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When Sony took over the DSLR development of Konica Minolta in 2006 the company decided to use the Japanese system name α (="alpha") of Minolta's AF mount cameras and lenses since the new Sony DSLRs got the same autofocus lens mount (image of the mount, see Minolta Dynax 9‎).

In 2010 Sony introduced the Sony α NEX compact digital still cameras for interchangeable autofocus lenses, supplied with the new Sony E-mount which they share with Sony's flagship NEX camcorders. The Sony α NEX Camera Mount Adapter‎ allows to mount the most Sony α system lenses but not most of the old Minolta α system lenses. The adapter only accepts α lenses with internal autofocus motor-drive. Thus the Sony α system is a camera system which comprises 2 different autofocus lens mounts.

The Sony α33/α55 "SLT" cameras (single lens translucent cameras) proved that the old Minolta AF mount is also good for smart non-DSLR digital system cameras. But some of the old lenses once designed for the Minolta AF mount won't work with the SLTs, especially not with lenses made by Sigma.

The NEX cameras proved that compact digital system cameras with APS-size image sensor are no bad idea.

Sony α systemEdit

... camera bodies, ...

  • Sony α 850/900 advanced DSLRs with 24x36mm (35mm) image sensor and α-mount
  • Sony α 700 advanced DSLR with APS-size image sensor and α-mount
  • other Sony α DSLRs with APS-size image sensor and α-mount
  • Sony α 33/55 "SLT"s with APS-size image sensor and α-mount
  • Sony NEX compact cameras with APS-size image sensor and E-mount

... lenses ...

  • Sony SAL ... α-mount autofocus lenses
  • Sony SAL ... SAM/SSM α-mount autofocus lenses with internal focusing motor
  • Sony SAL ... ZA α-mount autofocus lenses made by Zeiss

... and lenses for use only with APS-size image sensor

  • Sony SEL ... E-mount autofocus lenses
  • Sony SAL ... DT α-mount autofocus lenses
  • Sony SAL ... DT ... SAM/SSM α-mount autofocus lenses with internal focusing motor
  • Sony SAL ... DT ... ZA α-mount autofocus lenses made by Zeiss

Sony continued Konica Minolta's tradition to mark its high-value autofocus lenses as G lenses, except the lenses constructed for Sony by Zeiss.

The α lenses can be used on the old Konica Minolta DSLR bodies.


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