Distortion Compensation

Sony E-mount lenses that force Distortion Compensation on all cameras with the feature:

  • 1.8/11
  • 1.4/15G
  • 2.8/24G
  • 2.5/40G
  • 2.5/50G
  • 4/10-20G
  • 4/16-35G
  • 16-50PZ
  • 2.8/16-55G
  • 18-50
  • 4/18-105G
  • 18-135
  • 4/20-70G
  • 28-60 (only in the usable zoom range)
  • 70-350G

Older FE lenses where Distortion Compensation cannot be turned off on full-frame cameras, but can be turned off on APS-C bodies.

  • 2/28
  • 1.8/55ZA
  • 4/24-70ZA
  • 4/24-105G
  • 24-240
  • 28-70
  • 4/28-135G

I thought some older APS-C lenses acted similarly on full-frame bodies, but Sony’s website states otherwise–sometimes the information there is inaccurate.

I haven’t seen a third-party lens that got distortion compensation forced.

Full-frame E-mount cameras support Lens Compensation for A-mount lenses when adapted with the Sony LA-EA adapters. Every Alpha mount SSM and SAM lens is supported including those branded Minolta. Only seven Sony branded Alpha lenses didn’t get Lens Compensation and five Minolta branded screw-driven Alpha lenses do have Lens Compensation including the 28mm F2.8 that was launched with the original Alpha AF film bodies back in 1985.

Sony Alpha Lenses without Lens Compensation

  • SAL1188 DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
  • SAL1870 DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
  • SAL16F28 16mm F2.8 Fisheye
  • SAL24105 24-105mm F3.5-4.5
  • SAL75300 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
  • SAL135F28 135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF
  • SAL500F80 500mm F8 Reflex

Screw-Driven Alpha Lenses w/ Lens Compensation

  • SAL1680Z DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Vario-Sonnar T*
  • SAL16105 DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6
  • SAL18200 DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 (Minolta)
  • SAL18250 DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
  • SAL55200 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6
  • SAL20F28 20mm F2.8 (Minolta)
  • SAL28F28 28mm F2.8 (Minolta)
  • SAL35F14G 35mm F1.4 G
  • SAL50F14 50mm F1.4
  • SAL50M28 50mm F2.8 Macro (Minolta D)
  • SAL85F14Z 85mm F1.4 ZA Planar T*
  • SAL100M28 100mm F2.8 Macro (Minolta D)
  • SAL135F18Z 135mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T*