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