Multiple adapters - a problem?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by crashwins, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. crashwins

    crashwins Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    Northampton, MA
    I have a EP1 and a Lumix L1, so a 4/3s and a M43s camera. I have the beefy Lumix adapter for putting 4/3s lenses on m43/s, but is it a problem if I use, say, a Pentax OM->4/3s adapter on top of the 4/3->m4/3s adapter (so I can use the adapter for my L1 along with the Lumix adapter, so 2 adapters)? Just curious as it's cheaper to buy just one adapter for one body then 1 for each, obviously. Thanks
  2. dwig

    dwig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 26, 2010
    Key West FL
    No adapter is perfect and the errors in dimensions add up when you stack multiple adapters. The quality of the adapters is much more important when you stack.

    In your case you have a premium 4/3>m43 adapter which should have been made to rather tight tolerences. You should encounter no greater issues with the OM>4/3>m43 setup than you encounter with the OM>4/3 setup.

    If your 4/3>m43 adapter had been an inexpensive "eBay Wonder" you would be much more likely to have issues with infinity focus and overall lack of a tight fit.