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This is your guide to the current and discontinued Sony alpha lens lineup.  All Sony lenses and tele-converters are listed below with general specifications.  My reviews (if available) are indicated by the bold blue "yes" link in the fifth column, or by clicking on the lens picture.
 
Please note; the specifications given here are more reliable than the official Sony website.  Do not trust Sony specs!  Most of the discrepancies involve aperture, weight and dimensions, not a big deal.  On the lenses I have, I've been able to corroborate my information below-which may be different from Sony.  There are still discrepancies, and they'll be worked out as I'm able to review the other lenses over time.

The two Sony tele-converters are compatible with the following lenses: Sony 135mm F/2.8 STF, Sony 70-200 G F/2.8, Sony 300mm G F/2.8, Sony 500mm F/4 G and the Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G.  They will not work or mount on any other Sony branded lens.
 
Note on the MSRP's.  I've decided to leave the old MSRP's up permanently so we'll all know what the prices were when the lens came out.  Some prices where updated a couple of years ago, but are very close to the initial MSRP.
 
For full specifications, go to the review if available. 


Fixed length Wide, full frame

Sony model number

Lens description

Initial MSRP

Review?

APS-C equivalent

Magnification

Groups-Elements

Min. Aperture

Aspherics?

Aperture blades

Weight

Dimensions

Filter diameter

Box contents

Entered market

Additional information

2008/SAL16F28.jpg

SAL-16F28

Sony 16mm F/2.8 fisheye

$799.99

24mm

0.15x

8-11

F/22

No

7

14oz  (400g)

2 15/16" x 2 5/8"  (75 x 66.5mm)

Integrated

Front and rear lens caps.

2006

Re-badged Minolta, has 4 rotating filters inside lens. 

2008/SAL20F28.jpg

SAL-20F28

Sony 20mm F/2.8

$579.99

30mm

0.13x

9-10

F/22

No

7

10oz  (285g)

3 1/8" x 2 1/8"  (78 x 53.5mm)

72mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood.

2006

Re-badged Minolta.

December2010/SAL24ZAsm.jpg

SAL-24F20Z

Carl Zeiss T* Distagon 24mm F/2 

$1249.99

36mm

0.29x

7-9

F/22

Yes, 2

9

19.6oz  (555g)

3 1/8" x 3"  (78 x 76mm)

72mm

Front and rear lens caps, hood and softcase.

2010

New Carl Zeiss design for Sony with SSM and focus hold button.

2008/SAL28F28.jpg

SAL-28F28

Sony 28mm F/2.8

$249.99

42mm

0.13x

5-5

F/22

No

7

7oz  (185g)

2 9/16" x 1 11/16"  (66 x 43mm)

49mm

Front and rear lens caps.

2006

Re-badged Minolta.  Has built-in sliding hood.  Discontinued in 2011

2008/SAL35F14G.jpg

SAL-35F14G

Sony 35mm F/1.4 G 

$1299.99

52.5mm

0.20x

8-10

F/22

Yes, 1

9

18oz  (510g)

2 3/4" x 3"  (69 x 76mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood, carrying case.

2006

Re-badged Minolta.  Focus hold button.

2008/SAL50F14.jpg

SAL-50F14

Sony 50mm F/1.4  

$349.99

75mm

0.15x

6-7

F/22

No

7

8oz  (220g)

2 9/16" x 1 11/16"  (65.5 x 43mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.

2006

Re-badged Minolta.

1stof2013/cz5014sm.jpg

SAL-50F14Z

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4  

$1499.99

75mm

0.14x

5-8

F/22

Yes, 2

9

18.3oz  (518g)

3 1/4" x 2 7/8"  (81 x 71.5mm)

72mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.

2013

All new Sony Carl Zeiss lens.


Full frame telephoto

Sony model number

Lens description

Initial MSRP

Review?

APS-C equivalent

Magnification

Groups-Elements

Min. Aperture

Aspherics?

Aperture blades

Weight

Dimensions

Filter diameter

Box contents

Entered market

Additional information

2008/SAL85F14Z.jpg

SAL-85F14Z

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm F/1.4

$1299.99

127.5mm

0.13x

7-8

F/22

No

9

23oz  (650g)

3 1/4" x 3"  (81 x 75mm)

72mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood and carrying case.

2006

New Carl Zeiss design.  Focus hold button.

December2010/SAL85F28sm.jpg

SAL-85F28

Sony 85mm F/2.8

$249.99

127.5mm

0.20x

4-5

F/22

No

7

6.2oz  (175g)

2 7/8" x 2 1/8"  (70 x 52mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps, and hood.

2010

New Sony design for 2010.  Called "easy choice" lens by Sony.  Has AF/MF switch and SAM.  Plastic mount.

