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

Started Mar 23, 2021 | Discussions thread
tqlla Veteran Member • Posts: 6,188
Re: Useless reviews

tbcass wrote:

Maxxuman wrote:

tbcass wrote:

Because it was mostly people whining who don't own the adapter but were complaining it won't work with their screw drive lenses on the camera they own. I want reviews tested on non screw drive lenses on cameras that Sony says it will work on. The few people who tested it properly gave it high marks.

Here's an example, 1 star.

"The main feature is the motor. But it doesn't work with most cameras (A7M3, o A7-C for that matter). It's ridiculous, for most people this adapter is useless."

Well I suspect that "most people" don't own any screw drive lens (me for example). I am interested in how well it works with newer A mount lenses with a built in motor both Sony and 3rd party. If my A99ii ever dies I need to know how my lenses will work on a camera like the A7rIV.

I own plenty of screw drive lenses. 135/1.8 ZA Sonnar, Minolta 200/2.8, Minolta 85/1.4 among them. Plenty of people own screw drive lenses that they may be interested to adapt in the future. I doubt "most people" only bought the more expensive motor drive ones. In any case, why make an adapter that only works with screw drive lenses on the 3 most expensive bodies?

When I say "most people" I'm including all the lenses that were sold after Sony bought out Minolta. For that reason I suspect SSM and SAM lenses easily outnumber screw drive lenses.

Most Sony A-mount FF Prime lenses are screw drive. So unless the user only uses zoom lenses, they probably have a screw drive lens.

  1. Sony 16mm Fisheye
  2. Sony 50mm F1.4
  3. Sony 20mm F2.8
  4. Sony 35mm F1.4
  5. Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
  6. Sony 100mm Macro
  7. Zeiss 85mm F1.4
  8. Zeiss 135mm F1.8
 tqlla's gear list:tqlla's gear list
Sony RX1R II Sony a7R III Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Sigma 24-70 F2.8 DG DN
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