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2008

Sony A system

Discontinued

A 35mm full-frame SLR system created by Sony using Konica Minolta's technologies and assets after the latter decided to withdraw from camera business in March 2006.

The range of cameras includes both conventional SLR models with an optical viewfinder and SLT models with a translucent mirror and electronic viewfinder. All cameras are equipped with sensor-shift image stabilization. As for the lens lineup, it was inherited from Konica Minolta in 2005. Although new high-quality lens models have been released in cooperation with Zeiss, the whole lineup represents old Minolta developments released under the Sony name and with an updated exterior.

Camera lineup

Minolta/Sony A mount lens lineup

Fisheye lenses
2.8 Sony 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye [SAL16F28] 2006 
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
2.8 Sony 20mm F/2.8 [SAL20F28] ⌀72Pro 2006 
Wide-angle prime lenses
2.0 Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F/2 ZA SSM [SAL24F20Z] ⌀72 2010 
2.8 Sony 28mm F/2.8 [SAL28F28] ⌀49 2006 
1.4 Sony 35mm F/1.4 G [SAL35F14G] ⌀55Pro 2006 
Standard prime lenses
1.4 Sony 50mm F/1.4 [SAL50F14] ⌀55Pro 2006 
1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZA SSM [SAL50F14Z] E72Pro 2013 
Short telephoto prime lenses
2.8 Sony 85mm F/2.8 SAM [SAL85F28] ⌀55 2010 
1.4 Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm F/1.4 ZA [SAL85F14Z] ⌀72Pro 2006 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
2.8 Sony 135mm F/2.8 [T4.5] STF [SAL135F28] ⌀72 2006 
1.8 Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F/1.8 ZA [SAL135F18Z] ⌀77Pro 2006 
Super telephoto prime lenses
2.8 Sony 300mm F/2.8 G SSM [SAL300F28G]Pro 2006 
2.8 Sony 300mm F/2.8 G SSM II [SAL300F28G2]Pro 2012 
8 Sony 500mm F/8 Reflex [SAL500F80] 2006 
4.0 Sony 500mm F/4 G SSM [SAL500F40G]Pro 2012 
Macro lenses
2.8 Sony 50mm F/2.8 Macro [SAL50M28] ⌀551:1 @ CFD 0.2m 2006 
2.8 Sony 100mm F/2.8 Macro [SAL100M28] ⌀551:1 @ CFD 0.35mPro 2006 
Wide-angle zoom lenses
2.8 Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F/2.8 ZA SSM [SAL1635Z] ⌀77Pro 2008 
2.8 Sony ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F/2.8 ZA SSM II [SAL1635Z2] ⌀77Pro 2015 
Standard zoom lenses
2.8 Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F/2.8 ZA SSM [SAL2470Z] ⌀77Pro 2008 
2.8 Sony ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F/2.8 ZA SSM II [SAL2470Z2] ⌀77Pro 2015 
3.5 Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 [SAL24105] ⌀62 2006 
2.8 Sony 28-75mm F/2.8 SAM [SAL2875] ⌀67Pro 2009 
Telephoto zoom lenses
2.8 Sony 70-200mm F/2.8 G SSM [SAL70200G] ⌀77Pro 2006 
2.8 Sony 70-200mm F/2.8 G SSM II [SAL70200G2] ⌀77Pro 2013 
4.5 Sony 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G SSM [SAL70300G] ⌀62 2008 
4.5 Sony 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G SSM II [SAL70300G2] ⌀62 2014 
4.0 Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G SSM [SAL70400G] ⌀77Pro 2008 
4.0 Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G SSM II [SAL70400G2] ⌀77Pro 2013 
4.5 Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 [SAL75300] ⌀55 2006 

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