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I need an OM Mount Adapter

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by ksn, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    I need an adapter for a recent OM Lens I purchased.

    Is there any reason why I should spend the extra money on an official Olympus adaptor for my GF2?

    I have the DMW-MA1 4/3 -> m4/3 adapter, is there an disadvantage to getting OM -> 4/3 -> m4/3 over OM -> m4/3?

    Looks like I can pick up the official Olympus OM -> 4/3 for $80, or a third party one for $25. The official OM -> m4/3s seem to be going for a hefty $160.

  2. If you already have the Olympus or Panasonic 4/3-m4/3 adapter it is easy to stack it with a second OM-4/3 adapter (see below). My OM-4/3 adapter cost about $AUS15 out of Hong Kong on eBay. I could have got one for $11 but I wanted a silver-finished one. It is actually a very solid piece of metal and much heavier than I expected. The advantage in purchasing the official Olympus adapter is that the mount has genuine spring-loaded bayonet tabs to hold the lens more securely.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5283048008/" title="IMG_5988 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 Legacy Lens by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">
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  3. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    Hmm, alright, thanks. Is there no difference between using a single adapter and two adapters?
  4. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Generally one adapter is better than two. All adapters will have some errors, loose/not the right width/etc. Two adapters will just add up the errors.
  5. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    I did end up getting my OM adapter, but just curious. Assuming all adapters fit perfectly, does an issue arise once too many adapters have been mounted due to the extension of the mount from the body?

    Edit: Nevermind, I figured it out :) 
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