[shoplink 7642 ebay][/shoplink] Image on top shows an adpater with built-in mirror from [shoplink 7642 ebay]Leica[/shoplink]…there is no image of the Sony adapter yet :))
A known source from the Thai Sony Alpha users’ forum fotorelax.com just told that the new LA-EA2 adapter for NEX (with SLT mirror inside) will be retailed for 13000 THB or around 436 USD. It is the same source that started talking about NEX adapter with SLT mirror just a day before I posted it here on SAR. Be reminded that NEX cameras are made in Thailand so rumors from there should be always taken seriously!
UPDATE: Our Thai friend “Lifeispixels” justs ent us more tidbits (Thanks!): “It’s confirmed there is a motor inside the adapter to drive all AF minolta and sony lens. The rumor also said the AF will be as quick as A77 but will consume battery like mad, probably you will need a 3rd battery pack. The new LA-EA2 adapter can be used with all current E mounted cameras (NEX-3,NEX-5,NEX-C3,NEX-5N and NEX-VG10, NEX-VG20. This adapter will have an SLT mirror to reflex the image to AF chamber to perform auto focus and has nothing to do with EVF. The target group of this adapter is NEX-FS100 users.”
P.S.: Check the price of the current Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Alpha to E-mount adapter at [shopcountry 7643].
Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!