Sony LA-EA1 NEX Mount Adapter, A (alpha) - Mount Lens Adaptor for E (NEX) - Mount Camera Bodies

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About Sony LA-EA1

Unleash your creativity. Designed exclusively for the NEX-3, NEX-5, and NEX-7 cameras, the LA-EA1 a mount adapter lets you to mount a A-mount lenses to your E-mount camera body. Additionally, this adapter has Auto Exposure support with aperture mechanism and includes a detachable tripod attachment.

Please Note! the lenses will not autofocus, you will have to manually focus.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (3),Easy to use (3),Lightweight (3),Reliable (3)

Sony LA-EA1 Features

  • A-mount adaptor: a A- mount adaptor for a E-mount camera bodies
  • AE support: Auto Exposure support with aperture mechanism
  • Tripod attachment: Includes detachable tripod attachment

Sony LA-EA1 Specifications

Compatibility
Alpha NEX-3 with 18-55mm Lens, Alpha NEX-3 with 16mm Lens, Alpha NEX-5 with 18-55mm Lens, Alpha NEX-5 with 16mm Lens, and NEX-7 cameras
Dimensions (Approx.)
2-5/8 x 1-1/16in (65 x 26.6mm)
Weight (Approx.)
3.9 oz (110g)
Mfr #
LAEA1
SKU
ISOLAEA1

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3.2

(based on 6 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (2)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must for versatility.

I keep reading about people experiencing no autofocus capability. Update your NEX firmware to version 3. Update your adapter to version 2 and it will work with: SAM Lenses * DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855) * DT 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 SS...

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I keep reading about people experiencing no autofocus capability. Update your NEX firmware to version 3. Update your adapter to version 2 and it will work with: SAM Lenses * DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855) * DT 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 (SAL24F20G) * 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) Also, yes it's slow compared to the kit lens, may take up to 5 seconds, never 10 seconds, but you will be using it with lenses that do not have image stabilization nor do you have the continuous auto-focus option. So you're not probably shooting fast moving object, thus it's not exactly a major con. P.S. not sure why the IQ drops so significantly when the uploaded image gets resized by the Sony website.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

does not support autofocus

I just got this today and nowhere on the product website description does it make note that this will not support autofocus. Added to the outside of the box it has a sticker added that it is "For MF (Manual Focus) mode". Inside in the instructions it says AF is not available with the adapter. It also says in the instructions (for the first time - anywhere) that it does not support teleconverters. I mistakenly presumed that when coupled with one of Sony's "compatible" lenses that they would wo

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I just got this today and nowhere on the product website description does it make note that this will not support autofocus. Added to the outside of the box it has a sticker added that it is "For MF (Manual Focus) mode". Inside in the instructions it says AF is not available with the adapter. It also says in the instructions (for the first time - anywhere) that it does not support teleconverters. I mistakenly presumed that when coupled with one of Sony's "compatible" lenses that they would work harmoniously. Not until I recieve the product did I find these material limitations. Mechanically the adpter looks fine - but my expectations were set much higher from the product description and the word "compatible".

Reviewed by 6 customers

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Light on features for a $200 adaptor

By

from Undisclosed

First off, I would only recommend this for a photographer... if you are a videographer, get the LA-EA2 (yes, it's worth it#. My pet peeve with this adaptor is how slow it is to adjust the aperture and how noisy it is. Every time you adjust the aperture #up or down# it opens all the way and then closes to the appropriate setting after making a click-click sound. Have to adjust it again? CLICK-CLICK. Did the sun just come out from behind a cloud and you want to close the aperture by three steps? CLICK-CLICK, CLICK-CLICK, CLICK-CLICK and it takes a second also. My next pet peeve is that AF does not work in video mode. This is simply a software issue that limits it. Sony did this so more people would buy the outrageously over-priced LA-EA2. If you don't have SAM/SSM lenses or a desire for AF, then I would recommend a $25 manual adaptor #with apeture ring) instead of this overpriced fluff. Only if you are 100% photo/0% video shooter who has SAM/SSM lenses would I recommend this adaptor.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent for video

By

from New York, NY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use this mount adapter quite often with my Alpha lenses for video. I really like the fact that it does not allow for autofocus while shooting video as I don't want to use autofocus while shooting video. I focus like I would do for shooting stills then start shooting video and I don't have to worry about the autofocus trying to focus on a random by-passer walking behind my subject or a pigeon walking in front. Very handy.

 
4.0

Worked OK

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Wanted this to attach my sigma zoom lens and it worked great. Specially like the added tripod mount.

 
3.0

Handy Extra to Own

By

from El Paso, Texas  -  Professional

I found that being able to use my existing A-Mount lenses was a desireable feature when purchasing a Sony NEX-VG10. Yes, this adapter will couple any A-Mount lens to an E-Mount camera, but it doesn't provide full functionality (specifically auto focus). So if you are wanting a quick reaction on focus time, make sure you are using only E-Mount lenses on your camera.

(36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A must for versatility.

By

from Chicago

I keep reading about people experiencing no autofocus capability. Update your NEX firmware to version 3. Update your adapter to version 2 and it will work with: SAM Lenses * DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855) * DT 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 (SAL24F20G) * 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) Also, yes it's slow compared to the kit lens, may take up to 5 seconds, never 10 seconds, but you will be using it with lenses that do not have image stabilization nor do you have the continuous auto-focus option. So you're not probably shooting fast moving object, thus it's not exactly a major con. P.S. not sure why the IQ drops so significantly when the uploaded image gets resized by the Sony website.

(61 of 82 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

does not support autofocus

By

from San DIego

I just got this today and nowhere on the product website description does it make note that this will not support autofocus. Added to the outside of the box it has a sticker added that it is "For MF (Manual Focus) mode". Inside in the instructions it says AF is not available with the adapter. It also says in the instructions (for the first time - anywhere) that it does not support teleconverters. I mistakenly presumed that when coupled with one of Sony's "compatible" lenses that they would work harmoniously. Not until I recieve the product did I find these material limitations. Mechanically the adpter looks fine - but my expectations were set much higher from the product description and the word "compatible".

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Elsie H  what mount would I use to put my Sony Nex 7 E mount lenses on a Sony SlT - A77 camera. Will this reduce the quality of the image?
HERB H  I have not heard of an adapter for this
Elsie H  Thank you Herb. Do you know of any cameras that will take the E mount lenses?
Elsie H  what mount would I use to put my Sony Nex 7 E mount lenses on a Sony SlT - A77 camera. Will this reduce the quality of the image?
HERB H  I have not heard of an adapter for this
Elsie H  Thank you Herb. Do you know of any cameras that will take the E mount lenses?
Elsie H  what mount would I use to put my Sony Nex 7 E mount lenses on a Sony SlT - A77 camera. Will this reduce the quality of the image?
HERB H  I have not heard of an adapter for this
Elsie H  Thank you Herb. Do you know of any cameras that will take the E mount lenses?
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