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The E-mount is a lens mount designed by Sony for their NEX ("New E-mount eXperience"[citation needed]) and ILCE series of camcorders and mirrorless cameras.[1] The E-mount supplements Sony's A-mount allowing the company to develop more compact imaging devices while maintaining compatibility with 35mm sensors. E-mount achieves this by:

  • Minimizing mechanical complexity, removing mechanical aperture and focus drive.
  • Shortening the flange focal distance to 18 mm compared with earlier offerings from Sony which used 44.5 mm.
  • Reducing the radius of the flange.

The short flange focal distance prohibits the use of an optical viewfinder as a mirror box mechanism cannot be included in this reduced distance. As such all E-mount cameras use an electronic viewfinder.

Development overview[edit]

Initially E-mount was implemented on the Sony α NEX-3 and NEX-5 consumer targeted devices with APS-C sized sensors.[2] E-mount integration into Sony camcorder products was provided with the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10.[3] On 24 August 2011 new products were announced, specifically the NEX-5N as a successor for the NEX-5, and the NEX-7 as a prosumer product,[4] as well as the NEX-VG20 as the successor to the NEX-VG10. The Sony E-mount was brought to the 35 millimeter video camera market with the Sony NEX-FS100.[5]

The first third-party camera to use the E-mount was the Hasselblad Lunar, announced at photokina on 18 September 2012 and released in early 2013.[6][7]

In September 2013, Sony announced the first model from new ILCE series, the Sony α3000. In October 2013, the first models with full-frame sensor size were released, the Sony α7 and Sony α7R.

On 19 April 2017, Sony revealed their new model Model ILCE-9, the Sony α9, characterized as a true professional mirrorless camera system.

Available bodies[edit]

List of Sony E-mount cameras:

Name Model Code ID System Type Format Sensor Hotshoe Latest firmware User level Announce date Release date Availability

Sony NEX-3 NEX-3 (with Eye-Fi), NEX-3C (without Eye-Fi) CX75210 279[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, 23.4×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor, 14.2 MP Smart Accessory Terminal 1 5 Entry level 2010-02-21, 2010-05-11 2010-06 Discontinued

Sony NEX-5 NEX-5 (with Eye-Fi), NEX-5C (without Eye-Fi) CX75110, CX75121, CX75141 278[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, 23.4×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor, 14.2 MP Smart Accessory Terminal 1 5 Midrange 2010-02-21, 2010-05-11 2010-06 Discontinued

Sony NEX-C3 NEX-C3 CX75400, CX75420 284[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.2 MP Smart Accessory Terminal 1 2 Entry level 2011-06-08 2011-08 Discontinued

Sony NEX-5N NEX-5N CX75500, CX75520 288[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP Smart Accessory Terminal 2 1.02 Midrange 2011-08-24 2011-09 Discontinued

Sony NEX-7 NEX-7, (Hasselblad Lunar, Hasselblad Lunar Limited Edition) CX75600, CX75620 289[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 24.3 MP Auto-lock Accessory Shoe (4-pin iISO) 1.03 Advanced Amateur 2011-08-24 2011-12 Discontinued

Sony NEX-F3 NEX-F3 CX75700 293[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP Smart Accessory Terminal 2 1.01 Entry level 2012-05-17 2012-06 Discontinued

Sony NEX-5R NEX-5R CX75820 296[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP Smart Accessory Terminal 2 1.03 Midrange 2012-08-29 2012-10 Discontinued

Sony NEX-6 NEX-6 CX76060 295[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP Multi Interface Shoe 1.03 Advanced Amateur 2012-09-12 2012-11 Discontinued

Sony NEX-3N NEX-3N CX76200 305[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, ca. 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, ca. 16 MP N/A 1.00 Entry level 2013-02-20 2013-03 Discontinued

Sony NEX-5T NEX-5T CX76500 307[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP Smart Accessory Terminal 2 1.01 Midrange 2013-08-24 2013-09 Discontinued

