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SonyAlpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

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    (5)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Easily interchangeable (13)
  • Compact (11)
  • Durable (9)
  • Strong construction (9)

Cons

  • Slow focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (8)
  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Low light (6)
  • Night photography (6)
  • Upgrade (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (7), Film professional (6), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent but with a few quirks

I use this adapter in conjunction with my NEX 7 and my Sony 35mm 1.8 plus my Minolta 200mm 2.8 APO G. This adapter is much cheaper than the translucent mirror adapter and I...Read complete review

I use this adapter in conjunction with my NEX 7 and my Sony 35mm 1.8 plus my Minolta 200mm 2.8 APO G. This adapter is much cheaper than the translucent mirror adapter and I don't mind manual focusing because of the great focus peaking of the NEX. There are a few quirks though. There is no depth of field button and you have to be careful when attaching the tripod mount otherwise you will strip the screw threads on the adapter. Also, while the aperture is stopped down and l release the shutter, there is a slight millisecond delay between the stopping down of the aperture and release of the shutter.

If you are willing to live with its quirks, this is a decent buy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pricey but worth it

I purchased this adapter so I could use a Sony 70-200 f2.6 with my NEX (quite a site indeed). Initially auto-focus would not work but after a little searching I was able...Read complete review

I purchased this adapter so I could use a Sony 70-200 f2.6 with my NEX (quite a site indeed). Initially auto-focus would not work but after a little searching I was able to find a firmware update on Sony's site Installing the update is super easy and took all of 30 seconds to do.

I used the adapter all weekend at the Cherry Blossom festival in Seattle with great results! Firstly I found that Incould zoom the 70-200 faster and more accurately then the NEX could with the adapter. I had to use a monopod to be able to use it.

My second lens was an old Minolta 28-70 f1.6 that would not autofocus. It did however work great manually.

If you are planning in investing in Alpha lenses and have a NEX this is a mandatory purchase. It is however in need of some polishing. If you want simple point and shoot convenience you might be better of renting the NEX 200mm lens instead.

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5.0

Sturdy

By Bill Zebub

from Clifton, NJ

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

    I don't use autofocus, so I took a chance on this adapter. It snapped in place quickly and accomodated the Sony 100mm macro lens just as fast. I went out to my yard to film some ants - these were the really small ones. The 100mm lens made those tiny bugs look like giant monsters! Well, I suppose that my enoyment of the lens could be a totally different review, but I wouldn't have been able to discover the power of that lens without this great adapter. I use this adapter on the Sony NEX-FS700, by the way. I didn't notice any penalty in aperture. I shot at f/1.8 at super deep bokeh. the ant world looked truly frightening, ha ha. It seems that Sony made a wise decision with the E mount. It allows for a diverse range of other flange depths with appropriate adapters.

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    5.0

    You Know You Want One

    By SonyAlpha Shooter

    from Central PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Video

    Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

    This adapter allows the use of all my Alpha mount lenses on my NEX camera. The AF function is usable with Sony SSM/SAM lenses but its very slow under even ideal conditions. Use manual focus for best results. The best feature about the adapter is it allows me to use my favorite lens, a Rokinon 8mm fisheye. I was going to buy the E-Mount version but this saved me the over [$].

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    5.0

    Great product to widen lenses options

    By Cycokiller

    from Saint-Damase, QC, Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

        I am a beginner video/photo enthusiast who uses this adapter on a VG-20. The LA-EA1 is a good way to practice your manual skills on a semi-pro camcorder. I find that it is easy to use and way cheaper than the EA2. I bought the adapter primarily because I find the choice of lenses with E mount pretty restrictive. The adapter allows you to choose lenses through many different brands.

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        4.0

        Does the job well.

        By Gmussio

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Video

          Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

          AF blows but the MF features of the NEX cameras make or a breeze to use.

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          1.0

          Does not work with 3rd party lenses

          By LMSavannah

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

          Purchased Tamron 28-75 f2.8 and Tamron 70-200 specifically to use with NEX-20. This addaptor does not work with either lens. Chatted with Sony, they told me about the firmware 2 update, but it turns out my adaptor already had the version 2 firmware. Also tried with Sigma 10-20 f3.5 without success.

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          4.0

          Works great

          By TrinityFXmg

          from Puerto Rico

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

            I use this on my Sony NEX VG20. It works great. The only thing that was a little strange was when you change the Iris it makes clicking sound when switching to new iris setting. Also the image gets bright just before the new iris setting engages. I usually set my iris before I start filming so for me its no issue.FYI auto focus don't work on the VG20.

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            5.0

            Nessasary item

            By Big Papa

            from Southern Jersey

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                I bought this item to allow my Nex5 some flexiblity in lens. I am a hobby photographer and can only say that this adapter does what it says it will do. It remains affixed to a macro zoom lens I purchased and the fit on both the camera and the lens are perfect. Nice tight and secure click into place. The photos are perfect as far as my amature I can tell. I have had no issues or complaints with this product so far.

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By david

                from Gaithersburg, MD.

