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Featuring superior optical characteristics to match your desire for photographic
excellence. For added versatility, the collection also offers large-aperture
G Lenses and premium quality Carl Zeiss® lenses.
Supports the expansion of your
system to accommodate a variety of
shooting styles and camera needs.
Zoom Lenses
G Lenses
30-31 8SAL1118
DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 APS-C format Lens
17SAL35F14G
35mm F1.4 G
8SAL1870
DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 APS-C format Lens
18SAL70200G
70-200mm F2.8G
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19SAL300F28G
300mm F2.8G
SAL18200
DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 APS-C format Lens
10SAL24105
24-105mm F3.5-4.5
10SAL75300
75-300mm F4.5-5.6
Fixed Focal Length Lenses
11SAL16F28
16mm F2.8 Fisheye
11SAL20F28
20mm F2.8
12SAL28F28
28mm F2.8
12SAL50F14
50mm F1.4
13SAL50M28
50mm F2.8 Macro
External Flash Units
32-33 Specialty
Flashes &
Accessories
33
Viewfinder Accessories
33 Carrying Cases & Straps
19SAL20TC
2x Teleconverter
33
Remote Commanders
Carl Zeiss Lenses
33
Batteries & Chargers
33 Lens Caps & Other
Teleconverters
19SAL14TC
1.4x Teleconverter
21SAL85F14Z
Planar T*85mm F1.4 ZA
22
SAL135F18Z
Sonnar T*135mm F1.8 ZA
23SAL1680Z
Vario-Sonnar T*DT 16-80mm F3.5–
4.5 ZA APS-C format Lens
13SAL100M28
100mm F2.8 Macro
14SAL135F28
135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF
15SAL500F80
500mm F8 Reflex
Lenses
Welcome to a world of limitless photographic possibilities.
From wide-angle to super telephoto, the
lens system offers
a versatile collection of high-precision lenses that let you
explore your creativity to its fullest. And with each shot, at
any focal length, you’ll witness the superior clarity and color
that comes from Sony’s advanced optical technology, which
includes innovations such as aspheric lenses and ED
(Extra-low Dispersion) glass.
Each of the 21 lenses in the
lens system–including the
®
outstanding Sony G series and Carl Zeiss® ZA series lenses–
has been crafted with utmost attention to every factor. Superb
sharpness and contrast. Beautiful defocusing effects.
Optimum AF performance, ergonomic handling, and more.
It all comes together in a lineup that brings out the best
in your
Digital SLR. Spectacular results await you. Come
explore the possibilities.
Super SteadyShot ® image stabilization works
wonders with any lens.
Since image stabilization is built inside the
digital SLR camera body, you can
harness the full potential of any
lens or compatible Dynax/Maxxum®/Alpha
lenses from Minolta or Konica Minolta.
• Amount of stabilization will differ by lens and shooting conditions.
• Super SteadyShot feature is not compatible with Konica Minolta AF Macro
Zoom Lens 3x-1x F1.7-2.8.
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Zoom Lenses
Zoom Lenses
SAL1118 (DT11-18mm F4.5-5.6)
SAL18200 (DT18-200mm F3.5-6.3)
Sony DT Lenses
SAL1118
Aspherical lens
APS-C format lens
ED glass
SAL1870
APS-C format lens
SAL18200
APS-C format lens
DT11-18mm F4.5-5.6
DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3
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Lens groups/elements: 12/15
Minimum focus: 9-13/16” (0.25m)
Filter diameter: 77 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 3-1/4
x 3-3/16” (83 x 80.5 mm)
• Weight: 12.7 oz (360 g)
Aspherical lens
ED glass
Lens groups/elements: 9/11
Minimum focus: 14-15/16” (0.38m)
Filter diameter: 55 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-5/8 x 3”
(66 x 77 mm)
• Weight: 8.3 oz (235 g)
Aspherical lens
The APS-C size image sensor used in digital
SLRs has slightly different optical requirements
than 35 mm format, as can be seen by
comparing 2 images taken at the same focal
length. DT lenses feature downsized optics that
are optimized for the smaller angle of view of
APS-C size image sensors. These optics also
result in more compact lens bodies.
ED glass
Lens groups/elements: 13/15
Minimum focus: 17-11/16” (0.45 m)
Filter diameter: 62 mm
Size: (diameter x length) 2-7/8
x 3-3/8” (73 x 85.5 mm)
• Weight: 14.3 oz (405 g)
35 mm format
Super wide-angle zoom lens designed for SLRs with an
APS-C size image sensor. Zoom range is equivalent to16.5–
27 mm in 35 mm format. High contrast is maintained
throughout the zoom range, and features such as aspheric
lens elements and ED glass serve to minimize flare,
spherical aberrations, and coma aberrations. Includes
circular aperture for beautiful defocusing, especially
of point light sources in night scenes. Internal focusing
optimizes AF operation.
Versatile zoom lens that covers many commonly used
focal lengths. Range is from wide-angle to medium
telephoto, equivalent to 27–105 mm in 35 mm format. This
lens is a compact and lightweight zoom lens designed
specifically for APS-C format SLRs. Includes aspheric
elements and ED glass to correct various aberrations at
wide-angle settings. Provides outstanding clarity at all
focal lengths, and short minimum focusing distance. Ideal
for a variety of subjects.
A zoom lens designed specifically for SLRs with an
APS-C size image sensor, featuring a wide zoom range
that’s equivalent to 27–300 mm in 35 mm format. Includes
3 aspheric lens elements and 2 ED glass elements to
suppress flare and correct various optical aberrations.
Capable of capturing images with high contrast and rich
tonal variation. Its circular aperture makes for pleasing
defocusing effects, and the internal focusing mechanism
ensures smooth AF operation.
Icons:
Circular aperture
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
APS-C size image sensor
DT Lenses cannot be used with 35 mm format cameras.
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
Zoom Lenses
Fixed Focal Length Lenses
SAL16F28 (16mm F2.8 Fisheye)
SAL75300 (75-300mm F4.5-5.6)
SAL24105
Aspherical lens
SAL75300
SAL16F28
SAL20F28
24-105mm F3.5-4.5
75-300mm F4.5-5.6
16mm F2.8 Fisheye
20mm F2.8
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• L ens groups/elements: 8/11
(including 1 filter)
• Minimum focus: 7-7/8” (0.2 m)
• Filters: 4 types (built-in)
• Size: (diameter x length): 2-15/16
x 2-5/8” (75 x 66.5 mm)
• Weight: 14.1 oz (400 g)
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Lens groups/elements: 11/12
Minimum focus: 19-11/16” (0.5 m)
Filter diameter: 62 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-13/16
x 2-11/16” (71 x 69 mm)
• Weight: 13.9 oz (395 g)
Extremely compact zoom lens that covers a broad range
of focal lengths from wide-angle to medium telephoto.
Excellent clarity at all focal lengths. Includes 2 aspheric
lens elements to minimize spherical aberrations, coma
aberrations, and lens flare. Also includes a circular
aperture for natural off-subject defocusing. During AF
operation, the manual focus ring does not rotate, which
enhances the operability of the lens.
Lens groups/elements: 10/13
Minimum focus: 59” (1.5 m)
Filter diameter: 55 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-13/16
x 4-13/16” (71 x 122 mm)
• Weight: 1 lb 0.2 oz (460 g)
Compact and lightweight zoom lens that ranges between
medium telephoto to telephoto focal lengths. Ideal for
portraits and for filling the frame with a subject that’s
situated at a distance. Provides the dual advantages of
high optical performance and compact size because
of an optical system based on the
double telephoto
zoom lenses. Also features a circular aperture for beautiful
defocusing, and a minimum focusing distance of 1.5 m.
Lens groups/elements: 9/10
Minimum focus: 9-7/8” (0.25 m)
Filter diameter: 72 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 3-1/16
x 2-1/8” (78 x 53.5 mm)
• Weight: 10.1 oz (285 g)
Allows you to capture dynamic images with all the
distinctive traits of a fisheye lens: curvilinear distortion,
exaggerated perspective, and an extremely deep depth
of field. The diagonal angle of view is 180° in 35 mm format
(110° in APS-C format). Clear images can be obtained
from 20 cm to infinity, even with the aperture wide open.