2008/SAL135F18Z.jpg

SAL-135F18Z

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F/1.8

$1399.99

202.5mm

0.25x

8-11

F/22

No

9

35oz  (985g)

3 1/2" x 4 5/8"  (88.5 x 115mm)

77mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood and carrying case.

2006

New Carl Zeiss design.  Focus hold button. 

2008/SAL135F28.jpg

SAL-135F28

Sony 135mm F/2.8-4.5 STF

$1249.99

202.5mm

0.25x

6-8

F/32

No

9

26oz  (730g)

3 1/8" x 3 7/8"  (80 x 99mm)

72mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood, and carrying case.

2006

Re-badged Minolta.  Works with Sony tele-converters.  No auto-focus.

2008/SAL300F28G.jpg

SAL-300F28G

Sony 300mm F/2.8 G

$5999.99

450mm

0.18x

12-13

F/32

No

9

5lbs 1oz  (2300g)

5 13/16" x 9 3/8"  (122 x 242.5mm)

42mm Int.

Front vinyl cover-rear lens cap, carbon fiber hood, and metal trunk.

2006

Re-badged Minolta, works with Sony tele-converters.  Discontinued in 2012.

2008/SAL300F28G.jpg

SAL-300F28G2

Sony 300mm F/2.8 G2

$7499.99

No

450mm

0.18x

12-13

F/32

No

9

5lbs 1oz  (2300g)

5 13/16" x 9 3/8"  (122 x 242.5mm)

42mm Int.

Front vinyl cover-rear lens cap, carbon fiber hood, and metal trunk.

2012

Same as old version except has upgraded coatings and AF improvements.

2012/s500cht.jpg

SAL-500F40G

Sony 500mm F/4 G

$12,999.99

No

750mm

0.13x

10-11

F/32

No

9

7lbs 10oz  (3460g)

5 1/2" x 14 7/16"  (140 x 367mm)

42mm Int.

Not known yet, but probably the same as the 300/2.8 G.

2012

All new Sony design, 4 focus hold buttons, SSM, Direct manual focus, Focus range limiter.  Works with Sony tele-converters.

2008/SAL500F80.jpg

SAL-500F80

Sony 500mm F/8 reflex

$699.99

750mm

0.13x

5-7

F/8

No

0

23oz  (665g)

3 5/8" x 4 3/4"  (89 x 118mm)

Int

Front-rear lens caps, hood, normal and ND4 filters.

2006

Re-badged Minolta.  Focus hold button.  Discontinued in 2010


Full frame macro

Sony model number

Lens description

Initial MSRP

Review?

APS-C equivalent

Magnification

Groups-Elements

Min. Aperture

Aspherics?

Aperture blades

Weight

Dimensions

Filter diameter

Box contents

Entered market

Additional information

2008/SAL50M28.jpg

SAL-50M28

Sony 50mm F/2.8 Macro

$449.99

75mm

1.0x

6-7

F/32

No

7

10oz  (295g)

2 13/16" x 2 3/8"  (71 x 60mm)

55mm

Front and rear lens caps. 

2006

Re-badged Minolta.  Focus hold button, and focus range limiter.

2008/SAL100M28.jpg

SAL-100M28

Sony 100mm F/2.8 Macro

$679.99

150mm

1.0x

8-8

F/32

No

9

18oz  (505g)

3" x 4"  (75 x 98.5mm)

55mm

Front and rear lens caps. 

2006

Re-badged Minolta.  Focus hold button, and focus range limiter.


"DT" Lenses (APS-C only)

Sony model number

Lens description

Initial MSRP

Review?

APS-C equivalent

Magnification

Groups-Elements

Min. Aperture

Aspherics?

Aperture blades

Weight

Dimensions

Filter diameter

Box contents

Entered market

Additional information

June2009/30mcsamsm2.jpg

SAL-30MM28

Sony DT 30mm F/2.8 macro

$199.99

45mm

1.0x

5-6

F/22

N/A

7

5.4oz  (154g)

2-3/4 x 1-3/4"  (70 x 45mm)

49mm

Front and rear caps.

2009

All new "DT" lens by Sony.  Full life size reproduction.  Includes AF/MF switch and SAM.  Will not accept lens hood.

December2010/s3518page.jpg

SAL-35F18

Sony DT 35mm F/1.8

$199.99

52.5mm

0.25x

5-6

F/22

?

7

5.9oz  (169g)

2 3/4" x 2"  (70 x 52mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.

2010

First "normal" prime lens for "DT" format.  Has AF/MF switch and SAM.  Called "easy choice" lens by Sony.  Plastic mount.

