Only 6 Lenses Currently Support the 102 AF Points of the A99

source The Phoblographer

The lenses that are supported are hidden below a footnote at the bottom of Sony’s A99 feature page. The Sony A99 page reads like this for the new feature:

“New AF-D Mode”

This highly advanced Continuous AF mode uses 19 AF points with reliable depth-direction focusing performance to steadfastly capture subjects and is strongly assisted by the 102-point multi-point focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor. It continues to accurately focus on the subject whether the subject is moving in depth or plane direction.”

The footnote at the bottom of the page reads:

“4. Note that at the time of launch the following lenses support AF-D: SAL2470Z, SAL2875, SAL50F14, SAL300F28GII, SAL70400G, SAL50050F4G.”

Sneaky sneaky. After visiting Sony’s feature page for the A99 it’s easy to see how a consumer would purchase the A99 and expect full compatibility. I mean, who buries compatibility disclaimers inconspicuously within a nested footnotes DIV, that requires specific action from the user to reveal? Shameful. Or, is it, Shameless?