Today, Sony announced the new LA-EA5, a 35mm Full-frame A-mount lens adaptor that allows users to easily pair advanced E-mount camera bodies[i] with A-mount lensesi.
Using the new LA-EA5 A-mount adaptor, users can now access the acclaimed autofocus and high-speed shooting capabilities found in Sony’s latest E-mount camera bodies[i] with A-mount SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) and SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) lenses[ii], as well as A-mount lenses that do not have internal focus motors.
When used with the Alpha 7R IV[iii] or Alpha 6600[iii], high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking[iv] at up to 11 fps[v] is possible with SSM/SAM lenses and lenses that do not have internal focus motors, such as the Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA and Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA. Full support is provided for focal plane phase-detection AF[vi], wide-area focal phase-detection AF[vi] coverage, Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals, Real-time Tracking and AF/AE[iv] (auto exposure) tracking.
The LA-EA5 combines a compact design, featuring 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 LA-EA5 is available in October/November 2020 for a suggested retail price of €300 EUR.
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[i] As of Sept. 2020, focal plane phase-detection AF is supported for SSM/SAM lenses on the Alpha 7 III, Alpha 7R III, Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 6100, Alpha 6400, Alpha 6600, Alpha 9, Alpha 9 II, and Alpha 7S III. Focal plane phase-detection is supported for lenses that do not have internal focus motors on the Alpha 7R IV and Alpha 6600.
[ii] STF lenses are manual focus only. Teleconverters are not supported.
[iii] The Alpha 7R IV must be updated to software V1.20 or later, and the Alpha 6600 must be updated to software V1.10 or later.
[iv] For AE tracking, the aperture is fixed for the first frame while shutter speed and ISO are used for exposure adjustment.
[v] Maximum continuous shooting speed is 10 fps with the Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 9, and Alpha 9 II, and 11 fps with the Alpha 6600. Continuous shooting speed may change depending on the attached lens.
[vi] Autofocus is not available during movie recording.
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