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

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Maxxuman Senior Member • Posts: 1,899
Re: Useless reviews
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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.

Many people who bought into A Mount had screw drive Minolta lenses that were a factor in their decision to do so. And many who bought into A Mount without already having Minolta lenses took advantage of being able to pick them up as a great budget alternative to the Sony versions, which also included many screw drive lenses. So I strongly suspect you're wrong.

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