The lens includes 4 internal filters to select from.
• F ilters: normal; O56 monochrome contrast filter; B12 red reduction
filter; A12 blue reduction filter.
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Icons:
Circular aperture
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
A wide-angle lens that demonstrates an extremely
high degree of distortion compensation, which allows
you to capture high-quality images with exaggerated
perspective and very deep depth of field. Images are
crisp from corner to corner as a result of lens coatings
and the reduction of internal light reflection. Various
aberrations are compensated for at focusing distances
from 25 cm to infinity. The rear focusing mechanism
enables quick focusing.
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
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Fixed Focal Length Lenses
Macro Lenses
SAL50F14 (50 mm F1.4)
SAL28F28
SAL50F14
SAL50M28
SAL100M28
28mm F2.8
50mm F1.4
50mm F2.8 Macro
100mm F2.8 Macro
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Lens groups/elements: 5/5
Minimum focus: 11-13/16” (0.3 m)
Filter diameter: 49 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-9/16
x 1-11/16” (65.5 x 42.5 mm)
• Weight: 6.5 oz (185 g)
A wide-angle lens for capturing images with breadth
and deep depth of field. It gives you a wider frame
with which to compose your shots, so that more of the
surroundings can be included in the image. Highly
effective for architectural photography (both indoor
and outdoor), as well as for street scenes and landscapes.
Other benefits include a built-in lens hood, plus a
compact and lightweight design that makes the lens
wonderfully portable.
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SAL50M28 (50mm F2.8 Macro)
Lens groups/elements: 6/7
Minimum focus: 17-11/16” (0.45 m)
Filter diameter: 55 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-9/16
x 1-11/16” (65.5 x 42.5 mm)
• Weight: 7.8 oz (220 g)
A fast standard lens that lets you take full advantage of
ambient lighting as well as beautiful defocusing at wide
aperture settings. This lens is highly effective in low-light
situations when used together with Super SteadyShot®
image stabilization system, and is also recommended for
portraits. Captured images exhibit high resolution from
corner to corner, superior clarity, and low flare. A circular
aperture is used to enhance the unique defocusing effect
of large-aperture lenses.
L ens groups/elements: 6/7
Minimum focus: 7-7/8” (0.2 m)
Filter diameter: 55 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-13/16
x 2-3/8” (71.5 x 60 mm)
• Weight: 10.4 oz (295 g)
Lens groups/elements: 8/8
Minimum focus: 13-3/4” (0.35 m)
Filter diameter: 55 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-15/16
x 3-7/8” (75 x 98.5 mm)
• Weight: 1 lb 1.8 oz (505 g)
A compact macro lens with autofocusing from all ranges
between 1:1 magnification and infinity. Compared to a
macro lens with longer focal length, this lens provides a
wider frame for capturing more of the background in your
images. Magnificent image quality comes from its doublefloating lens construction, and a circular aperture ensures
beautiful defocusing. Close-ups can be taken from just
20 cm. To optimize handling, the focus ring does not rotate
during AF operation.
Icons:
Circular aperture
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
Telephoto macro lens with AF operation at all focal lengths
from 1:1 magnification to infinity. Ideal for close-ups of
flowers and other small objects. Also, the 100 mm focal
length lets you shoot subjects that you can’t get close
to, such as insects. Double-floating lens elements ensure
superior image quality, and 9-blade circular aperture
provides natural defocusing. Operability is enhanced by a
focus hold button, focus range limiter, and focus ring that
does not rotate during AF operation.
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
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STF (Smooth Trans Focus) Lens
Reflex Super-Telephoto Lens
SAL135F28 (135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF)
SAL135F28
Manual focus only
Teleconverter compatible
135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF
• L ens groups/elements: 6/8
(includes 1 group with 2 APD elements)
• Minimum focus: 34-1/4” (0.87 m)
• Filter diameter: 72 mm
• Size: (diameter x length): 3-1/8 x 3-7/8”
(80 x 99 mm)
• Weight: 1 lb 9.7 oz (730 g)
Ideal Defocusing with the
STF Lens
Autofocusing in a Reflex
Telephoto Lens
In a conventional lens, the amount of light
collected at the periphery of the lens is roughly
equal to the amount of light at the center. This
results in uniformly sharp objects at points
b and c, below. The STF lens, however, uses
a special filter called an “apodization
optical element” that collects less light at
the lens periphery, which results in diffusion
at the edges of the objects instead.
Smoother defocusing is due to this optical
characteristic.
In AF operation, distance is usually measured
with a beam of light that transmits through the
lens at around F6.7 to F8. If the aperture is any
smaller, then AF cannot function. However, the
SAL500F80 overcomes this limitation by using
a modified optical design in combination with
the camera’s highly sensitive AF sensor. First,
the secondary mirror was reduced in size so
as not to obstruct the metering light. Next, the
primary mirror was enlarged to improve light
collection efficiency. Finally, aberrations were
corrected at the rear of the lens to ensure high
sharpness while also enabling AF.
Conventional lens
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SAL500F80
500mm F8 Reflex
• L ens groups/elements: 5/7
(includes 1 filter)
• Minimum focus: 151-1/2” (4.0 m)
• Filter diameter: 42 mm (rear slide-in type)
• Size: (diameter x length): 3-1/2
x 4-5/8” (89 x 118 mm)
• Weight: 1 lb 7.5 oz (665 g)
STF lens
Apodization optical element
A
A
a
b
The special-purpose lens allows you to create truly unique
images with exceptionally smooth transitions between in-focus
and defocused areas. This is achieved through apodization
optics, which gives your images added dimensionality and
also contributes to the natural spread of highlights. Clarity at
the point of focus is superb, and vignetting and double-line
defocusing are avoided. A separate manual aperture ring
gives you added control over defocusing of objects at the
edges of the image.
SAL500F80 (500mm F8 Reflex)
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Defocusing of conventional
lens (around focus point “a”)
a
b
Because the STF lens collects less light overall
than conventional lenses, F-stops are replaced
by T (transmission) numbers. In practice,
the two types of values can be used
interchangeably to determine exposure.
Primary mirror
Sensor position (equivalent)
Image sensor for AF
c
Defocusing of STF lens
(around focus point “a”)
STF Lens & T Numbers
Secondary mirror
A unique reflex lens that provides autofocusing through
the innovative combination of a mirror lens system and the
camera’s AF sensor. Captures impressively clear images
with none of the chromatic aberration that often mars
conventional refractive lenses, and produces distinctive
ring-shaped defocusing effects. Light and compact for a
super-telephoto lens, and thus an ideal option for nature
and wildlife photography, especially as a means of
minimizing gear. Includes focus hold button.
Icons:
Circular aperture
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
Detail of AF sensor
Condenser lens
Separator lens
Exit pupil of 500mm lens
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
Light beam required for AF
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
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Sony
®
Lenses
Sony G Lenses
The large-aperture G Lens series brings together a wealth of
advanced technology to provide you with an exceptionally
refined level of optical performance. Its aspherical lens
elements improve lens performance; ED (Extra-low Dispersion)
glass minimizes the chromatic aberrations that occur at large
apertures; and the circular aperture makes smooth, beautiful
defocusing possible. The resulting difference in quality is clear
to see... and clearly breathtaking.
SAL35F14G (35mm F1.4 G)
Modulation Transfer
Function (MTF)
35mm F1.4 G
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Aspherical lens
Lens groups/elements: 8/10
Minimum focus: 11-13/16” (0.3 m)
Filter diameter: 55 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-3/4 x 3”
(69 x 76 mm)
• Weight: 1 lb 2 oz (510 g)
Fast wide-angle lens with superior image quality at wide
apertures thanks to glass-molded aspheric lens elements.
