A How-To Guide to using Adapted Lenses

Toonman

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The automated focus assist does not seem to work with my GF1, cheap e-bay adapter and Oly f1.8 50mm. I can use the manual focus and see it turn into focus but only small, not magnified. Any suggestions?
 

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is it possible to use an OM lens with the following setup:

Camera
MMF-2 adapter
4/3 to OM mount
OM Lens

Only reason I ask is that the 4/3 to OM mounts are cheaper on eBay than the OM to m4/3 mount.

Thanks
 
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The automated focus assist does not seem to work with my GF1, cheap e-bay adapter and Oly f1.8 50mm. I can use the manual focus and see it turn into focus but only small, not magnified. Any suggestions?
This is where a GF1 owner might want to step forward and help out...
 

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The automated focus assist does not seem to work with my GF1, cheap e-bay adapter and Oly f1.8 50mm. I can use the manual focus and see it turn into focus but only small, not magnified. Any suggestions?
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Bump. ;)
 

totochan24

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By focus assist do you mean the automatic magnification to ease manual focus? It works everytime with my GF1 and cheap adapter. Press the “wheel” on the back and you get zoom, manual focus, and then press the shutter release partially, it goes back to un-zoomed for composition.

Btw what is the firmware version number of your GF1? Because this feature is only available after firmware 1.1 update. Could it be you have older than 1.1 firmware on your GF1
 

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Bump for new Users.....

I'm bumping the excellent thread posted by Luckypenguin for the multitude of new users we've gotten recently...

Cheers, Alan
 

Whit68

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Fantastic article mate. I'll be reading this one a few times to make sure I get it all.

Regards
Anthony
 

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Very good article. Just to add my 2 euro cents, I bought in a brick and mortar photography shop an OM->:43: adapter this week-end. The brand is 'kipon' and the seller (a competent guy, whom I bought my e-p1 from 1 year ago) told me kipon was the chinese manufacturer of novoflex, and that basically they were the same adapters but with a tad less Q&A on the cheaper kipon brand. This from a shop that caters mostly to pros and don't even stock :43: cameras because they're a bit on the toy side for their standing - but they'll happily take orders and don't apply an over the top margin on the wholesale price.

I paid circa 80 € (with a 'no question asked' return policy in case something would be wrong), but I have to say the fit is perfect at both ends, and the springs on the OM side of the mount are true springs and not a cheap cut'n'bend of the prongs.

All in all, I'm very pleased of the results so far. I know there are many adapters to snatch for half the price on the 'bay, but 40 € is a decent price for complete peace of the mind.

Cheers,

ps : first test of a silvernose OM 50 mm f/1.8 (already posted on the 'show people' discussion) :

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Adapter suppliers

Great Post, Olympus/Panasonic should put a copy on their websites!
Can anyone give me the name(s) and/or suppliers of adapter manufacturers who machine them to give accurate infinity focus at the lens infinity position? Looking for Olympus OM and Pen F adapters.
Thanks
 

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Bumping for new comers but also to pose a question they may wonder as well.

I get it right that an OM 28mm on a m4/3 camera (with the adapter of course) is equivalent to a 56mm on a 35mm camera ? i.e. one need to apply the same crop factor of 2x as for the "original" m4/3, right?
 

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That is correct.

2x factor for FL. Aperture remains the same. ie.

28mm f2.8 - becomes a 56m f2.8 when placed on an µ43 body.
 

anidel

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That is correct.

2x factor for FL. Aperture remains the same. ie.

28mm f2.8 - becomes a 56m f2.8 when placed on an µ43 body.
Thanks, it was also to verify by simply shooting with the lens :)

I've got a nice Olympus OM 28mm F2.8 today for 55 pounds and it showed I was correct.
Thanks about confirming the aperture remains the same.

Aniello
 

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I quick thanks for the very informative post.

I hadn't really considered using adapted lenses when jumping into m43, but I now find that i'm using them more than native lenses. something about physical manual focus (not by wire) really appeals to me.

I was lucky enough to have inherited a couple of old SLR's (70's era), which have been sitting in storage for years. lenses including (from memory):

- Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm 2.0 (glued to the GF2 for the last 2 weeks)
- Minolta Rokkor PG 50mm f1.4. (waiting on adapter)
- Soligor 135mm tele ?? (waiting on adapter)
- SUN Optics Multi-Zoom 70-210mm ?? (not the most practical, but looks like a beast on GF2)

the downside now is that although the lenses were free I've decided I 'need' an Olympus body for the IBIS. EPL2 is on the way!

thanks again.
 

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How do you manually focus with the GF2? Can you get a magnified view to help focusing?
 

anidel

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I quick thanks for the very informative post.

I hadn't really considered using adapted lenses when jumping into m43, but I now find that i'm using them more than native lenses. something about physical manual focus (not by wire) really appeals to me.

I was lucky enough to have inherited a couple of old SLR's (70's era), which have been sitting in storage for years. lenses including (from memory):

- Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm 2.0 (glued to the GF2 for the last 2 weeks)
- Minolta Rokkor PG 50mm f1.4. (waiting on adapter)
- Soligor 135mm tele ?? (waiting on adapter)
- SUN Optics Multi-Zoom 70-210mm ?? (not the most practical, but looks like a beast on GF2)

the downside now is that although the lenses were free I've decided I 'need' an Olympus body for the IBIS. EPL2 is on the way!

thanks again.
I feel you.

I've got an e-pl2 and an adapter. Now I can't find a reason to mount the kit lenses on it!!
My OM50mm F/1.8 is glued to the E-pl2! HELP!
 
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