E-PL1 amd MMF adapter Questions

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Fred S, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Fred S
    Has anyone had any luck with an E-PL1 with an adapter
    for an ED 14-42 or ED 40-150 lens ( the lens for a non micro olympus )

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. The 4/3 40-150mm + MMF-2 was the kit telephoto zoom sold with the E-PL1 before the Micro 4/3 version made it into production. Both lenses operate similarly on Micro 4/3 cameras. Autofocus speed is pretty ordinary, but design and optical quality is above average for what were essentially cheap kit lenses sold with the later 4/3 DSLR bodies.
     
  3. Lili

    Lili Mu-43 Veteran

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    I have the MM-2F and have used it with my25mm, 14-42, 40-150 and 70-300 4/3 lenses, focus is ok, IQ is superb on both my E-pl1 and 2
     
  4. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thankyou for the replys Luckypenguin and Lili

    Good to hear.
    The reason for the question is I am looking at a E-PL1 today
    IMO for a VERY good price. If I can use my 4/3 Oly lenses
    with good IQ and OK AF it would be great.
     
  5. harrysue

    harrysue Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2011
    Fred_S,

    People here are talking about the later version 14-42 and 40-150 zooms. They came out around the time of the E410 or maybe the E500. If you have the larger versions that came out with the E300 and E1, those also work, but autofocus can be 2x-3X slower.
     
  6. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thankyou harrysue

    mine are from my E-520 14-42, 40-150 and 70-300
    I also have a 14-54 MK1 which I have read is slow AF on the E-PL1
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    ...but aperture size is 2/3 of a stop faster at the long end. :)
     
  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes, your 14-42mm, 40-150mm, and 70-300mm are all CDAF optimized, and all will focus faster on your E-PL1 than the 14-54mm. There is a Mark II version of the 14-54mm which will focus faster than the original version, but not quite as fast as the other 3 lenses you have.

    But out of all those lenses, the only one with an f/2.8-3.5 aperture is the 14-54mm. That is why every one of them is worthwhile to adapt to your E-PL1. If anything the 14-54mm, although the slowest to AF, is the most desirable to use on the E-PL1 as there is no other lens option like it for the Micro Four-Thirds mount. The 14-42mm, 40-150mm, and 70-300mm will work close to native-like on your E-PL1 (which doesn't have fast AF in the first place), but you could just as easily get the Micro Four-Thirds version as well. You will not find a fast f/2.8-3.5 zoom for Micro Four-Thirds yet, until the new Lumix X 12-35mm/2.8 and Lumix X 35-100mm/2.8 come out later this year.

    The 14-54mm is also a high grade Zuiko lens, and is in a different class of build quality and optics... although the optics on these new standard grade Zuikos and m.Zuikos is surprisingly good anyways.

    Although slower to focus, the Zuiko 14-54mm is a very compact lens for its class, making it physically balance beautifully on the PEN. Performance specs like lens speed and focal length are not luxuries in photography, they are part of the requirements that a photographer may or may not need for the type of shooting he/she plans on doing. Autofocus on the other hand, is a luxury. We got by without Autofocus for many decades before it was invented, but we still required lenses of varied aperture size and focal lengths. That's why we still need Four-Thirds or other adapted legacy lenses, until there are more options in Micro Four-Thirds (which they are working on).

    The other lens which I think is very worthwhile to adapt is the Zuiko 70-300mm. It is quite fast to AF on Micro Four-Thirds, bearing in mind that it was a slow hunting lens already on its native Four-Thirds mount. However, it is (in my opinion) much nicer than the m.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4-6.3. Not only is it a half-stop faster, but it is larger and steadier to hold and also has excellent 1:2 tele-macro capabilities at 300mm (giving you 3 feet of working distance for 1:2 macro), and has quite fine optics. I like it a lot better, personally. It's one of the rare inexpensive gems of the system, like the Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 pancake.
     
  9. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Wondering if 14-54mk2 delivered this fast with epl1, how would be using with epl2?

    Sent from my GT-P1000 using Ep-L1
     
  10. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you Ned and every one for the good new re: my Oly lenses
    I would use theE-520 Oly 14-42 instead of buying a m14-42 Mk II
    The 40-150 is NOT much bigger than the 14-42. that would be my second lens to use.
    I had the 40-150 out a few weeks ago on my E-520. I was surprised how fast it is for a Kit lens .