Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

Started Feb 10, 2014 | Questions thread
thebustos Veteran Member • Posts: 3,211
Re: Former Canon user moving to a77, question about lenses.

If you want lenses to use on the A77 and on a ff camera later, you can buy lenses that give full game coverage. These include all the Carl Zeiss lenses (except the DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss), Sony G-series lenses, Minolta AF lenses, the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM, 28-75mm SAM, 50mm f/1.4, and 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6.

Any lens marked DT does not provide full frame coverage and is meant to be used with APS-C cameras. You can use these on the A99, but the camera automatically applies the 1.5x crop you normally get with APS-C bodies and drops the resolution to 10mp instead of the normal 24mp because it's using a smaller part of the full frame sensor. I think you can turn that off, but you'll get vignetting because DT lenses are designed to only fully cover APS-C sized sensors.

Some lenses I'd suggest:

DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM

Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 (full frame coverage)

Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4 "beercan" (full frame coverage)

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Good luck and happy shooting!

 thebustos's gear list:thebustos's gear list
Sony SLT-A77 Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM +17 more
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