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Sony Alpha LAEA1 Mount Adaptor -Black

by Sony
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  • A-mount adaptor: For E-mount camera bodies
  • AE support: Auto Exposure support with aperture mechanism
  • Tripod attachment: Includes detachable tripod attachment
  • Dimensions: 2.6" x 1.1" x 2.6"
  • Product Weight: 3.9oz
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.5 x 3.7 inches ; 8.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003QK1VK4
  • Item model number: LAEA1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2008

Product Description

α A-mount adaptor allows compatibility of α lenses with α E-mount camera bodies. Includes AE support with aperture mechanism and detachable tripod attachment.

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Customer Reviews

You cannot AF with SAM lenses.
Ertan
I am going to try another few days to adjust to it, but it seems pretty certain I will return this item.
jim
Buy the third party much cheaper adaptor.
yu144490

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By flip on October 20, 2010
I have only had this adapter for a few days, but i am very pleased with it. I am using it with a Sony alpha 55-200 lens. With the 3.0 firmware update and the firmware update for the adapter, you will be able to auto focus with most Sony alpha lenses. My only complaint is that the auto focus is extremely slow, most of the time it is faster to manually focus, and you can still use the manual focus assist option which is pretty cool. If you are looking for an adapter that will allow you to use other lenses this will do the trick, but if you want the lens to auto focus like the e mount lenses then this is not it. It takes about 5 seconds in most cases for the lens to auto focus as opposed to the e mount 18-55 which focuses almost instantly.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By robertsmx on March 5, 2012
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As a backup camera to my SLT-A55, I wanted my NEX-3 to be able to use A-mount lenses on occasions. To that effect, the adapter works well. As a bonus, it came with a tripod mount which is a good thing, considering the heft of many of the A-mount lenses in my collection.

Please note that I said the adapter works well but there are a few things to consider. I use NEX primarily with manual focus lenses. In fact, the only auto-focus lens I have for E-Mount is the 18-55mm kit lens. But, with a firmware update for LA-EA1 (available on Sony's support website), this adapter allows use of auto-focus feature on many A-mount lenses. Please note that this firmware update is in addition to firmware updates released for NEX cameras themselves. The auto-focus feature, however, has its limitations:

Auto Focus Compatibility: The A-mount lenses come with (old-fashioned) screw-drive, (basic) SAM or (advanced) SSM systems for auto-focus. Along with these, I also have a lens with Sigma's HSM drive (similar to Sony's SSM). Auto-focus via LA-EA1 works best with SAM. It works with SSM as well, but appears to take longer. It doesn't work with the Sigma HSM (although, the drive is recognized but the camera continues to try focusing). A screw-drive lens is rendered a manual focus lens as the adapter has no control over the mechanical system that those lenses require.

Auto Focus Speed: As mentioned above, LA-EA1 auto focus capability works best/seamlessly with SAM lens. It is still slow taking a few seconds before focus is set. The capability is about as good with SSM lenses, however it is not as seamless. SSM lens will inevitably try to quickly focus, overshoot and then try to focus in little steps (hence, not as seamless as SAM) taking a few seconds.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Alex B on February 4, 2011
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I was fully expect that autofocus won't work on this adapter with my older lenses. That was the case for most of them. To my surprise, my Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM autofocused quite nicely with it. Bonus!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Josh on July 9, 2011
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I struggled with the decision to shell out 700 for the Emount 55-200 or buy the adapter and the Sony Alpha 55-200, I'm very happy with my decision. I'm looking forward to picking up some other A-type mount adapters.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Clifford C. Schuchart on October 6, 2010
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Just bought a new Sony 75-300MM super telephoto lens for my
Alpha-NEX5, and this A-mount adapter made it possible
the adapter is very well made and sturdy and works like a charm
now i have a long list of lenses i can use with my Sony!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David D. Busch on March 29, 2012
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Works very well for what I use it for. Autofocus is slow on some lenses, and not available on others, but what I really wanted to do with this was to use my A-mount 30mm macro lens on my NEX-7. In manual focus mode with focus peaking turned on, my A-mount macro is a joy to use on the NEX-7. I've been using this for all the camera "product" photos for my books, and it's a real life-saver because the NEX-7, this adapter, and the macro lens make a great combination. I prefer this over the LA-EA2, which is a *lot* more expensive, and bulkier with its phase-detection AF that I can live without.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tushar on December 28, 2010
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It works, i have the firmware update that has autofocus, but in all honesty, unless im taking a picture of myself, its far more effective to just use manual focus its not that hard guys. its not. and youll focus on what you want rather than what the camera thinks is right.

does the job fine. just expensive. seriously for that price i was kinda bugged. $ 200 really?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jim on January 18, 2012
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Bought this for my NEX-3 so that I could use my Sony A-mount lenses with the NEX and still have AF rather than buying a cheaper adapter that would allow the A-mount lenses to attach to the camera, but would have to be used in MF. I just don't have the patience for this. It takes forever to auto focus when you use this adapter with the SAL55-200 Sony A-mount lens. I guess that is fine for most landscape photography, but with people, animals, or any moving subject, you can just about forget it. The product seems well built though I am certainly no expert. The product works pretty much as advertised--they admit it could take up to 7 seconds or so to focus. But you have to use it to understand just how aggravating it is waiting for it to focus. I think you can definitely get a $50 MF adapter for the E-mount system and focus in manually and shoot a subject just as fast or faster than you can using this AF adapter--- and not have to spend over $125. I am going to try another few days to adjust to it, but it seems pretty certain I will return this item. I just don't think its a viable solution to the problem of using non E-mount AF lenses with this camera.
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