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Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Adapt A-Mount Lens to Fit E-Mount Camera
  • Built-in AF Motor
  • Translucent Mirror Technology
  • Tripod Mount for Large, Heavy Lenses
  • Compatible with Full-Frame Cameras
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The black A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter from Sony enables you to attach virtually any A-mount lens to an Alpha E-mount full-frame digital camera body. Teleconverters and Minolta XI lenses are not compatible. The adapter features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable full-time, continuous, TTL phase-detection autofocus. AF is supported with all A-mount lenses except STF models, and auto exposure will be enabled with all compatible lenses.

Translucent Mirror Technology effectively directs light to both the imaging and focus sensors simultaneously, enabling AF to work seamlessly even during video recording and continuous shooting. For video, aperture is fixed at the maximum f/stop of the lens or at f/3.5, whichever is lower.

The adapter is configured with a tripod mount for supporting large, heavy lenses. An ALC-B55 camera body cap, ALC-R1EM rear lens cap and carrying pouch are supplied.

AF System 15-point TTL phase detection system with 3 cross sensors
AF Modes Continuous AF, single-shot
Dimensions Approx. 3.1 x 3.4 x 1.7" (7.9 x 8.7 x 4.4 cm)
Weight Approx. 5.6 oz (160 g)
Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black)
  • ALC-B55 SLR Camera Body Cap
  • R1EM Rear Lens Cap for Select Alpha NEX E-Mount Lenses (Dark Gray)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyA-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Durable (9)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (5)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (15)
    • Landscape photography (11)
    • Portraits (11)
    • Travel (11)
    • Macro photography (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Professional (7), Semi-professional (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I like it!

    I own the Sony A77 and recently purchased the Sony a6000, which is made for E-mount lenses. I was happy to find an adapter that would allow me to use my A-mount lenses interchangeably...Read complete review

    I own the Sony A77 and recently purchased the Sony a6000, which is made for E-mount lenses. I was happy to find an adapter that would allow me to use my A-mount lenses interchangeably on the a6000.

    So far, I like it very much. This is a very practical adapter. However, you lose some of the features of the a6000. For example, the 179 phase-detect points is dramatically decreased to 15 phase-detect points when using this adapter. Also, I don't think this adapter is ideal for placing a lens like the 70-300 mm A-mount lens on an a6000. Although the adapter accommodates a tripod, it would be very bulky, and therefore, it might make sense to just use an A-mount camera.

    I'm still experimenting and testing this adapter. I like using the adapter with my A-mount 50 mm lens, which is my favorite combination by far. It takes crisp and clear pictures. Overall, this is a nice alternative when using a Sony E-mount camera with smaller Sony A-mount lenses. However, I don't think it will prevent you from having to invest in E-mount lenses to get the all the features and bells and whistles from your E-mount camera.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very useful, could be better

    If you have a significant collection of A-mount lenses, or, if you have a few of them that you real love to use, or, if you want to get a few of them...Read complete review

    If you have a significant collection of A-mount lenses, or, if you have a few of them that you real love to use, or, if you want to get a few of them since they provide excellent image quality at an affordable price, I recommend that you get one LA-EA4 adapter. It is decently good.

    However, at this price tag, Sony should have designed this adapter better. My main complain is related to focusing capability. When the wide focusing area is selected, focusing is quite confident. However, when the center or flexible points are selected, it is not that confident. It hunts often, in either still photo or video. Sony could have added a zone focusing mode to this adapter, like the one on A77.

    Another shortcoming is, I cannot using my Sony/Minolta 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. This limits the use of this adapter in wildlife photography.

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    3.0

    Very useful, could be better

    By Warren

    from College Station, Texas

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Focus hunt

    Best Uses

    • For A-mount Lens

    Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

    If you have a significant collection of A-mount lenses, or, if you have a few of them that you real love to use, or, if you want to get a few of them since they provide excellent image quality at an affordable price, I recommend that you get one LA-EA4 adapter. It is decently good.

