Sony announces A-mount lens adaptor LA-EA5

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.

Press release:

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[i] 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[iii] or Alpha 6600, high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking[iv] at up to 11 fps[v] 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.

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.

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