I was reading the reviews of the LA-EA5 on Sony.com...

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tqlla Veteran Member • Posts: 6,174
Re: I was reading the reviews of the LA-EA5 on Sony.com...
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AkashRana wrote:

No sure how these people ended up writing those reviews, but from little of what I read these guys are ignorant of the capabilities of LA-EA5. A friend of mine works for Sony and has played with the adapter, speaks real good of the adapter and says its the best bet for adapting A-mount lenses at the moment. With right bodies, it works good; but has those superficial limitations imposed which if lifted, would make Sony loose on the sales of native E-mount lenses. Canon has done the best job when it comes to adapting EF lenses followed by Nikon with F-mount. Sony has diliberatly left out A-mount users as the pool was much smaller that Canon and Nikon DSLR users so Canon/Nikon gave great backwards capability and a gradual path to move to mirrorless as you loose a little with adapted lenses.

Yeah, that " those superficial limitations imposed which if lifted, would make Sony lose on the sales of native E-mount lenses" excuse is a garbage move by Sony.   At minimum the screw drive lenses should work with the Gen III E-mount camera's.

Canon isnt afraid that better compatibility will eat at their new lens sales, and Canon has TONS of high quality EF lenses.   Not just in variety, but in volume.  IE there are probably 1000x 24-70mm EF lenses in the wild compared to the A-mount versions.

Having better compatibility on the A-mount lenses would cost Sony very very few Emount lens sales.  IMO, they just limit A-mount lenses because they have some resentment or hatred towards us.

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