    However, at this price tag, Sony should have designed this adapter better. My main complain is related to focusing capability. When the wide focusing area is selected, focusing is quite confident. However, when the center or flexible points are selected, it is not that confident. It hunts often, in either still photo or video. Sony could have added a zone focusing mode to this adapter, like the one on A77.

    Another shortcoming is, I cannot using my Sony/Minolta 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. This limits the use of this adapter in wildlife photography.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Working as it is supposed to work

    By Adam

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Excellent Fitting
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Sony A Mount Lenses

      Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

      The mounts is working as it is supposed to work. A little bit of light is going away (probably 1/3 click, I didn't measure exactly), but the autofocus works (albeit a bit slow with the Sigma 35mm I attached to it), the aperture control work as well.

      Excellent fitting with the camera body and the lens.

      All in all, an opening to a whole new array of lens. I just wish it was cheaper.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works well

      By MG

      from New York

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

      A bit expensive but if you want to utilize your A mount lenses on the E mount mirorless cameras it is a must. It turns the mirorless camera into a translucent mirror camera like older models(I have the A77 and I needed it for my A7r) so you no longer have a mirorless camera per say lol but it does the work well and since currently Sony offers a limited (and poor) selection of full frame E mount lenses it lets you use your A mount lenses and maintains full autofocus capabilities. it also has a tripod hole on bottom to mount and generally is a stable base even with out once lens is mounted.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Addition

      By Rush

      from Lawrenceville, Ga

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Quality

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Expanded Lens Options
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

      This was a great way to expand my options on the Sony a6000, purchased the adapter and it works perfectly and is well built. Bought a Minolta 100 Macro lens and it fits and woks perfect!

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does the job well

      By Tom

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

        If you want/need fast lenses for your A7 series camera, this adapter really works. Despite its appearance, bulk is not an issue. Sony rounds off the edges to where the lens and adapter rest comfortably in your palm. RRS makes an L-bracket for this that fits to perfection. Keep fingers and dust away from the pellicle mirror and take pictures.

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        5.0

        Sony lens adapter

        By Jim photographer

        from Bellevue WA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

          small, lightweight, works flawlessly

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very high quality built

          By Frankfranco

          from Livermore

          Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

          I purchased this adapter for my Sony NEX- EA50UH and its very satisfied.

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          5.0

          This is a great product!

          By DRVegas

          from Las Vegas NV

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

            It sure is nice to be able to use my lenses with new camera!

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent!

            By Steve G.

            from Totowa, NJ

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

            Works great! Fast Focus with your "A" mount lenses. I highly recommend this for use with your Nex, a6000 or your A7's! Great alternative to high priced glass using it in conjunction with great legacy Minolta lenses.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Should not be without for Sony Pro's

            By ghost1857

            from Cleveland TN

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

              Owning both the A77 and A58 DSLR's I have a good inventory of "A" mount glass. Now that I have my A7s I needed to adapt that glass to it. Along came the LAEA4 adapter. This is the ticket to make use of all your A mount glass on the new body and still retain all the functionality. I use this adapter all day every day.My A7s is now my main camera but I want to keep my A77 and A58 for backups. No complaints about this adapter as it adds very little weight to the overall setup.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Opens up world of A Mount glass

              By Rick

              from Denver, CO

              Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

              This is a great addition to the Sony A7s. It really opens up the entire world of high quality Sony a-mount glass. I have not been very impressed with the selection of sony e-mount lenses, but I do love the sony 50mm 1.4 and the 70-200 2.8, both of which I use in the filming of our television series. The LA-4 allows the camera to use the full frame sensor without cropping or vignetting on both of these lenses.

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              4.0

              is great

              By Gecofilms

              from Santiago, Chile

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                I only put 4 stars because for video with AF lens f1.4 go down to f3.5, all the other things are perfect in this adapter

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works Great!

