The Outdated A-mount to E-mount adapter issue

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Paul Barnard Senior Member • Posts: 2,364
Re: The Outdated A-mount to E-mount adapter issue

tqlla wrote:

MILC man wrote:

tqlla wrote:

MILC man wrote:

tqlla wrote:

MILC man wrote:

no new screw-drive lenses in over 10 years proves that sony has phased out screw-drive af.

see how you can't admit that Nikon still sells just as many new screw-drive lens models as sony does...

Is that true? Can you point them out on Nikon's website?

count the brand-new Nikon screw-drive lenses for sale here:

Some of those lenses look really old. Are they still current?

they are still for sale brand new.

did you get the part where Nikon has just as many screw-drive lenses for sale as sony?

Regardless, even without those lenses, Nikon has more supported lenses

Nikon has more lenses than a-mount does, so "more supported lenses" is hardly a revelation, and it's not relevant to this part of the discussion, which is screw-drive lens support.

Nikon failed to support it's screw-drive lens owners, with af on z-mount camera bodies.

we really don't know what the functionality is, because the cameras are not on the market yet.

total lens count is irrelevant, canikon has always had more lenses than a-mount.

Even if they tossed those AFD users behind, Nikon still has more supported F-mount lenses, than Sony has supported A-mount lenses.

and f-mount has more lenses than a-mount overall, so of course f-mount will have more supported lenses.

Thats the whole point. Sony needs the LA-EA4 to compete with Nikon MILC's adapted lenses. The LA-EA4 needs to be better.

There is really not many ways for me to say the same thing. Whats wrong with complaining for a new adapter?

if you want to use obsolete dslr lenses, why not just move to Nikon?

i'd much rather be using modern sony fe glass, than anything in the ancient f-mount lens lineup.

Well you would be out of luck if you are looking for the 135mm F1.8, 16mm F2.8 fisheye, 300mm F2.8 or 500mm F4.

It becomes a huge difference if you exclude the LA-EA4, which has AF.

The LA-EA4 adapter kind of supports old lenses... but not really, since it doesnt use the Camera's AF. It uses the AF from a 2010 camera

we all know how the laea4 works... or rather, doesn't always work, lol

It works, but you arent using your $2000-4500 Camera's AF. You are using AF from a 2010 camera (A33/A55).

Isn’t the point that Sony now have a big enough e-mount catalogue that they DON’T want people to adapt a-mount glass. In fact there is probably only a very small number of a-mount shooters who are even considering switching to e-mount. To me it seems clear that it would be counter productive for Sony to release an enhanced EA4.

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