Today Sony announced the new LA-EA5 adapter. And this may the last A-mount product ever announced by Sony :(
Improved from previous models is the focal plane phase-detection AF, as well as the ability to shoot continuously at high speed with AF/AE tracking, up to 11 frames per second, as well as use sophisticated Real-Time Eye AF and Real-Time Tracking modes with a variety of lens and camera types. This focusing performance is available on SSM, SAM, and even AF lenses that lack an internal focusing motor, such as the Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA or Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 ZA, and, if using an a7R IV or a6600, AF and AE tracking is supported with these motorless lenses. The adapter also has a sleeker cylindrical design to fit mirrorless bodies better, with an attached vertical grip.
Sony Electronics Announces New LA-EA5 Lens Adaptor for A-Mount Lenses
New Adaptor Enables Advanced Autofocus Capabilities When Attaching A-mount Lenses to Latest E-mount Bodies
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 is available in October 2020 for a suggested retail price of $249.99 USD and $329.99 CAD.
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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. Autofocus is not available during movie recording.
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. 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.