Welcome to dyxum lens database for a-mount DSLR or SLT cameras.
A-mount lens bayonet was first introduced by Minolta for their first generations AF SLR (film) cameras and is used today with ALL Sony a-mount cameras.
A-mount lenses should not be confused with E-mount lenses Sony has introduced with their NEX cameras.
Our lens database (and dyxum site in genereal) is NOT devoted to Sony e-mount system.
Our database contains most of lenses ever made for a-mount (Sony and Minolta AF (D)SLR cameras) including Minolta, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Carl Zeiss and other manufacturers.
Here you will find lens specifications, related links, lens images and user submitted lens reviews.
To our knowledge all Minolta and Sony a-mount lenses listed in our lens database should work on all Konica Minolta and Sony Alpha DSLR and SLT cameras.
Some older Sigma and Tokina lenses listed in our database may not be compatible with mentioned cameras; please consult lens detail page in case we have any additional info about lens compatibility.
Recently announced Sony Alpha SLT cameras, MAY not be compatible with some 3-party lenses. On 10 September 2010, Sigma has issued an advisory notice for Sony A33 and A55 cameras stating incompatibility between Sigma lenses and SLT cameras.
Since the very beginning of dyxum website, user reviews of their lenses is among most important part of our lens database. Today, it is not rare seeing our lens database and user reviews referenced on many websites and forums. No doubt that user feedbacks can be of great help in learning more about a particular lens but you should always take these reviews only as an additional information to other resources and not as a definite value of a lens. We all do differ in our experiences, knowledge, expectations or needs and these differences are reflected in user reviews.
And, don't forget that we have a very active forums where you may find answers to your questions.
Aside dyxum you should use mhohner website as your reference website !
If you are aware of some a-mount (Minolta AF / Sony Sony Alpha) lens that is not listed in here, you can submit lens data by yourself. By doing this please include all information you have including web links, lens images and your comments. I will not include lenses with only lens name and very few information.
Since information collected here is from various sources there may be some errors and if you find one of them, I would really appreciate if you can notify me about them.
Only registered dyxum members can submit lens reviews
I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who have provided help of any kind in making this database, especially to all dyxum members who have shared their experiences by reviewing their lenses.