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SonyA-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Durable (25)
  • Reliable (22)
  • Easily interchangeable (12)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (30)
  • Macro photography (22)
  • Landscape photography (21)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Travel (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Professional (13), Semi-professional (11), Photo enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inconvenient size and shape!!

This adapter does what it's supposed to do, and it works pretty well.
My problem with it is its inconvenient size and shape. I have some A-mount lenses and some E-mount...Read complete review

This adapter does what it's supposed to do, and it works pretty well.
My problem with it is its inconvenient size and shape. I have some A-mount lenses and some E-mount lenses. If I'm using an A-mount lens on a tripod and I wanna quickly switch to an E-mount lens on the same tripod, I have to unscrew the QR plate from the adapter and screw it onto the camera. Why don't I buy a second QR plate and keep it on the body for when I'm using E-mount lenses? Well, I tried that. When the LA-EA4 is attached to my A7s, there's only about 20mm between the adapter and the camera's 1/4" screw. I can't find any QR plate that small that will work on my tripod AND glidecam. The adapter gets in the way of any QR plate I try and put on the body. I understand it has to be big because it has a translucent mirror inside, but why couldn't Sony put all that stuff on top instead of letting it hang down from the bottom. It looks ugly, it make it very uncomfortable to hold with the small A7s, and I can't easily transition from my A-mount to E-mount lenses. I hate it. But I need it.
I guess it's not fully the adapter's fault, it's more the A7s's fault for being so tiny. My bigger A57 is way easier to handle than this camera with the LA-EA4 on it. Too bad Sony doesn't put this amazing low light sensor into an A99 body. Then I wouldn't have waste my time with this clunky adapter.

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4.0

Terrific for Legacy Lenses

By Bayguy

from San Francisco, CA

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Everyday use

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

I have several A-mount legacy Minolta lenses that I have had for many years. With this adapter I can use them with my Sony A7ii and get excellent results. With the A7ii, I suddenly found that those lenses really were actually very sharp. The only negative is that you have to be very careful not to touch the mirror.

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5.0

fast focus

By mjp

from Indianapolis, IN

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I'm using this with the a6300. My main two lenses are Sigma 18-250 HSM with OS, and Tamron 24-70 f/2.8. If you're debating the LA-EA3 or LA-EA4, get the LA-EA4. I got the LA-EA3 first and the focus was extremely slow when it focused at all. The LA-EA4 focuses as fast as the SLT-a33 that I replaced and focuses just as good as the SLT-a33 in low light too.

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      4.0

      Good but not great

      By tford

      from harrisburg il

      About Me Semi-Professional

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Portraits
        • Studio

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

        I have only had this for a short while but i do enjoy being able to use my a mount lenses on my e mount. Not real good for low light, it hunts for focus. Not as many focus points as there are in camera but other than those 2 minor things, it works really well.

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        5.0

        Happy User

        By Dave

        from Meridian, Idaho

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Focus
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • No Sensor Focusing

        Best Uses

        • Adapting A Mount Lens
        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Telephoto Photography

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

        This gives better performance with my A Mount Minolta lenses than my A700. I couldn't be much more pleased.

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        4.0

        So far so good!

        By Camera1965

        from Melbourne, FL

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

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

          I have a Sony A6000 but I also have a Sony A77 and wanted to use my A-Mount lenses on my A6000. So far the AF works. I would give 5 stars but one of my Sigma lenses didn't do too well with the adapter. I may just need to work with it more. It did not weigh my A6000 down. I like the fact that the adapter allows me to get a better hold of the camera for stablization.

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          5.0

          LA-EA4 Adapter

          By Jim

          from Albuquerque

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

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

            I have been using Minolta and Sony A-mount DSLR's and SLR's for many years. I have accumulated quite a few A-mount lenses. I recently upgraded to the Sony A7RII. Now that I have the LA-EA4 adapter I can use all of my A-mount lenses and they all auto focus when mounted on the A7. I think it is great.

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            5.0

            Very fast focus speed

            By Zero

            from Columbus, OH

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            Pros

            • Fast Focusing
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Number Focus Points

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

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

            My Minolta beercan and 50mm F1.7 focus very fast on this adapter when pair with an A7ii and A6000. Very good A mount adpter for the price.

