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From the Monster Adapter Facebook page:

"MonsterAdapter LA-EA4r Firmware v03 has been released: New Features & Improvements:
1.Optmized lens initialization process;
2.Minolta/Sony A Mount teleconverters supported, enables Auto-Focus, Aperture control, data recognition;
3.Fixed the AF issue which happens with specific combination of some adapters/lenses;
4.Improves the accuracy of iris move and therefore the exposure when stop down.
Newly AF unlocked lenses:
Prime Lenses:
Minolta AF 200mm F4 Macro APO G
Minolta AF 300mm F2.8 HS-APO G
Minolta AF 400mm F4.5 HS-APO G
Zoom Lenses:
Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5
Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5
Minolta/Sony AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 APO
Minolta AF 3x-1x Macro

Update: The download link has now been provided.

Edited by mirthseeker - 01 November 2020 at 09:36
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2020 at 15:35
Originally posted by mirthseeker mirthseeker wrote:


Update: The download link has now been provided.

Thanks!

A combination that cannot be AF with either 99II or LA-EA5.
However, LA-EA4r can be AF with this combination.
Over 1x.
200F4G MACRO + 1.4xTC + LA-EA4r V03


Edited by gigo - 01 November 2020 at 15:45
ILCE-1, FE:24/35/STF/135/10400GM, 90M/24105/200600G+6, 1.4x/2xTC
ILCE-QX1, Full Sprctrum NEX-5R, E:2
LA-EA5, A:35G/100S/200M/500R,3x-1x +7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2020 at 15:54
This is getting more tempting to get than an LA-EA5 .
It also means I could get the a7iii that I had planned on just as the LA-EA5 was announced ( and not compatible with most cameras ) .

With the new additions and functions it just gets better .
see my photostream on flickr;
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mirthseeker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2020 at 07:48
Certainly is becoming more interesting.
Might be time for someone to check whether lenses not on the supported list, but which record the same exif tags as those that are, will work as well.

Sony Lens Type Values (exif tags) are here (scroll down.

eg Minolta 24-105 (exif tag 24) is now supported. Other lenses with tag 24 include:
24.1     = Sigma 18-50mm F2.8
24.2     = Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro
24.3     = Sigma 20-40mm F2.8 EX DG Aspherical IF
24.4     = Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
24.5     = Sigma DC 18-125mm F4-5,6 D
24.6     = Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro
24.7     = Sigma 15-30mm F3.5-4.5 EX DG Aspherical

Minolta 75-300, exif taq 2561, others with same tag:
2561.1     = Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DL Macro
2561.2     = Sigma 300mm F4 APO Macro
2561.3     = Sigma AF 500mm F4.5 APO
2561.4     = Sigma AF 170-500mm F5-6.3 APO Aspherical
2561.5     = Tokina AT-X AF 300mm F4
2561.6     = Tokina AT-X AF 400mm F5.6 SD
2561.7     = Tokina AF 730 II 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
2561.8     = Sigma 800mm F5.6 APO
2561.9     = Sigma AF 400mm F5.6 APO Macro
2561.10     = Sigma 1000mm F8 APO

I don't yet have an e-mount camera (or adapter) to check, but maybe somebody has.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2020 at 17:13
Exif check of the lens I have with LA-EA4r v03.
I want you to see the table in monospaced font.

                            LensModel        FocalLength   MaxApertureValue
SIGMA 8mm F4 FISHEYE        E 16mm F2.8            8mm      F4.0
AF 24 / 2.8 New              E 24mm F2.8           25mm ?    F2.8
AF 28 / 2 New               E 28mm F2             28mm      F2.0
35mm F1.4                    E 35mm F1.4           35mm      F1.4
AF 35 / 2 New               E 35mm F2             35mm      F2.0
50mm F1.4                    E 50mm F1.4           50mm      F1.4
AF 50 / 1.7                  E 50mm F1.7           52mm ?    F1.8 ?
AF 100 / 2                   E 100mm F2           100mm      F2.0
AF 135 / 2.8                 E 135mm F2.8        135mm      F2.8
AF MACRO 3X-1X F1.7-2.8      E 0mm F0 ?        43-52mm      F6.3-F5.6
AF SOFT FOCUS 100mm F2.8     E 100mm F2.8-2.6 ?   100mm      F2.8
AF APO TELE MACRO 200mm F4   E 0mm F0 ?           200mm      F4.0
+ 1.4x Tele converter       E 0mm F0 ?           282mm      F5.6
500mm F8 Reflex              E 500mm F8.3 ?       496mm ?    F8.0

The test was done with ILCE-9 v6.00 and all lenses were in focus.

The parameters of the SIGMA 8mm / F4.0 Fysheye are recognized correctly.

If you replace the lens without turning off the power, the parameters will not be updated.
ILCE-1, FE:24/35/STF/135/10400GM, 90M/24105/200600G+6, 1.4x/2xTC
ILCE-QX1, Full Sprctrum NEX-5R, E:2
LA-EA5, A:35G/100S/200M/500R,3x-1x +7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2020 at 18:28
I see Dyxum is influencing the LA-EA4r development - the latest aim is to ensure all Minolta zooms with a Dyxum rating of 4 or more will work with the adapter (though I assume this will not include xi lenses).


