I have had good results with the Fotodiox adapter that I have. It was about $20 on Amazon. I picked up all of the Minolta glass I have used, so it didn't make sense for me to spend more on the adapter than I did on the lenses in the first place! Generally, the cheaper the adapter, the less QC they have (may be a bit too short, focus may swing past infinity).Thanks for the very helpful guide, a newbie looking for some recommendations please. For various reasons I'm still in possession of a few old Nikon and Minolta lenses that I'd love the chance to use with my newly acquired second-hand GF1. I've seen a few adapters advertised on eBay and appreciate the point in the guide about getting what you pay for, but I was wondering if anyone might have specific recommendations of adapters to use or perhaps just as importantly, avoid.
Thanks in advance
Correct. Any of the 4/3-to-:43: adapters with electrical contacts will allows full use of autofocus and allow capture of EXIF data from the lens. In essence the 4/3 lenses will function as native lenses.A little confused here, if I mount a MMF-1/2 on my Oly body, autofocus is maintained?
I assume from your question that this is an EF lens (i.e. it doesn't have an aperture ring and is meant for use on an AF body). My experience is with the older, manual FD mount variety.Not sure which version I have. How do I find out?
Do you have an adapter that you'd recommend? i.e. one that lets me adjust the aperture?
Btw, I'm using an OMD....the 50mm has been collecting dust since.
Thanks! With the recent announcement of the E-M1 and the supposed improved AF when using 4/3 lenses, the only thing holding me back was the question of EXIF data being captured. I shot a few manual focus lenses on my NEX-7 and while it was pleasant, I did miss the AF and also having EXIF data. Often I would forget which lens I shot the image with, what focal length, f-stop, etc. Now I can slowly build my 4/3 lens collection up.Correct. Any of the 4/3-to-:43: adapters with electrical contacts will allows full use of autofocus and allow capture of EXIF data from the lens. In essence the 4/3 lenses will function as native lenses.
The huge caveat is that most of the 4/3 lenses are optimized for phase-detect autofocus (PDAF) rather than the contrast-detect autofocus (CDAF) employed by the :43: bodies. What this means is that AF will be very deliberate (read: slow). It also means that the focus motors on 4/3 lenses may experience more wear when used with :43: bodies.
The notable exception to this is the Olympus 14-54 mk II, which I am led to believe operates nearly as quickly as a the native zooms. It's also quite optically fast and sharp.
You've got at least 4 options for OEM adapters: the Oly MMF-1 (metal construction, solid but heavy, silver color), MMF-2 (plastic construction, lighter, black color) or MMF-3 (weather sealed) or the Panasonic DMW-MA1. I believe there are also (cheaper) versions available from non-OEMs.