June2009/50F18sm.jpg

SAL-50F18

Sony DT 50mm F/1.8

$149.99

75mm

0.20x

5-6

F/22

Yes

7

6oz  (170g)

2 3/4" x 1 3/4"  (70 x 45mm)

49mm

Front-rear lens caps only

2009

First prime lens for "DT" format.  Has AF/MF switch and SAM.  will not accept a lens hood.

2008/SAL1118.jpg

SAL-1118

Sony DT 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6

$649.99

16.5-27mm

0.125x

12-15

F/22-29

Yes, 3

7

13oz  (360g)

3 3/8" x 3 1/4"  (83 x 80.5mm)

77mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood. 

2006

Re-badged Konica Minolta. 

endof2011/s1650ssms.jpg

SAL-1650

Sony DT 16-50mm F/2.8 SSM

$699.99

24-75mm

0.20x

13-16

F/22

Yes, 1?

7

20.3oz  (577g)

3 1/4" x 3 1/2"  (81 x 88mm)

72mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood. 

2011

Brand new lens from Sony.  Has SSM focusing, zoom lock, and an AM/MF switch. 

2008/SAL1680Z.jpg

SAL-1680Z

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5

$699.99

24-120mm

0.24x

10-14

F/22-29

Yes, 2

7

16oz  (445g)

2 7/8" x 3 3/8"  (72 x 83mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood and carrying case. 

2006

New Carl Zeiss design. 

2008/SAL16105.jpg

SAL-16105

Sony DT 16-105mm F/3.5-5.6

$579.99

24-157.5mm

0.23x

11-15

F/22-36

Yes, 2

7

16.6oz  (470g)

2 7/8" x 3 3/8"  (72 x 83mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.  

2007

New Sony design. 

June2009/1855newsmm.jpg

SAL-1855

Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6

$199.99

27-82.5mm

0.34x

7-8

F/22-36

Yes, 2

7

7.5oz  (210g)

2 3/4" x 2 3/4"  (69.5 x 69mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps.  

2009

All new Sony standard "DT" kit lens.  Includes SAM, AF/MF switch.

1stof2013/1855IIsm.jpg

SAL-18552

Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6

$219.99

No

27-82.5mm

0.34x

7-8

F/22-36

Yes, 2

7

7.5oz  (210g)

2 3/4" x 2 3/4"  (69.5 x 69mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps.  

2013

Newly designed rear elements, and 'second generation' styling.

2008/SAL1870.jpg

SAL-1870

Sony DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6

$199.99

27-105mm

0.25x

9-11

F/22-36

Yes, 1

7

8oz  (235g)

2 5/8" x 3 1/8"  (66 x 77mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.  

2006

Re-badged Konica Minolta.  Plastic mount.  Dis-continued in 2009 and re-issued in 2011.

2012/sony18135slc.jpg

SAL-18135

Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM

$499.99

27-202mm

0.25x

11-14

F/22-36

Yes, 2

7

14oz  (398g)

3" x 3 1/8"  (76 x 86mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.  

2012

New Sony design with improved SAM.

2008/SAL18200.jpg

SAL-18200

Sony DT 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3

$529.99

27-300mm

0.27x

13-15

F/22-40

Yes, 3

7

14oz  (405g)

2 7/8" x 3 3/8"  (73 x 85.5mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.  

2006

Re-badged Konica Minolta.  Plastic mount.

2008/SAL18250.jpg

SAL-18250

Sony DT 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3

$579.99

27-375mm

0.29x

13-16

F/22-40

Yes, 3

7

15.5oz  (440g)

3" x 3 3/8"  (75 x 86mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.  

2007

New Sony lens, probably made by Tamron. 

2008/SAL55200.jpg

SAL-55200

Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6

$229.99

82.5-300mm

0.29x

9-13

F/32-45

No

9

10.4oz  (295g)

2 13/16" x 3 5/16"  (71.5 x 85mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.  

2007

New Sony lens.  Plastic mount.  Discontinued when updated SAM model came out.

2008/SAL55200.jpg

SAL-552002

Sony DT 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM

$229.99

82.5-300mm

0.29x

9-13

F/32-45

No

9

10.8oz  (305g)

2 13/16" x 3 5/16"  (71.5 x 85mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps and --hood--?.  

2009

Same as old 55-200mm, but updated with SAM and AF/MF switch.

2012summer/s55300sm.jpg

SAL-55300

Sony DT 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6 SAM

$299.99

82.5-450mm

0.27x

9-12

F/22-29

No

7

18.4oz  (540g)

3 1/8" x 4 5/8"  (79 x 117mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.  

2012

New Sony lens.  Metal mount.  Uses new SAM II focusing


Full frame zooms

Sony model number

Lens description

Initial MSRP

Review?