Achieves high resolution and high contrast from corner to
corner, with shallow depth of field also possible because
of the large maximum aperture. This unique lens gives a
special touch to portraits and landscapes, and is ideal for
handheld shooting. For comfortable handling, includes a
focus hold button and a focus ring that does not rotate
during AF operation.
MTF
100
Contrast (%)
SAL35F14G
MTF is a measurement of how well a lens
can reproduce fine details at a high level
of contrast. The curves below show lens
performance at two levels of spatial frequency
(10 or 30 line pairs/mm) for two types of
targets (radial R, tangential T). Performance is
measured at two settings: open and F8.
For each condition, contrast level changes at
various points away from the center of
the image.
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60
40
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12
16
20
Distance from center of image (mm)
Open
F8
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
R30 line pairs/mm
T30 line pairs/mm
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
R30 line pairs/mm
T30 line pairs/mm
(R: radial target, T: tangential target)
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Icons:
Circular aperture
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
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Sony® G Lenses
Sony G Lenses
4 buttons Electronic
SAL300F28G
Teleconverter compatible
300mm F2.8G
ED (Extra-low Dispersion ) glass
• L ens groups/elements: 12/13
(includes 1 filter)
• Minimum focus: 78-3/4” (2.0 m)
• Filter diameter: 42 mm (rear slide-in type)
• Size: (diameter x length): 4-13/16 x 9-9/16”
(122 x 242.4 mm)
• Weight: 5 lb 1.5 oz (2310 g) (w/o tripod mount)
Versatile wide-aperture telephoto lens that produces spectacular results with
sports scenes, landscapes, portraits, and more. Provides exceptionally sharp image
quality, with 3 ED glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration. Focusing is quiet
and responsive due to the SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) and internal focusing
SAL70200G (70-200mm F2.8 G)
mechanism. Minimum focusing distance is a class-leading 2.0 m. Great operability
SAL300F28G (300mm F2.8 G)
comes from the pre-focus function, focus range switch, 2 DMF modes, lightweight
design, and detachable tripod mount. A large carbon fiber hood provides effective
light shielding.
Shooting distance index
Zoom ring
Tripod mount index
Shooting distance scale
Shooting distance scale
Focus hold button
Focus mode switch
DMF switch
Slot-in filter frame
Focus ring
Focus range
adjust layer
Focus range
switch
Focus preset
button
3 buttons Electronic
SAL70200G
Teleconverter compatible
Buzzer
ED (Extra-low Dispersion ) glass
L ens groups/elements: 16/19
Minimum focus: 47-1/4” (1.2 m)
Filter diameter: 77 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 3-7/16
x 7-3/4” (87 x 196.5 mm)
• Weight: 2 lb 15.3 oz (1340 g)
(w/o tripod mount)
High-performance lens for popular telephoto focal lengths
that features fast, continuous F2.8 aperture and comfortable
handling. Excellent contrast and clarity at all focal lengths,
with minimal chromatic aberration because of its 4 ED glass
elements. Quiet, responsive focusing comes courtesy of the
SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) and internal focusing. Two
types of DMF (Direct Manual Focus) enable you to fine-tune
focus, even during AF operation. Also includes 3 focus hold
buttons and a focus range limiter.
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Focus hold button
Focus ring
70mm focal length
MTF
MTF
100
80
80
40
20
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8
12
16
20
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4
8
12
16
20
Distance from center of image (mm)
Open
F8
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
R30 line pairs/mm
T30 line pairs/mm
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
R30 line pairs/mm
T30 line pairs/mm
(R: radial target, T: tangential target)
For details of MTF, please refer to p17.
resolving power. A handy tool for minimizing
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gear. Great for landscape or sports photography.
0
4
8
12
16
20
F8
For details of MTF, please refer to p17.
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length of the primary lens, with no impact on
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Open
R30 line pairs/mm
T30 line pairs/mm
40
These attachments significantly boost the focal
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Distance from center of image (mm)
line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
60
Teleconverters
Distance from center of image (mm)
60R10
Strap eyelet
80
200mm focal length
100
0
Focus hold/
pre-focus
switch
Focal length scale
Contrast (%)
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Operation switch
Contrast (%)
70-200mm F2.8 G
MTF
100
Tripod mount index
Contrast (%)
Depth of field scale
Shooting distance index
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
R30 line pairs/mm
T30 line pairs/mm
(R: radial target, T: tangential target)
Compatible lenses
SAL14TC
SAL20TC
SAL70200G (70-200mm F2.8G)*1
1.4x Teleconverter
2x Teleconverter
SAL300F28G (300mm F2.8G)*1
• Lens groups/elements: 4/5
• Size: (diam x length): 2-1/2
x 13/16” (64 x 20 mm)
• Weight: 6 oz (170 g)
• Lens groups/elements: 5/6
• Size: (diam x length): 2-1/2
x 1-11/16” (64 x 43.5 mm)
• Weight: 7.1 oz (200 g)
SAL135F28 (135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF)*2
*1 Compatible with MF and AF focusing modes.
*2 Compatible with MF focusing mode only.
Icons:
Circular aperture
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
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Carl Zeiss Lenses
®
Carl Zeiss Lenses
Unparalleled quality has long been the hallmark of Carl Zeiss
lenses. And now, over 160 years of optical expertise has been
distilled into a series of
mount lenses, jointly developed
by Carl Zeiss and Sony. With exclusive T* (“T-star”) coating
technology for higher light transmission, and minimal flare
and ghosting. With marvelously faithful and luminous colors.
And with extreme compensation of various optical
aberrations. Discover some of the world’s finest lenses, and
unlock your true artistic potential.
SAL85F14Z (Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA)
Modulation Transfer
Function (MTF)
MTF is a measurement of how well a lens
can reproduce fine details at a high
level of contrast. The curves below show
lens performance at two levels of spatial
frequency (10 or 30 line pairs/mm) for two
types of targets (radial R, tangential T).
Performance is measured at two settings:
open and F8. For each condition, contrast
level changes at various points away from
the center of the image.
SAL85F14Z
Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA
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Icons:
Circular aperture
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
MTF F8
100
100
80
80
Contrast (%)
Among the finest choices for portrait photography. The Carl Zeiss
Planar T* lens for
digital SLRs is a new-generation model that
allows gorgeous portraits to be captured at a relaxed distance from
the subject, while providing superior image clarity and also smooth,
natural defocusing that adds depth to your portraits. Optimum
handling is ensured by features such as a focus hold button to lock
focus and a focus ring that does not rotate during AF operation. With
its large aperture, the SAL85F14ZA is ideal for handheld shooting in
low light, especially when used in conjunction with Super SteadyShot,
the in-camera image stabilization system of the
digital SLR.
MTF Open
Contrast (%)
Aspherical lens
Lens groups/elements: 7/8
Minimum focus: 33-1/2” (0.85 m)
Filter diameter: 72 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 3-3/16 x 2-15/16”
(81 x 75 mm)
• Weight: 1 lb 6.6 oz (640 g)
60
40
20
0
4
8
12
16
20
Focus Range limiter
40
20
0
Distance from center of image (mm)
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
60
4
8
12
16
20
Distance from center of image (mm)
R20 line pairs/mm
T20 line pairs/mm
R40 line pairs/mm
T40 line pairs/mm
For details of MTF, please refer to p17.
(R: radial target, T: tangential target)
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
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Carl Zeiss® Lenses
Carl Zeiss Lenses
SAL1680Z (Vario-Sonnar T*DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA)
SAL135F18Z (Sonnar T*135mm F1.8 ZA)
MTF Open
MTF F8
20
0
4
8
12
16
20
Distance from center of image (mm)
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
SAL135F18Z
60
40
20
0
4
8
12
16
20
Distance from center of image (mm)
R20 line pairs/mm
T20 line pairs/mm
R40 line pairs/mm
T40 line pairs/mm
For details of MTF, please refer to p.21.
