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Sony launched new full frame A-mount to E-mount lens adapter

Sony LA-EA5 is a 35mm full-frame lens adapter which allows users to pair E-mount camera bodies with A-mount lenses.

Pavni Jain | September 2, 2020 | Updated 15:35 IST

Highlights

  • LA-EA5 supports E-mount camera bodies even when a vertical grip is attached to the body.
  • Sony LA-EA5 lens adapter provides autofocus support for Sony A-mount lenses.
  • Sony LA-EA5 lens adapter will be available in October 2020.

We recently reported that Sony is gearing up for a number of products to launch in the near future. While the Japanese camera maker may soon introduce a new line of super compact full-frame "C" cameras along with a new line of "V" lenses, Sony has now announced LA-EA5 lens adapter via press release.

Sony LA-EA5 lens adapter is a 35mm full-frame A-mount to E-mount adapter. Thus, the new adapter allows users to pair E-mount camera bodies with A-mount lenses. The adapter supports full-frame E-mount camera bodies even when a vertical grip is attached to the body.

Besides changing mounts, the LA-EA5 provides AF support for Sony A-mount lenses including the optics that come without a built-in autofocus motor.

LA-EA5 lens adapter is designed as a compact gear which features an aperture drive unit and an AF drive unit. Sony claims that the adapter provides full support for focal plane phase-detection AF, wide-area focal phase-detection AF, Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals, Real-time Tracking and AF/AE (auto exposure) tracking for SSM/SAM lenses on nine most recently introduced E-mount cameras at up to 11fps depending on the camera model.

While Sony is working to expand compatibility for this adapter, following are the camera models supported as of September 2020:

--Sony a7 III
--Sony a7R III
--Sony a7R IV
--Sony a9
--Sony a9 II
--Sony a7s III
--Sony a6100
--Sony a6400
--Sony a6600

Also note that the ability to use lenses without internal autofocus motors is only available when using the Sony a7R IV or a6600. Rest you can find a full compatibility list on Sony's support page.

For the LA-EA5 lens adapter availability, it will be up for grabs in October 2020.

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