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Lens for Olympus

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Joel, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Joel

    Joel New to Mu-43

    Nov 22, 2010
    This might be a previously asked question. I can't find the answer anywhere.
    I have an Olympus Pen EP-1 M 4/3 and want to buy an Olympus OM 100mm f2.8 lens to fit same. At a well recommended site - rainbow imaging - they are selling an OM-M4/3 adapter for this purpose. When I asked Olympus what adapter they said an MF-2 adapter is the answer. Is there something wrong with the product at Rainbow Imaging?
  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Nothing wrong with the Rainbow imaging adaptor.. its just a simple extension tube that put the lens at the right distance from the sensor. The olympus MF-2 is just a very expensive version of the same thing...

    I have used lots of adaptors from rainbow imaging and other chineses suppliers and have had no complaints

    if you want to put 4/3 lenses designed for the E series DSLRs then the Olympus adapter for that is worth buying as it has the electrical contacts for autofocus and other stuff..
  3. Does the MF-2 have a proper spring loaded lens mount? Rather than use a leaf-type spring behind the bayonet tabs (like you'll find inside your m4/3 camera mount) the cheaper adapters seem to score the middle of each tab to get it to bow slightly. This doesn't hold the lens anywhere near as tightly as a proper spring loaded mount will. I'm currently using OM lenses through a m4/3 to EF adapter and a EF to OM adapter so I have two loose lens mounts in tandem.

    BTW, I use the twin adapter mount because I also use the OMs on my Canons as well. I would pay for a proper m4/3 to OM adapter if I knew it could actually mount the lens without any play.
  4. For example;

    Bayonet tab on an EF mount from an EOS camera, perfect...

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    Bayonet tab on an EF mount from a EF to m4/3 adapter, useless...

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  5. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    Firs snugly, works well

    RJ OM-m4/3 adapter bought from Rainbow Imaging. It fits snugly and works well. I use it on the E-PL1 presently and have tried it also on a G1.

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  6. specialkalways

    specialkalways Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    New York
    I am currentlly using the olympus epl-1 with the adapter to connect 14- 150mm 4/3 lenses..

    What i would like to know is can i buy lets say a panasonic micro 4/3 lens or even a 4/3 lens to use on my epl-1???
  7. trisberg

    trisberg Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    Yes, the MF-2 adapter has spring-loaded bayonet prongs on the lens mount. The OM lens fits tightly on the adapter.

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  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    In short yes.
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