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

Started Mar 23, 2021 | Discussions thread
SQLGuy
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Re: I was reading the reviews of the LA-EA5 on Sony.com...

Lensmate wrote:

SQLGuy wrote:

Lensmate wrote:

tqlla wrote:

toughluck wrote:

Ricky 92rt wrote:

No the plan was to push people to the expensive cameras. Reality is for most A mount users - just use what you have or keep buying used gear for A mount lenses. It's hard to call this adapter for anything else other than a poorly though out marketing ploy

I'm loving the trade in offer too..lol

More like "Enjoy not being able to AF with most of your A Mount lenses on your new E Mount body"

That's why there's that ¹ and ² in the flyer. See that? "Offering full compatibility with the latest E-mount bodies¹, and AF systems for A-mount lens² users."

The A7siii, and A7C aren't "The latest"? The A7iii, and the A9ii are also "the latest".

At the time that flyer was released, the adapter was only compatible with TWO cameras. how hard would it have been to list the two cameras.

To future proof the adapter. It works with the new A1 camera, which had not come out at that time.

-Martin P

"The latest E-mount camera bodies"... but not the one just released the month before the adapter (A7SIII), or the next one to be released (A7C), or the A9II which was released after the A7R4, but, yeah, latest...

The A1 camera is a dream machine for many and for peeps like me who are heavily invested in A-mount lenses, that adapter is a great choice. I have the Sony 500mm f4 lens A-mount lens that could well adapt to that sort of camera. So kudos to Sony for that option/decision. Having some choice is a lot better than not having any choices at all!

-Martin P

It's nice that they did that... I guess they kind of had to, since the A1 is the first E mount body on which the LA-EA4 does not offer autofocus.

Still hoping they expand out the coverage for the LA-EA5 though, rather than keeping it as a bit of carrot to tease A mount users.

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