(R: radial target, T: tangential target)
SAL1680Z
A standout among medium telephoto lenses due to its
large maximum aperture and 3 ED glass elements that
compensate for chromatic aberration. Demonstrates
high resolving power even at wider apertures and also
sharpness from corner to corner, which allows for subtle
details to be captured faithfully. Another key benefit is the
powerful close-up capability, as 0.25x magnification can
be obtained with high image quality at the lens’ minimum
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Aspherical lens
focusing distance of 0.72 m. In terms of operability,
the internal focusing mechanism provides fast
autofocusing, and the focus ring does not rotate during
AF operation. Focus hold button is also included. When
used in conjunction with Super SteadyShot® image
stabilization, this lens is excellent for handheld shooting
in low-light conditions.
40
20
3
6
9
12
Circular aperture
•
•
•
•
L ens groups/elements: 10/14
Minimum focus: 13-3/4” (0.35 m)
Filter diameter: 62 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 2-13/16
x 3-1/4”
• Weight: 15.7 oz (445 g)
Internal focusing
Focus Hold Button
60
40
20
0
3
6
9
12
Distance from center of image (mm)
MTF Open
100
MTF Open
100
80
60
40
20
0
3
6
9
12
Distance from center of image (mm)
Zoom lens designed specifically for digital SLRs with APS-C
size image sensor, with unusually wide angle to telephoto
zoom range that’s equivalent to 24–120 mm in 35 mm format.
Includes 2 glass-molded aspherical elements to deliver
high contrast and a clear, luminous quality to your images.
The optical system is optimized for digital SLRs, which ensures
high optical performance even while overall lens size is kept
small. Other advantages include comfortable handling and
operation, plus a circular aperture for beautiful defocusing.
Icons:
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80 mm focal length
APS-C format lens
Vario-Sonnar T*
DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
•
•
•
•
ED (Extra low Dispersion) glass
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Distance from center of image (mm)
Sonnar T*135mm F1.8 ZA
L ens groups/elements: 8/11
Minimum focus: 28-3/8” (0.72 m)
Filter diameter: 77 mm
Size: (diameter x length): 3-1/2
x 4-1/2” (88.5 x 115 mm)
• Weight: 2 lb 3.2 oz (995 g)
80
0
MTF Open
100
Contrast (%)
40
Contrast (%)
60
MTF Open
100
Contrast (%)
80
16 mm focal length
Contrast (%)
80
Contrast (%)
100
Contrast (%)
100
R10 line pairs/mm
T10 line pairs/mm
80
60
40
20
0
3
6
9
12
Distance from center of image (mm)
R20 line pairs/mm
T20 line pairs/mm
R40 line pairs/mm
T40 line pairs/mm
For details of MTF, please refer to p.21.
(R: radial target, T: tangential target)
Focus Range limiter
ADI flash metering
• For details, please refer to the
SSM (Super sonic wave motor)
Lens Technology section on p.26–28.
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Main Specifications of
Product
Model Name
Lenses
Description
35mm equivalent
Angle of View
Lens Configuration Focal Length (mm)
when used with
(group/ element)
when used with
APS-C DSLR
APS-C DSLR
Angle of View
(35mm format)
No. of
Aperture Blade
Min. Aperture
(f)
Max.
Magnification
Ratio (x)
Minimum
Focusing
Distance
Distance
Encoder (for
ADI Flash
Metering)
Filter Dia. (mm)
Lens Hood
shape/mount
Dimensions
(Dia. X L)(in.)
Weight*
(approx.)
Provided Accessories
7
22-29
0.125
9.8” / 0.25 m
yes
77
petal/bayonet
3-3/8 x 3-1/4
12-3/4 oz
lens hood SH0009
7
22-36
0.25
15” / 0.38 m
yes
55
round/bayonet
2-5/8 x 3-1/8
8-5/16 oz
lens hood SH0006
7
22-40
0.27
17.7” / 0.45 m
yes
62
petal/bayonet
2-7/8 x 3-3/8
14-5/16 oz
lens hood SH0008
7
22-27
0.18
19.7” / 0.5 m
yes
62
petal/bayonet
2-13/16 x 2-11/16
13-15/16 oz
lens hood SH0016
SAL1118*2
DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6
12/15
16.5-27
104˚-76˚
-
(circular aperture)
SAL1870*2
DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6
9/11
27-105
76˚-23˚
-
(circular aperture)
DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
13/15
27-300
76˚-8˚
-
(circular aperture)
SAL24105
24-105mm f/3.5-4.5
11/12
36-157.5
61˚-15˚
84˚-23˚
(circular aperture)
SAL75300
75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
10/13
112.5-450
21˚-5˚20’
32˚-8˚10’
(circular aperture)
7
32-38
0.25
59” / 1.5 m
yes
55
round/bayonet
2-13/16 x 4-13/16
1 lb 1/4 oz
lens hood SH0007
SAL16F28
16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
(incl. 1x filter)
8/11
24
110˚
180˚
7
22
0.15
7.9” / 0.2 m
-
4 colors (built-in)
petal/fixed
2-15/16 x 2-5/8
14-1/8 oz
-
SAL20F28
20mm f/2.8
9/10
30
70˚
94˚
(circular aperture)
7
22
0.13
9.8” / 0.25 m
-
72
petal/bayonet
3-1/16 x 2-1/8
10-1/16 oz
lens hood SH0013
SAL28F28
28mm f/2.8
5/5
42
54˚
75˚
7
22
0.13
11.8” / 0.3 m
-
49
round/built-in
2-9/16 x 1-11/16
6-1/2 oz
-
SAL50F14
50mm f/1.4
6/7
75
32˚
47˚
(circular aperture)
7
22
0.15
17.7” / 0.45 m
yes
55
round/bayonet
2-9/16 x 1-11/16
7-3/4 oz
lens hood SH0011
SAL50M28
50mm f/2.8 Macro
6/7
75
32˚
47˚
(circular aperture)
7
32
1.0
7.9” / 0.2 m
yes
55
-
2-13/16 x 2-3/8
10-3/8 oz
-
SAL100M28
100mm f/2.8 Macro
8/8
150
16˚
24˚
(circular aperture)
9
32
1.0
13.8” / 0.35 m
yes
55
round/bayonet
3x4
1 lb 2 oz
lens hood SH0007
SAL135F28*3
135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF
6/8
202.5
12˚
18˚
9 (auto)
10 (manual)
31 [T32]
0.25
34.3” / 0.87 m
-
72
round/bayonet
3-1/8 x 3-7/8
1 lb 9-3/4 oz
lens hood SH0014, case
SAL500F80*4
500mm f/8 Reflex
(incl. 1x filter)
5/7
750
3˚10’
5˚
-
8 (fixed)
0.13
157.5” / 4 m
-
(exclusive)
42
round/threaded
3-5/8 x 4-3/4
1 lb 7-7/16 oz
lens hood SH0015, ND filter
SAL14TC*5
1.4x Teleconverter
4/5
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
yes
-
-
2-1/2 x 13/16
6 oz
case
SAL20TC*5
2x Teleconverter
5/6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
yes
-
-
2-1/2 x 1-11/16
7-1/16 oz
case
SAL35F14G
35mm f/1.4 G
8/10
52.5
44˚
63˚
9
22
0.2
11.8” / 0.3 m
yes
55
petal/bayonet
2-3/4 x 3
1 lb 2 oz
lens hood SH0001, case
SAL70200G
70-200mm f/2.8 G
16/19
105-300
23˚-8˚
34˚-12˚30’
(circular aperture)
9
32
0.21
47.2” / 1.2 m
yes
77
petal/bayonet
3-1/2 x 7-3/4
(w/out tripod mount)
2 lbs 15-1/4 oz
lens hood SH0010, case
SAL300F28G
300mm f/2.8 G
(incl. 1x filter)
12/13
450
5˚20’
8˚10’
(circular aperture)
9
32
0.18
78.7” / 2 m
yes
(exclusive)
42
round/clip-on
5-1/16 x 9-3/8
(w/out tripod mount)
5 lbs 1-1/2 oz
hood, slot-in circular polarizing filter,
lens strap, hard carrying case
9
22
0.13
33.5” / 0.85 m
yes
72
round/bayonet
3-1/4 x 2-7/8
1 lb 3-3/4 oz
lens hood SH0002, case
9
22
0.25
28.3” / 0.72 m
yes
77
round/bayonet
3-1/2 x 4-5/8
2 lbs 5 oz
lens hood SH0003, case
7
22-29
0.24
13.8” / 0.35 m
yes
62
petal/bayonet
2-7/8 x 3-3/8
15-1/2 oz
lens hood SH0005, case
SAL18200*2
(incl. APD element 1/2)
SAL85F14Z
Planar T*
7/8
127.5
19˚
29˚
(circular aperture)
SAL135F18Z
Sonnar T*
8/11
202.5
12˚
18˚
(circular aperture)
SAL1680Z*2
Vario-Sonnar T*
10/14
24-120
83˚-20˚
-
(circular aperture)
85mm f/1.4 ZA
135mm f/1.8 ZA
DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA
Focal length vs. angle of view (when used with APS-C size image sensor DSLR)
11 mm, 104˚*
(16.5 mm) **
(circular aperture)
18 mm, 76˚*
(27 mm) **
24 mm, 61˚*
(36 mm) **
28 mm, 54˚*
(42 mm) **
35 mm, 44˚*
(52.5 mm) **
50 mm, 32˚*
(75 mm) *
*1: Digital SLR camera with APS-C size (23.6 mm x 15.8 mm) image sensor *2: Exclusive use with a digital SLR camera with an APS-C image sensor, not compatible with a 35mm SLR camera. *3: Manual focus only. *4: AF possible
with the central focus frame of the camera. *5: Lens compatibility; operation in AF and MF modes with SAL70200G / SAL300F28G, MF only with SAL135F28 •The angle of view of a lens attached to a digital SLR with APS-C size image
sensor equals to that of a 35mm format SLR camera at approx.1.5x focal length. •Depending on the lens mechanism, focal length may vary according to the shooting distance. Focal length stated in this brochure is defined by the
shooting distance at infinite.