                By Trizity Tube

                from Idaho

                Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                Purchased this for my Sony A6000. The A6000 has limited telephoto lens options, so this will allow me to use more than the native 200mm e-mount option. Purchased a SAL75-300 used and the autofocus from the LA-EA4 works nicely.

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                5.0

                Great Adapter

                By Bob Mat

                from New Jersey

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • More Available Lenses
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                  Allows Alpha lenses to be used on my e-mount NEX 6 with no loss of auto focus.

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                  • No

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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I like it!

                  By Smile_Click

                  from Vienna, VA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                    I own the Sony A77 and recently purchased the Sony a6000, which is made for E-mount lenses. I was happy to find an adapter that would allow me to use my A-mount lenses interchangeably on the a6000.

                    So far, I like it very much. This is a very practical adapter. However, you lose some of the features of the a6000. For example, the 179 phase-detect points is dramatically decreased to 15 phase-detect points when using this adapter. Also, I don't think this adapter is ideal for placing a lens like the 70-300 mm A-mount lens on an a6000. Although the adapter accommodates a tripod, it would be very bulky, and therefore, it might make sense to just use an A-mount camera.

                    I'm still experimenting and testing this adapter. I like using the adapter with my A-mount 50 mm lens, which is my favorite combination by far. It takes crisp and clear pictures. Overall, this is a nice alternative when using a Sony E-mount camera with smaller Sony A-mount lenses. However, I don't think it will prevent you from having to invest in E-mount lenses to get the all the features and bells and whistles from your E-mount camera.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good and the only option

                    By Adys

                    from Israel

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                      This is a good adapter, and its the only option if you want to use AF with Alpha lenses on your A7R.

                      It had only 15 focus points, could be more.

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                      5.0

                      Great on the FS100!

                      By Ryan at Driving Sports TV

                      from Kirkland, WA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                        For the past couple years I used the LAEA1 "dumb" adaptor for my Alpha lenses. My thinking was that because I focus manually I didn't need the expensive adaptor. I was wrong. The LAEA4 operates better in every single way... even though the real reason I bought it was to use Sony-Zeiss glass on the upcoming A7S.

                        On the FS100 what I'm thrilled about is how smooth it makes aperture changes. The LAEA1 makes a loud, obnoxious "clunk" with every change. The LAEA4 is butter-smooth. Yes, it also adds phase-detection autofocus to the FS100, which is quick and accurate, but I honestly would have bought it sooner had I known it worked the aperture so much better than the basic adaptor.

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                        5.0

                        A Must for The A7

                        By Dave

                        from Atlanta, Georgia

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Using Sony A Mount Lenses

                          Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                          Great Adapter for the A7. Mount Sony A series lenses to the E mount. Using it with the Tamron SP 70-200 2.8 non VC. I would buy it again. Everything fits nice no play in the mount.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          a7 to a77 focus speed

                          By fredpara

                          from Kansas City

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Focus speed
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Just More Stuff

                          Best Uses

                          • Anything really

                          Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                          Im not one on the A7R guys, I don't get it bigger photo in trade for less focus ability, not for me. I put this adapter on my A7 combine the sensor focus points with the trans mirror system in the adapter and you have a77 focus speed. I even us my 16-50 2.8 kit lens from the a77 on the a7 with the adapter, sure its 3000x 2800 something because it crops it but it works fine, zooms, focuses fast...But what really makes it all work is the Sigma 70-200 2.8 on the adapter, its just awsome

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          A-Mount to E-Mount Trans Mirror Adapter

                          By Roger

                          from Lebanon, IN

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Somewhat Slow

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black):

                          The adapter works well. I have tested it on a number of lenses including A mount 80-200 f2.8. I found this adapter to be necessary because Sony has no low aperture f1.4 lenses in the e mount lineup. So if you need fast low light lenses the adapter is it.

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