Article ID : 00059035 / Last Modified : 17/08/2016

What is the difference between the LA-EA1, LA-EA2, LA-EA3, and LA-EA4 lens mount adapters?

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Refer to the table below for differences between the lens mount adapters.

About compatibility between the cameras and lenses, refer to the following Website:
https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/lens_body/index.php

Function/Operation

LA-EA1

LA-EA2

LA-EA3

LA-EA4

Auto focus (AF) Only available with SAM/SSM lenses  Available for all lenses Only available with SAM/SSM lenses  Available for all lenses
AF system Contrast AF Phase-detection AF Contrast AF Phase-detection AF
Format Supports APS-C sensor Supports APS-C sensor Supports 35mm Full-frame sensor Supports 35mm Full-frame sensor

NOTES:

  • Because the LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 support 35mm full-frame sensors, the light passage on these adapters is larger than the LA-EA1 and LA-EA2, which causes vignetting.
  • If you are using the NEX-3, C3, 5 or the NEX-VG10, a firmware update for the lens and/or the adapter is required.