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u43 lenses - Anyone use them on a dSLR camera?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by LovinTheEP2, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Curious is anyone has tried the Olympus 12mm, 45mm etc. or Pana 20, 25 on a dSLR?

    Would be curious to compare 45mm with a Canon 85L or 25mm vs. a Canon 50L on a Canon dSLR etc.

    Just curious how well the the best u43s lenses compare with the best Canon lens in a direct head to head comparison.
  2. Bizzarrini

    Bizzarrini Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
    I don't think that's possible, because the m43 lenses have to be quite close to the sensor (flange distance is small) and there is no room for because of the DSLR mirror...
  3. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010
  4. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Touche.. :wink:

    That's a shame.
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    There are many labs who perform optical tests on many brands of lens (aka photozone.dm). There you can see the performance of 4/3 and µ4/3 lens and compare them to Canon, Nikkor, Sony, et cetera.

    Olympus / Four-Thirds Lens Tests


    I think a lab test is more objective to a field test when examining resolution, distortion, end vs center sharpness, et al.

  6. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    As mentioned above, you can't effectively use m43 lenses on a DSLR, but you could of course do a direct comparison the other way around with the Canikon lenses on your m43 with an adapter.

    As Gary has said, the other way would be objective testing.

    You can read here and the lab sites on the 'net, but the m43 lenses hold their own VERY well. It truly is one of the strengths of the system compared to pretty much all the competition. Even the "dogs" in the lineup (like the 45-200) are still pretty good. In general, "kit lens" is not the derogatory term here that it is with most brands.
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Kit lenses for the system include all the pancake lenses from Lumix 14mm/2.5 to m.Zuiko 17mm/2.8 to Lumix 20mm/1.7. These are all very respectable lenses. ;) 
  8. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Smartalec. Of course we were discussing kit zooms. Jeez. :) 
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