A7R IV and LA-EA3 vs. LA-EA5 for non-screw drive lenses

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A7R IV and LA-EA3 vs. LA-EA5 for non-screw drive lenses

I've just ordered an a7RIV and Sony 24-105/F4G, and added an LA-EA5 adapter as an impulse buy. But looking at my A-mount lens collection, there are only a handful of screw-drive Minolta primes (all covered by the 24-105 range) and the 35-70/f4 zoom that I would be adapting; the rest have internal motors. Primary among those is the full frame Sony 70-400G2, and a couple of crop-sensor lenses I'd use occasionally (Tokina 11-16/f2.8 and Sony 16-50/f2.8).

So Would I have done better to order the LA-EA3 to use with these motorized A-mount lenses, or are there other advances in the LA-EA5 that make it a better option even for non-screw drive lenses?

(I could post this in the A-mount forum as well, as it's sort of a hybrid question!)

Thanks,

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