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Lens compatibility

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by BAKatz, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. BAKatz

    BAKatz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 9, 2010
    Riverdale, NY
    this is a no brainer for all of you with experience, but, this is me. I read about using panasonic lenses on an EPL-1, do i need any adaptor ring, or are they 100 % interchangeable? also will i lose any AF functions? Thank you all in advance............BAK
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    You can use panasonic micro 43s lenses with no adapter. AF and Ois will work, as will lens distortion correction, but lens chromatic aberration will not be corrected in camera
     
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  3. drpump

    drpump Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 28, 2010
    Interesting that there is so little said about this, considering that many people have the Panasonic 20mm lens on their Olympus cameras. Photozone.de say that (uncorrected) chromatic aberration on the 20mm is fairly pronounced for a prime.
     
  4. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    When reading some lens review sites, you really have to see what body they were using the lens with specifically for this issue. I take the Lenstip review of the Panny 14mm f2.5 with a heavy grain of salt because it was reviewed on an Oly body, and he complains about CA and whatnot. Probably wouldn't be there on a Panny body.
     
  5. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    Oct 15, 2010
    CA is easily correct in PP, the panny 20mm on the oly is not that bad, no where as bad as the 14mm on the oly to the point of having PF.
     
  6. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I wish all of my CV lenses had the equivalent PF problem of my 17mm and I'd be very happy.:thumbup:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  7. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    Oct 15, 2010
    High end conversion lenses do not have PF issues. I use a canon 500D close up CV lens on the panny 45-200. No PF :) I had raynox and they did have more CA issue. But that was almost 15 years ago when I was a poor collage kid. Could not afford better; :)
     
  8. drpump

    drpump Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 28, 2010
    I'm a bit lost in the acronym soup here. So does PP = Post Processing, CA = Chromatic Aberration, PF = Purple Fringing and CV = ??
     
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  9. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    C(osina) V(oigtlander) -- lens manufacturer
     
  10. BAKatz

    BAKatz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 9, 2010
    Riverdale, NY
    I thought I asked a simple question,what the hell happened?
     
  11. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I thought we answered it ...

    Any micro 4/3 lens can be used without an adapter.

    All Panasonic lenses will autofocus on olympus bodies
     
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  12. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2010
    It was answered then you got bonus information :)