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            5.0

            I good solution for me

            By Techkie in Tustin

            from Tustin, California

            About Me Semi-Professional

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

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

            I have an A-Mount 16-35mm f/2.8 and would like to use it on my A7RII. This adapter provides me the opportunity to use my lens. The AF is rather fast. The only extra effort and cost was for me to get a body lens mount plate that does not stop the mount of the adapter.

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            4.0

            Work fine

            By rocfoto

            from Signal Hill, Ca.

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits

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

              I'm using it on my A6000. The autofocus isn't as fast as a native e-lens, but it's good enough for static shots.

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              5.0

              Awesome Adapter

              By Machinchi

              from Honduras

              About Me Semi-Professional

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                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):

                This adapter is easy to use. I was afraid about the AF but since a use with de sigma 50mm art. it is amazing.

                Buy it!!!

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                4.0

                Benefits outweigh drawbacks

                By RPh in Dublin

                from Dublin, OH

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

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

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

                I have many Sony A mount lenses which I am now able to use on my E mount camera bodies (APS-C and Full Frame).

                There is a price to pay in that the adapter adds weight and bulk and might negate the advantages of the smaller E mount cameras for some users depending on applications. I have found the adapter adds a gripping point not there before.

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                5.0

                Great item

                By Ming

                from Los Angeles, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

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

                  This one saves me a lot of money because I have 4 a lenses.
                  It's lighter than I thought. The weight matters. But I rarely felt its weight when mounted on my a7s 2.

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                  4.0

                  Good but Overpriced.

                  By lev29

                  from Lafayette, LA

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

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

                      I should've held off buying this when I bought the a6000 camera, my first mirrorless. Unless I buy another Sony E-mount camera, one that MUST have built-in Image Stabilization, it was a waste of money. While my legacy lenses do work with this adapter on the a6000, the bulk increases, minimizing any benefit from the use of a smaller camera body.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome product

                      By Deckie

                      from Nashua, NH

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        This lens adapter allows me to use all my a-mount lenses on the e-mount Sony a6000 and still get all automatic functions. I do not have to invest in new lenses for the e-mount camera. As a matter of fact some of the Minolta legacy glass is awesome with the e-mount camera.

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                        5.0

                        Definitely Worth The Money!

                        By Picture This

                        from Evington, Va

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                        Pros

                        • Good Autofocus
                        • Reliable
                        • Works as advertised

                        Cons

                        • Adds A Little More Bulk

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

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

                        I wanted to upgrade to a full frame. I really like the mirrorless cameras Sony has but all my lens are the A mount. Thanks to all the good reviews this adapter received online I decided to by the Sony A7II and this adapter. It was well worth the money. My lens work great, autofocus is smooth and fast and after doing the firmware upgrade I now have full functionality even when using the A mount lens.

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                        5.0

                        Works great

                        By amy

                        from st louis mo

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Cost

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

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

                        Adapter works perfectly, it does add some weight, but allow you to use your existing a mount lenses on sony a7 series. Only complaint I would have is the price.

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                        5.0

                        Minolta for Sony and Tamron for Sony with autofocus + a7sII

                        By marco

                        from sao paulo, brazil

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        Try some old Minolta or/and Tamron for Sony lenses with autofocus. Works very well.

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                        2.0

                        Check Lens Compatibility

                        By Landon with Shutterberry Photography

                        from Dallas, Texas

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

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

                        I would love to save some future frustration with Sony users. Please check if your lenses support AF with the La-EA4 before you buy. I have recently changed from an A-mount system to a A7ii with the E-mount. I was assuming all of my A-mount lenses to play nicely, but I learned not to assume with Sony. I have a Tamron 70-200 2.8 that I use for most of my shoots, but the LA-EA4 doesnt support the autofocus function.

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                        5.0

                        nice

                        By Deibler Outdoors

                        from Dacula, Georgia

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            as described

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Must have.

                            By Thomas.

                            from New York

                            About Me Professional

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • 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):

                              Works perfectly with all E mounth Sony Camera and A mount lenses. For A7 R2 it is necessary to use this adapter with all Minolta lenses except 200 MM 2.8 APO. Flawless, super fast autofocus.

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