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Sony LA-EA4
Alpha and MAXXUM AF lenses to NEX
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Sony LA-EA4 adapter

Sony LA-EA4 adapter (adapts Sony Alpha or Minolta MAXXUM AF SLR lenses to NEX, about $350). enlarge. My biggest source of support is when you use any of these links, especially this link directly to it at Adorama or directly to it at Amazon, when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. It helps me keep adding to this free website when you get yours through those links — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere. Thanks for your support! Ken.

 

December 2013    Sony   Minolta   Zeiss   Nikon   Canon   Fuji   LEICA   All Reviews

 

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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 the compact NEX cameras, especially the full-frame A7, complete with full-performance autofocus!

This little gizmo lets our NEX 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.

 

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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 NEX 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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