MonsterAdapter has announced the LA-FE1, which is an electronic adapter that allows you to use Nikon F Mount lenses on Sony E mount cameras.
The LA-FE1’s main purpose is so that you can take advantage of the autofocus capabilities of Nikon F mount lenses when used in conjunction with Sony E Mount cameras. According to MonsterAdapter, this includes being able to utilize hundreds of AF points across the frame, human/animal eye focus, real-time AF tracking, and AE in continuous shooting modes.
Like any third party electronic adapter, the autofocus performance you will get
- AF capable with Nikon AF-I, AF-S, AF-P lenses.
- MF only with screw drive and MF lenses
- Automatically recognizes and supports both the electromagnetic and mechanic-lever controlled aperture
- Supports human/animal eye AF if the camera has that capability
- Supports high-speed continuous shooting up to 10fps (camera dependent)
- Supports VR functionality and 5-axis in-body stabilization
- Designed with detachable tripod mount
- Supports F mount teleconverters
- Firmware upgradable by simply connecting the camera body and computer with a USB cable
The LA-FE1 is equipped with a high-speed aperture motor and can automatically recognize and support the electromagnetic and mechanic lever controlled aperture of Nikon F mount lenses.
The lenses’ VR can be activated by half-pressing down on the shutter button and it is also claimed to work well with Sony camera bodies’ that feature 5-axis in-body image stabilization.
The adapter is designed with a tripod mount that is detachable.
What cameras are supported?
- a7 II (Ver 2.0 or higher), a7 III
- a7R II, a7R III, a7R IV
- a7S III
- a9, a9 II
- a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500, a6600
Partially Supported Camera Bodies with Limited or No AF Functions include the a7, a7R, a7S, a7S II, a5000, a5100, a6000, and NEX series.
There is no mention of if these adapters will work on cameras such as the Sony FX6 and FX9. I don’t see why they wouldn’t.
Price & Availability
Currently, the MonsterAdapter LA-FE1 is only available for sale from their official online shop and authorized dealers. Overseas availability and pricing are still yet to be set. Strangely I couldn’t access or find the MonsterAdapter online shop anywhere. I also couldn’t find out what the price was.
Matthew Allard ACS