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  • HELP! E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use



    E-PL1 has arrived with its m43 14-42 lens and looks to be very similar to the XZ-1 in menus and usage.

    With the appropriate adapter, I understand the standard 4/3 40-150 MkII lens will work on the E-PL1?

    I'm looking at a 'RJ Camera' adapter marketed by 'jinfinance' on ebay. Has anyone experience of these? They're allegedly very good, and of course much cheaper.

    Thanks for any help!

    David
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    -XZ-1 * VF-2+EP-9
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    Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

    There are a few sellers on e-bay offerring 4/3 - m4/3'rds adapters, they are useless unless you have a fully manual 4/3'rds lens (say a samyang or a legacy lens which already has a 4/3'rds adapter).

    The problem is all Olympus 4/3'rds lenses need electrical contacts to focus (even in m/f for most) and to control the aperture.

    Can't see the jinfinance listing for a 4/3'rd to m4/3'rd but unless it replicates the chip and contact mapping it's a no-no.

    The 40-150 plus an olympus adapter works well on a Pen.

    Nick
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    • #3
      Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

      RJ adaptors are very good, but they don't make one which has the electrical connectors for 4/3 to m4/3. As far as I know, there are no 3rd party adaptors marketed which fully replicate the genuine ones.

      I may have a MMF1 or MMF2 for sale, if you're interested? PM me.
      Stephen

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      • #4
        Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

        Thanks for the info!

        Yes, it would have to have the electrical contacts etc, so I'll give that one a miss.

        David
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        -XZ-1 * VF-2+EP-9
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        • #5
          Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

          I have just bought one of the Viltrox JY-43F 4/3 to Micro 4/3 adapters off EBay. It arrived this afternoon so I have only tried it briefly but it looks good so far. It seems to have all the features of the MMF-1 and the focusing definitely works. It also seems well made and is metal bodied.

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          • #6
            Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

            Originally posted by biggerbr View Post
            I have just bought one of the Viltrox JY-43F 4/3 to Micro 4/3 adapters off EBay. It arrived this afternoon so I have only tried it briefly but it looks good so far. It seems to have all the features of the MMF-1 and the focusing definitely works. It also seems well made and is metal bodied.
            Nick Temple-Fry

            Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

            www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
            www.temple-fry.co.uk

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            • #7
              Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

              Brian I'm sure a lot of users would be most interested in pics and tales of how your adapter operates ... keep us updated please.
              this seems to be the first non-original working-AF adapter!

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              • #8
                Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

                I've only had chance to play with it for a few minutes as I'm on nights and I get frowned at if I 'play' instead of going to bed (something to do with getting grumpy) but so far it looks very good. Next week I will give it a good going over and try and post some photos. As I say I'm quite impressed so far, I actually took a shot of one of the grandson's lego figures using the long end of my 40-150 ex E-1 lens and it's sharp and properly exposed, which is a good start.

                Mind you, it looks very odd having a small camera with a big lens on it. I've put a picture of it in my gallery.

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                • #9
                  Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

                  Thanks for the above post, giving me a bit more confidence in the adapter. is there any chance of an update to this? I'd love to know about the performance of the adapter. I've also heard there was a software update for the 4/3 lenses, did this make an improvement in using the 4/3 lenses on m4/3 bodies? any details would be helpful to this newbie

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                  • #10
                    Re: E-PL1 and 4/3 lens use

                    are these as good as the MMF 2
                    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Four-Third...item3a7b4c0b5e

                    for half the price
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