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Old Mar 6, 2012, 8:51 AM   #11
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ebay is the place to go for the adapter

the panasonic model is the dmw-ma1 and is usually cheaper but still pretty pricey on ebay.ca

the Viltrox JY-35F is the off brand name model that is the same thing and several posts of people saying it works just fine can be found on boards. I see one now for just under $60, just search Viltrox or mmf-2. Obviously whenever buying these direct from China grey market items ymmv and shipping maybe close to a month but I at least have always had decent luck with this stuff.

Here's the thread on dpreview btw;

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...q=viltrox&qf=m

oh and as an aside congrats on the e-pl1 - as a second travel camera it is an absolute steal of a deal right now - I love my e-pl2
I read the comments on DPR and if it's just an "adaptor" with contacts on both ends, I don't understand how focusing can be slower. The lens does the focusing.
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I wonder why other companies haven't produced similar adapters. There's certainly a market for it.

As for the AF speed, perhaps the contacts are close but not identical to the originals (Panny and Oly) and consequently the camera has a bit of a hard time communicating with the lens. Just speculating here!
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I read that as focusing is slow whenever you put a 4/3 lens on a micro 4/3 camera compared to a micro 4/3 lens on the same camera. That I think is a well known fact and doesn't matter which adapter is used.
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I read that as focusing is slow whenever you put a 4/3 lens on a micro 4/3 camera compared to a micro 4/3 lens on the same camera. That I think is a well known fact and doesn't matter which adapter is used.
Ah, makes sense now. Thanks
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Thanks for the info on the Viltrox JY-35F
about $60.00 on e-bay about 1/3 of the cost of a MMF-2

For $ 120.00 savings, I think I will gamble and get the Viltrox JY-35F
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I would definitely do the same.
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I would if I had any 4/3 lens. Since I don't, it does not make much sense to spend the money.
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I would if I had any 4/3 lens. Since I don't, it does not make much sense to spend the money.
I do not own any 4/3 lenses as well but if I did, I would get the knock off brand converter. Thinking about the Oly 300mm 4/3 over the micro. A considerable price difference and from the pics I have seen on this forum, a pretty decent lens for the money.
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Yes, I thought about buying the 70-300mm many times but then I could not justify the $500+ cost ($399 for the lens + $100+ for the adapter). For that kind of money, I'd rather buy the Lumix m4/3 100-300mm.
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Yes, I thought about buying the 70-300mm many times but then I could not justify the $500+ cost ($399 for the lens + $100+ for the adapter). For that kind of money, I'd rather buy the Lumix m4/3 100-300mm.
If I did NOT have any 43 lenses I also could not justify it .
But my 4/3 collection is 14-42 , 14-54 MK1 , 40-150 and 70-300
My m4/3 collection is a 14-42 MK1

So a $ 60.00 adapter is almost a must have for me.
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