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La-ea1 or La-ea2 or E-mount lens
« on: May 27, 2014, 05:01:56 PM »
Hi all,

Can anyone help.

Would you use prime minolta/Sony glass (24mm, 35mm, 50mm) in manual focus mode with the Sony LA-EA1, or maybe get the  LA-EA2 to operate them with full phase detection AF, and also use my  Sony 16-50 SSM lens OR would you go for a high quality E-mount lens such as a 16-70 F4 Zeiss, or 18-105 F4 G lens? or a couple of emount primes.

I have a A mount lens collection, but dont want to add huge lenses to a small system, but dont want to waste good quality glass just to buy more.

I have been using a OM-NEX adapter with a Olympus OM 50mm f1.8 lens in full Manual mode, and to be honest with an adapter that cost £8 and a lens that cost £20, the quality and results are amazing, so is there need to spend ££££££ on new glass.

The Olympus 28mm isnt so good in the corners, but the 24mm Olympus is better!
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Re: La-ea1 or La-ea2 or E-mount lens
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 05:21:56 AM »
If you have gone to an NEX then there was a reason for it.  Small size?  In that case I would go for the E mount lenses for walkabout but use an adaptor for specialist lenses such as macro .
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Re: La-ea1 or La-ea2 or E-mount lens
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 06:01:49 PM »
Just to update this topic. Even to date, Sony has not issued many new FE lenses. I only have the 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 FE OSS Kit lens. That said I use the LA-EA4 on my A7 and I use my best Minolta/Sony lenses quite frequently and in full AF mode. The only downside with the adapter is you have no stabilization, quality is at least as good as when using an A900. The E lenses have optical stabilization which works great. I would say that if you don't mind losing stabilization then the way to go is with your A mount glass with the adapter. AF or manual is a personal choice.
The aforementioned FE 28-70 kit lens is surprisingly good, much better than previous kit lenses by Sony (with the possible exception of the 24-75mm f2.8 kit lens for the A850/A900). For me It seems a shame to change over to FE lenses which are very expensive, especially when you consider the f4 starting aperture on most. I still use my A mount cameras and do not intend to sell their lenses.
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.