If you have a mirrorless camera, and you want to shoot professionally with it, there is a way to do that. At least if you one of the own the perfect palm-sized full-frame SLR Sony cameras (Sony A7). Combining this exciting compact 24.3 MP, 35 mm sensor with a powerful lens? Why not!
The solution is to use the Sony LA-EA4 mount FF Lens Adapter.
If you have used the Sony Alpha 7 before, you know that it can exceed your expectation. But their lens system is not nearly that good. And, more often than not, the lens holds the key to great photography. Bodies come and go, but great lenses remain.
And Sony should learn the lesson and produce some good lenses. In the meantime, to bridge the gap, there is the
LA-EA4 A-Mount to E-Mount Adapter
The adapter is not perfect, but it will do the job. Here are its features:
- 15-point AF system (3 cross sensors).
- Continuous and Single-shot AF Modes
- With this Adapter you can attach Alpha A-mount lenses to the E-mount full frame or the camera body. You can enjoy continuous full-time Phase Detection AF.
- It comes with a TTL phase detection system.
- It weighs 0.66 pounds.
All in all
If you need a handy adapter that enables you to plug in a huge number of quality Sony A mount and Minolta lenses, LA EA 4 is worth considering. The pros are its lightweight construction and nice look. Suitable for cameras with E or FE mount, like Sony A7 and Sony A 6000. And you don’t have to give up using automatic focus.
The downsides are you won’t have eye focus and AF assist light with it. It can be a little bit slow for the standard of today’s photography. Also, it seems that the built in translucent mirror cuts down light (the manufacturer claims about one third of an f stop). This is not a problem if the day is bright, but if you shoot inside it might be.
This adapter is not very cheap, but for what it offers, it is worth the price. You will be fully compatible with your A mount lenses.