The Outdated A-mount to E-mount adapter issue

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OP havoc315 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,580
Re: The Outdated A-mount to E-mount adapter issue

SQLGuy wrote:

Bob Janes wrote:

havoc315 wrote:

Bob Janes wrote:

havoc315 wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

havoc315 wrote:

No.... I simply noted that Nikon AND CANON provide pass-thru adapter support for far more lenses -- 90 for Nikon, hundreds for Canon. Only 11 unique ff lenses for Sony (and only 26 total).

Couldn't part of this be attributed to the fact that Canon and Nikon have more lenses in their DSLR systems?

Only partially. The A-mount catalog has 136 lenses between Sony and Minolta. So there are plenty of lenses. But only 20% get LAEA3 AF. Only 11 unique FF lenses.

Actually: 17 unique full-frame lenses with motors in that work on the La-EA3 and give AF... there are another 9 APS-C

11 unique. You seem to be counting G1 and G2 as two unique lenses. They aren't unique -- would you own both the 24-70 G1 and 24-70G2? (and they stopped selling the G1, except for remaining inventory).

If we are talking current lenses only, a search on the Dyxum lens database gives 12 hits for current, full-frame A-mount lenses with in-lens motors.

And, just to be clear, Nikon's 90 includes duplicates and APS-C, right?

Correct.....  So the *total* is 90 for Nikon and 26 for Sony.

When narrowed down to unique current full frame lenses:  It's about 40 for Nikon (give or take 2 or 3, I didn't count exactly) and it's 11 for Sony.

So total:  90 vs 26

Narrowed down:  40ish to 11.

There are also Tamron, Tokina, and Sigma A mount motorized lenses that work well on the LA-EA3.

Yes, a few more.  According to Dyxum (which isn't always perfect or complete), including all 3rd parties, there are a total of 34 current full frame motorized lenses for Sony A-mount.

So the total, including 3rd party, is still less than Nikon first party.   (Obviously, if you included 3rd party for Nikon, Nikon's number shoots up to the hundreds).

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