APS-C equivalent

Magnification

Groups-Elements

Min. Aperture

Aspherics?

Aperture blades

Weight

Dimensions

Filter diameter

Box contents

Entered market

Additional information

october08/SAL1635Z.jpg

SAL-1635Z

Carl Zeiss vario-sonnar T* 16-35mm F/2.8 wide angle zoom

$1799.99

24-52.5mm

0.24x

13-17

F/22

Yes, 3

9

30oz  (860g)

3 3/8" x 4 1/2"  (83 x 114mm)

77mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood and carrying case.  

2009

New Carl Zeiss design, SSM, focus hold button.

2008/SAL2470Z.jpg

SAL-2470Z

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F/2.8

$1599.99 ($1749 initially)

36-105mm

0.25x

13-17

F/22?

Yes, 2

9

33oz  (995g)

3 1/4" x 4 3/8"  (83 x 111mm)

77mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood and carrying case.  

2008

New Carl Zeiss design, SSM, focus hold button and AF/MF button.

2008/SAL24105.jpg

SAL-24105

Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5

$469.99

36-157.5mm

0.18x

11-12

F/22-29

Yes, 2

7

14oz  (395g)

2 13/16" x 2 11/16"  (71 x 69mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.   

2006

Re-badged Minolta, and discontinued as of 2009.

November09/sal2875lc.jpg

SAL-2875

Sony 28-75mm F/2.8 SAM

$799.99

Yes

42-112.5mm

0.22x

14-16

F/32

Yes, 4

7

20oz  (565g)

3 1/8" x 3 3/4"  (77 x 94mm)

67mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.   

2009

New Sony lens (probably made by Tamron), with SAM, AF/MF switch and zoom lock.

2008/SAL70200G.jpg

SAL-70200G

Sony 70-200mm F/2.8 G

$1799.99  ($2199 initially)

105-300mm

0.21x

16-19

F/32

No

9

2lbs 15oz  (1300g)

3 1/2" x 7 3/4"  (87 x 196.5mm)

77mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood and carrying case.   

2006

Re-badged Minolta. Four focus hold buttons, focus range limiter, direct manual focus and SSM.  Works with Sony tele-converters.

2008/SAL70300G.jpg

SAL-70300G

Sony 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G

$799.99

105-450mm

0.25x

11-16

F/32

No

9

26.75oz  (760g)

3 1/4" x 5 3/8"  (82.5 x 135.5mm)

62mm

Front-rear lens caps, hood and carrying case.   

2008

New Sony design.  Focus hold button, focus range limiter, and SSM.

2008/SAL75300.jpg

SAL-75300

Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6

$249.99

112.5-450mm

0.25x

10-13

F/32-38

No

7

18oz (460g)

2 13/16" x 4 13/16"  (71 x 122mm)

55mm

Front-rear lens caps and hood.    

2006

Re-badged Minolta.

october08/SAL70400G.jpg

SAL-70400G

Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G

$1499.99

105-600mm

0.27x

12-18

F/22-32

No

9

3lbs 5oz (1500g)

3 3/4" x 7 3/4"  (94.5 x 196mm)

77mm

Front-rear lens caps, carrying case and hood.    

2009

New Sony "G" design with SSM, 3 focus hold buttons, AF/MF button, works with Sony tele-converters.

1stof2013/70400whtsm2.jpg

SAL-70400G2

Sony 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G

$2199.99

No

105-600mm

0.27x

12-18

F/22-32

No

9

3lbs 5oz (1500g)

3 3/4" x 7 3/4"  (94.5 x 196mm)

77mm

Front-rear lens caps, carrying case and hood.    

2013

Updated with new Minolta white color, faster AF, and "nano AR' coatings.


Tele-converters

Sony model number

Lens description

Initial MSRP

Review?

APS-C equivalent

Magnification

Groups-Elements

Min. Aperture

Aspherics?

Aperture blades

Weight

Dimensions

Filter diameter

Box contents

Entered market

Additional information

2008/SAL14TC.jpg

SAL-14TC

Sony 1.4X G series tele-converter

$449.99

N/A

1.4X

4-5

N/A

No

N/A

6oz  (170g)

2 1/2" x 13/16"  (64 x 20mm)

N/A

Front-rear lens caps, carring case. 

2006

Re-badged Minolta. 

2008/SAL20TC.jpg

SAL-20TC

Sony 2.0X G series tele-converter

$449.99

N/A

2.0X

5-6

N/A

No

N/A

7.06oz  (200g)

2 1/2" x 1 11/16"  (64 x 43.5mm)

N/A

Front-rear lens caps, carring case. 

2006

Re-badged Minolta.