Sony α3000 ILCE-3000[10] CX77100, CX77121 302[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, ca. 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 20.1 MP Multi Interface Shoe 1.00/1.01 Entry level 2013-08-27 Discontinued

Sony α7 ILCE-7 CX77800 306[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC Full frame, 35.8×23.9mm, (1.0×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 24.3 MP Multi Interface Shoe 3.20 Semi-Professional 2013-10-16 2013-11 Discontinued

Sony α7R ILCE-7R, (Hasselblad Lusso) CX77900 311[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC Full frame, 35.9×24.0mm, (1.0×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 36.4 MP Multi Interface Shoe 3.20 Semi-Professional 2013-10-16 2013-11 Discontinued

Sony α5000 ILCE-5000 CX77300, CX77361 313[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, ca. 23.2×15.4mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 20.1 MP N/A 1.10 Entry level 2014-01-14 2014-03 Current

Sony α6000 ILCE-6000 CX77500 312[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, ca. 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 24.3 MP Multi Interface Shoe 3.20 Advanced Amateur 2014-02-12 2014-04 Current

Sony α3500 ILCE-3500 CX77100 302[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, ca. 23.2×15.4mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 20.1 MP Multi Interface Shoe 1.01 Entry level 2014-03-21 2014-03 Discontinued

Sony α7S ILCE-7S[11] CX78500 318[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC Full frame, 35.6×23.8mm, (1.0×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 12.2 MP Multi Interface Shoe 3.20 Semi-Professional 2014-04-06 2014-06 Discontinued

Sony α5100 ILCE-5100[12] CX78300? 339[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, approx. 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 24.3 MP N/A 3.10 Entry level 2014-08-18 2014-09 Current

Sony α7 II ILCE-7M2 340[8][9] α (Alpha) MILC Full frame, 35.8×23.9mm, (1.0×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 24.3 MP Multi Interface Shoe 3.10 Semi-Professional 2014-11-20 2015-01 Current

Sony α7R II ILCE-7RM2 347[8] α (Alpha) MILC Full frame, 35.8×23.9mm, (1.0×) BSI CMOS, Exmor R HD, 42.4 MP Multi Interface Shoe 3.30 Semi-Professional 2015-06-10 2015-06 Current

Sony α7S II ILCE-7SM2 350[8] α (Alpha) MILC Full frame, 35.6×23.8mm, (1.0×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 12.2 MP Multi Interface Shoe 2.10 Semi-Professional 2015-09-11 2015-11 Current

Sony α6300 ILCE-6300 357[8] α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, ca. 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor, 24.2 MP Multi Interface Shoe 1.10 Advanced Amateur 2016-02-03 2016-03 Current

Sony α6500 ILCE-6500 ? α (Alpha) MILC APS-C, ca. 23.5×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor, 24.2 MP Multi Interface Shoe ? Advanced Amateur 2016-10-06 2016-12 Current

Sony α9 ILCE-9 ? α (Alpha) MILC Full frame, 35.9×24.0mm, (1.0×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 24.2 MP Multi Interface Shoe 3.30 Professional 2017-04-19 2017-05 Current

Sony αQX1 ILCE-QX1 346,[8][9] 313?[9] α (Alpha) SmartShot MILC? APS-C, approx. 23.2×15.4mm (1.5×) CMOS, 20.1 MP None ? Mobile phone mounted 2014-09-03 Current

Sony NEX-VG10 NEX-VG10E, NEX-VG10A, NEX-VG10J CX36000, CX36001 Handycam Camcorder APS-C, 23.4×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 14.2 MP Auto-lock Accessory Shoe (4-pin iISO) 3 Advanced Amateur 2010-05-11, 2010-07-14 2010-09 Discontinued

Sony NEX-VG20 NEX-VG20E, NEX-VG20A, NEX-VG20J CX36100 290[8][9] Handycam Camcorder APS-C, 23.4×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP Auto-lock Accessory Shoe (4-pin iISO) 1 Advanced Amateur 2011-08-24 2011-11 Discontinued

