Article ID : 00095415 / Last Modified : 21/09/2020

What is the difference between the LA-EA1, LA-EA2, LA-EA3, LA-EA4 and LA-EA5 lens mount adapters?

    The general features are described below for each mount adapter. Features may differ according to the combination of camera and lens used and the settings, so check the details with the manual and compatibility information for your product. (The contents of the table below assume that the camera, lens and mount adapter use the latest firmware.)
    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

     LA-EA5LA-EA4LA-EA3LA-EA2LA-EA1
    Features

    ・Supports 35mm full-frame sensors

    ・High-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE is available with supported cameras.

    ・Built-in AF motor

    ・Small cylindrical shape

    ・Supports 35mm full-frame sensors

    ・Built-in AF sensor and AF motor using translucent mirror technology

    ・Supports 35mm full-frame sensors

    ・High-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE is available with supported cameras.

    ・Supports APS-C sensor

    ・Built-in AF sensor and AF motor using translucent mirror technology

    Supports APS-C sensor

    Auto focus in Still Image Mode

    AF is available with all Sony A-mount lenses*1 in combination with a supported camera.
    AF is available with only SAM/SSM lenses when used with other cameras.

    AF is available*2 with all Sony A-mount lenses.*1

    AF is available with only SAM/SSM lenses.

    AF is available*2 with all Sony A-mount lenses.*1

    AF is available with only SAM/SSM lenses.
    Auto focus in Movie Mode

    AF operates when the shutter button is pressed halfway when using a lens noted in “Auto focus in Still Image Mode” in the line above.*2

    AF is available*2 with all Sony A-mount lenses.*1

    AF operates when the shutter button is pressed halfway when using a lens noted in “Auto focus in Still Image Mode” in the line above.*2

    AF is available*2 with all Sony A-mount lenses.*1

    AF operates when the shutter button is pressed halfway when using a lens noted in “Auto focus in Still Image Mode” in the line above.*2

    AF systemFocal plane phase-detection AF or Contrast AF depending on the camera used.Phase-detection AF (Sensor built into the mount adapter)Focal plane phase-detection AF or Contrast AF depending on the camera used.Phase-detection AF (Sensor built into the mount adapter)Focal plane phase-detection AF or Contrast AF depending on the camera used.
    Available AF Mode

    AF-S, AF-C, AF-A, DMF
    Eye AF is also available when using focal plane phase-detection AF.*3

    AF-S, AF-C, AF-A, DMF *4
    Eye AF is unavailable.

    AF-S, AF-C, AF-A, DMF
    Eye AF is also available when using focal plane phase-detection AF.*3

    AF-S, AF-C, AF-A, DMF *4
    Eye AF is unavailable.

    AF-S, AF-C, AF-A, DMF
    Eye AF is also available when using focal plane phase-detection AF.*3

    *1 STF lenses are manual focus only lenses, so auto focus does not operate.
    *2 Manual focus only depending on the camera used.
    *3 Eye AF may be unavailable when using the mount adapter, depending on the camera used.
    *4 Differs depending on the combination of camera and lens used.