Sony has 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 Sony’s latest E-mount camera bodies with A-mount SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) and SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) lenses, as well as A-mount lenses that do not have internal focus motors.
Full support is provided for focal plane phase-detection AF, wide-area focal phase-detection AF coverage, Real-time Eye AF, Real-time Tracking and AF/AE (auto exposure) tracking for SSM/SAM lenses on nine most recently introduced E-mount cameras at up to 11fps depending on the camera model. When used with the Alpha 7R IV or Alpha 6600, for the first time, these capabilities are possible with lenses that do not have internal focus motors, such as the Sonnar T 135 mm f/1.8 ZA and Planar T 85 mm f/1.4 ZA.
The adaptor combines a compact design, featuring an aperture drive unit and a newly developed compact AF drive unit. To ensure comfortable operation when used on an E-mount camera body, the new adaptor’s diameter matches that of the A-mount, perfectly aligning with the edges of the mount. It allows easy operation on full-frame E-mount bodies, even when a vertical grip is attached to the camera body. The LA-EA5 will be available from October, 2020 for a suggested retail price of USD 249.99.