Sony E body + Sony/Minolta A lens
COMPATIBLE MF MA AF AA
There are several adapter types available for NEX cameras.
Since this receptacle allows electric transmission, there are two types of adapters available: one with AF support and one without it. Simple mechanical converters tend to be very cheap, but obviously have less functions.
Sony offers adapters for its older A system lenses, called Sony LA-EA4. Interestingly, they are outfitted with a mirror and a focus shaft, which lends it a goofy look on an E-mount, but in return you'll be able to use Alpha and MAXXUM AF lenses' AF capability on NEX bodies. Available focus modes: AF-C, AF-A, AF-S, DMF, manual.
Despite its price, the LA-EA4 offers a lot of funcionality with flexibility and ease of use, and its zoom motor can operate the manual MAxxum lenses too.
There's a simpler adapter called LA-EA3, which has no mirror (therefore no pdAF focus shaft). Sony recommends this adapter for cameras with an integrated pdAF system (like the A7 or A6300). Using this ring connects the built-in zoom system of the camera with the A lock lens (except for SAM/SSM versions), allowing seamless transfer between the parts(however, only in AF-C, AF-S and manual modes). The best feature of these adapters that less light is being lost due to the lack of the mirror.
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