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Old Dec 15, 2014, 4:34 PM   #1
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I have a friend who owns a beautiful collection of rangefinders lens.

Any advice where to look for an adapter for the OMD-E5?

Thank you in advance.

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I would imagine the easiest would be ebay. I would guess in a variety of quality ranges too.

Which mount are they? Cameraquest has a range of higher-end lens adapters for using various lens mounts to Micro Four-Thirds cameras.

https://cameraquest.com/adaptnew.htm
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I would imagine the easiest would be ebay. I would guess in a variety of quality ranges too.

Which mount are they? Cameraquest has a range of higher-end lens adapters for using various lens mounts to Micro Four-Thirds cameras.

https://cameraquest.com/adaptnew.htm
Thank you tor the reply Greg, it is the screw mount.

I found a very inexpensive one in eBay.
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Thank you tor the reply Greg, it is the screw mount.

I found a very inexpensive one in eBay.
I am a fan of http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/ I have bought a few from them before.

One thing to note with a rangefinder Leica Thread Mount (LTM/m39) you will want to make sure that the adapter has a set screw so you can adjust the lens orientation so that the focus scale is up.
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I am a fan of http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/ I have bought a few from them before.

One thing to note with a rangefinder Leica Thread Mount (LTM/m39) you will want to make sure that the adapter has a set screw so you can adjust the lens orientation so that the focus scale is up.
Thank you for the link ramcewan,

I found this one somebody recommended at Dpreview, what do yo think?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-M39-L3...item2c87bf5b1c

It is only 3 dollars so I will give it a try.

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Thank you for the link ramcewan,

I found this one somebody recommended at Dpreview, what do yo think?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-M39-L3...item2c87bf5b1c

It is only 3 dollars so I will give it a try.

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yep that should work and it has the adjustment so you should be set. Those rangefinder lenses are a bunch of fun and really pretty too. Do you know about the faux-focus-peaking on the E-M5?

There are a couple ways to do it but basically it uses Art filter 11 "Keyline" in mode II to provide a type of focus peaking. First you need to change the mode on the Art Filter to be mode II. Then you have either the option of shooting RAW + JPEG in ART Filter 11 which will result in the JPEGs having the Art Filter appearance but the RAWs will be untouched. The other method people use is to assign the Art Filter 11 "Keyline" to a myset button and then they press the button to get the focus peaking, focus, then release the button to shoot in normal mode.

probably the most straightforward guide to the second method can be found here

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51421758

Not having a ton of extra buttons on the E-PM2 I used the first method, you might decide you want to use the second method. The E-M1 on the other hand has real focus peaking but you do need to assign it to a button.
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Thank you so much ramcewan for the feedabck and also the fantastic info about the focus peaking trick.

Have a great day.
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