Micro 4/3 mount = Oly Pen F mount, 4/3 mount = OM mount

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Euterpeundersail, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Euterpeundersail

    Euterpeundersail New to Mu-43

    Mar 24, 2011
    Is it just me or does anyone else see that the micro 4/3 mount is almost identical to the Olympus Pen F mount and the 4/3 mount is almost identical to the Olympus OM mount. There are obviously some slight differences but I think the origins of these lens mounting systems are clear.

    The fact that Olympus was in on the development of the 4/3 and micro 4/3 systems from the get go suggests that the similarities were not in fact coincidental.
  2. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Roots for roots, why is it Oly's 3/4 physical format is not the original Pen's and Robot's (18 x 24 mm) format, but Kodak' Instamatic 110 (13 x 17 mm)?
  3. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    I seem to remind that Kodak was part of the early 4:3 alliance, as far as to manufacture the Olympus e-1 CCD.

    Therefore, it would be quite unsurprising their R&D based their developpement work on formats they had optics built for long before.

  4. kytra

    kytra Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    To OP: And this should come as a surprise or what? I fail to see the relevance of this thread.

    At least put some pics with the mounts ;)
  5. harrysue

    harrysue Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    I think it's just how you see your lenses. Many mounts, such as Pentax K, Konica, 4/3, M4/3, and OM, all use three prongs on a bayonet. But the diameters, prong dimensions, etc, all differ. Then consider the Canon FD, which is a breech lock where the prongs are on the camera body. A real wierdo is the Miranda, which has four prongs, is also a breech lock, and has a screw thread in the middle that would seem to take Pentax M42, but doesn't, so it fits almost nothing.

    I gots these lenses, but you don't wanna see pics.
  6. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    But are they?
    Post pictures showing not only their similarity, but their dissimilarity to other mounts of the same general size...