70 mm, 23˚*
(105 mm) **
85 mm, 19˚*
(127.5 mm) **
100 mm, 16˚*
(150 mm) **
200 mm, 8˚*
(300 mm) **
300 mm, 5˚20’*
(450 mm) **
500 mm, 3˚10’*
(750 mm) **
*Angle of view **Equivalent focal lengths in 35 mm format
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Lens Technology
Circular aperture
In general, if an aperture uses 7 or
9 aperture blades, then the shape
of the aperture becomes a 7-sided
or 9-sided polygon as the aperture
is made smaller. However, this has
a certain undesirable effect in
that the defocusing of point light
sources appears polygonal and
not circular.
lenses overcome
this problem through a unique
design that keeps the aperture
almost perfectly circular from
its wide-open setting to when it
is closed by 2 stops. Smoother,
more natural defocusing can be
obtained as a result.
specially developed aspherical
lens elements. This advanced
optical technology minimizes
spherical aberration in all types of
lenses, including large-aperture
lenses. Aspherical lenses maintain
high contrast in images taken
with the aperture wide open,
and effectively suppress image
distortion. Also, because less lens
elements are required, the entire
lens stays compact.
ED (Extra-low
Dispersion) glass
Optical glass
Aspherical lens
Spherical lens
Focal
plane
Focal
plane
ED glass
Multi-layered coating
Only the middle groups of the
optical system are moved to
achieve focusing, which leaves
the total length of the lens intact.
Benefits include fast autofocusing
and a short minimum focusing
distance. Also, the filter thread
at the front of the lens does not
rotate, which is convenient if
you’re using a polarizing filter.
Double telephoto zoom
Rear focusing
Through the use of a telephototype lens structure, the length of
a fixed focal length lens can be
made shorter than its actual focal
length. A double telephoto zoom
lens takes this principle of design
one step further, by combining
two such telephoto-type structures
to produce a telephoto zoom lens
that is extremely compact.
By moving only the rear group of
lenses to focus, the lens allows for
speedy AF operation and a shorter
minimum focusing distance. Also,
because the front of the lens does
not rotate, operability is improved
when you’re shooting with a
polarizing filter attached.
Floating mechanism
Aspherical lens
Focal
plane
Focal
plane
Spherical aberration occurs in
conventional lenses due to a
misalignment on the focal plane
between light coming from the
periphery of the lens and light
coming from the center of the
lens. Despite the development
of various methods to correct
this aberration, the flaw remains
apparent particularly in wideangle lenses with large apertures.
Unless, that is, the lens includes
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As focal lengths get longer,
lenses built with conventional
optical glass have difficulties with
chromatic aberration, and as a
result, images suffer from lower
contrast, lower color quality,
and lower resolution. To counter
such problems, ED glass was
developed and is included in
select
lenses. It dramatically
improves chromatic aberration at
telephoto ranges, and provides
superior contrast across the
entire image, even at large
aperture settings.
Internal focusing
Although most of the light that
falls on an optical glass element
passes through directly, some of
it reflects at the surface to cause
flare or ghost images. In order to
avoid this problem, a thin layer
of anti-reflective coating must
be applied to the lens surface.
Lenses use multi-layered coating
to effectively suppress such
problems over a wide spectrum of
wavelengths.
Ideally, lens aberrations can
be adequately compensated
at any shooting distance. In
reality, compensation is quite
difficult at close distances. The
floating mechanism addresses
this problem by allowing groups
of lens elements to move closer
or farther apart, which makes
it possible to correct various
aberrations at practically all
focusing distances. A double
floating mechanism is included in
the SAL50M28 and SAL100M28.
Aluminum alloy lens barrel
Aluminum alloy is used in the
construction of the G series and
other high-end lenses to ensure
high optical performance. This
material is lightweight, durable,
and highly resistant to the effects
of temperature change.
Focus
hold button
Once focus has
been adjusted on
the desired part
of the frame, pressing this button
on the lens barrel will hold focus
if you wish to recompose the shot.
Alternately, depth of field preview
can be assigned to this button
through the camera’s custom
setting menu.
Focus range limiter
This function
saves you a bit
of time during
AF operation by
setting a limit
on the focusing
range. In macro lenses, this limit
can be on either the close or
distant range (as pictured). In
the SAL70200G, the limit is set
on distant ranges only. In the
SAL300F28G, focusing can be
limited either to a distant range
or to a range that you specify
yourself.
Distance encoder
The distance encoder is a lens
component that directly detects
the position of the focusing
mechanism, and sends a signal
to the CPU in order to measure
distance to the subject. During
flash photography, this data is
very useful in calculating how
much flash output is appropriate
to the scene. The distance
encoder plays an integral part in
ADI flash metering, which delivers
high-precision flash metering that
is unaffected by the reflectance of
subjects or backgrounds.
ADI flash metering
Advanced Distance Integration
flash metering is available when
the built-in flash, HVL-F56AM
external flash, or HVL-F36AM
external flash is used together with
a lens that has a built-in distance
encoder.* It provides automatic
metering that is virtually
unaffected by the reflectance of
subjects or backgrounds. Precise
distance information is obtained
through the encoder, and this
data is used to compensate the
flash output accordingly. This
yields accurate exposures more
reliably than conventional TTL
(through-the-lens) flash metering,
which can be thrown off by overly
reflective or overly dark subjects
and backgrounds.
* F or details, please see the specifications
chart on p.24–25
SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor)
SSM is a piezoelectric motor
that contributes to smooth and
silent AF operation. The motor
produces high torque at slow
rotation, and provides immediate
start and stop responses. It is
also extremely quiet, which helps
keep autofocusing silent. Lenses
that feature SSM also include
a position-sensitive detector to
directly detect the amount of lens
rotation, a factor that improves AF
precision overall.
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Glossary
Angle of view
How much of a scene fits into your
frame is expressed as an angle of
view, which changes according
to focal length. A “standard” lens
is one with an angle of view of
about 47°, which approximates
the scope of human visual
perception. A wide-angle lens is
a lens that has a wider angle of
view, whereas a telephoto lens is a
lens with a narrower angle of view.
