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

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (36)

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    (7)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (24)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Durable (12)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Easily interchangeable (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (15)
  • Macro photography (13)
  • Landscape photography (11)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Travel (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (7), Professional (7), Semi-professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

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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5.0

fast autofocus, Sigma OS compatible

By TaylorM

from Newport News, VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    I bought this adapter to use with my Sigma 150-500mm OS lens and my Sony NEX-6 camera. In practical use I have found the autofocusing works just well and sometimes even better than my Sony A65 body with the Sigma Lens. Obviously with the mirror between the lens and sensor you're going to lose a bit of light compared to using a native E-mount lens but I think it's worth it to have fast, accurate autofocus for A-mount lenses. Additionally, the Sigma OS does work with this adapter and the LAEA1 adapter on my Sony NEX-6 camera.

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    5.0

    this is great !

    By good planner

    from mobil , Al

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          very confortable , easy to use , and strong ,I do recomend this product !now I can use my camera with others lences ! :)

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          5.0

          Works like a charm

          By JimBob

          from South Carolina

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Quality build

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          I use the adapter on my Sony A7Mk2, with older Sony lenses that went with my earlier Sony A-mount camera. It has allowed me to extend the lens range that I currently own, and the product performs flawlessly. Couldn't be happier.

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          5.0

          A must for SONY E & FE mount

          By SPEEDY

          from COLUMBIA, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Allows 3rd Party Lenses
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • No Electronic Connection

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          After switching to Sony EF 7s alpha for its technological advances, weight, & size I found that there was a diconnect for available of lenses specifically for the FE mount.. When Tameron released the 150-600 for Sony I was really excited. Normally I take my Nikon D3S/800 with a 1.4 tele convertor and 80-400 lens. I do a lot of bird photography. At the Everglades and Big Cyprus I had great time capturing birds in flight and roosting with the Sony/Tameron/adapter combination. even though I shoot just about everything on tripod/monopod or braced on car window ledge the weight/ size differential made a big difference.The quality of image was comparable. I normally use manual focus and the alpha II has body stabilization. When I use it on my alpha 6000 for even greater 200-800mm definitely have to use tripod since there is no camera/lens stabilization.

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          5.0

          I would buy this again and again!

          By momofecwa

          from Little Rock, AR

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Weddings/Events

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

            This adapter is great because it has allowed me to use all of my favorite a-Mount lens with the new E-Mount cameras and that saves me a ton of money!

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            5.0

            A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Tech

            By Ali G

            from nashville, tn

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I use this adapter for my sony A7ii and it works wonderfully.

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                5.0

                Use you A-mount Lenses on your (F)E-mount Camera

                By christoph

                from Boston

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night Photography

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

                  Does exactly what it's suppose to do. Full contacts and i/o support (lens ID, screw drive AF) for A-mount lenses. I put my 500mm F8 Minolta reflex lens on a A6000, works great. Fast AF (auto focus).

                  Be careful when handling. The translucent mirror is not protected and because the adapter is narrow and wide, it's very easy to accidentally poke or otherwise damage the unit. Never handle when you're in a rush or don't have both hands free.

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                  5.0

                  Works as expected...

                  By Steve

                  from Detroit Mi

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        AF works with all of my older Minolta mount lenses(200 f2.8, 300 f4) and my newer zeiss A mount lenses(24-70 f2.8, 85 f1.4 etc) with no issues. You do loose eye/face detect AF but this sorta stuff is to be expected. AF is reasonably fast and reliable for basic center point AF recompose work... If you go in knowing what you get with this adapter and don't expect it to turn you a7 into an a77/a99 you will be pleased. Gives that older but great A mount glass new life :)

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                        5.0

                        Must Have For Legacy Sony Users

                        By Teo

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            As a legacy Sony a-mount user, I wanted to change to the A7 full frame cameras but had real separation issues with all of my old lenses. This little miracle solved all my concerns and made the transition to a full frame camera easy. The adapter snaps right in place and old Sony/Minolta lenses are made "new" again. The only down side I would say is that, for many, a reason to move to a full frame camera is to make it slimmer and more portable and this will obviously only make your camera system bulkier. It's a small price to pay though to keep your old lenses and purchase more a-mount, which, as of right now, is a substantially deeper catalog than the FE lenses. Would purchase again.

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                            5.0

                            Works Great

                            By Ben

                            from anna maria Island, Florida

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events

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

                              I bought it for my Minolta 70-210 f4 (Beercan) lens it works great. I am now shooting with the Sony a6000 see ya Canon.

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                              2.0

                              Inconvenient size and shape!!

                              By Matt

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Fast Auto-Focus

                              Cons

                              • Terrible Design

                              Best Uses

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

                                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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                                5.0

                                Awesome!

                                By andy

                                from murrieta, ca

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

                                this adapter works great. Focus is a little slower but still good enough for normal shooting. Combined this with a sigma 35mm 1.4 Art and works like a champ.

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again and again

                                By Nadia

                                from Wadsworth, Ohio

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                                  I use this Sony E-Mount adapter to attach Minolta lenses to my Sony A7R.
                                  It works beautifully and goes on and off with ease. I am happy with my purchase.

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                                  5.0

                                  It works !!!

                                  By Ted Hern

                                  from houston Tx

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      If you use this on a A6000 the focus point change, your not able to do back button focus , or eye focus ( note I'm using A-mount 135 1.8 zeiss ) with that said the adapter works great, just need to be aware of that.

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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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                                      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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                                        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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                                        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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                                        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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