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Old Mar 25, 2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default The E-PL1 on 4/3rds lenses

The Olympus adapter arrived this evening, and I immediatly slapped the 35-100mm on it.
I was very surprised at how well the little E-PL1 was able to drive and focus that lens. It seemed to work better than the E-30 did with it in LV.





The second picture is with the Sigma Bigma mounted on the E-PL1, I didn't try to use it on this lens so I don't know yet how well it will perform with it.

I did try out the 50mm macro for a few shots and think this will make an interesting combo.

If the weather and the battery holds out this weekend, I should be able to give it a good work out.
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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The lens dwarf the epl-1. Wow, I would like to know how it worked with the bigma. So I see you the the MMF1 over the panny DWM adapter.
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It seem more like the epl-1 mounted on the sigma.
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I wasn't aware of the other adapter until after I had already ordered the MMF-1
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Panasonic did not advertise it to much as the first gen of m4/3 were not that compatible with 4/3 lenses. But the new G10 and G2 are compatible with 4/3 lenses form sigma. They resolve the CDAF issue. So that will open up the panny to more AF lens options.

OLY actually have 2 adapters, the MMF1 and 2, the 2 is all black vs silver.
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when you shoot your larger lens, will it be mostly tripod work. I think that it may be an issue using the lcd with the heavier lenses. Are you planning to get the VF-2 for you epl-1?
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The Olympus adapter arrived this evening, and I immediatly slapped the 35-100mm on it.
I was very surprised at how well the little E-PL1 was able to drive and focus that lens. It seemed to work better than the E-30 did with it in LV.




Sorry, I'm confused here. There seems to be a small rectangular rear lens cap attached to the 35-100 and the Bigma. But where is the camera?



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I still think this picture of an E-300 has the above combinations "dwarfed":


If you want to see a big FourThirds on a M43 body select the Sigma 300-800 at:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/produc...ing/index.html
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Yup I would agree, but put the epl-1 on that lens and you would not even notice there is a camera at the end of that monster
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It's funny though the OP said, "The E-PL1 on 4/3rds lenses" instead of saying, "4/3rds lenses on the E-PL1" which would typically be said.
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