 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2020 at 19:07
Is Lens Compensation and distance encoding working with the LA-EA4r?

Edited by QuietOC - 18 December 2020 at 19:27
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Pentax Q7 5-15 15-45/2.8 8.5/1.9 11.5/9 AF-P/Q
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mirthseeker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2021 at 22:49
Firmware Version V04 is now available:

http://tobias-roesli.com/monsteradapter.html

A significant number of zoom lenses added:
see here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2021 at 01:16
Thank you to everyone involved.
My LA-EA4r has also been updated to v04.
ILCE-1, FE:24/35/STF/135/10400GM, 90M/24105/200600G+6, 1.4x/2xTC
ILCE-QX1, Full Sprctrum NEX-5R, E:2
LA-EA5, A:35G/100S/200M/500R,3x-1x +7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2021 at 02:31
Originally posted by gigo gigo wrote:

Thank you to everyone involved.
My LA-EA4r has also been updated to v04.


Mine too. Thanks for the link.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2021 at 02:42
Exif check of the lens I have with LA-EA4r v04.
I want you to see the table in monospaced font.

                            LensModel        FocalLength   MaxApertureValue
AF 24 / 2.8 New              E 24mm F2.8           25mm ?    F2.8
AF 50 / 1.7                  E 50mm F1.7           52mm ?    F1.7
AF MACRO 3X-1X F1.7-2.8      E 43-52mm F5.6-6.4?   43-52mm   F6.3-F5.6
AF SOFT FOCUS 100mm F2.8     E 100mm F2.8-2.6 ?   100mm      F2.8
AF APO TELE MACRO 200mm F4   E 200mm F4.1-7.8?   200mm      F4.0
+ 1.4x Tele converter        E 200mm? F4.1-7.8?   282mm      F5.6
500mm F8 Reflex              E 500mm F8.3 ?       496mm ?    F8.0

The test was done with ILCE-9 v6.00 and all lenses were in focus.
(When TC is attached to 200 macro, it is rarely focused in the macro range and it is not practical.)

If you replace the lens without turning off the power, the parameters will not be updated.
If you change the lens without turning off the power and the camera hangs, you can recover by connecting the USB power supply.
ILCE-1, FE:24/35/STF/135/10400GM, 90M/24105/200600G+6, 1.4x/2xTC
ILCE-QX1, Full Sprctrum NEX-5R, E:2
LA-EA5, A:35G/100S/200M/500R,3x-1x +7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2021 at 03:24
My tests with the LA-EA4r (Ver. 04)

Lenses with working AF that didn't work in Ver. 03:

28-85/3.5-4.5 -- "E 28-85mm F3.5-4.5"
35-70/4 -- "E 35-70mm F4.1" !
100-200/4.5 -- "E 100-100mm F4.5" !
100-300 APO D -- "E 100-300mm F4.5-5.6"

Lenses with filled in Lens Names already working in V03:
24-85/3.5-4.5 -- "E 24-85mm F3.5-2.6" !
75-300 D -- "E 75-300mm F4.5-5.6"
100-400 -- "E 100-400mm F4.5-7.8" !

Lenses no longer working in V04 (AF working in V03):
28-80 D
28-105/3.5-4.5 RS
Tamron 90/2.5 (52EM)
Cosina 100/3.5

I notice the lens names with these are not getting reset. The 28-80 D and 28-105 will sort of work on the wide end if they are mounted right after the 24-85. The aperture often shows up as "F90" with these and cannot be changed. The 24-85 also had this happen.

Lens Compensation is working with the SAL28F28. It is not working with the Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 D Macro or SAL50F14.

Lens Type for the Minolta 50/1.7 RS is also set correctly

Focus Distance not working with D lenses.

Edited by QuietOC - 08 April 2021 at 21:34
Sony A7RIV NEX-5T HVL-F45RM LA-EA5 Metabones-IV Sigma MC-11 Yongnuo EF-E II TLT ROKR MD-NEX KR-NEX DA-NEX
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Pentax Q7 5-15 15-45/2.8 8.5/1.9 11.5/9 AF-P/Q
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7RIV(1.20)+LA-EA4r(v04)+500REF
ILCE-1, FE:24/35/STF/135/10400GM, 90M/24105/200600G+6, 1.4x/2xTC
ILCE-QX1, Full Sprctrum NEX-5R, E:2
LA-EA5, A:35G/100S/200M/500R,3x-1x +7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mirthseeker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2021 at 10:01
WARNING!

A small number of people are posting on the Official MonsterAdapter LA-EA4r Group, for A-mount that their cameras have "bricked" when using the adapter.
There is one report that the main board in the camera had to be replaced. The malfunctions appear to occur when the lens was removed without turning off the camera. It may be advisable to:

REMEMBER to turn off the camera before changing lenses!
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