FT to mFT adapter question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by cdecurtis, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. cdecurtis

    cdecurtis Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Marietta, Georgia, USA
    Charles
    I am purchasing an OMD and have a few FT lenses...the 50, 50-200, 7-14...and would like to hear any experience you might have with the OLY or PANY adapters. Advice?
     
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    They are all functionally the same. So get the least expensive (at the moment, the Viltrox model on eBay).

    The only exception is weather-sealing. If you absolutely positively must have a sealed adapter (IMO a waste - the sealing is pretty darn minimal), the MMF-3 is the only option.

    Looking at the lenses you have, expect slow AF and somewhat awkward handling on the E-M5. Of course, if you can get them to focus, they'll produce wonderfully sharp and detailed images, easily besting what you can do with a 4/3 camera.

    DH
     
  3. Bluecoupe

    Bluecoupe Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 16, 2010
    I have the Panasonic one and it works just fine on the epl-1 and the om-d with my ft lenses. Focus is a but slower but the 50mm was never that fast to focus... The 50-200 is a bit too heavy might be better with the grip for the om-d... I find that the 14-35 mated to the om-d isn't too bad
     
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    The Panasonic is usually cheaper than Olympus and works just as well.
     
  5. cdecurtis

    cdecurtis Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Marietta, Georgia, USA
    Charles
    Thanks everyone.