Accessories
smaller apertures, shorter focal
lengths, or longer focusing
distances. Conversely, it shrinks as
you open the lens, use a longer
lens, or get closer to your subject.
Focal length
A camera lens is constructed
from many lens elements, but
in principle it acts like a single
Principal point
of convex lens
Focal Plane
Focal Point
Depth of field
Focal Length
convex lens. Focal length is the
distance (in millimeters) that light
travels from the center of this
idealized lens to where the image
forms on the focal plane. Subjects
appear larger at longer focal
lengths, and smaller at shorter
focal lengths. At any given focal
length, the overall scope of the
image will vary in relation to the
size of the image sensor.
50mm F2.8
F-stop
50mm F2.8
Depth of field refers to the area
around your subject that appears
to stay in focus. How “shallow” or
“deep” it is can be independently
affected by various factors such
as aperture, focal length, and
focusing distance. For example,
depth of field gets deeper at
F-numbers (or “stops”) represent
a ratio of the size of the aperture
relative to the focal length of a lens.
Because the aperture regulates
the amount of light passing through
the lens, each successive F-stop
represents a halving or doubling
of the brightness. Because an
F-number is actually a fraction,
smaller F-stops correspond to
larger apertures. Lenses with
smaller F-numbers are considered
“fast” as they gather more light,
permit the use of faster shutter
speeds and provide a brighter
viewfinder image.
Expand the range of what, how and where you can shoot with
system accessories for your camera. Available accessories
include a variety of high-performance flash units, cables, and
connectors, as well as viewfinder optics, carrying cases, and
other essential items.
Magnification ratio
Magnification compares the
actual size of an object with
how big the object appears
on the image sensor. In macro
photography, 1:1 magnification
means that the object is just
as big in the image as it is in
real life. Lens specifications
usually indicate the maximum
magnification of a lens as either
a rate or ratio.
Perspective
Perspective is the visual effect
of how far apart foregrounds
and backgrounds appear with
respect to each other. It can be
seen clearly in images taken with
a wide-angle lens: foreground
objects are big while background
objects look small, which creates
a sense of distance between
them. This effect diminishes
at longer focal lengths, as the
distance between foreground and
background gets compressed.
APS-C size image sensor vs. 35 mm format
Image area of
35mm format
Image area of DSLR
with APS-C size sensor
47˚ angle of view
Lens
Focus
Point
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32˚ angle of view
Principal point
Same
focusing
distance
(50mm)
Lens
Focus
Point
At any given focal length, a digital SLR with an APS-C size image
sensor has a slightly smaller angle of view than a 35 mm format
camera, and yields an image that is about two-thirds in size. So
if you are shooting with an APS-C format camera, it is useful to
keep in mind a conversion factor of 1.5x. For example, a 50 mm
focal length is equivalent to 75 mm in 35 mm format.
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Professional-quality lighting is within reach. External flash advanced features let
you meter more precisely, use faster shutter speeds, set-up off-camera lighting
and more.
Flashes
Advanced flash functions for
superior control of lighting.
ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering
A high-precision TTL flash metering method that works in conjunction
with the built-in distance encoder of the lens. Flash output is based
on accurate measurement of distance-to-subject, and therefore is
not affected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds.
HVL-F56AM
External flash
High-speed sync operation
• Includes case, mini-stand
Compact and high-performance flash unit with
high flash output (guide number: 56*1). Its wideangle adapter expands flash coverage to the
angle of view of a lens at 17 mm focal length*2.
In conjunction with the lens’ built-in distance
encoder, it performs ADI flash metering and
avoids the influence of background or subject
reflectance. Also offers wireless operation and
high-speed sync. Flash head can be angled or
swiveled for bounce flash or close-up shooting.
Flash operation can be synchronized to all shutter speeds, which
offers a distinct advantage over conventional daylight sync
operation in which the shutter speed must be equal to or slower than
the speed of the flash. With high-speed sync, you can work at faster
shutter speeds and thus open up the aperture to obtain defocused
backgrounds for more pleasing portraits. High-speed is compatible
with wireless flash operation.
• HSS is not compatible with ADI metering and bounce flash (in upward direction).
Wide focus area-compatible AF illuminator
(HVL-F56AM ONLY)
Defocused background made possible
by high-speed synch (1/2000 sec., F2)
External flash
Compact flash unit with guide number 36* .
Includes a wide-angle adapter to expand flash
coverage to the angle of view of a lens at 17
mm focal length*2. In conjunction with the lens’
built-in distance encoder, it performs ADI flash
metering and avoids the influence of subject or
background reflectance. Compatible with highspeed sync and wireless flash. Flash head tilts up
to 90° for bounce flash applications.
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Modeling flash function
(HVL-F56AM ONLY)
Two types of modeling flash help you refine your lighting
setups. One type fires 3 short bursts in 1.5 seconds, so
that you can check the size and direction of shadows
on the subject. Ideal for wireless flash photography. The
other type produces 160 bursts in 4 seconds (40 Hz),
which mimics the effect of ambient lighting and allows
for even finer checking of shadows.
Comparison with the built-in flash
The 100’s built-in flash has a guide number of 12*, which
can reach subjects at about 10 ft (3 m) (F4, ISO 100). This
is highly practical in most situations, but but in longer
shooting distances an external flash can provide great
flexibility. The HVL-F56AM features guide number 56, and can
reach 46 ft (14 m) at the same camera settings. In addition,
this unit’s high flash output can be used to bounce light off
the ceiling or walls, which adds diffuse light to the scene
to create pleasing, very natural illumination without harsh
shadows.
Comparison of illumination ranges (85mm at ISO 100, m)
Tiltable up 90°, down 10°
(HVL-F56AM only)
(down-tilting HVL-F56AM only)
Built-in flash produces well-lit
images with limited sense
of depth.
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AF illuminator
Wireless flash
35mm
50mm
70mm
85mm
32
38
44
50
56
17mm
24mm
28mm
35mm
50mm
70mm
85mm
14
25
26
30
35
41
42
17mm
24mm
28mm
35mm
50mm
70mm
85mm
1/250
6.7
12
13
15
17
19
22
1/500
4.5
8.6
9.5
10
12
13
16
1/1000
3.5
6
6.7
7.5
9
9.5
11
1/2000
2.4
4.3
4.5
5
6
6.7
8
1/4000
1.7
3
3.5
3.7
4.5
4.7
5.6
Guide number at 1/1
Focal length of
the lens
Guide number
(at ISO 100 in meters)
Shutter speed
High-speed
sync
(HSS)
Power level switching
Automatically switched between 24 mm - 85 mm focal lengths. Angle of view of at
17mm focal length is also covered when a wide-angle adapter is attached.
6 levels (1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32)
Alkaline batt.
Ni-MH batt.
Lithium batt.
(Appx. based on Sony std.)
90 - 3200 / 0.2 - 11 s
Flash coverage
Covers the angle of view at focal lengths between 24 mm and 85 mm. Automatically changed by
adjustments in lens focal length. Manual selection possible with 24 / 28 / 35 / 50 / 85 mm. Covers the
angle of view of at 17 mm focal length with a wide-angle adapter attached.
Bounce flash
Continuous flash
AF illuminator range
Flash control
Multiple Flash
80 - 2800 / 0.2 - 8 s
250 - 8000 / 0.2 - 13 s
Available (Click position: up 45˚/60˚/75˚/90˚, down 10˚, right 30˚/45˚/60˚/75˚/90˚,
left 30˚/45˚/60˚/75˚/90˚/120˚/150˚/180˚)
5 flashes / second, total 40 flashes (1/32 power level, with Ni-MH batt.)
Approx. 0.5 -10 m (based on SONY measurement)
Direct through-the-lens (TTL) flash metering, pre-flash control, manual flash control selectable
For use w/Manual Exposure. 15-step selectable flash frequency (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/20/30/40/50/100Hz);
15-step selectable flash number (2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/--).
