Rated 3 out of
Gateway to Alpha lensesThis gadget is necessary to allow Sony Alpha lenses (A mount) to be connected to a Sony NEX-3 (E mount) camera. This is a good thing because there are many more "A" mount lenses available than "E" mount. If effectively extends the life of the NEX-3.
The mount uses a quick twist mount, and so is easy to use. With some practice you could probably change lenses in the dark if you needed to.
On the down side, the mount is a little bigger (thicker) than you'd expect it to be; perhaps it does more than just physically connect the mounts. Also, at least in some cases, some lens functionality is lost when going through the mount.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 4 out of
let's get real (to the purchaser)if you want to see the difference between this, and the other one that costs double, try an online search. by the way, also review lens adaptors made by others. you will find adaptors tricky, with many requiring adjustments to camera settings (not much fun in the field on a sunny day or if below freezing. this one allowed an amount telephoto to mount to my A3000 (similar to the A6000) with ease. the auto focus is a bit slower. so factor that in. if you are staying with sony lenses and not trying to do video or use all the complex features this is fine.