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Converters, adapters and extension tubes All those lens accessories that get in between the lens and the camera.

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A simple question for a simple person...

I seem to have just won an Olympus 50-200 lens which I want to use on my not-yet-purchased EM1.
So, what adaptor do I need, and is there any difference between different types ?
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

The Olympus part numbers are MMF-1, 2, or 3. All do the same thing, but the MMF-3 preserves the water resistance of the body and lens.
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

Also the MMF-3 is better & faster at focusing. Have to say that is a super lens you have won. Tried Chris Grews' a few times & I am very impressed with the results.
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

Sorry to but in but I'm puzzled by this comment.

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Also the MMF-3 is better & faster at focusing.
Surely as Stephen says the only difference in the MMF-3 is the small weather sealing rings. The 4/3 to m4/3 adapters are just "spacers" to make up the flange/sensor distance and a cross connect of the electrical connections. What would make it better and faster at focusing?

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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

...interesting, as there is a big difference in price !
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

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Sorry to but in but I'm puzzled by this comment.



Surely as Stephen says the only difference in the MMF-3 is the small weather sealing rings. The 4/3 to m4/3 adapters are just "spacers" to make up the flange/sensor distance and a cross connect of the electrical connections. What would make it better and faster at focusing?

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I'm sure you are correct Peter, as far as I know they're simple contact to contact adapters.
The MMF-3 offering the additional benefit of moisture and dust resistance.
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

MMF 3 as said waterproof more important pray tell how did you win the lens_?
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

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...interesting, as there is a big difference in price !
Where did you see these prices?

I found it difficult to find a price for MMF-2, none of the main Olympus suppliers (SRS,Park and WEX) are offering them and they are out of stock at the Olympus on-line shop. It may be that Olympus are no longer making them. A Google search only turned up E-Bay offerings and Amazon had only one from a just established supplier in Spain at a higher price than the MMF-3.

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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

I won the lens on ebay, which is where I then started looking at adaptors having never looked into them at all - obviously they were not all genuine Olympus !
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

I have the MMF2 and a Walimex adapter that seems to be identical in every way and cost half as much to buy. There is no discernible difference that I can see in terms of performance.
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

Thanks my mistake I thought you had won it in a competition.
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

If only...!
Being the impulsive person I am I had not researched things properly so sort of hoped that I might get away with a cheap adaptor and still keep full auto focus and aperture, but it seems I need to get a pukka Olympus MM3 really to use the lens.
Or have I got that wrong..?
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

My first post still stands.

Third-party copies are available and assuming they have the same electrical connectors will work, but I believe they do vary in build quality.

Just to reinforce, they are all purely mechanical, with no optics involved!
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

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If only...!
Being the impulsive person I am I had not researched things properly so sort of hoped that I might get away with a cheap adaptor and still keep full auto focus and aperture, but it seems I need to get a pukka Olympus MM3 really to use the lens.
Or have I got that wrong..?
Correct, you need an adapter, and the weather sealed one is the MMF-3. But that is a fine lens you have.
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