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    Posted: 08 May 2019 at 23:36
Have noticed Fotodiox have come up with a new mechanical adapter for mounting alpha-lenses to e-mount cameras
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Have checked and yes, the blue ring does mechanically change the lens aperture. So have ordered it (and will be keen on feedback from anyone else who has).

I was after something less sensitive than my LA-EA4, which in one case got a bit wet during light drizzle taking waterfall photos. It stopped working until I dried it out in my dehumidifier cabinet. As I'm always taking manual focus photos with the a7R, the autofocus module of the LA-EA4 has proven to be redundant. So hoping this will be a good backup or alternative.

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I haven't bought an E-mount version yet, but I have $12 A-mount one for my Pentax Q with mechanical aperture control. It actually allows infinity focus unlike the K & F Concept one I bought previously. These also exist for other SLR mounts.
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I use an LA-EA3 for A to E converter. Manual focus only, just what you want, and you still have EXIF, IBIS with automatic setting of FL and the possibility of A/M/P/S, all of which is lost with a manual adapter.

Although I like the idea of aperture control by the adapter, I doubt it has a scale which makes it difficult to set aperture exactly. But I imagine there are ways to figure out how to set what you need.

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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

I haven't bought an E-mount version yet, but I have $12 A-mount one for my Pentax Q with mechanical aperture control. It actually allows infinity focus unlike the K & F Concept one I bought previously. These also exist for other SLR mounts.


They seem to be a reputable brand. My only experience with adapters to date have been with manual focus ones and itís been ok.

I shall have to see how it works for an AF lens
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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

I use an LA-EA3 for A to E converter. Manual focus only, just what you want, and you still have EXIF, IBIS with automatic setting of FL and the possibility of A/M/P/S, all of which is lost with a manual adapter.

Although I like the idea of aperture control by the adapter, I doubt it has a scale which makes it difficult to set aperture exactly. But I imagine there are ways to figure out how to set what you need.


I was hoping to get a good second-hand LA-EA3 for many of the reasons you mentioned.
My a7R however doesnít have IBIS so I donít gain anything there. Iíve happily shot without some of the functions you mentioned for years also (eg with reversed lenses) so donít feel too much trepidation.
The Fotodiox is much cheaper and the lack of electronics I feel could be an advantage. I always have the LA-EA4 if I need the data.

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It has arrived. It fits well to the mount and lens. Its profile is much smaller than the LAEA4.

The ring that adjusts the aperture works very well. I can still use focus peaking and magnified view for focusing.

Worth a look if you want to mount A-mount lenses to your E-mount camera and are happy doing manual focus only.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mirthseeker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 11:08
Some time ago I imported a cheap generic manual A to E mount adapter for occasional use with my A3000 (which I use more with SR mount lenses). Has a clicked aperture ring which is not particularly smooth to use. Lenses focus to infinity. Not a piece of precision engineering, but does the job.
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