Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

Started Feb 10, 2014 | Questions thread
K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Veteran Member • Posts: 5,103
Re: Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

DT covers APC but works on FF cropped

Main thing is SEL  / E or FE lenses are for mirrorless e-mount cameras don't buy them for a77

SAM/SAM II have internal focus motors but must be set to MF before you can turn the focus ring

SSM are faster usually guieter and you can turn focus ring at any time to manually adjust

G and Zeiss are the premium lenses optically,  but some of the non G like the 16-55 f2.8 are really great lenses,

Some of the old Sony and Most of the older Minolta lenses are screw drive where the body drives the lens focus.  If you turn on DMF direct manual focus. .. the body disengages after AF so you can like on SSM lenses tweak focus manually after AF complete s

Welcome to Sony shooting

Google "Friedman Archive" And buy his a77/a65 ebook requied good reading for any new Sony owner !!!

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Canon EOS 450D Nikon 1 J1 Sony a6500 Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS +3 more
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