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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

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Just found this article by Olympus aficionado Robin Wong testing various 4/3 lenses on the EM-1.
http://robinwong.blogspot.com.au/
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Re: Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

Haven't read it all but it certainly sounds like he is happy with the 43rds lenses tested on the EM1. These included my own and in particular, his comments on the performance of the 50mm f2 echoes my own thoughts from Friday. The bonus is that the lens is just the right size for the new body. Shalln't be selling this one then! The only one he didn't test that I have is the 12-60 but I was convinced enough of its performance with the EM1 that its absence is not an issue for me.
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Re: Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

That's a great link especially the video. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

Glad I've still got most of my 4/3 lenses, the demo video here has made up my mind to upgrade to the EM-1 especially for the quality of the 50mm F2.

Wouldn't surprise me if the pre-loved prices of 4/3 lenses starts to increase.

Thanks for posting the link.

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Re: Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

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Glad I've still got most of my 4/3 lenses, the demo video here has made up my mind to upgrade to the EM-1 especially for the quality of the 50mm F2.

Wouldn't surprise me if the pre-loved prices of 4/3 lenses starts to increase.

Thanks for posting the link.

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Re: Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

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Haven't read it all but it certainly sounds like he is happy with the 43rds lenses tested on the EM1. These included my own and in particular, his comments on the performance of the 50mm f2 echoes my own thoughts from Friday. The bonus is that the lens is just the right size for the new body. Shalln't be selling this one then! The only one he didn't test that I have is the 12-60 but I was convinced enough of its performance with the EM1 that its absence is not an issue for me.

I too was surprised to see the 12-60 omitted because I'm sure Robin Wong has used one in previous articles.
To sum the article up in a nutshell Wong states that 4/3 lenses cannot focus as quickly as M4/3 lenses on the EM-1 because they were optimized for a different system; E3, E5. However in reality the speed difference is marginal to the point of insignificance in use. On the other hand though the image quality from 4/3 lenses is better than ever with the E-M1.
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Re: Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

Thanks for posting this Paul, Very impressed the AF on all the lenses was excellent, certainly a lot better than the OMD-M5 I believe Olympus has won me over again their persuading strategy has no limits. John.
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Re: Robin Wong using 4/3 lenses on EM-1

He has some really nice images in his reviews (the macro shots at Butterfly World are amazing).

Good to see that it looks like the AFC/Tracking works, I would however like to see some examples of the tracking system using M4/3 lenses rather than just 4/3 lenses.
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