Posts tagged with Sony LA-EA2 adapter
The new Sony LA-EA2 NEX adapter has quietly been
lowered to $299 here. Not anymore! Sony’s US website is still listing is for $399. I jumped on one of these this weekend, basically for the purpose of using the Sony 70-400mm lens (review) with the NEX-7. Focusing was dead-on with this combo on my loaner, don’t know why I sent it back; well, I need it now, but I didn’t then. Also, the AF micro adjustments on select NEX cameras work only when using this adapter, it isn’t for NEX lenses.
Here at Photojottings, the most requested photo accessory to review (lately) is the LA-AE2 adapter, which seems to be very appealing to Sony alpha users that plan on jumping on the NEX cameras, especially the NEX-7. This adapter allows Minolta AF and Sony a-mount lenses to auto-focus when mounted on the newer NEX cameras. Currently, Sony’s US website is listing this product as compatible with the NEX-7, NEX-5N, with a NEX-C3 update in the future. NEW, Sony’s Asia website has firmware updates for the adapter use on the original NEX-3/5, and NEX-C3.
I’ve tested this adapter on the NEX-7 and 5 different Sony lenses so far, along with using the Sony A580 as the ‘standard’ for AF speed and accuracy. Right now, based on my limited use, the LA-EA2 adapter really works well, in fact, I find no difference in focusing speed and accuracy between the NEX-7 with adapter and Sony A580. Note; If you have any comments or requests, please let me know while I still have the adapter! …Read More →