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What's the difference between LA-EA1 and LA-EA2 lens mount

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Yadex, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Yadex

    Yadex TalkEmount Regular

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  2. ecaggiani

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    Ed Caggiani
    The LA-EA2 supports full-time continuous phase detect AF. It packs the translucent mirror technology that gives you the benefit of DSLR's faster focusing ability. It kind of converts your mirrorless camera into a mirrored one ;-)

    The LA-EA1 is just the physical adapter to use A-mount lenses, but won't give you phase detect AF.
     
  3. -et-

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    Tom
    If my memory is correct (an often dubious proposition), another difference is that the LA-EA1 gives you aperture control, but does not provide auto-focus for legacy AF lenses. The LA-EA2 provides both aperture control and auto-focus, although manual focus is still available.

    - Tom -
     
  4. Yadex

    Yadex TalkEmount Regular

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    Oooook thanks for the info guys
     
  5. ecaggiani

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    Ed Caggiani
    Yes, thanks Tom for reminding me of that fact as well. The LA-EA2 works great for me, but it certainly does add some bulk to my tiny 3N. You should see how my wife's 70-300mm looks on my 3N... pretty ridiculous, but it works like a charm. Just need a tripod to keep it steady since it becomes so front-heavy.
     
  6. Yadex

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    Post a pic to see how it looks!!!
     
  7. ecaggiani

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    Ed Caggiani
    Ok, here it is. Had to take this pic with my phone, so the quality is not up to par with what is usually posted in this forum :)

    nex3n-300mm.
     
  8. Yadex

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    Looks awesome
    I want it to get a lens like that 70-300 they have a Sony alpha on sale for $250 @ best buy