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Minolta a/f 500 mirror on the A6000
« on: May 28, 2015, 08:05:33 PM »
I have offered one of my flickr contacts the chance to use my Minolta mirror lens on his A6000, which he says he would like to take up.

But it means buying an adaptor, I am not sure which one he would need, so would like to ask if any one can advise ?

thanks in advance everyone......

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Re: Minolta a/f 500 mirror on the A6000
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 10:39:17 PM »
I use the LA-EA1 on my A6000 which means I can use any A mount lens although largely manual focus. However I remember seeing a very good guide to adaptors link is :

http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/emount-nex-adapters_topic88155.html

That may prove useful

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Re: Minolta a/f 500 mirror on the A6000
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 11:57:35 PM »
You only have the choice of two Full Frame compatible adapters, the LA-EA3 and LA-EA4. The LA-EA1 and 2 are for APS-c and have been discontinued, but are still available used.

I have tried the Minolta 500 mirror on my A7 and LA-EA4 and it works, just as on any Sony DSLR or SLT camera, with full Auto Focus, peaking Etc. The A600 (an APS-c camera) should be the same, although I have not tried it.

Function/Operation of LA-EA1 and LA-EA3
Auto focus (AF) only available with SAM/SSM lenses for still images. AF does not operate during movie recording. AF system:Contrast AF.  AF/MF Select: Switchable on the Lens if available. Single-shot AF mode only.

Function/Operation of LA-EA2 and LA-EA4
Auto focus (AF) Available for all lenses. AF system: Contrast and Phase-detection. AF/MF select for SAM Lens is switchable on the lens and for SSM Lens is switchable on the lens and in the menu when the switch on the lens is on AF. Single-shot AF and Continuous AF.

The LA-EA4 has a motor to control the mechanical aperture mechanism of A-Mount lenses, so all camera modes will work without limitation.
Sony A7, A850, A77, A700 || Sony>> 70-300G, 28-75 f2.8 SAM, 16-80CZ, 50 f1.4, FE 28-70 OSS, FE 24-70CZ f4 OSS, LA-EA4 || Minolta>> 300 f4 G HS, 200 f2.8 G HS, 100 f2.8 (D) Macro, 50 f1.7, 28 f2.8, 28-135 f4-4.5, 70-210 f4, 500 f8 Reflex, TC x 1.4 HS, TC x 2 HS. || Sigma 21-35 f3.5-4.2. || Tamron SP 24-135.

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Re: Minolta a/f 500 mirror on the A6000
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 05:29:06 AM »
Just to confirm, you can use any adapter but as Asoct says the LA1/LA2 are discontinue. LA1 and LA3 will be only manual focus.

LA4 is the way to go.

I have a Minolta Reflex 500mm f8 but MD so I use it with MD to nex adapter (10$). This combination works very good on A7II with the 5 axis stabilizer
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Re: Minolta a/f 500 mirror on the A6000
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 06:42:01 AM »
thanks guys, will pass that info on to him.............
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
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