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Sony Reveal New LA-EA5 35mm Full-Frame A-Mount Adapter

Simon Skinner - 3 weeks ago

Sony has revealed a brand-new lens adapter, the LA-EA5, which is a 35mm Full-frame A-mount lens adaptor made to allow users to match Sony E-mount cameras with A-mount lenses.

LA-EA5 35mm Full-Frame A-Mount Adapter

With the new LA-EA5 A-mount adaptor, it’s possible to take advantage of the reputable autofocus and high-speed shooting capabilities in Sony’s latest E-mount cameras with A-mount SSM [Super Sonic wave Motor] and SAM [Smooth Autofocus Motor] lenses, as well as A-mount lenses that don’t have internal focus motors.

When paired with the fabulous Sony Alpha 7R IV or the splendid Sony Alpha 6600, high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking at [up to] 11 fps is achievable with SSM/SAM lenses and lenses that don’t have an internal focus motor, such as the Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA and Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA. Full support is given for focal-plane phase-detection AF, wide-area focal phase-detection AF coverage, Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals, Real-time Tracking and AF/AE [auto exposure] tracking.

The LA-EA5 mixes a compact form with an aperture drive unit and a newly developed compact AF drive unit. To ensure comfortable operation when used on an E-mount camera body, the new adaptor’s diameter matches that of the A-mount, perfectly aligning with the edges of the mount. The LA-EA5 allows easy operation on full-frame E-mount bodies, even when a vertical grip is attached to the camera body.

Pricing and Availability

The new LA-EA5 lens mount will be available from November 2020 for around £270.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.