Anyone disappointed by the LA-EA2? Please help me spend $400 wisely.

Started Apr 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
dovla
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Good solution for occasional sports/action and low light/contrast situations
In reply to exm3racer, Apr 25, 2012

I have the NEX-7 and LA-EA2 and am very pleased with the combo. It seems very well suited for those situations where you need fast auto-focusing with decent tracking capabilities. In this regard, it's probably in the same league as a typical entry-level DSLR. Additionally, AF works well in low-light/low-contrast situations making the combo useful not just for shooting sports/action.

As others pointed out, it adds extra bulk and weight which for me is OK since I only do sports/action occasionally. If you plan on doing this type of shooting most of the time, then a mid-range DSLR might be a better option due to their more sophisticated AF modules (apparently, the one in LA-EA2 is from A65/A55 which based on dpreview's tests might not be the best option for tracking very fast action at close distances).

Note that from time to time the price of the adapter drops to around $300.

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