50 mm Photographers who are attracted to details need a lens that lets them get in close when necessary, filling the frame with their diminutive but...
  • Page 21 G Lenses Sony G Lenses are an exceptional breed. They inherit a extraordinary presence at in-focus areas, smoothly dissolving distinguished pedigree from the original Minolta ® lens line, to luscious out-of-focus rendering that can provide a beautiful with industry-leading Sony design and quality assurance foundation for captivating photographic art.
  • Page 22 Telephoto zoom 70–300mm F4.5–5.6 G SSM SAL70300G One ED glass element contributes to minimal aberration Outstanding sharpness and contrast throughout the zoom range SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus operation Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Focus hold and focus range switches offer precision focusing control ED glass At 70 mm At 300 mm...
  • Page 23 Wide-angle prime 35mm F1.4 G SAL35F14G One aspherical element contributes to outstanding image quality even at maximum aperture High resolution and contrast throughout the image area Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Focus ring with auto clutch does not rotate during autofocus Focus hold and focus range switches offer precision focusing control Aspherical lens At 35 mm...
  • Page 24 Sony is proud and honored to be working with Carl Zeiss AG on the 1.4x 2.0x...
  • Page 25: Sal1680z

    Wide-angle zoom Vario-Sonnar T* 16–35mm F2.8 ZA SSM SAL1635Z One Super ED glass element, one ED glass element and three aspherical elements for superior image quality Carl Zeiss T* coating effectively controls flare and glare Constant F2.8 maximum aperture Outstanding sharpness and contrast at all aperture settings Quiet, responsive internal SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) autofocus drive Focus mode switch and focus hold button offer precision focus control Aspherical lens...
  • Page 26: Sal2470z

    Mid-range zoom Vario-Sonnar T* 24–70mm F2.8 ZA SSM SAL2470Z Two ED glass elements and two aspherical elements for superior image quality Carl Zeiss T* coating effectively controls flare and glare Constant F2.8 maximum aperture Outstanding sharpness and contrast at all aperture settings Quiet, responsive internal SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) autofocus drive Focus mode switch and focus hold button offer precision focus control Aspherical lens...
  • Page 27: Sal85f14z

    A mode, 1/320 sec., F2, ISO 200, 5300K color temperature; Photo: Chukyo Ozawa Mid-range telephoto prime Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA SAL85F14Z Outstanding sharpness and contrast at all aperture settings Carl Zeiss T* coating effectively controls flare and glare 9-blade circular aperture for attractive defocusing Focus ring with auto clutch does not rotate during autofocus Focus mode switch and focus hold button offer precision focus control At 85 mm - Open...
  • Page 28 APS-C format Sony camera and both stills and movies. Sony E-mount lenses are windows to a camcorder bodies, delivering big-camera image quality new world of imaging freedom and quality.
  • Page 29 Auto mode, .6 sec., F2.8, +0.25 EV, ISO 800, Auto white balance; Photo: David McClain Wide-angle prime E 16mm F2.8 SEL16F28 Ultra-slim (22.5 mm) and lightweight with high-quality metal exterior 5-element design with one aspherical element for top-class optical performance Ideal for shooting stills or movies Circular aperture for attractive defocusing Built-in motor delivers smooth, quiet autofocus operation...
  • Page 30: Sel24f18z

    Wide-angle prime Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA SEL24F18Z High-performance Carl Zeiss wide-angle prime with elegant black metal exterior One ED glass element and two aspherical elements Innovative optical design achieves outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness Ideal for shooting stills or movies Aspherical lens ED glass At 24 mm - Open...
  • Page 31 A mode, 1/3200 sec., F5.6, -0.7 EV, ISO 200, Auto white balance; Photo: Chukyo Ozawa High magnification zoom E 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 OSS SEL18200 Versatile extended-range 11x zoom with high-quality metal exterior Four aspherical elements for top-class optical performance right out to the image edges Ideal for shooting stills or movies Internal OSS (Optical SteadyShot™) image stabilization with Active Mode...
  • Page 32 Mid-range telephoto E 50mm F1.8 OSS SEL50F18 Compact, lightweight mid-range telephoto prime with high-quality metal exterior Ideal for shooting stills or movies Bright F1.8 maximum aperture Internal OSS (Optical SteadyShot™) image stabilization Built-in motor delivers smooth, quiet autofocus and aperture operation Circular aperture for attractive defocusing 35mm equivalent focal length: 75mm At 50 mm...
  • Page 33 Main specifications of a lenses Lens configuration Mount Category Page Description Model name (group/element) DT 11–18mm F4.5–5.6 SAL1118 12/15 DT 16–50mm F2.8 SSM SAL1650 13/16 DT 16–105mm F3.5–5.6 SAL16105 11/15 DT 18–55mm F3.5–5.6 SAM SAL1855 Zoom Lens DT 18–200 F3.5–6.3 SAL18200 13/15 DT 18–250 F3.5–6.3...
  • Page 34 Trademarks & Remarks • a is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • SteadyShot INSIDE, Optical SteadyShot and G Lens are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Carl Zeiss is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss AG. • All other company and product names mentioned herein are used for identification purpose only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Page 35 © 2011 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony Electronics Digital Imaging Division 16530 Via Esprillo Drive DI11012 San Diego, CA 92127...

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