Sony newcomer confused about FE/E

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arneh Regular Member • Posts: 156
Re: Sony newcomer confused about FE/E

There is only one mount, but lenses can be designed for full frame or APS-C.
All E-mount lenses can be used on APS-C cameras. All lenses can also be used on full frame cameras, but lenses designed for APS-C will have either heavy vignetting or be cropped to APS-C size.
Lenses designed for full frame will often have FE in the name. All Sony's own lenses will have FE in the name, and also many other manufacturers will use this designation. Unfortunately Sigma does not follow this convention, but instead uses its own designation of DG in the name to signify full frame.
So mostly you can look for lenses with FE in the name if you want full frame, but depending on the lens maker it might be necessary to look at the specs to see if it's a full frame lens or not. Or find that lens makers designation for full frame lenses.

Hope that helps

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