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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Sony A-Mount Lenses

The Best Sony A-Mount Lenses for Macro Photography

Macro Photography requires the use of Special Sony A-Mount Macro Lenses. For the Sony Alpha 77 II, there are only two Sony Macro Lenses that Meta recommends – The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens and the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. Both of these Sony Macro Lenses can also function as Sharp f/2.8 Prime Lenses. They have very similar features, including an Auto Focus Lock Button. The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens will shoot the Bee, but the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens will shoot the Bee’s Face!

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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Sony A-Mount Macro Lenses

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens / Prime Lens

The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens was her first General Purpose Walk Around Prime Lens and Macro Photography Lens. Meta has even shot a few weddings with this prime lens. This is a good starter lens for those wanting a good General Purpose Prime Lens, plus a good Macro Lens. APS-C Crop Factor: 50mm x 1.5 = 75mm. 55mm Filters.
Fits in Lowpro 9 x 9cm Lens Case.

SAL50M28 Operating Instructions


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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens / Prime Lens

The Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens has twice the magnification as the Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. It lets Meta get twice as close to the macro subjects for extreme close ups. It also doubles as a very sharp 100mm Prime Lens. It works well with the 12mm Kenko Extension Tube. Meta has even shot a few weddings with this Super Sharp Prime Lens. APS-C Crop Factor: 100mm x 1.5 = 150mm. 55mm Filters.
Fits in Lowpro 9 x 13cm Lens Case.

SAL100M28 Operating Instructions


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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Sony A-Mount Telephoto Lenses

Sony 24–70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Telephoto Lens

The Sony Zeiss 24–70mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens is an all around lens with SSM for fast, silent auto focus. Pro Quality Carl Zeiss T coated optics reduce lens flare. Ideal for a wide range of shooting applications, including Landscape Photography, Nature Photography and Wedding Photography. APS-C Crop Factor: 24–70mm x 1.5 = 36–105mm. 77mm Filters. No, Meta doesn’t do weddings!

SAL2470Z Operating Instructions


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Sony 16–50mm f/2.8 Telephoto Lens

The Sony16–50mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens is an affordable all around lens with SSM for fast, silent auto focus. Ideal for Wide Angle Interior Photography, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography and Wedding Photography. APS-C Crop Factor: 16–50mm x 1.5 = 24–75mm. 72mm Filters. This is Sony’s New Kit Lens. Meta has won many Photography Awards with this Lens!
Fits in Lowpro 11 x 11cm Lens Case.

SAL1650 Operating Instructions


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Sony 70–200 f/2.8 White Telephoto Lens

The Sony 70–200mm f/2.8 “White” Telephoto Zoom Lens can be easily converted into a Macro Lens by adding one, two or three Kenko Extension Tubes. The minimum focus point will go from about 1 Meter to only 10 cm, and you’ll loose your infinity setting. This is a great lens for shooting Hummingbirds and Wildlife Photography. APS-C Crop Factor: 70–200mm x 1.5 = 105–300mm. 77mm Filters.
Fits in Lowpro 11 x 26cm Lens Case.

SAL70200G2 Operating Instructions


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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Sony A-Mount Extension Tubes

Kenko Extension Tubes for Beginner Macro Photography

Kenko Extension Tubes (Sold as a Set of 3 Tubes) are designed to enable any A-Mount Lens to focus closer than its normal set minimum focusing distance, thus producing much closer images. These are hollow tubes, no glass, that mount between the camera and the lens. They are recommended for shooting Extreme Macro Photography or to convert any Standard Lens into Macro Lenses.
All 3 Rings Fits in Lowpro 9 x 9cm Lens Case.

The 12mm Kenko Extension Tube works best with the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens.

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Meta’s Digital Photography Reviews of the Best Sony A-Mount Lenses

The Best Sony A-Mount Lenses

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