E-PL1 lens mount -- which heavy lenses are too heavy?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by naturecloseups, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. naturecloseups

    naturecloseups Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    I have zeroed in on the E-PL1 as my preferred m4/3 body. I plan to use various manual focus F-mount macro lenses on it via RJCamera adapters.

    The macro lenses I have typically range in weight from 450gm to 650gm. I'll almost always be shooting from the tripod and use a arca-style body plate on the PL1 body.

    Are lenses with weights in above range OK to use on the PL1 for the long term (if it lasts 2 years I am happy)?
  2. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Just tried a 655gm Lens PL 14-150 with adaptor and its fine on the PL1
    Little flex when leverage applied to the end of the lens barrel.
    You should be fine just don't treat the body like an all magnesium body.