Best macro for $ on NEX?

Started Aug 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Bruce Bowman
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Re: Best macro for $ on NEX?
In reply to KM Legacy, Aug 13, 2012

KM Legacy wrote:

Bruce Bowman wrote:

  • get the LA-EA1 adapter ($200 at Sony) plus a Sony Alpha macro lens; this means you focus using contrast detect AF (the same thing used for any E-mount lens); this offers CD-AF/AE.

That option won't work because Sony Alpha A-mount macro lenses do not have motors in the lens. They will only AF with the LA-EA2.

You sure about that? I have the -EA2 so don't have personal experience with the -EA1. Sony Store is vague, however Reviews on the Sony Store site seem to say it works as I described.

Are you by chance thinking of IBIS which is body-based for Alpha DSLRs? Alpha lenses have internal motors, e.g. SSM = super sonic motor.

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