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OM > M 4/3

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by intense, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. intense

    intense Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Hi all,

    I think of buying some OM lenses and I already have the MMF-2 adapter for my E-PL1. Do you think it will be OK if I add OM>4/3 adapter to it (way cheaper than OM>M4/3), so there will be two adapters - one for OM>4/3 and second for 4/3>M4/3.

  2. panystac

    panystac Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    It will be ok.

    I have a few arranged this way.... for example, Minolta MC/MD -> 4/3 -> :43:.

    If the tolerances not so good. you may get some infinity focus problems though.
  3. intense

    intense Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Thank you panystac

    I will check the infinity focusing before buying the adapter.
  4. robertro

    robertro Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    m4/3 - 4/3 plus 4/3 - x adapters

    I'm using the Panasonic m4/3-4/3 adapter plus a range of manual focus mount adapters with no issues. Currently, this includes Nikon AI, Olympus OM, Contax C/Y, Minolta, and M42 lenses and their respective adapters. My adapters are mostly eBay buys and none have caused me grief (so far!). I went this way because I also own 4/3 equipment so I have more flexibility, and because the 4/3 adapters are thinner so they can stay on the lens.

    The only lenses I'm using with dedicated m4/3 adapters are ones that do not easily adapt to 4/3: Leica LTM/M39, Pentax 110, and Rollei QBM mount lenses.
  5. intense

    intense Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Sounds you have quite an experience with adapters. I really want to try that OM 24/2 and OM 50/1.8 on my E-PL1 :) 
  6. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    If you need a OM/1.8, I have one extra up for trade. Maybe I can even consider selling it in the EU.
  7. intense

    intense Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Thank you Krang, but I think the transport for that lens would be very expensive even if you were in the EU. I can find it here in Bulgaria for about 30 euro and there is now way the transport alone to be cheaper than that. If we speak for an expensive lens or other item, things are different though.
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