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lens adaptors

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with plenty of time on hy hands just now, I was looking at the feasibility of using adaptors on the E410 to increase the number of choices of lens available. Finding it hard to find good lenses for the E410 at a low price. I have just taken photography up a a hobby and was wondering if there is an adaptor to change from 4/3 to micro 4/3, as there seems to be more lenses out there for the micro 4/3.
I may be talking a load of rubbish...but I am new to this and if you don't ask you will never know.
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Re: lens adaptors

You can put 4/3 lenses on a Micro 4/3 body via an adapter, but not the other way round, as far as I am aware.
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You can put 4/3 lenses on a Micro 4/3 body via an adapter, but not the other way round, as far as I am aware.
That's a pity .....thanks.......thinking cap on again
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What other brand of lenses fit fofht on to olympus E410 body
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Re: lens adaptors

[QUOTE=Fiferbill;412159]What other brand of lenses fit right on to olympus E410 body
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Re: lens adaptors

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Panasonic made a few in the 4/3rds mount as did Sigma. You haven't said yet what you're look for (wide angle/normal/telephoto, zoom or prime). Yet us know what kind of photography you're interested in and maybe we can advise suitable lenses.
Hi would be looking for zoom or telephoto in the 50-200 sort of range

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Re: lens adaptors

In that range the Oly 50-200, preferably the SWD version, has no equals. It also goes well with the EC14 teleconverter.
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Re: lens adaptors

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You can put 4/3 lenses on a Micro 4/3 body via an adapter, but not the other way round, as far as I am aware.
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That's a pity .....thanks.......thinking cap on again
Its all to do with registration distance (flange to sensor distance) i.e. how far away from the sensor the lens mount is.. A regular 4/3rds lens sits further from the sensor than a Micro 4/3rds lens so its easy to put a spacer on the 4/3rds lens to take up the difference so it looks like a Micro 4/3rds lens (add in electrical connection to allow AF and EXIF). The other way around is like putting extension tubes on your lens and you make it a close focus macro and stop it focussing at infinity. You would need an adapter that seriously messed around with the optical path to make it work and no one has come up with one yet.

The old OM System Zuiko lenses (manual only) had an even bigger registration distance so can be mounted on both the 4/3rds or Micro 4/3rds camera bodies (with a different adapter for each).
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Re: lens adaptors

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Panasonic made a few in the 4/3rds mount as did Sigma. You haven't said yet what you're look for (wide angle/normal/telephoto, zoom or prime). Yet us know what kind of photography you're interested in and maybe we can advise suitable lenses.
Hi thanks again for reply, interested in wildlife as I live in the countryside also there is nature reserve 4 miles away. Also into old city architecture which is also near me.
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Re: lens adaptors

For your info Ffords have several 50- 200swd lenses starting at 199. They also have several 2nd hand 70-300mm starting at 179. I've used Ffords several times as they regularly have reasonably priced gear.

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Re: lens adaptors

I currently have an Olympus 50-200, 70- 300 and a Sigma 135- 400 on commission sale with ffordes and a 1.4 TC they will fit your camera and give you reasonable range.

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Hi Ed,
I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the relative merits of the three lenses. My 70-300mm needs repairing, but the cost is virtually the same as the 2nd hand price ! So I'm mulling over my options. I would intend to use with adapter on my EM1.
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Re: lens adaptors

I found the 70-300 a good lens but it did need light to get the shutter speeds for BIF shots it also worked well for macro shots.
I would go for the 50- 200 if possible it is 2.8f and has a bigger working light range and gives more in poor light, with the TC it does lose f stops but the 70- 300 & 135- 400 lose more. The SWD lens is very fast focusing and does work well with the EM1, I never got to try it with a mkii.
The Sigma is a good lens with long range but again needs light, it does suffer lenses creep. I did like as a working lens as it was not too heavy and I thought pulled more light than the 70-300.
I do not know if this helps,
I would rank them 50-200, Sigma and 70- 300 the last two work best in good light.
If you need more contact me again.

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Re: lens adaptors

There's also the option of adapting other makers manual focus lenses. There's decades worth of Olympus OM and Nikon telephotos out there.
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Re: lens adaptors

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Iith the TC it does lose f stops but the 70- 300 & 135- 400 lose more.
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I doubt that you meant that literally.

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