How can you tell a native lens?

JohnN

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Hi,

Sorry but this seems a really basic question - but I was looking at the new rumour for the Olympus 40-150mm and when I clicked through the link I was that on the site it was listed as Olympus Mount - it was only when I said it would need an adapter (OM to m43) that someone pointed out that it was native, but I couldn't tell.

Whats the secret to knowing whats what or do I need a secret handshake :biggrin:

Thanks for reading.
 

Grinch

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Anything made,produced currently by Olympus would be m4/3. I don't believe anything OM mount has been produced for years, and 4/3 mount is just new old stock.
All m4/3 lens, as far as I know, will have the m4/3 logo on them.
 

biomed

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A native u4/3 lens is one that will mount to a u4/3 camera body without an adaptor. It may be manufactured by any number of makers, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Tokina, Voigtlander, etc.
 

JohnN

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Thats brilliant - thanks.

Not only does it look like it lists everything but you can see how big\small things are in a way thats easy to understand.
 

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