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  Sony Alpha standard general-purpose zoom lenses
 
 

Standard zoom lenses offer a general-purpose range from wide angle to short telephoto, thereby giving you great day-to-day flexibility. The vast majority of standard zoom lenses in use are those kit models which are popularly bundled with many DSLRs, such as the Sony DT 18-70mm model. Mounted on a Sony APS-C body like the A200, A300, A350 or A700, this will deliver an effective range of 27-105mm, thereby covering typical landscape shots to basic portrait work.

You may already own a standard zoom, but it can often be worth replacing it for a superior model. After all, as the lens range you use the most, you’ll see the benefit on the most photos. Better quality standard zooms may offer superior optics, an extended focal range, tougher construction, quicker focusing, brighter apertures or image stabilisation to reduce camera-shake.

 

As always, bear in mind any reduction in field due to your DSLRs sensor when choosing a lens. Sony's APS-C models like the A200, A300, A350 and A700 have a reduction factor of 1.5x, which effectively multiply lens focal lengths by 1.5 times. So if you go for a 16-80mm lens, you’ll actually have an equivalent of 24-120mm.

Note: Sony's DT lenses are not corrected for use with full-frame DSLRs. For a full explanation of lens specifications and examples of coverage at different focal lengths, check out our Camera Labs Lens Buyers Guide.


   
SAL1680Z DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5

     
Focal length: 16-80mm
Aperture: f3.5-4.5
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 24-120mm
Full-frame compatible: No
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: requires AF motor in DSLR
  Closest focus: 35cm
Filter thread: 62mm
Lens hood: ALC-SH0005
Construction: 14 el. / 10 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 445g
Size (diam x length): 72x83mm

   
SAL16105 DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6

     
Focal length: 16-105mm
Aperture: f3.5-5.6
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 24-158mm
Full-frame compatible: No
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: requires AF motor in DSLR
  Closest focus: 40cm
Filter thread: 62mm
Lens hood: ALC-SH105
Construction: 15 el. / 11 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 470g
Size (diam x length): 72x83mm



SAL1855 DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM

   
Focal length: 18-55mm
Aperture: f3.5-5.6
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 27-83mm
Full-frame compatible: No
  Anti-shake: No
AF motor: SAM
Closest focus: 25cm
Filter thread: 55mm (rotating)
Lens hood: not supplied
  Construction: 8 el. / 7 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 210g
Size (diam x length): 70x69mm

   
SAL1870 DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6

     
Focal length: 18-70mm
Aperture: f3.5-5.6
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 27-105mm
Full-frame compatible: No
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: requires AF motor in DSLR
  Closest focus: 38cm
Filter thread: 55mm
Lens hood: ALC-SH0006
Construction: 11 el. / 9 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 360g
Size (diam x length): 66x77mm

   
SAL18200 DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

     
Focal length: 18-200mm
Aperture: f3.5-6.3
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 27-300mm
Full-frame compatible: No
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: requires AF motor in DSLR
  Closest focus: 45cm
Filter thread: 62mm
Lens hood: ALC-SH0008
Construction: 15 el. / 13 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 405g
Size (diam x length): 73x86mm

   
SAL18250 DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3

     
Focal length: 18-250mm
Aperture: f3.5-6.3
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 27-375mm
Full-frame compatible: No
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: requires AF motor in DSLR
  Closest focus: 45cm
Filter thread: 62mm
Lens hood: ALC-SH104
Construction: 16 el. / 13 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 440g
Size (diam x length): 75x86mm

   
SAL2470Z 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM

     
Focal length: 24-70mm
Aperture: f2.8
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 36-105mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: SSM
  Closest focus: 34cm
Filter thread: 77mm
Lens hood: ALC-SH101
Construction: 17 el. / 13 groups
Diaphragm blades: 9
Weight: 955g
Size (diam x length): 83x111mm

   
SAL24105 24-150mm f/3.5-4.5

     
Focal length: 24-105mm
Aperture: f3.5-4.5
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 36-158mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: requires AF motor in DSLR
  Closest focus: 50cm
Filter thread: 62mm
Lens hood: ALC-SH0016
Construction: 12 el. / 11 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 395g
Size (diam x length): 71x69mm



SAL-2875 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM

   
Focal length: 28-75mm
Aperture: f2.8
Lens mount: A-mount
Equiv on APS-C DSLR: 42-113mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
  Anti-shake: No
AF motor: SAM
Closest focus: 38cm
Filter thread: 67mm (rotating)
Lens hood: Supplied
  Construction: 16 el. / 14 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight: 565g
Size (diam x length): 78x94mm

 



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