Sony NEX-VG30 NEX-VG30E CX43500? 300[8][9] Handycam Camcorder APS-C, 23.4×15.6mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP Multi Interface Shoe + ISO-518 (0-pin) 1 Advanced Amateur 2012-09-12 2012-11 Discontinued

Sony NEX-VG900 NEX-VG900E CX45600 299[8][9] Handycam Camcorder Full frame, 35.8×23.9mm, (1.0×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 24.3 MP Multi Interface Shoe 1 Semi-Professional 2012-09-12 2012-11 Discontinued

Sony NEX-FS100 NEX-FS100E, NEX-FS100U, NEX-FS100J CX94500, CX94600 NXCAM Camcorder Super-35mm, 23.6×13.3mm (1.6×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 3.5 MP 2 Semi-Professional 2010-11-17, 2011-03-23 2011-07 Discontinued

Sony NEX-FS700 NEX-FS700E, NEX-FS700U, NEX-FS700J, NEX-FS700R CX96000, CX96100 NXCAM Camcorder Super-35mm, 23.6×13.3mm, (1.6×) CMOS, Exmor 4K, 11.6 MP 2 (non-R w/o 4K), 3 (NEX-FS700R w/ 4K) Professional 2012-04-02 2012-06 Current

Sony NEX-EA50 NEX-EA50E, NEX-EA50U CX95100, CX95300 NXCAM Camcorder APS-C, 23.5×15.6 mm (1.5×) CMOS, Exmor HD, 16.1 MP ISO-518 (2-pin) 2 Semi-Professional 2012-08-17 2012-11 Discontinued

Sony PXW-FS7 PXW-FS7 XDCAM Camcorder Super-35mm, 23.6×13.3mm, (1.6×) CMOS, Exmor 4K, 11.6 MP ISO-518 cold shoe Professional 2014-09-12 Current

Available lenses[edit]

Name Model VX code Lens ID[13][14] Type Format Filter Weight Release date Comments

Sony E 16mm F2.8 SEL-16F28 VX9100 32784 Prime APS-C 49mm 70g 2010-06 silver, accepts VCL-ECU1, VCL-ECU2, VCL-ECF2 and VCL-ECF1 front converters
Sony E 20mm F2.8 SEL-20F28 VX9114 32798 Prime APS-C 49mm 69g 2013-04 black, also accepts VCL-ECU1, VCL-ECU2, VCL-ECF2 and VCL-ECF1 front converters
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA SEL-24F18Z VX9105 32789 Prime APS-C 49mm 225g 2011-12 Sony / Zeiss design, black
Sony FE 28mm F2 SEL-28F20 VX9132 32816 Prime 35mm 49mm 200g 2015-03 black, also accepts SEL-075UWC and SEL-057FEC front converters
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro SEL-30M35 VX9104 32788 Prime APS-C 49mm (hood) 138g 2011-06 macro lens, 1:1 magnification, silver
Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA SEL-35F14Z VX9130 32814 Prime 35mm 72mm 630g 2015-03 (2014-09) Sony / Zeiss design, black
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS SEL-35F18 VX9115 32799 Prime APS-C 49mm 155g 2012-12 black
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA SEL-35F28Z VX9110 32794 Prime 35mm 49mm 120g 2013-08 Sony / Zeiss design, black[15]
Sony Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA SEL-50F14Z  ? 32822 Prime 35mm 72mm 778g 2016 Sony / Zeiss design, black
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS SEL-50F18 VX9106 32790 Prime APS-C 49mm 202g 2011-12 portrait lens, silver, also available in black[16]
Sony FE 50mm F1.8 SEL-50F18F  ? 32824 Prime 35mm 49mm 186g 2016-03 black
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro SEL-50M28  ?  ? Prime 35mm 55mm 236g 2016-09 macro lens, black
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA SEL-55F18Z VX9124 32808 Prime 35mm 49mm 281g 2013-10 Sony / Zeiss design, black[15]
Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM SEL-85F14GM  ? 32823 Prime 35mm 77mm 848g 2016 black
Sony FE 85mm F1.8 SEL-85F18  ?  ? Prime 35mm 67mm 371g 2017-02 black[17]
Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS SEL-90M28G VX9118 32802 Prime 35mm 62mm 602g 2015-03 macro lens, black
Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS SEL-100F28GM  ?  ? Prime 35mm 72mm 700g 2017-02 Smooth Trans Focus, black[17]

Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS SEL-1018 VX9108 32792 Zoom APS-C 62mm 225g 2012-11 black
Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G SEL-1224G  ?  ? Zoom 35mm None 565g 2017–05 black
Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM SEL-1635GM  ?  ? Zoom 35mm 82mm 680g 2017–05 black
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS SEL-1635Z VX9127 32811 Zoom 35mm 72mm 518g 2014-05 Sony / Zeiss design, black
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS SEL-P1650 VX9109 32793 Zoom APS-C 40.5mm 116g 2013-01 Power Zoom, black, also available in silver
Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS SEL-1670Z VX9107 32791 Zoom APS-C 55mm 308g 2013-08 Sony / Zeiss design, black[16]
Sony E 18-50mm F4-5.6 SEL-1850 VX9119 32803 Zoom APS-C 55mm 116g 2014 Black, discontinued. It was sold only as kit lens with the Sony α3500[18]
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS SEL-1855 VX9101 32785 Zoom APS-C 49mm 194g 2010 silver, black versions come with the NEX-7 kit
Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS SEL-P18105G VX9116 32800 Zoom APS-C 72mm 427g 2013-08 Power Zoom, black[16]
Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS SEL-P18110G  ?  ? Zoom APS-C / Super-35 95mm 1105g 2016-09 Power Zoom, black[19]
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS SEL-18200 VX9103 32787 Zoom APS-C 67mm 524g 2010 silver, optically and mechanically different from SEL-18200LE
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE SEL-18200LE VX9113 32797 Zoom APS-C 62mm 460g 2012-06 black, optically and mechanically different from SEL-18200, almost identical to Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (model B011S)
Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS SEL-P18200 VX9123 32807 Zoom APS-C 67mm 649g 2012 Power Zoom, black, available for purchase as a stand-alone lens in 2013-03
Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS SEL-2470Z VX9111 32795 Zoom 35mm 67mm 426g 2014-01 (2013-10) Sony / Zeiss design, black[15]
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM SEL-2470GM  ? 32821 Zoom 35mm 82mm 886g 2016-02 black
Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS SEL-24240 VX9131 32815 Zoom 35mm 72mm 780g 2015-03 (2014-09) black
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS SEL-2870 VX9129 32813 Zoom 35mm 55mm 295g 2013-10 black[15]
Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS SEL-P28135G VX9133 32817 Zoom 35mm 95mm 1125g 2014-09 (2014-04) Power Zoom, black, with geared focus, zoom and manual aperture ring for cine use[20]
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS SEL-55210 VX9102 32786 Zoom APS-C 49mm 345g 2011-10 silver, also available in black
Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS SEL-70200G VX9126 32810 Zoom 35mm 72mm 840g 2014 (2013-10) white[15]
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS SEL-70200GM  ? 32830 Zoom 35mm 77mm 1480g 2016-02 white
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS SEL-70300G  ? 32828 Zoom 35mm 72mm 854g 2016 black
Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS SEL-100400GM  ?  ? Zoom 35mm 77mm 1398g 2017-04 white

