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Old Apr 16, 2012, 8:37 AM   #1
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Default Recommendation for Olympus 4/3rd to M4/3 adaptor

I've got a deal going on an Olympus 4/3, 35mm macro lens. I'd like an inexpensive adaptor that allows full auto function. Can anyone recommend one. The Olympus brand seems pretty pricey for what it is. Any comments on the IQ of this lens will also be appreciated. Thanks guys.
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here is a discussion not had too long ago about this, you basically have three options (oly, panny, viltrox) all of which are said to work;

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ol...periences.html
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Thanks, I checked it out on Ebay and they are 62.00 and they do have the electrical contacts. Quite a bit less than an Oly or Panny.
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Thanks, I checked it out on Ebay and they are 62.00 and they do have the electrical contacts. Quite a bit less than an Oly or Panny.
I have had my viltrox JY-35F for a week now. All my 4/3 lenses AF works . 14-42, 14-54 MK1, 40-150 and 70-300
Can't go wrong for $62.00

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At the moment, the Viltrox is the only cheap alternative to the Pana/Oly adapters. I had the 35mm once and found it to be a nice little lens. Too bad it's not an f2.0 or f2.8. That would be the icing on the cake as far as macro for the m4/3 system goes. I have a Vivitar 55mm f2.8 macro, which is very good but the MF can be very tricky when shooting macro. Unless you have the lens on a tripod and a lot of light, it's almost impossible to obtain good results shooting at 1:1 magnification.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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Unless you have the lens on a tripod and a lot of light, it's almost impossible to obtain good results shooting at 1:1 magnification.

Mmm, I don't know if I'd go that far. I had a Canon 60mm 1:1 macro that I got some beautiful shots with. Then again it was over twice as much money as the Oly 35mm macro. Well, sadly the Oly 35mm got away from me and it went for 160.00, a bummer.
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Get the panny adapter. I use the 35 3.5 macro all the time with that adapter. It does a nice job. If you are shooting macro 2.8 is not to important. The dof is to shallow even at 3.5 that you will stop down to at least 7.1
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Get the panny adapter. I use the 35 3.5 macro all the time with that adapter. It does a nice job. If you are shooting macro 2.8 is not to important. The dof is to shallow even at 3.5 that you will stop down to at least 7.1
Yes but they are 50.00 more than the Viltrox adaptor and do the same thing. A few people on this forum use them and have no problems.
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Hi,

There is a 35mm macro available at KEH: http://www.keh.com/Camera/format-Dig...c=80303&r=WG&f

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Unless you have the lens on a tripod and a lot of light, it's almost impossible to obtain good results shooting at 1:1 magnification.

Mmm, I don't know if I'd go that far. I had a Canon 60mm 1:1 macro that I got some beautiful shots with. Then again it was over twice as much money as the Oly 35mm macro. Well, sadly the Oly 35mm got away from me and it went for 160.00, a bummer.
I can understand Tullio's statement as far as, the few times I tried using the 50mm f2 Olympus Macro (1/2 life size on its' own) with the 1:1 EX25 tube....that combination is only useable at the 1:1 distance, one has to get so close I often have a hard time staying completely static, which can completely ruin any focusing you do when that close.

It (1:1) was actually so close I have never used the 50mm f2 and EX25 again. My closeup shooting falls a short of true macro distances.
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