Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

Started Feb 10, 2014 | Questions thread
tqlla Veteran Member • Posts: 4,615
Re: Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

CTR1 wrote:

So I am interested to moving the a77 for various already researched reasons and comparisons.

I am trying to learn the lens compatibilities of/with the a77 and possibly later on moving to the a99 or other future Sony full frame camera.

So far all I know is that the "DT" lenses don't work on FF, but how do you tell about the rest of the lenses? Is there a Canon or Nikon like marking/numbering/lettering to indicate this?


There's always a catch. Life is a catch. You better catch it while you can.

I believe that the Full Frame A mount lenses are the only lenses without a designation. Example

  •      = Full Frame Amount.
  • DT = Crop Amount lens
  • E = Emount (not compatible with A77/A99)
  • FE = Full Frame Emount (not compatible with A77/A99)

All DT lenses work on the A99, but it will put the A99 in 10MP crop mode
All FF Minolta/Sony Amount lenses work on the A77 and A99

You can find a bunch of nice Minolta lenses for cheap. The 50mm 1.7 is also a good/cheap choice.  The Minolta 28-105mm RS lens is also good... but it may be too long for indoor shots with the A77.

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