When "--" selected, flash fires for duration of exposure.
Wireless flash
High-speed sync.
Modeling flash
Available when used with the
Power source
Four AA-size batteries (Alkaline / Ni-MH / Lithium) / Optional external Battery Adapter FA-EB1AM
(six AA-size batteries)
Dimensions (WxHxD) / weight
Approx. 3 x 5-3/16 x 3-3/4" (77.5 x 132 x 95.5 mm) / 13.1 oz (370 g) without batteries
digital SLR
Available in all shutter speeds when used with the
digital SLR
Available with the Test button (two types; 2 Hz / 3 second, 40 Hz / 4 second)
• Focal lengths in lenses for 35mm-format SLRs
Type
Automatic electronic flash (clip-on type) with direct through-the-lens (TTL) flash
metering; auto-lock foot system, auto-zoom, high-speed sync, wireless flash,
bounce flash functions.
Approx. 10 ft
Approx. 30 ft
(at ISO 100 in meters)
HVL-F56AM
Approx. 46 ft.
Custom Settings
• Wireless channel settings (channels 1 to 4)*
• Choice of feet or meters to indicate distance*
• Auto power-off (selectable: 4, 15, 60 minutes or OFF)
• Auto power-off during wireless operation (60 min. or OFF)
• Allows manual flash setting with camera in either M
mode or any exposure mode*
Handy mini-stand for
wireless flash photography
17mm
Guide number at 1/1
8.5
power level
Focal length of
the lens
Guide number
17mm
Guide number at 1/1
11
power level
Focal length of the lens
Wireless flash
* To confirm which lenses include a distance decoder, please see
the
Lens specifications chart on p. 24-25.
Rotates left 180°, right 90°
28mm
30
Focal length of the lens
* HVL-F56AM only
LCD (HVL-F56AM only)
24mm
18
power level
Normal flash
100
Easy-to-see large panel
17mm
Guide number at 1/1
Focal length of the lens
Flashes / Recycle time (sec.)
*1: 85mm focal length at 100 ISO, m
*2: Focal length for 35 mm format SLRs
Excellent operability
Focal length of the lens
Normal flash
power level
Wireless functionality lets you set the position and direction of
off-camera lighting in any way you like. By lighting from different
angles, you can create soft shadows to add depth to your images,
and avoid the strong shadows and hot spots that occur with front
lighting. Compatible with high-speed sync.
External flash at camera
right produces side lighting
for added depth.
Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with direct through-the-lens (TTL) flash
metering; auto-lock foot system, auto-zoom, high-speed sync (HSS), power level
switching, wireless flash, bounce flash, modelling flash, multi-burst functions
Conventional daylight sync (1/125 sec., F8)
TTL (through-the-lens) wireless flash
• Includes case, mini-stand, diffuser
Type
The AF illuminator complements the camera’s wide
focus area, and enables fast and accurate focusing in
dim conditions.
* 85mm focal length at 100 ISO, m.
HVL-F36AM
Main specifications of HVL-F56AM
24mm
28mm
35mm
50mm
85mm
20
22
25
29
36
24mm
28mm
35mm
50mm
85mm
14
15
19
22
28
24mm
28mm
35mm
50mm
85mm
1/250
10
11
13
15
18
1/500
7
8
9
11
13
1/1000
5
5.6
6.5
7.5
9
1/2000
3.5
4
4.6
5.3
6.4
1/4000
2.5
2.8
3.2
3.8
4.5
Shutter speed
High-speed
sync
(HSS)
Automatically switched between 24 mm - 85 mm focal lengths. Angle of view of at 17 mm focal length
is also covered when a wide-angle adapter is attached.
Flashes / Recycle time (sec.)
(Appx. based on Sony std.)
Flash coverage
Bounce flash
Continuous flash
AF illuminator range
Flash control
Wireless flash
High-speed sync.
Power source
Dimensions (WxHxD) / weight
Alkaline batt.
200 - 4,000 / 0.2 - 6 s
Ni-MH batt.
150 - 3,000 / 0.2 - 5 s
Lithium batt.
500 - 10,000 / 0.2 - 6 s
Covers the angle of view at focal lengths between 24 mm and 85 mm. Automatically changed by
adjustments in lens focal length. Manual selection possible with 24 / 28 / 35 / 50 / 85 mm. Covers the
angle of view of at 17 mm focal length with a wide-angle adapter attached.
Available (Click position: up 45˚/60˚/75˚/90˚)
5 flashes / second, total 40 flashes (GN: 6, at 85 mm focal lengths, with Ni-MH batt.)
Approx. 0.5 - 6 m (based on SONY measurement)
Direct through-the-lens (TTL) flash metering, pre-flash control
Available when used with the
digital SLR
Available in all shutter speeds when used with the
digital SLR
Four AA-size batteries (Alkaline / Ni-MH / Lithium)
Approx. 2-11/16 x 4-13/16 x 3-1/2" (68 x 122 x 89 mm) / 9.2 oz (260 g) (without batteries)
• For wired (not wireless) off-camera operation using the
digital SLR, Off-Camera Shoe FA-CS1AM (optional) and
Off-Camera Cable FA-CC1AM (optional) are required. Focal lengths in lenses for 35mm-format SLRs
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Macro Flash, Ring Light
Flash Accessories
Vivid lighting for high-quality macro photography, plus the freedom to
control the balance of light and shadow for added effect.
With flash arm attached and extended. With flash units mounted 180˚ apart.
Main specifications of HVL-MT24AM
Type
Guide number
(at ISO 100 in meters)
HVL-MT24AM
Macro twin flash kit
Kit includes 2 powerful flash units (guide number
24, combined *1) that can be mounted at various
positions around the lens holder. Flash units can
also be attached on arms that extend to two
positions—a useful feature for putting a bit of
distance between the camera and subject.
Other features include a modeling function that
lets you check beforehand how shadows will fall,
and a wide-angle adapter that expands flash
coverage to the angle of view of a lens at 24 mm
focal length*2.
*1: ISO 100, m during normal operation. *2: Focal length for 35 mm format SLRs
Power level switching
Auto-electronic flash with direct through-the-lens (TTL) flash metering
Power level
1/8
1/16
1/1
1/2
1/4
With 1 flash
6
4.2
17
12
8.5
1/32
1/64
3
2.1
With 2 flashes
24
17
12
8.5
6
4.2
3
With a wide-angle adapter (1 flash)
11
8
5.6
4
2.8
2
1.4
With a diffuser (1 flash)
7
5
3.5
2.5
1.8
1.3
0.9
1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64
Custom setting possible for 1/1, 1/1.4, 1/2, 1/2.8, 1/4, 1/5.6, 1/8
Flashes / Recycle time (sec.)
(Appx. based on Sony std.)
Alkaline batt.
Ni-MH batt.
Lithium batt.
200 / 6 sec.
150 / 5 sec.
500 / 6 sec.
FA-EB1AM External battery adapter
FA-CS1AM Off-camera shoe
• Adapter for quick-charging flash unit HVL-F56AM
• Uses 6 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, or lithium)
• Compact unit that attaches to bottom of camera
•R
equired for wired off-camera use of external flash unit HVL-F36AM
• Connector for off-camera flash cable
• Attaches to tripod, so handy when using flash in fixed position
FA-CC1AM Off-camera cable
FA-MC1AM Multi-flash cable
•C
onnector cable for external flash units (HVL-F56AM:
connects directly. HVL-F36AM: requires off-camera shoe
FA-CS1AM.)
•C
onnector cable that enables flash illumination from
multiple flash.
FA-EC1AM Extension cable
FA-TC1AM Triple connector
• Approx. 1 m extension cable for off-camera
cable FA-CC1AM
•E
nables synchronized operation of up to 3 external
flash units.
Other Accessories
Flash coverage angle
Twin flash: up/down 45 degree, right/left 60 degree
With a wide-angle adapter: up/down 60 degree, right/left 78 degree
With a diffuser (1 flash): up/down 90 degree, right/left 90 degree
Continuous flash
5 flashes / sec., total 40 flashes (1/32 power level, with Ni-MH batt.)