Sony Fisheye Converter 0.62x VCL-ECF1 VX9191 N/A Front converter APS-C N/A 150g 2010 silver, for SEL-16F28 and SEL-20F28, not an E-mount lens
Sony Fisheye Converter 0.62x VCL-ECF2  ? N/A Front converter APS-C N/A 150g 2015-03 black, for SEL-16F28 and SEL-20F28, not an E-mount lens
Sony Ultra Wide Converter 0.75x VCL-ECU1 VX9192 N/A Front converter APS-C N/A 125g 2010 silver, for SEL-16F28 and SEL-20F28, not an E-mount lens
Sony Ultra Wide Converter 0.75x VCL-ECU2  ? N/A Front converter APS-C N/A 125g 2015-03 black, for SEL-16F28 and SEL-20F28, not an E-mount lens
Sony Fisheye Converter 0.57x SEL-057FEC  ? 32827 Front converter 35mm N/A 418g 2015-03 (2014-09) black, for SEL-28F20, not an E-mount lens
Sony Ultra Wide Converter 0.75x SEL-075UWC  ? 32826 Front converter 35mm N/A 267g 2015-03 (2014-09) for SEL-28F20, not an E-mount lens

Sony Tele Converter 1.4x SEL-14TC  ?  ? Rear converter 35mm N/A 167g 2016-02 white
Sony Tele Converter 2x SEL-20TC  ?  ? Rear converter 35mm N/A 207g 2016-02 white

Sony Lens Adapter E/A 1 LA-EA1 VX9176 1 Mount adapter APS-C N/A 110g 2010 for A-mount lenses on E-mount camera, glass-less, CD-AF / OS-PD-AF with SSM/SAM lenses only
Sony Lens Adapter E/A 2 LA-EA2  ? 2 Mount adapter APS-C N/A 200g 2011 for A-mount lenses on E-mount camera, SLT-PD-AF with all AF lenses
Sony Lens Adapter E/A 3 LA-EA3  ? 3 Mount adapter 35mm N/A 110g 2013 for A-mount lenses on full-frame E-mount camera, glass-less, CD-AF / OS-PD-AF with SSM/SAM lenses only[15]
Sony Lens Adapter E/A 4 LA-EA4  ? 6 Mount adapter 35mm N/A 160g 2013 for A-mount lenses on full-frame E-mount camera, SLT-PD-AF with all AF lenses[15]
E "Standard E-mount" series for the APS-C and Super-35mm image format.
FE "Full-frame E-mount" series for 35mm full-frame image format.
G "Gold" series, Sony's line-up of high-grade lenses.
GM "Gold Master" series, Sony's line-up of ultra high-grade lenses.
LE "Light edition", lenses designed to be particularly light.
OSS "Optical SteadyShot", lenses with optical image stabilization.
PZ "Power Zoom", lenses with motor zoom facility.
ZA "Zeiss α", lenses for Sony α cameras. ZA lenses are designed and manufactured by Sony in Japan, once the designs get approval by Carl Zeiss AG to meet their quality standards.

Third-party lens manufacturers[edit]

Sony NEX-5 with Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN lens.

On 8 February 2011 Sony announced the release of the specifications for the E-mount lens system allowing for third-party lens makers to create lenses for the NEX cameras without having to pay royalties. The mount specifications have been released to registered parties since April 2011.[21] Getting a license for the specifications requires approval by Sony and the signing of a non-disclosure agreement.[22]

The construction of full frame manual focus prime lenses without any electronics is relatively easier and less costly than the construction of electronic full frame autofocus lenses of any kind. Additionally, the E-mount Sony α7 series are the only full frame mirrorless cameras and have more electronic aids for manual focusing than full-frame DSLRs.[23] Both these facts have encouraged lesser known lens companies to construct full frame prime lenses with E-mount. Numerous affordable sharp full-format manual prime lenses with big apertures are available with E-mount.

List of manufacturers of third-party lenses[edit]

Adapting lenses to Sony E-mount[edit]

Sony A7 with an adapted Carl Zeiss Biogon 28mm F2.8 lens for Contax G mount.

Due to the short flange focal distance of the Sony E-mount, many lenses can be adapted to be used on the Sony E-mount, although a crop factor will have to be taken into account for all cameras with APS-C or Super-35mm sensor format. Additionally with the introduction of in-camera image stabilization to Sony's newer mirrorless cameras, any adapted lens (regardless of age, brand, or lens mount) can be image stabilized.

