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Sony LA-EA4 Adapter

Adapts Sony Alpha A-Mount& Minolta MAXXUM lenses to Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras

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Sony LA-EA4 adapter

Sony LA-EA4 adapter (adapts Sony Alpha or Minolta MAXXUM AF SLR lenses to Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, about $348). enlarge. I got mine at B&H ; I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield. You also can get them used at eBay for about $225 if you know How to Win at eBay.

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Katie at the Luau

Katie at the Luau, 14 July 2017. (Sony A9 with Sony Minolta 28-135mm on Sony LA-EA4 adapter at 110mm at f/4.5 at 1/100 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear.) bigger.

 

Doorway 14 July 2017

Doorway, 8:07 PM, 14 July 2017. Sony A9, Sony Minolta 28-135mm at 30mm at 1/8 second hand-held at Auto ISO 4,000. bigger or full-resolution.

 

Nellie Gail's Finest Home: Poker Flats Place

Lamp, 8:01 PM, 14 July 2017. Sony A9, Sony Minolta 28-135mm at 135mm at f/4.5 at 1/80 second hand-held at Auto ISO 1,250. bigger or camera-original © file.

 

Sasha and a Mercedes

Sasha, 15 July 2017. Sony A9 with Sony Minolta 28-135mm on Sony LA-EA4 adapter at 120mm at f/7.1 at 1/320 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear. bigger or camera-original © file.

 

Luau deserts

Luau deserts, 14 July 2017. (Sony A9 with Sony Minolta 28-135mm on Sony LA-EA4 adapter at 28mm at f/13 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear.) bigger or camera-original © file.

 

Sony Minolta 20mm f/2.8 Sample Image

Seven Palms Oasis, July 2017. Sony A9 with Sony LA-EA4 adapter, Sony Minolta 20mm f/2.8 at f/11 at 1/20 hand-held at Auto ISO 100. bigger or full-resolution.

 

Ryan and Dada, 7:28 AM.

Unocal, 13 December 2013. 2013 Sony A7, Sony LA-EA4 adapter, 1985 Minolta MAXXUM 50mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500 at f/8 at Auto ISO 100. Camera-original © file.

 

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This lets us use all our Sony Alpha or Minolta MAXXUM AF SLR lenses on Sony's newest E-Mount cameras, complete with full-performance autofocus!

This little gizmo lets our mirrorless cameras replace SLRs. Heck, this adapter and the A7 is less expensive and better than the plastic A99 fake SLR!

 

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It works with both the screw-focus and electronic focus lenses.

Sony LA-EA4 adapter

Bottom, Sony LA-EA4 adapter. enlarge.

Price, USA

$348 new, late July 2017.

$298, early July 2017.

About $225 used in July 2017 if you know How to Win at eBay.

$350, December 2013.

 

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It really works!

AF is fast!, limited of course by your camera and lens. I use it on my A7. With the adapter on my A7, it's at least as fast as the A99.

 

Sony A7 with LA-E4 and MAXXUM Lens

Sony A7 with Sony LA-E4 adapter and Minolta MAXXUM 85mm f/1.4. bigger.

 

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The less expensive LA-EA3 adapter doesn't provide autofocus with screw-focus lenses. It only couples exposure and aperture information. I don't know if it allows autofocus with electronic focus lenses.

 

Sony A7 with LA-E4 and MAXXUM Lens

Sony A7 with Sony LA-E4 adapter and Minolta MAXXUM 85mm f/1.4.

 

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Be careful of the piece of glass in the middle. It's easy to bang, and if it gets tweaked, AF will no longer be accurate.

Sony LA-EA4 adapter

Rear, Sony LA-EA4 adapter. enlarge.

 

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There's not much to say; if you want to shoot your existing Sony Alpha or Minolta MAXXUM AF lenses on a Sony mirrorless camera, this adapter makes it transparent.

Sony A7 with LA-E4 and MAXXUM Lens

Sony A7 with Sony LA-E4 adapter and Minolta MAXXUM 85mm f/1.4.

 

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