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

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Durable (26)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Easily interchangeable (12)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (31)
  • Macro photography (22)
  • Landscape photography (21)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Travel (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Professional (13), Semi-professional (11), Photo enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works!!

Using this on my A7 with my Sigma 70-200 and Minolta 50 1.7 and 35-70 F4. Focus is good and snappy. I think it is slightly slower than my A77. Stationary...Read complete review

Using this on my A7 with my Sigma 70-200 and Minolta 50 1.7 and 35-70 F4. Focus is good and snappy. I think it is slightly slower than my A77. Stationary subjects no problem- right there and fast. Moving subjects in good light- no bad, not great, but it works. It is quiet and actually feels good supporting the camera and lens with the bottom tripod mount- sits in your left palm. Continuous is not so great, so you'll have to adapt your technique to you subjects. Follows birds in clear sky well. I use mostly manual lenses, but its nice to have autofocus from time to time- if you have autofocus lenses and an A7(r), you have to get this.

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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

Great product

By Dan

from NJ

Verified Buyer

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

Works well with A6300 cameras!

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5.0

Works great

By Linda

from Texas

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

Motor drive works and so far everything seems to work as it should. Build seems solid and looks like a matched piece of my a7ll.

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4.0

I would buy this product again.

By w633

from Aurora, IL

Verified Buyer

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

The A- E lens mount is easy to attach. The only drawback is that when using the adapter, the amount of light
is diminished.

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4.0

Works well for Sony

By Trisha

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

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

My tamron lens stopped auto focusing but the sony lens work perfect

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5.0

Perfect product, perfect Seller !

By Bian

from los angeles

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Traveling

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

    Great product to connect all my a mount lenses to E mount Camera !

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    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Terrific for Legacy Lenses

    By Bayguy

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    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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    • No

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    5.0

    excelente produto

    By Luciano

    from Brasil

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

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

      Usado em uma lente sony 28-75 para uma câmera a7sll. Foco funcionando muito bem.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      fast focus

      By mjp

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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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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          • No

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          4.0

          Good but not great

          By tford

          from harrisburg il

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          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

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far so good!

            By Camera1965

            from Melbourne, FL

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            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

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              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

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                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

                Verified Buyer

                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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                • No

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                4.0

                Work fine

                By rocfoto

                from Signal Hill, Ca.

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                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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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Adapter

                  By Machinchi

                  from Honduras

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Benefits outweigh drawbacks

                    By RPh in Dublin

                    from Dublin, OH

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome product

                          By Deckie

                          from Nashua, NH

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          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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                            • No

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