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

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

Lensmate wrote:

Ricky 92rt wrote:

Lensmate wrote:

Ricky 92rt wrote:

Lensmate wrote:

Ricky 92rt wrote:

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tqlla wrote:

Ricky 92rt wrote:

It's an up sell tactic from Sony. Do you think it's coincidence that it's working with "the more expensive bodies"?. The A6600 being the same hardware as the A6400 and 6100. Has nothing to do with battery they can drive the LAEA4 as can the previous A6300/6500

Sony don't want it to work with the cheaper stuff. Hard to find any other conclusion.

I agree, its such and obvious and jerk move by Sony. Just like that F3.5 limitation, which was debunked on the original A77.

Its even worse they dont clearly state it on the product page, so people are shocked when it arrives and doesnt work.

Its clearly stated on their page, but fools rush in without paying proper attention, and then cry foul. There are many reasons a company will do certain things, and they shouldn't have to explain or babysit those whiners who leaped without looking...

Not really that clear is it unless you start digging around

Really, isn't that what you are supposed to do before buying something?

I noticed you complaining in this other forum about Sony:

Re: Thoughts on A7R IV at two year mark?: Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

Shouldn't you have bought a more appropriate camera if the image size was too large? Easily done, but yet, you want to have a go, like its Sony fault...lol

-Martin P

If you consider S/M raw something people don't want, I got news it's desired by many. It's 2021 yet Sony still can't figure it out. I remember when Canon added it (hugely requested feature as well), did anyone complain? Nope people welcomed it big time it's very useful

You're defending poorly informed choices by Sony with the adapter

It's up to them if they want to have a ton of returns (which I bet they have)

Offering a trade in on the A99ii? What genius thought that one up. Even if you threw an A99ii off a cliff into salty sea water, smashed it with a rock. You'd get way more for parts than the value of an LAEA5 adapter lol.

I'll say it again as it's not sinking in. Explain the benefit of having a new adapter that doesn't work on most bodies? There isn't one. Unless you only have SSM SAM lenses, which most don't it's an utterly pointless release from Sony and purely a sales tactic nothing else. Like the F3.5 limitation for video, an artificially added feature to cripple A Mount video capability. Except the LAEA5 can't even do video AF either

What a great solution lol

Its a couple hundred bucks limited solution. What's all the boo hoo-ing about is beyond me. Yes, its limited, but big deal. Look into it first before leaping. Like I said, it was a limited option for soft entry into E-mount for some. Yet peeps are pulling their hair out and crying foul play....good grief. Much ado about nothing if you thought it through properly.

-Martin P

Seriously nobody cares about the offer, I just posted it to show how little Sony grasp about A mount users needs. Even someone who was part time certified, would pass that deal up, it's borderline insulting at best unless you have a busted up A700

No drama from anyone just calling it as it is, badly thought out adapter with so limited compatibility it's of little interest to most users. I don't care much I can get s/h gear for the next 20 years if I needed to, what's around is sufficient for most users needs.

If Sony don't want to appeal to A mount users in a serious way that's their problem. like i said it's kinda embarrassing a couple of guys can hack an LAEA4 and get better results than Sony can.

Talking about thinking things through properly, you still don't get it not even close

I'm sure the warehouse it filling up with returned LAEA5's quite nicely by now, that's their problem. It's pretty obvious why it's getting bad reviews from buyers

Its only getting bad reviews from peeps that didn't look into it enough. I see good reviews from those that DID think it through.

Sony clearly states limitations with cameras and lenses. I don't believe they have to hold everyone's hands throughout the process, as they are too busy bringing first class cameras and lenses to those that are interested in the latest and greatest.

-Martin P

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