Sony Electronics Announces New LA-EA5 Lens Adaptor for A-Mount Lenses
New Adaptor Enables Advanced Autofocus Capabilities When Attaching A-mount Lenses to Latest E-mount Bodies
SAN DIEGO – September 1, 2020 – Today, Sony Consumer electronics Inc. announced the new LA-EA5, a 35mm Full-frame A-mount lens adaptor that allows users to easily pair advanced E-mount camera bodies with A-mount lenses. Using the new LA-EA5 A-mount adaptor, users can now access the acclaimed autofocus and high-speed shooting capabilities found in Sony’s latest E-mount digital camera bodies with A-mount SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) and SAM (Smooth Autofocus Engine) lenses, as well as A-attach lenses that do not have internal focus motors. Full support is provided for focal-plane phase-detection AF, wide-area focal phase-recognition AF coverage, Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals, Real-time Tracking and AF/AE (auto exposure) tracking for SSM/SAM lenses on nine most recently introduced E-mount cameras at up to 11fpsv depending on the digital camera model. When used with the Alpha 7R IV or Alpha 6600, for the first time, these capabilities are possible with lenses that not need internal concentrate motors, such as the Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA and Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA.
The LA-EA5 combines a compact design, featuring an aperture drive unit and a newly developed compact AF generate unit. To ensure comfortable operation when used on an E-mount camera body, the brand new adaptor’s diameter matches that of the A-mount, perfectly aligning with the edges of the mount. The LA-EA5 allows easy procedure on full-framework E-mount bodies, even when a vertical grip is attached to the camera body.
Pricing and Availability
The LA-EA5 is available in October 2020 for a suggested retail price of $249.99 USD and $329.99 CAD.
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i. As of Sept. 2020, focal plane phase-recognition AF is supported for SSM/SAM lenses on the Alpha 7 III, Alpha 7R III, Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 6100, Alpha 6400, Alpha 6600, Alpha 9, Alpha 9 II, and Alpha 7S III. Focal plane phase-detection is backed for lenses that not need internal concentrate motors on the Alpha 7R IV and Alpha 6600.
ii. STF lenses are manual concentrate only. Teleconverters are not supported.
iii. Autofocus is not available during movie recording.
iv. For AE monitoring, the aperture is fixed for the first entire body while shutter velocity and ISO are used for publicity adjustment.
v. Maximum continuous shooting rate will be 10 fps with the Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 9, and Alpha 9 II, and 11 fps with the Alpha 6600. Continuous shooting velocity may change based on the attached lens.
vi. The Alpha 7R IV must be updated to software V1.20 or later, and the Alpha 6600 should be updated to software program V1.10 or later.