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Offline Jeff Miller

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A6000 sony adapter
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:33:01 PM »
I have an A77 with some Sony and Tamron lenses.
My daughter would like an A6000 and use my lenses as well.
I can't really figure out wich adapter I need. I think the LA-EA3 is the correct one. Will any camera body / lens functions be affected ?


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Re: A6000 sony adapter
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 06:27:51 PM »
Hello and welcome to a warm and friendly forum,

LA-EA1 is a mirroless (aps-c) adapter and work with slow autofocus only on SSM (super sonic motor) and SAM ( silent autofocus motor :) )  The old screw drive lens will only will work without autofocus only manual focus

LA-EA3 is as above but but for full frame

LA-EA2 is an SLT adapter for APS-C sensor with full autofocus speed and functionality and the

LA-EA4 is an SLT adapter for full frame again with full autofocus speed and functionality.

If your lens are APS-C then go for the LA-EA2 or if they are full frame go for the LA-EA-4

Personally I own LA-EA1 and I am very happy with slow autofocus with SSM & SAM lens. If I want quick autofocus then I use the autofocus of the a6000 with E-Mount lens

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Re: A6000 sony adapter
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 11:44:28 PM »
Welcome Jeff and good to see Rex has responded....john
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Re: A6000 sony adapter
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 06:42:48 PM »
One thing you will lose is the sensor stabilization. The A-mount lenses series of lenses rely on the camera body to reduce the effects of hand tremors when shooting hand held. I've used my 70-400 Sony Zoom on the NEX-6, 7, and the Alpha 7R. Autofocus on these cameras is faster than what I can achieve with their E-mount lenses. However, handholding over 200 mm requires watching ones shutter speed and you may wish to use a tripod with the longer focal lengths. For the Normal and wide angle lenses, I do not find the lack of stabilization to be too much of a handicap.

Also, since you are phase detectors in the lens adapter, there is a chance that a lens may back or front focus. When I use the LA-EA4 adapter, the menu for correcting for this becomes active. Unfortunately, I do not know for certain if this occurs for the A-6000 but if it does, it is a worthwhile command to keep in mind. Having said that, I have used three A mount lenses on the NEX mount, a Tamron 90mm, a Sony 16-50mm, a Sony 70-400mm, and a Minolta 500mm f/8. All of these lenses did not require correction. So I've been lucky in this regard.

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