Sony today has officially announced a new lens adapter named LA-EA5, LA-EA5 is the newest A-mount to E-mount lens adapter. The US price for LA-EA5 is $248, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video. The release date for this lens adapter is expected in November, 2020.
New adaptor enables advanced autofocus capabilities when attaching A-mount lenses to latest E-mount bodies
1 September, 2020 – Today, Sony 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 lensesi.
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 camera bodiesi with A-mount SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) and SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) lenses[ii], as well as A-mount lenses that do not have internal focus motors.
When used with the Alpha 7R IV or Alpha 6600iii, high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking[iv] at up to 11 fps is possible with SSM/SAM lenses and lenses that do not have internal focus motors,such as the Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA and Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA. Full support is provided for focal plane phase-detection AF[vi], wide-area focal phase-detection AFvi coverage, Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals, Real-time Tracking and AF/AEiv (auto exposure) tracking.
The LA-EA5 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. The LA-EA5 allows easy operation on full-frame E-mount bodies, even when a vertical grip is attached to the camera body.
Pricing and Availability
The LA-EA5 will be available from November 2020 for a suggested retail price of £270.
Exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new lens and Sony’s other imaging products can be found at alphauniverse.com, a site created to educate and inspire all fans and customers of Sony’s α – Alpha brand.
For detailed product information, please visit:www.sony.co.uk/electronics/converters-mount-adapters/la-ea5
[i] As of Sept. 2020, focal plane phase-detection 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 supported for lenses that do not have internal focus motors on the Alpha 7R IV and Alpha 6600.
[ii] STF lenses are manual focus only. Teleconverters are not supported.
[iii] The Alpha 7R IV must be updated to software V1.20 or later, and the Alpha 6600 must be updated to software V1.10 or later.
[iv] For AE tracking, the aperture is fixed for the first frame while shutter speed and ISO are used for exposure adjustment.
[v] Maximum continuous shooting speed is 10 fps with the Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 9, and Alpha 9 II, and 11 fps with the Alpha 6600. Continuous shooting speed may change depending on the attached lens.
[vi] Autofocus is not available during movie recording.