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                  The product is very good.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Decent but with a few quirks

                  By Soul Seeker Photography

                  from Fullerton, CA

                  About Me Advanced amateur

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Limited autofocusiing
                  • Sluggish operation

                  Best Uses

                  • Non action photography

                  Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                  I use this adapter in conjunction with my NEX 7 and my Sony 35mm 1.8 plus my Minolta 200mm 2.8 APO G. This adapter is much cheaper than the translucent mirror adapter and I don't mind manual focusing because of the great focus peaking of the NEX. There are a few quirks though. There is no depth of field button and you have to be careful when attaching the tripod mount otherwise you will strip the screw threads on the adapter. Also, while the aperture is stopped down and l release the shutter, there is a slight millisecond delay between the stopping down of the aperture and release of the shutter.

                  If you are willing to live with its quirks, this is a decent buy.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great gift

                  By Dan the man

                  from Hearst ON Canada

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                    I love this adapter
                    Went from being able to use only 4 lens with my camera to being able to use a whole bunch of different lens with my sony nex4

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                    5.0

                    Good product

                    By Angelo Georgescu

                    from Montreal, Canada

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                      This is a great adapter that I use with my Sony SAL1650 16-50mm f/2.8 lens. Unfortunately, it does not support Auto-focus and stabilization. For this reason, I will return it and buy the LA-EA2.

                      Watch out, the LA-EA2 as extra features that only works with Alpha lenses!

                      The LA-EA1 is a great value for the money. I am using it on my Sony FS100 and everything but Auto-focus and stabilization works (shutter info, aperture and ISO info all can be controlled and displayed on the camera).

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                      4.0

                      Good but no auto focus

                      By Gin The Latecomer

                      from Vacnouver, BC

                      About Me Shutterbug

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • No AF

                      Best Uses

                      • Alpha lens without AF

                      Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                      Used it for my alpha lens, and it did its job that allows you to use all of them.

                      However, don't expect that you can use them as you are using the alpha DSLR cameras, for you won't get the auto focus work.

                      Buy the LA-EA2 if you need the auto focus.

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                      3.0

                      Leaves a bit to be desired...

                      By Bombey

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Pros

                      • Solid design

                      Cons

                      • Compatability issues

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                        I got this for my Nex-5 to use with the many inexpensive alpha mount lenses. I was disappointed to find out that it will not auto focus with alpha lenses that require the screw drive motor which is on all Sony alpha cameras. If you have alpha lenses and are not sure if it has an internal motor, or if it relies on the camera to spin the focus, look at the mount of the lens as you spin the focus and if you see what looks like a small set screw spinning, it requires the camera mount to power it. This adapter will not power this type of lens. It works fine with my Sam prime lens, but I had to go though the hassle of updating the firmware just to get it to work. Sony has released the LA-EA2 adapter which now works with ALL alpha lenses. But you have to spend $400 on the thing. However I do love the fact that i don't have to spend an arm and a leg on e mount lenses.

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                        4.0

                        A must have

                        By Celio Barros

                        from Brasil

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                        Cons

                        • Poor Clarity

                        Best Uses

                        • Panoramic Filming
                        • Shooting Indoors

                        Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                        Safe and fast conection. Extremely easy to use.
                        Unfortunately:
                        1- there is no autofocus function.
                        2- it reduces light, creating limitations in low ligth situation.

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                        5.0

                        Sony to Sony. Can't go wrong.

                        By Marcos DeBrito

                        from São Paulo / Brasil

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                          Attaches perfectly on my FS100. Beats by far the Bower adaptor I bought at first and returned.

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                          4.0

                          compact adaptor

                          By rexie

                          from wylie,tx

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                            I like using it, then my ax lens dont get wasted. Ease of use. Now, i dont have to carry a bulky dslr cam. Auto focus mode wont work on this mount.

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                            5.0

                            Solid build. Good quality.

                            By barth36

                            from Lake Charles, LA

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                                Well-made piece of equipment. Does the job. I feel comfortable with it even useing a heavy lens like the 70-200mm.

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                                4.0

                                Very good adapter

                                By Maolivieri

                                from São Paulo, Brazil

                                About Me Beginner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                                    The adapter works very well. I tested it with my Sony 35mm f1.8 lens and the autofocus is faster than I imagined, but nothing that compares to the nex lens. The photos were very good. I am very pleased. I just do not give it 5 stars because the autofocus does not work on all Sony lenses.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Honest Company!

                                    By Jeanirich

                                    from Pacific North West, US

                                    About Me Technical

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Picture Quality
                                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
                                    • Thanks BH and Sony NEX

                                    Cons

                                    • None at present

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro-micro use with NEX
                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Very versatile

                                    Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                                    [...]I use stereo macro and compound microscopes for photographing, using all of the Minolta AF macro lenses I have been using for some time using film. I have been switching over from film to digital which is really costly. I will soon use the above lens adapter that Sony made for their NEX series digicams, The adapter :Alpha LA-EA1 camera mount adapter mounted on a New Sony NEX 5 digicam for full use of my macro lenses and the scopes for high quality magnification images. I'v'e been waiting several years for a small but good camera & adapters that offer what I wanted. The NEX line camera with the adapter is about to do the job for the setup I'm using the result is an all digital-microphotography and stereo macro photography setup. So, I'm very happy and exited about this!I can't think of anything that is not great about my purchase from B&H, nor the product. It will save me a lot of money on macro lenses in the long term!

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                                    4.0

                                    godd product

                                    By Aryon Schultze

                                    from Curitiba - Brazil

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter:

                                        good product [...] Purchase fantastic! Thank you!

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