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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default new 4/3 to m4/3 adapter available - $54.99!

I have bought all my manual focus legacy lenses and my wireless trigger from rainbow imaging in NYC. I've always found their prices to be great and their product to work well. I was on their site today and found that they are now making their own version of the MMF-1/2 four thirds to micro four thirds adapter. I spent $85 on a used Panasonic DMW-MA1 not too long ago and these go for $110 new with the MMF-1/2 being a bit more than that.

So $54.99 is a great deal and I would have no hesitation about the quality from them as compared to the Viltrox on ebay which I found did not work for me when used with the big 70-300mm.

http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/p...id_product=589
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More options are definitely good, even more so if they work
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interestingly it looks like they added a tripod mount to the adapter, I could see how that would help balance a heavy lens a little better than connecting the tripod to the camera body.

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Dang, that's something to think about. 43 options are so inexpensive compared to some of the micro . . .
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Dang, that's something to think about. 43 options are so inexpensive compared to some of the micro . . .
just be careful and research before you buy, there are many 4/3 lenses that will not work on current m43 bodies. The first version of the 14-54 f2.8-3.5 for instance will not work but the MK II version will work. The key is CDAF compatibility.
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Well first up before any lens is car inspection . . . I have a sneaking suspicion I need to get a Catalytic converter. :/
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Probably more than $54.99 too
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All depends on if you need an adaptor or not.
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Probably more than $54.99 too
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All depends on if you need an adaptor or not.

Haha.

All I know is that it's literally made out of platinum inside. That's gotta be cheap, right?
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There's about 20 bucks worth of platinum inside the converter but the cost of one is far more.
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