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Old Dec 15, 2012, 8:37 AM   #1
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I own a Nikon Coolpix P100 but miss SLR greatly, having owned a Olympus OM-2 with a few Olympus lenses. Is it possible to use these lenses with a digital camera with dslr capability? It is such a shame to waste them. Before buying another digicam, I need to know this.

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 2:05 PM   #2
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Some of the old Olympus lenses were very nice, but Olympus never made an autofocus lens, and Olympus abandoned the mount when it went digital, so under the best set of circumstances, you'll be buying an autofocus, autoexposure camera to put manual focus, manual exposure lenses on it.

But, yes, your Olympus OM lenses can be put to good use.

GadgetInfinity makes a simple $15 adapter to mount OM lenses to Canon EOS dSLRs. (For that, it might be simpler to buy one each for your OM lenses.) That's the only dSLR I could find an adapter for.

If you might be interested in a "Mirrorless" system, there are a number of brands that your OM lenses could be adapted to. See Adorama's selection.

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