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Can the same E-mount lens functions be used with an A-Mount lens and LA-EA1 mount adapter?

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The Auto Exposure (AE) function works on both lenses. However, the A-mount lens is not equipped with a SteadyShot® function, be careful of camera shake.

The Photo Creativity and Background Defocus Control functions on NEX cameras do not work with A-Mount lenses when Intelligent Auto is selected.

NOTE: Not all cameras are equipped with these functions. Refer to the instruction manual of your camera for additional information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

For NEX-3, NEX-5 and NEX-VG10: Auto focus (AF) function does not work when using an A-mount lens. It is recommended to use Manual focus (MF). When using a Smooth Auto focus Motor (SAM) lens, switch the focus mode lever to MF for manual focusing. To use the AF function with A-mount lenses, upgrade both the firmware of the camera and the LA-EA1 mount adapter to the current available versions.

For NEX-VG20, NEX-VG30, and NEX-VG900: Auto focus (AF) function does not work while movie recording when using an A-mount lens. It is recommended to use MF. When using a SAM lens, switch the focus mode lever to the MF setting for manual focusing.