Will the VF-1 work with a FD 50mm f/1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by BokehFreak, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. BokehFreak

    BokehFreak Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 14, 2013
    New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Dillon Burns
    Wondering if the VF-1 work with a FD 50mm f/1.4?
     
  2. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    The Olympus VF-1 is an optical viewfinder with a view corresponding to a 17mm lens. The Panasonic VF1 has bright lines corresponding to 24mm. Neither is a good fit for the 50mm lens. I would try to get an electronic viewfinder for your camera - they will work with any lens.
     
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    If the VF1 has a 24mm frame that would be about double of the 50mm. However it would be framing a much larger area and thus hard to use. Get a VF2 or 3 EVF!!! They work great for adapted lenses and since you can use the magnify view for focusing it makes getting sharp images a snap.