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Sony La-Ea3 lens adaptor

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Last year I upgraded my camera from a Sony a350 DSLR to a Sony a6300 mirrorless. The upgrade was a revelation, allowing me to achieve sharper focus in daylight images due to its technology but, also in astrophotography by wirelessly synching with my iPad which made acheiving focus far easier on the larger, brighter iPad screen.

The one downside was that the a6300 is an E mount body, the a350 an alpha mount. This meant that my Tamron 70-300 zoom wouldn't fit. Until now.

I found a Sony La-Ea3 adaptor at WEX, reduced price due to opened packaging so  took the plunge. This allowed me to mount the Tamron onto the a6300 and maintain most of the automatic functionality and data transfer. In a recent spell of clear weather I decided to put it to the test and set up for the Pliaedes-

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ISO1600 20 sec f4 70mm. I think the blue cast is due to white balance- I left it set to auto. I will try daylight setting in the future.

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ISo1600 30 sec f5.6 30mm. \same white balance issues.

I am very pleased with the way the adaptor operates. Worth considering if you have an E mount body as there are som good a mount bargains out there.

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/converters-mount-adapters/la-ea3

 

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Nice images/captures. May I ask which Tamron 70-300mm you are using? - I have the A17Nll (Nikon fit).

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50 minutes ago, Philip R said:

Nice images/captures. May I ask which Tamron 70-300mm you are using? - I have the A17Nll (Nikon fit).

Mine is the A17S Di.

I went for Tamron as I had experience from back in the day (before AF etc.) when you could buy a Tamron lens which didn't have a model specific bayonet, then buy an adaptor to suit your camera. My irs tamron was for a Fujica Ax which I swapped out for an Olympus OM10 so just bought a new bayonet.

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