a6500 + LA EA3 + 16-50 2.8 SSM

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tt76 New Member • Posts: 11
a6500 + LA EA3 + 16-50 2.8 SSM

Hi All

I managed to pick up an LA EA3 adapter on sale so I could use my 16-50 SSM lens on my a6500.  I loved this lens on my a57 and this adapter gives me a chance to use it again!

Is anyone else is using this combo on their A6XXX series cameras?

I've noticed eye AF doesn't work (in case anyone else is wondering) and in video, Continuous AF is not available (manual focus or focus when you press the button down for single focus but not continuous). Focus is quick for photos - I'm using AF-C, but center focus (I recompose before taking the shot for framing if needed).

I think this lens is leaps and bounds ahead of the 16-50 kit lens, but be prepared for extra weight and size with this combo. Definitely makes it the camera more front heavy, but I don't mind it personally.

I'll try and add photos into this thread as I test this combo out more.

If anyone has questions or wants me to test something out - let me know! I'll try it out for you and share my thoughts.


 tt76's gear list:tt76's gear list
Sony SLT-A57 Sony a6500 Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS +2 more
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