Articles tagged "a-mount"

Sony Japan lists all A-mount lenses as 'discontinued' on its online shop

37 years after the A-mount was introduced by Minolta, Sony Japan has listed all lens models as 'discontinued' in its online store, where units were still being sold for older A-mount camera systems.

DPReview TV: Requiem For Sony A-Mount

Recently, we learned that Sony's 'SLT' digital SLRs were no longer available for purchase, marking the end of the A-mount originally developed by Minolta. In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan fondly look back at the A-mount.

Sony removes remaining DSLTs from its website suggesting the A-mount is all but dead

Sony’s three remaining A-mount DSLR cameras have disappeared from its website, suggesting the cameras have been discontinued, rendering the A-mount system all but obsolete.

Sony announces new A-mount to E-mount lens adapter with built-in screw drive support

The new adapter adds full autofocus support to A-mount lenses with nine of Sony's most popular E-mount camera systems and features an integrated motor for driving non-motorized screw-drive A-mount lenses with the a7R IV and a6600.

Sony SLT a99 II Review

The Sony Alpha 99 II is a 42MP full-frame addition to the company's A-mount range of cameras. It uses a semi-transparent mirror to enable full-time secondary-sensor autofocus in conjunction with on-sensor phase detection. We're taking a look through that particular looking glass. Read more

Sony announces SLT-A77 II high-end APS-C A-mount fixed-mirror DSLR

Sony has announced the SLT-A77 II - its latest enthusiast-grade, APS-C fixed-mirror DSLR. The Mark II features the same pixel count as its three-year-old forebear, but delivers it using a new 24MP sensor. The camera also gains a 79-point autofocus sensor, which it combines with the most sophisticated autofocus system on a Sony camera yet. Other upgrades include the customizable 'Quick Navi Pro' function menu but the biggest change is the improved autofocus, which combines with the ability to shoot up to 60 JPEGs at 12 frames per second. The SLT-A77 II will be available this June for $1199 body only.

Sony announces five full-frame E-mount 'FE' lenses, updates 70-200mm

Sony has announced no fewer than five 'FE' full frame E-mount lenses to accompany the A7 and A7R. First up is the FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS, an image-stabilised 'kit' zoom for the A7. There are three premium lenses with Zeiss badges: the FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*, the FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*, and the FE 24-70mm F4 Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*. The fifth lens is a 'G' class telezoom, the FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS. Sony has also updated its Alpha-mount fast telezoom to make the 70-200mm F2.8G SSM II.