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    Posted: 19 September 2020 at 04:45
First of all, thank you to all the people involved.

I don't think it's a "rumor" forever, so I made it a new topic.
If you are new to this, see also the topic "Rumor: LA-EA4r Monster Adapter being developed?".

I have confirmed the operation of two of the newly supported lenses.
Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Soft Focus
Minolta AF 135mm F2.8

Has the same lens ID as an unsupported but supported lens
SIGMA 8mm / F4 Fisy Eye(same LensID as Minolta/Sony AF 16mm F2.8 Fisheye)
Worked.

Officially unsupported Easter eggs,
The AF200 / F4G macro is practical for the ILCE-9. With the ILCE-7RM4, it never focused in the macro range and was not practical at all.

LA-EA4r, there is a note that the camera must be turned off before changing the lens, but I change a lens with the power on, 7RIV will black out and there will be no response. Even if I removed the battery and left it for a while, it didn't work and I recovered with a USB connection. Observe the notes.

Edited by Micholand - 19 September 2020 at 11:37
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 12:15
newly supported lense
Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Soft Focus
"E 100mm F2.8-2.6" is displayed in LightRoom.

Officially unsupported Easter eggs,
The AF200 / F4G macro
v01:"E 135mm F1.8-2.6" Focal Length = 135mm.
v02:"E 0mm F0", no Focal Length in Exif.
Let's wait for official support.

unsupported,MF
AF MACRO ZOOM 3x-1x /F1.7-2.8
"E 1mm F1", Focal Length = 50mm.
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The manual was revised with v02.

https://weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404522954716479638

Since I didn't save the previous manual, the changes are not clear, but 7SIII (slow) and 7C have already been added to the compatible models.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2020 at 05:02
Suddenly, I tried 7RIV + 1.4xTC + 200 / 4G MACRO. When the focus range limiter is turned on with this combination, it sometimes focuses. It's strange.
Unfortunately I don't have any other AF lens that can use TC.
Today is a holiday in Japan and I go for a long afternoon walk so I will check the details such as what happens to exif after returning.
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From the Facebook Monster Adapter page:

This is firmware v02 from WeTransfer, please get it from here if you experienced issues while downloading from DuBox. The file size is 3,320,491 bytes https://we.tl/t-aa6OOc6daF And, Tobias Roesli setup a mirror for the updater. Thanks a lot! http://tobias-roesli.com/monsteradapter.html



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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2020 at 10:50
It seems that non-supported lenses are still unsupported even with TC attached ?? However, the aperture is correct.
Turning on the range limiter, regardless of TC, seems to make it easier to focus, slightly.

So far, I have no intention of pursuing this matter any further.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2020 at 12:35
About power consumption.
Attach LA-EA4r + AF135 / 2.8 to 7RIV.

2020: 09: 19 12:39:28 Battery Level: 98, turn off the power.
2020: 09: 21 13:15:34 Battery Level: 66, Power on.

It may be better to remove it when not in use.
Especially cameras that use the FW-50 battery.

The LA-EA4 has three motors. For focus, aperture, and AF / MF switching clutch for DMF. I feel that the EA4r lacks consideration for this clutch drive motor.

Edited by gigo - 21 September 2020 at 12:45
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2020 at 13:10
Power consumption

I too have noted this is now a major problem with the recent update. A battery at 100% when you switch off the camera with a lens attached to the la-ea4r can be down to 30% when you switch it on seeking to use it. I have reached out to Gurur and am waiting for a response.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Red Fern Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2020 at 16:00
Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

Power consumption

I too have noted this is now a major problem with the recent update. A battery at 100% when you switch off the camera with a lens attached to the la-ea4r can be down to 30% when you switch it on seeking to use it. I have reached out to Gurur and am waiting for a response.


Oh wow, that's good to know. I'd been planning on leaving the adapter attached and just swapping lenses as needed, basically pretending it's a somewhat limited A-mount camera. But not if it consumes power like that!

It also means I have to take the adapter and lens off every time it goes back into the bag, which isn't ideal at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2020 at 16:13
This was the response from the developer

"Hi
Yes, some users reported this. And I am looking at it, itís pretty hard to observe this. But I am trying. Sorry for the inconvenience."
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On the official page,

https://m.weibo.cn/u/7436512006

it was written that "After the release of the LA-EA4r v02 firmware, we started supporting the teleconverter. (At v03)".

The E-Mount camera supported by the EA4r exceeds the AF limit of F6.3 of the A-Mount .

For example, ILCE-9 has the advantage that the limit of PDAF is F16, and contrast AF can be performed even if it is darker than that.

The EA5 does not support TC, so it may be interesting.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2020 at 04:09
Originally posted by gigo gigo wrote:

it was written that "After the release of the LA-EA4r v02 firmware, we started supporting the teleconverter. (At v03)".


Since EA4r does not support SSM, this is the only list of AF lenses that support genuine TC. 80-200 was not compatible with genuine TC.

Minolta AF 200/2.8 (HS) APO G
Minolta AF 200/4 Macro APO G - MF w/TC.
Minolta AF 300/2.8 (HS) APO G
Minolta AF 300/4 HS-APO G
Minolta AF 400/4.5 HS-APO G
Minolta AF 600/4 (HS) APO G

Of these, only 200/2.8 and 300/4 are supported by v02.
200/F4G, Easter egg with v02, but not practical with ILCE-7RM4.
ILCE-9 can be used with AF somehow.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 September 2020 at 14:16
Driven by curiosity, I suddenly decided to attach an unsupported SSM lens, SAL50/1.4ZA, to the LA-EA4r. Of course it became MF, but I thought it might not be usable at all.
No, I can't set the aperture to F1.4 because the lens parameters are messed up.
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https://m.weibo.cn/u/7436512006

google translation:

Tomorrow is the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday. We sincerely extend holiday greetings to friends who care about MonsterAdapter, and wish everyone a happy family and good health!

In the next October, we will continue to work hard to add new lenses and new functions to the new firmware of LA-EA4r. The development of the teleconverter is currently very smooth and will be provided to everyone in the v03 firmware. At the same time, MonsterAdapter will have a new product release in October, so stay tuned.

Please continue to support us, thank you!
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