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ramcewan Feb 6, 2012 12:21 PM

viltrox 4/3 to micro 4/3 - experiences?
 
Found this the other day...

http://www.digglove.com/viltrox-olym...pter-ring.html

looks like an interesting option for adding OM lenses to the micro43 camera while keeping AF working.

Has anyone bought one and if so how did it work out for you? reviews I have read elsewhere seem mostly favorable.

zig-123 Feb 6, 2012 12:33 PM

Take a look at the specs just below the photo of the adapter. According to those specs, this is a manual focus only adapter.

At least, that's what I'm reading.

Zig

shoturtle Feb 6, 2012 12:39 PM

Get the panasonic dmw-ma1 with is electrical and will AF a 4/3 lens, it work the same as the oly one, but cost less. they pop up on ebay every now and then.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-4-...#ht_500wt_1218

Greg Chappell Feb 6, 2012 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramcewan (Post 1283210)
Found this the other day...

http://www.digglove.com/viltrox-olym...pter-ring.html

looks like an interesting option for adding OM lenses to the micro43 camera while keeping AF working.

Has anyone bought one and if so how did it work out for you? reviews I have read elsewhere seem mostly favorable.

The OM system of lenses are all manual focus lenses, so nothing will enable AF of any kind. You'll have to manually focus them on a Pen just like you would if you used them on an OM body.

ramcewan Feb 6, 2012 12:57 PM

zig - yeah I see that now ... but the descriptions elsewhere say it does make the connections for AF to work...

anyways.. as Shoturtle pointed out the Panasonic one does the same thing and is about the same $$ and I would feel more comfortable with a name brand, thanks!

ramcewan Feb 6, 2012 1:02 PM

this listing has a better description for the JY-43F

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sonovel-Blac...ht_3653wt_1009

Greg Chappell Feb 6, 2012 1:30 PM

Yes, a little bit better, with this one exception..

This lens mount adapter is for Micro Four Third (M 4/3) Lenses to Four Third (4/3) Cameras

Micro four-thirds lenses are not useable on four-thirds cameras. They've obviously got it turned around in this one sentance.


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