Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

Started Feb 10, 2014 | Questions thread
hajime93 Forum Member • Posts: 79
Re: Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

Hello there, welcome aboard (if you've already made up your mind heh)

Before I go into lenses, you might want to wait for a month or two before getting the cameras because the a79 successor is rumored to be around the corner, with the possibility of it being announced in March or April. I do hope Sony announce a cheaper full frame, or a successor to A800 though...

On the lenses, yes you're right, DT works on APS-C like the A77 you mentioned, mounting DT lenses on full frame will get you heavy vignetting. The good thing about a99 is that, is has an auto crop that gets rid of those vignetting and crop the frame like an APS-C camera would see, in the expense of losing megapixels.

But there are already a handful of full frame lenses for the alpha system out there, which have basically covered all your needs. You can also look in the old minolta lenses which is all full-frame capable, with half of the price!

There are also other letters in the alpha lens system that you should be aware of, such as SSM focusing which is super silent and faster autofocus. and the G series and Z (Zeiss) series lens, which is basically premium lenses, just like L lenses in Canon.

and yes, as stated by the previous user, check out the website for more info on that, or

Hope it helps you~

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Sony SLT-A57 Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM +7 more
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