micro 4 3 lens on a 4 3 camera?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by 27gbwn, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. 27gbwn

    27gbwn New to Mu-43

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Am patiently awaiting the arrival of the em-5 from Amazon. In the meantime, I've bought the panny 25mm and would really like to try out this lens. My question is can I use this micro 4 3 lens on my old 4 3 body (oly e-420)? I haven't been able to find any adapter that allows for this use. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Duct tape?
     
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  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Hold the lens in front of the open body cavity and use it as a macro lens. The mirror box will act like a big extension tube and let you focus very close, but you won't be able to focus out. :)
     
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    That's because there isn't one. m4/3 lenses need to be positioned closer to the sensor than a 4/3 lens mount allows, particularly as space is needed for the mirror to flip up and down. In short, it can't be done, which is why it hasn't.

    DH
     
  5. 27gbwn

    27gbwn New to Mu-43

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    Apr 11, 2012
    thanks for the explanation!
     
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    sooo ... I guess we're back to duct tape ...?
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    What about painter's tape? It'll block out the light a bit, but won't leave as much sticky residue as duct tape.
     
  8. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Get a reversing ring for the 420. You can take macro shots with your 25.
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nahhh ... Masking Tape sorta says ... "I put some thought into this..." Duct Tape says "Damn the Torpedoes, full speed ahead!", (as you're a Canadian, that was a quote from the American Civil War).

    G
     
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  10. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Duct tape shows you really care for your equipment, it's weather sealed like the EM5 and MMF3
     
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    There you go ... like water off a duck.