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mr.sneezy Sep 20, 2011 5:07 AM

MFT body with FT lenses ?
 
Sorry if this has been done to death but I've been 'out of the loop' with Oly stuff for a couple of years.

Questions.
I understood a couple of years ago that I can use Four Thirds size lenses with Micro Four Thirds camera bodies (with an adaptor), but not really sure how true it is now days ?

If that is still the case, is it worth doing anyway (if you already have the FT lenses) ?

Martin

zig-123 Sep 20, 2011 5:35 AM

Yes, it can still be done through the use of an adapter. There are two for the Olympus 43 digital lenses;
The Panasonic DMW MA1 adapter and the Olympus MMf2 adapter. Both work equally well. I own the MA1 as it is less expensive than the Olympus version.

As for wether it makes sense to do so. My opinion is yes, if you have the lenses that meet your needs from a focal length perspective.

I have and use both the E-PL1 and the E-P2. I use the 12-60mm SWD lens on them all the time. I have large hands and have no issues carrying the larger lenses.

It does defeat the idea of having a very small pocketable camera. :rolleyes:

Zig

boBBrennan Sep 20, 2011 7:52 AM

......hi Martin,

Yes, like Zig I use mine that way.

On an E-P3 I use my 14-54 mostly but also the 40-150 & 70-300 lenses.

I do use the Olympus MMF-2 adapter but that is because I bought the small 4/3 40-150 w/MMF-2 adapter combination at the time I purchased the E-P3, otherwise for the adapter only I likely would have done the DMW-MA1 by Panasonic.

For the right event I encourage trying the 4/3 - m4/3 combinations.
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I've had the E-P3 only a few weeks but I am convinced using the 4/3 lenses, especially the 14-54 is a good thing. I posted these with the 14-54 (original v-I) a few days back..... http://tinyurl.com/3stf934

mr.sneezy Sep 22, 2011 5:49 AM

Thanks guys, that is good news. Bob, if I got results like those ones in the web link I'd be very pleased to use the FT lenses.

What your input means to me, is that if I buy the Oly 50-200mm F2.8 lens I need to complete my equipment needs, that I have some chance of reusing it down the track if or when the E-520 body is not good enough anymore.

I lived with a P&S camera for ten years after my last 35mm, so loosing the viewfinder and going back to P&S viewing style won't kill me.

Thanks,
Martin

tkurkowski Sep 22, 2011 6:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr.sneezy (Post 1255823)
I lived with a P&S camera for ten years after my last 35mm, so loosing the viewfinder and going back to P&S viewing style won't kill me.

Thanks,
Martin

You won't really need to lose the viewfinder. Oly makes an external one (albeit very pricey) and at some point they will make a 43 camera with one built in like Panasonic does.

Mikefellh Sep 23, 2011 7:35 AM

If you want to see what a FourThirds lens looks like on a Micro FourThirds body, go to:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/matching.html

My favourite combo is the Sigma 300-800mm with any Pen.

zig-123 Sep 23, 2011 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikefellh (Post 1256027)
If you want to see what a FourThirds lens looks like on a Micro FourThirds body, go to:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/matching.html

My favourite combo is the Sigma 300-800mm with any Pen.

Gee Mike,

How do you mount that to the tripod?

mr.sneezy Nov 29, 2013 4:09 AM

More water under the bridge
 
Now that a few more models have flowed out from under the metaphorical bridge over time since the previous post, has much changed in using older 4/3 lenses with the likes of the new E-P5 and E-M1 in your opinions compared to say an E-30 ?

My most used legacy lens (I use the legacy term loosely here) is a Oly 50-200mm F2.8 Non-SWD.

Cheers,
Martin

Greg Chappell Nov 29, 2013 7:22 AM

The E-M1 has on sensor phase-detection AF and so is the best micro body to date for using four-Thirds Zuikos.

boBBrennan Nov 29, 2013 8:30 AM

......hi Martin,

It surely has been a long while.

I do have the new E-M1, having shot an E-P3 for the past 2-years. I still use my original FT lenses (14-54 & 50-200) plus FT 9-18, 70-300, 35mm, 40-150.

Where the E-P3 does struggle for AF with the FT lenses the E-M1 performs with them much the same or better as my E-3.

With the HLD-7 grip on the M1 the handling for the physically larger FT lenses is a non-issue; the feel is better for me than with the E-3.

There are many facets of the E-M1 I've not tried & likely won't but, with the system on the tripod with the large lenses and the WiFi app from Olympus certain usage makes for outstanding results, I like this feature.

This link is of the 50-200 non-SWD done the first time out with the M1 => http://tinyurl.com/mx8hvh5

This link is of the 14-54 v.1 done also the first time out with the M1 => http://tinyurl.com/k7vbxey

Both sets were done 'manual mode' handheld and for JPG files.
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This link is the 14-54, tripod & WiFi app =>http://tinyurl.com/lmn3n6z

Good to hear from you again, Bob


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