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Lenses / Accessories (the 'Alpha System')

Sony want to be clear that the introduction of the A100 isn't just another new digital SLR with a kit lens. They're ensuring that this introduction marks the beginning of the 'Alpha System' which is at the time the camera hits the shelves will mean at least a dozen Alpha branded lenses (with more to follow) and numerous accessories. Obviously quite a lot of this was inherited from Konica Minolta but it's at least slightly satisfying to see Sony approaching the digital SLR business h in such a serious nature.

Over Twenty Alpha lenses

Sony have announced nineteen lenses which will carry the Sony Alpha branding. Several of these lenses are simply cosmetically altered Minolta lenses (and there's little wrong with that) in addition however there are three (very nice looking) new Carl Zeiss lenses and a couple of white bodied super zooms. Note that not all lenses will be available immediately, we have indicated the estimated time of availability as well as list price in the table below.

SAL 18-70 mm F3.5-5.6
(27 - 105 mm equiv., $199, Jul 06) Kit Lens
SAL 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3
(27 - 300 mm equiv., $499, Jul 06)
SAL 75-300 mm F4.5-5.6
(112 - 450 mm equiv., $229, Jul 06)
SAL 11-18 mm F4.5-5.6
(16 - 27 mm equiv., $649, Aug 06)
SAL 16 mm F2.8
(24 mm equiv., $999, Oct 06)
SAL 20 mm F2.8
(30 mm equiv., $679, Oct 06)
SAL 28 mm F2.8
(42 mm equiv., $249, Oct 06)
SAL 50 mm F1.4
(75 mm equiv., $349, Jul 06)
SAL 50 mm F2.8 Macro
(75 mm equiv., $479, Jul 06)
SAL 100 mm F2.8 Macro
(150 mm equiv., $679, Jul 06)
SAL 135 mm F2.87 Smooth Transition Focus
(200 mm equiv., $1199, Oct 06)
SAL 500 mm F8 Reflex Mirror
(750 mm equiv., $699, Oct 06)
SAL 70-200 mm F2.8 G
(105 - 300 mm equiv., $2399, Aug 06) New Sony
SAL 300 mm F2.8 G
(450 mm equiv., $5999, Sep 06) New Sony
SAL 35 mm F1.4 G
(52 mm equiv., $1399, Oct 06) New Sony
SAL 16-80 mm F3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss
(24-120 mm equiv., $699, Nov 06) New Carl Zeiss
SAL 85 mm F1.4 Carl Zeiss
(125 mm equiv., $1299, Oct 06) New Carl Zeiss
SAL 135 mm F1.8 Carl Zeiss
(200 mm equiv., $1399, Oct 06) New Carl Zeiss
SAL 14 TC
(1.4x Tele converter, $599, Sep 06)

SAL 20 TC
(2.0x Tele converter, $649, Sep 06)

Alpha System Accessories

Accessories which will make up the intial Alpha System include batteries, flash, remotes, eyepieces and even bags and straps. Obviously quite a few of these are re-badged products but it's good to see a relatively complete system rather than just a camera and a couple of lenses.

NP-FM55H Lithium-Ion battery AC-VQ900AM AC Adapter / Dual Charger
HVL-F36AM Flash (Guide no. 36)
HVL-F56AM Flash (Guide no. 56)
HVL-RLAM Ring Light HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit
FA-EB1AM External Flash Battery Adapter FA-CS1AM Off-Camera Shoe
FA-EB1AM Off-Camera Cable FA-MC1AM Multi Flash Cable
FA-TC1AM Multi-Flash Triple Connector FDA-ECFxx/ECNxx Eyepiece Corrector
FDA-A1AM Angle Finder (2 step) RM-S1AM Remote Commander (0.5 m)
FDA-M1AM Eyepiece Magnifier (2.3x) RM-S1LM Remote Commander (5.0 m)
LCS-AMA Soft Carrying Case LCS-AMSC30 Soft Carrying Case
STP-SH1AM Shoulder Strap STP-SS1AM Shoulder Strap
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