Sony Alpha NEX-5, NEX-3 get AF support for A-mount lenses

Owners of the Sony Alpha NEX-5 or NEX-3 digital camera, listen up. Sony has upgraded these interchangeable lens devices with a new firmware update, which includes autofocus support for A-mount lenses.

Owners of the Sony Alpha NEX-3 or NEX-5 digital camera, listen up. Sony has upgraded these interchangeable lens devices with a new firmware update, which includes autofocus support for A-mount lenses.

Thanks to the update, the following A-mount lenses are now compatible with these Sony shooters:

SAM lenses

  • DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM [SAL1855]
  • 28-75mm F2.8 SAM [SAL2875],
  • DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM [SAL55200-2]
  • DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM [SAL30M28]
  • DT 35mm F1.8 SAM [SAL35F18]
  • DT 50mm F1.8 SAM [SAL50F18]
  • 85mm F2.8 SAM [SAL85F28]

SSM lenses

  • Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM [SAL1635Z]
  • Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM [SAL2470Z]
  • Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM [SAL24F20Z]
  • 70-200mm F2.8 G [SAL70200G]
  • 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM [SAL70300G]
  • 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM [SAL70400G]
  • 300mm F2.8 G [SAL300F28G]

Other improvements include the ability to maintain constant aperture in HD video recording mode, customizing the soft keys on the rear panel, some menu alterations, and improved manual focus assist mode.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms, the software update is available to download now.

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