Nearly all manual lenses can be attached with simple ring-like adapters to Sony's mirrorless cameras, such as for Canon FD, Minolta MC/MD, Leica M, and many others. Manual focus lenses that transmit EXIF data will require an adapter with electronic contacts, which are generally more expensive to produce.

Adapting autofocus lenses to Sony's older E-mount cameras (such as the Sony α6000 and α7) can often be ineffective due to the inability of the camera body to effectively lock-on to a subject, resulting in either hunting or missed focus. This has largely been remedied in recent years with improved lens adapter performance, as well as the introduction of faster, more accurate autofocusing systems to Sony's more recent cameras (such as the Sony α6500 and Sony α9).

Sony LA-EA adapters[edit]

The Sony LA-EA4 adapter

Any A-mount lenses can be used via the Sony LA-EA1,[26] LA-EA2, LA-EA3, or LA-EA4 mount adapters which provide electronic contacts and electro-mechanical diaphragm control. They allow the camera body to control the aperture of the lens and provide automatic exposure and Exif data support.

  • LA-EA1: APS-C format only; autofocus motor lenses (SSM and SAM) only; screw driven lenses can be used with manual focus only; adapter does not need optical elements in the light path and thus will not change image quality in any way. [27]
  • LA-EA2: APS-C format only; adapters support fast phase-detection autofocus with all A-mount lenses (except for the few dedicated manual focus A-mount lenses), including screw-driven AF lenses. However, their translucent-mirror design requires an optical element in the light path and thus causes a light fall-off of about 30% and a slight decrease in image quality for the autofocus to work.
  • LA-EA3: full-frame format compatible; autofocus motor lenses (SSM and SAM) only; screw driven lenses can be used with manual focus only; adapter does not need optical elements in the light path and thus will not change image quality in any way.
  • LA-EA4: full-frame format compatible; adapters support fast phase-detection autofocus with all A-mount lenses (except for the few dedicated manual focus A-mount lenses), including screw-driven AF lenses. However, their translucent-mirror design requires an optical element in the light path and thus causes a light fall-off of about 30% and a slight decrease in image quality for the autofocus to work.

Techart offers unique autofocusing adapter which has motor which moves adapter flange along optical axis. It has Leica M-mount on the lens side, but via stacking additional adapter almost any SLR lens can be mounted.[28]

List of Adaptable Lens Mounts[edit]

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L IS lens adapted to the Sony NEX-5 with a "dummy" non-electronic adapter.

The following lens mounts can be used on the Sony E-mount with the use of various adapters available from third parties:[29]

List of Sony E-mount adapters with a focal reducer[edit]

Focal reducer is a device which inserts between main lens and camera and shrinks image circle while simultaneously increasing f-stop of the lens. The downside is than only lens from other systems with longer flange distance are accepted. Native E-mount lenses are not supported.

  • Metabones Speed Booster, from full-frame SLR to APS-C, 0.71x
  • Metabones Speed Booster Ultra, from full-frame SLR to APS-C, 0.71x
  • Zhongyi Lens Turbo, from full-from frame SLR to APS-C, 0.71x
  • Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter, from Medium Format SLR to Sony-E full frame (Announced 3 March 2016)
  • Kipon Baveyes L/M-S/E 0.65x, from Leica M-mount to Sony APS-C (Announced 24 November 2016)

Comparison with similar lens mounts[edit]

Maker Mount Flange focal distance
(mm)
Outer diameter
(mm)
Frame size
(mm)
Sony E-mount 18 46.1 35.9×24.0, 23.6×15.6
Canon EF-M mount 18 46.5[citation needed] 22.3×14.9
Fujifilm X-mount 17.7 44 23.6×15.6
Panasonic/Olympus M4/3 20 44 17.3×13
Samsung NX-mount 25.5 42 23.5×15.7[30]

See also[edit]

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