Panasonic lens on olympus body?

ianharvey123

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Hi,

I'm palnning on buying an olympus epl5 and a family member of mine all ready has panasonic lenses and I was wondering if I can use his lenses on my camera?Would there be any problems?

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Other than the 7-14, which has a tendency to flare on the newer 16mp Olympus bodies (sometimes quite badly), nope, no problem.
 

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Other than the 7-14, which has a tendency to flare on the newer 16mp Olympus bodies (sometimes quite badly), nope, no problem.
Well there is one minor problem: aperture clatter. The aperture on my Panasonic 25/1.4 (mounted on Oly E-M10) clatters when the camera is pointed at a bright light source after being exposed to darkness. The typical scenario is when you are shooting inside the house and you point the camera out of the window. At that moment things get pretty loud.

But other than that my Pana works great on my Oly.
 

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so there are no major problems which would completely change the photos?
I'm going to be contrarian and say the purple flare on the 7-14 will completely change your photos. Sorry :frown: But other than that you are fine :smile:
 

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Panasonic 25 f1.4 and 35-100 f2.8 are my favourite m43 lenses with my M1.

I only wish I had bought the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 instead of the flimsy and bulky Olympus 12-40 f2.8.
 

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Other than the 7-14, which has a tendency to flare on the newer 16mp Olympus bodies (sometimes quite badly), nope, no problem.
I'm going to be contrarian and say the purple flare on the 7-14 will completely change your photos. Sorry :frown: But other than that you are fine :smile:
I'll be a counter-contrarian and say that I find the same flare (and absence of flare) issues on the GX1 and G5 as on the EM-5 and EM-1.

Is the Panasonic 20/1.7 subject to banding on some Oly bodies? I may be remembering that incorrectly, never owned or used one.
 

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I thought that both Oly and Pana cameras fixed CA and distortion (for jpeg) only for lenses of the same brand, it this correct?
 

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I thought that both Oly and Pana cameras fixed CA and distortion (for jpeg) only for lenses of the same brand, it this correct?
We need an FAQ somewhere. Distortion is always corrected (and by the same amount) for any m4/3 lens on any m4/3 body.

On Panasonic bodies, CA is only corrected on Panasonic lenses. On older Olympus bodies, CA is never corrected. On the E-M1 and newer bodies, CA is corrected on Olympus lenses and it appears on Panasonic lenses as well (though this isn't officially mentioned).
 

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We need an FAQ somewhere. Distortion is always corrected (and by the same amount) for any m4/3 lens on any m4/3 body.

On Panasonic bodies, CA is only corrected on Panasonic lenses. On older Olympus bodies, CA is never corrected. On the E-M1 and newer bodies, CA is corrected on Olympus lenses and it appears on Panasonic lenses as well (though this isn't officially mentioned).
CA on JPEGs taken with the O45 is corrected on my GX7.
 

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I'm finding that I have to us LR to fix CA on my Pany 14mm on an EP5. No big deal but in high contrast situations there is significant purple fringe. But it is easily fixed in LR and Photoshop.
 
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