Article ID : 00059175 / Last Modified : 01/30/2018

What kinds of lenses can be used with Sony digital cameras and camcorders?

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All NEX and ILCE cameras as well as NEX-VG camcorders are compatible with E-mount lenses:

Prime & Macro lenses:
SEL16F28 (APS-C),
SEL20F28 (APS-C),
SEL24F18Z (APS-C),
SEL30M35 (APS-C),
SEL35F28Z (35mm full frame),

SEL35F18 (APS-C)
SEL50F18 (APS-C),

SEL55F18Z (35mm full frame)

Zoom lenses:

SEL1018 (APS-C),

SELP1650 (APS-C),

SEL1670Z (APS-C),

SEL1855 (APS-C),

SELP18105G (APS-C),

SEL18200 (APS-C),

SEL18200LE (APS-C),

SELP18200 (APS-C),

SEL2470Z (35mm full frame),

SEL2870 (35mm full frame),

SEL55210 (APS-C), SEL70200G (35mm full frame)

Converters:
VCL-ECF1(APS-C),
VCL-ECU1(APS-C) - this Fisheye and this Ultra Wide Converter need to be attached to SEL16F28 (APS-C)

You can also use Sony A-mount lenses and Konica Minolta™ Maxxum Dynax lenses with a lens mount adapter (LAEA1, LAEA2, LAEA3 or LAEA4). However, your camera may need a firmware update to use an A-mount lens with a lens mount adapter.

Tip: To get the most from the large sensor when using a full frame camera or camcorder, we recommend using a 35mm full frame lens. If you do this it's best to use the LA-EA3 or LA-EA4 when attaching a 35mm full frame A-mount lens.

Find out more about Body / Lens compatibility

What is the difference between the LA-EA1, LA-EA2, LA-EA3, and LA-EA4 lens mount adapters?