Alpha mount adaptor
Light on features for a $200 adaptor
First off, I would only recommend this for a photographer... if you are a videographer, get the LA-EA2 (yes, it's worth it#. My pet peeve with this adaptor is how slow it is to adjust the aperture and how noisy it is. Every time you adjust the aperture #up or down# it opens all the way and then closes to the appropriate setting after making a click-click sound. Have to adjust it again? CLICK-CLICK. Did the sun just come out from behind a cloud and you want to close the aperture by three steps? CLICK-CLICK, CLICK-CLICK, CLICK-CLICK and it takes a second also. My next pet peeve is that AF does not work in video mode. This is simply a software issue that limits it. Sony did this so more people would buy the outrageously over-priced LA-EA2. If you don't have SAM/SSM lenses or a desire for AF, then I would recommend a $25 manual adaptor #with apeture ring) instead of this overpriced fluff. Only if you are 100% photo/0% video shooter who has SAM/SSM lenses would I recommend this adaptor.
March 12, 2013
Learned about NEX focus with this...
I wanted to work with mirrorless imaging while preserving my options to add SLT later.
If I had bought E-mount lenses, I would have been 'stuck' with mirrorless focusing. I found that mirrorless is good unless it is an action video/photo OR you doing video-zooming. I did eventually get the LA-EA2, but still like the EA1 when there is very little 'action' or zooming.
I did have to forsake the in-lens-stabilization in SOME of the E-mount lenses, though.
February 27, 2012
A must for versatility.
I keep reading about people experiencing no autofocus capability.
Update your NEX firmware to version 3. Update your adapter to version 2 and it will work with:
* DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM (SAL1855)
* DT 28-75mm F2.8 SAM (SAL2875)
* DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM (SAL55200-2)
* DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM (SAL30M28)
* DT 35mm F1.8 SAM (SAL35F18)
* DT 50mm F1.8 SAM (SAL50F18)
* 85mm F2.8 SAM (SAL85F28)
* Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM (SAL1635Z)
* Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM (SAL2470Z)
* Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM (SAL24F20G)
* 70-200mm F2.8 G (SAL70200G)
* 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM (SAL70300G)
* 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM (SAL70400G)
* 300mm F2.8 G (SAL300F28G)
Also, yes it's slow compared to the kit lens, may take up to 5 seconds, never 10 seconds, but you will be using it with lenses that do not have image stabilization nor do you have the continuous auto-focus option. So you're not probably shooting fast moving object, thus it's not exactly a major con.
P.S. not sure why the IQ drops so significantly when the uploaded image gets resized by the Sony website.
March 15, 2011
NEX Lens Adapter
You need to update the software for the camera. update via USB through sony support.
March 5, 2011