Light type
Daylight
Flash metering type
Direct through-the-lens (TTL) flash metering, pre-flash control, manual flash control selectable
Custom setting
Auto-power-off : OFF, 4 min., 15 min., 1 hour
Selection of exposure mode with manual flash control: M only, P/A/S/M
Power level EV step for manual flash control: 1EV, 1/2EV
NP-FM55H
AC-VQ900AM
Twin flash holder
Two holders to attach the two flash heads to the front of the lens in 4 positions at
45/90/135/270 degrees. Adaptor rings supplied for 49mm and 55mm threaded lenses.
Rechargeable battery pack
AC adapter/charger
Magnifier
Angle finder
• Voltage/capacity:7.2 V/11.5 Wh
(1,600 mAh)
• For quick-charging of battery pack
NP-FM55H
• Approx. 2.3x magnification of center of
viewfinder image
• Facilitates low-angle shooting of macro
images, etc.
• Weight: approx. 78 g
• Charges 2 battery packs in sequence
• Includes LCD panel to indicate time
to completion
• For precise focus checking of macro or
telephoto images
• Adjustable magnification (1x or 2x)
• NP-FM50, NP-FM30 are not compatible
with
100.
• Built-in diopter adjustment
(-7.5 to +3.1 diopters)
• Built-in diopter adjustment
(-9 to +3 diopters)
Flash head tilt mechanism
Twin flash arm
Tiltable by 15-degree pitches / 11 positions
Modelling flash
Available with the TTL / M / Test flash switch
Covers the angle of view at 24mm focal length of a lens
Wide-angle adapter
Diffuser
Magnifies the center
of the image for focus
checking.
Length and angle adjustable in 2 steps
Foldable to carry.To prevent the diffuser from covering the light,
• use with the twin flash arm is recommended.
Power source
Four AA-size batteries (Alkaline / Ni-MH / Lithium)
Dimensions (WxHxD) /
weight (approx.)
Twin flash head: 1-11/16 x 1-5/8 x 1-7/16" (43 x 41 x 33 g) Macro flash controller:
2-11/16 x 4-13/16 x 3-9/16" (68 x 123 x 91 mm) / 8.3 oz (235 g) (without batteries)
FDA-M1AM
* Recharges NP-FM55H in approx. 70 minutes.
* Input voltage is 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Compatible with use in various regions
• When used with the macro flash controller. • Focal lengths in lenses for 35mm-format SLRs
* Camera’s Eye-Start AF function must be OFF to
use this item.
FDA-A1AM
• Eyepiece can be rotated 360 degrees
* Camera’s Eye-Start AF function must be OFF to
use this item.
Black (B)
Eyepiece
correctors
for farsighted
vision:
Full
illumination
to produce
shadowless
lighting.
HVL-RLAM
Ring light
Offers an easy way to effectively light your
subjects for macro shots. The entire ring
can be illuminated to produce shadowless
lighting. Alternatively, half-illumination creates
shadows and contrast, which brings out added
dimensionality in the subject. The ring light
delivers constant illumination, so you can check
the effect of your lighting at any time. In addition
to flowers and collectibles, this unit is ideal for
shooting small objects that move.
Half
illumination
to produce
lighting with
contrast.
FDA-ECF05 (+0.5)
FDA-ECF10 (+1)
FDA-ECF15 (+1.5)
FDA-ECF20 (+2)
FDA-ECF30 (+3)
For nearsighted
vision:
FDA-ECN10 (-1)
FDA-ECN20 (-2)
FDA-ECN30 (-3)
FDA-ECN40 (-4)
RM-S1AM
LCS-AMSC30
LCS-AMA
Remote commander
Soft carrying case
Soft carrying case
• Cable length: 0.5 m
• Fits carrying camera, lens, flash units,
and various other accessories
• Fits
100 camera body with SAL1870
(18–70 mm F3.5–5.6) lens attached.
RM-L1AM
Remote commander
• Diopter denoted by value in parentheses.
•Values indicate degree of diopter adjustment
when piece is attached to the viewfinder
• Cable length: 5 m
AD-MSCF1
Compact Flash-compatible
Main specifications of HVL-RLAM
Memory Stick Duo adapter
Light source
White LED
Illuminance
Higher than 150 lux (0.3 m, Hi mode)
Attachable filter diameter
49 / 55 mm
Light emission
Full / right half only / left half only
Batteries
Four AA-size batteries (Alkaline / Ni-MH / Lithium)
Battery life (approx.)
(at 25˚ C room temperature, Hi Mode)
Alkaline
40 min.
LCL-60AM
Ni-MH
110 min.
Shooting distance
0.1 ~ 0.5 m recommendable
Power level
2 levels selectable
Dimensions (WxHxD) (approx.)
/ Weight (approx.)
Control unit: 2-1/2 x 3-1/16 x 3-1/8" (64 x 78 x 79 mm) (without protruding parts)
Ring unit: 4-7/8 x 5-9/16 x 15/16" (124 x 141 x 24 mm) (without protruding parts)
Weight: 6.4 oz (180 g) (control unit + ring, without batteries)
LCL-90AM
Cinnabar (D)
LCL-140AM
STP-SH1AM
LCL-60AM Lens case
STP-SH1AM
• Fits lenses up to 60 mm
• Genuine leather
LCL-90AM Lens case
STP-SS1AM
• Fits lenses up to 90 mm
• Nylon
LCL-140AM Lens case
• Fits lenses up to 140 mm
STP-SS1AM
Shoulder strap
FDA-EP1AM
Eyepiece cup
Lens front caps
ALC-F49
ALC-F72
ALC-F55
ALC-F77
ALC-F62
ALC-R55
Lens rear cap
Shoulder strap
Black (B)
FA-SC1AM
Accessory shoe cap
ALC-B55
Body cap
• For information on accessory connections and system expandability, please refer to the System Chart on p.35.
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System
A Complete Line of SLR System Accessories
Flash / Flash Accessories
Creative Freedom. Under Your Control.
Lens System from SONY
External Flash
External Battery
Adapter
External Flash
Off-Camera Shoe
Triple Connector
HVL-F56AM
FA-EB1AM
HVL-F36AM
FA-CS1AM
FA-TC1AM
Off-Camera Cable
Extension Cable
Multi Flash Cable
FA-CC1AM
FA-EC1AM
FA-MC1AM
Macro Flash / Ring Light
SAL1118
SAL1870
SAL18200
SAL24105
SAL75300
SAL16F28
SAL20F28
SAL28F28
Macro Twin Flash Kit
Ring Light
HVL-MT24AM
HVL-RLAM
Finder Accessories
SAL50F14
SAL50M28
SAL14TC
SAL500F80
(1.4x Teleconverter)
SAL100M28
SAL135F28
Magnifier
Angle Finder
Eyepiece Cup
Eyepiece Corrector
FDA-M1AM
FDA-A1AM
FDA-EP1AM
FDA-ECF05/10/15/20/30 ,
FDA-ECN10/20/30/40
SAL20TC
(2x Teleconverter)
Remote Commanders
G Lenses
SAL35F14G
SAL70200G
SAL135F18Z
Remote Commander
RM-S1AM
RM-L1AM
SAL300F28G
Battery / Charger
Carl Zeiss Lenses
SAL85F14Z
Remote Commander
SAL1680Z
Cases / Straps
Rechargeable Battery Pack
AC Adapter / Charger
NP-FM55H
AC-VQ900AM
Removable Memory
Memory Stick
PRO Duo / Duo
Soft Carrying Case
LCS-AMA
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Soft Carrying Case
LCS-AMSC30
Shoulder Strap
Shoulder Strap
STP-SH1AM
STP-SS1AM
Lens Case
Lens Case
Lens Case
LCL-60AM
LCL-90AM
LCL-140AM
Compact Flash-Compatible
Memory Stick Duo Adapter
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