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

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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!
..and I am learning that what you say is worth paying attention to Stephen.
I shall spend the extra and get the right thing- after all, this is going to be an expensive week whatever I do !
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

MMF1 is made from Alloy Casting. it's heavier. Is it more robust, I would not know.
MMF2 is made from composite. It's lighter then the MMF1
MMF3 is made from the same composite as the MMF2 but added the weathersealing.
There is the cheaper Viltrox clone. you can read about it here...http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...973#post274973
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

There's a genuine MMF-3 available from a member here at a very good price.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31665

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

The MMF3 is faster because, being weather and dust sealed it's more aerodynamic.
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

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The MMF3 is faster because, being weather and dust sealed it's more aerodynamic.
So when you fling your lens through the window because you missed the shot, it flies further and faster.
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

Probably Stephen. My only experience of throwing equipment was my OM4 about 20 years ago when it either needed yet another set of circuit boards or another shutter. I think the only internal part not replaced at least once was the film advance.
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The MMF3 is faster because, being weather and dust sealed it's more aerodynamic.
Ahh Soo...there is less turbulence as it's sealed..
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Re: A simple question for a simple person...

Right, back to the serious stuff.
I am still pretty new to this forum and would like to thank all who have contributed to this thread and helped out with other questions I have asked.
However there is one member who deserves a really special mention - Swordfish.
He saw this thread and sent me a PM to offer me a spare genuine Olympus MM3 that he has, and a price way below what I would have been happy to pay, despite me suggesting that I send him something closer to the market value.
This is such a generous thing to do, and shows just how friendly and welcoming a place this is.
So, a very big Thank You to Martin, aka Swordfish.
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