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About this download

About this upgrade (14/10/2010)

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is always concerned about quality and customer satisfaction and therefore is offering a firmware upgrade for Mount Adaptor “LA-EA1”.

In order to benefit from the autofocus mode with A-mount lenses (SAM and SSM lenses only), the ring adaptor needs to be updated with this firmware.

Please refer to the "Download and Installation" section of this page on how to download and install the firmware upgrade.

Note: to benefit from this new feature, an update of the firmware of the following NEX cameras is necessary:



Important:

If you have any issue with the firmware upgrade, please contact Sony



Confirm the firmware version of your Mount Adaptor

Follow the instructions below to check the firmware version of your Mount Adaptor.
If the firmware version is Ver.02 or later, the upgrade is not required.

  1. Attach the Mount adaptor and the A-mount lens to the camera, then turn on the camera.
  2. Select Menu --> Setup --> Version on the camera.
  3. The firmware version is displayed as illustrated below.



    Note: above pictures are only showed as examples.

Applicable Models

  • LA-EA1 with firmware Ver.01.

Improvements

This utility upgrades the LA-EA1 firmware to version02, and provides the following benefits:

  • Support for the autofocus function with A-mount lenses
    The following SAM and SSM lenses are supported*:
    • SAM lenses
      • DT18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM [SAL1855]
      • 28-75mm F2.8 SAM [SAL2875]
      • DT55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM [SAL55200-2]
      • DT30mm F2.8 Macro SAM [SAL30M28]
      • DT35mm F1.8 SAM [SAL35F18]
      • DT50mm F1.8 SAM [SAL50F18]
      • 85mm F2.8 SAM [SAL85F28]
    • SSM lenses
      • Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM [SAL1635Z]
      • Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM [SAL2470Z]
      • Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM [SAL24F20G]
      • 70-200mm F2.8 G [SAL70200G]
      • 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM [SAL70200G]
      • 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM [SAL70400G]
      • 300mm F2.8 G [SAL300F28G]
    * With an A-mount lens attached, the autofocus speed will be slower than when an E-mount lens is attached. (It takes approximately 2 to 7 seconds). It may vary depending on the subjects or brightness of the shooting environement.

System Requirements

  • Computer hardware
    • CPU: Intel processor
    • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
    • RAM: 256MB or more
  • Power source for the camera
    • Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
      or
      AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)

      Note: The upgrade can be performed only when the remaining battery level is (three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery or the AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • USB cable supplied with the camera

Install

Important notes:

  • When performing the firmware upgrade, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or the AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • Do not remove the battery or AC adapter during the upgrade; otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.

Step 1: download the firmware upgrader

  1. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click the [Download] button below.
  3. The download of the [LA-EA1V2_Update1011a.dmg] file (1,56 MB (1.644.032 bytes)) will start.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

Step 2: upgrade the firmware of your Mount adaptor

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [LA-EA1V2_Update1011a.dmg] file you downloaded. Do not connect the camera at this point.
  3. Double-click the [LA-EA1V2_Update1011a] icon which appears on the Desktop.
  4. Double-click the [FirmwareUpdater] icon.
  5. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes. Type the password for the administrative account.



  6. Firmware Updater starts up.



  7. Attach the Mount adaptor and the A-mount lens to the camera, then turn on the camera.
  8. According to the instruction on the Firmware Updater window, select Menu --> Setup --> USB Connection on the camera, and check if Mass Storage is selected.
    If another mode than Mass Storage is selected, please select Mass Storage.



  9. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    Note: When the camera is connected to the computer, the LCD screen of the camera turns off. Please proceed to the next step.
  10. After confirming the above, click Next on the Firmware Updater window. Figure 1 appears on the Firmware Updater window, and Figure 2 appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
    Note: From now on, never turn off the camera until the firmware upgrade is completed.

    Figure 1


    Figure 2


  11. After confirming the screens on Figures 1 and 2, click Next. The current version and the version after the upgrade appear on the lower left part of the screen. (Figure 3)
  12. After confirming [Current version] is [Ver.1], click Next.

    If [Current version] is [Ver.2], the upgrade is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack and/or the AC adapter, reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter and turn on the camera.

    Figure 3


  13. The screen on figure 4 appears.

    Figure 4


  14. Press the center of the control wheel to execute the reset of the camera.


    Note: The screen turns off when the soft key is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.

  15. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the screen on Figure 5 appears.
  16. Click Run to transfer the upgrade firmware. The progress bar appears while transferring (approximately 10 seconds).
    Note:Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while upgrading.

    Figure 5


  17. When the transfer is completed, the screen on Figure 6 appears. Click Finish and disconnect the USB cable.

    Figure 6


  18. The updating procedure will start, and Figure 7 will be displayed.

    Figure 7

    The progress bar appears while upgrading.

  19. When the upgrade is completed, the screen on Figure 8 appears.

    Figure 8


  20. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack and/or the AC adapter, reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter and turn on the camera.

Step 3: Confirm the firmware version of your camera is Ver.02.

  1. Select Menu --> Setup --> Version on the camera.
  2. The firmware version is displayed as illustrated below.



    Note: above pictures are only showed as examples.

File Info

File Name

  • LA-EA1V2_Update1011a.dmg

File Size

  • -