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Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

Can anybody recommend an adapter from Four Thirds to MFT which is not made by either Olympus or Panasonic, which are relatively expensive, but still are quality made?
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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

Second hand MMF3 adaptors crop up on here fairly regularly.

Ps do you mean in-expensive?
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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

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... but still are quality made?
What sort of "quality" are you after?

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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

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What sort of "quality" are you after?

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By QUALITY I mean that the lens stays connected firmly on the camera body and the electronics works perfectly. This was not the case with a cheap Chinese adapter I had some years ago.
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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

I've had the one indicated in the link below for a few years now and it works fine with a good tight fit. It is Chinese but possibly better than some or maybe I've just been lucky.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Viltrox-A...0AAMXQvTlRgrsB

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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

This one works fine, though it's not waterproof:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Viltrox-A...0AAMXQvTlRgrsB

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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

Rony,

Like all others already said, the Viltrox adapter is a good one. I have one and FT lenses stay firmly connected to your MFT body. The Viltrox FT to MFT adapter is inexpensive and qualitatively well made, although it not dust- and waterproof.
Actually, the photo dealer i bought my EM-D OM10 mk.II occasion from, recommended it to me since I couldn't afford a genuine Oly FT to MFT adapter. You can buy one for as less as € 34.35 ( I paid for mine € 55)
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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

My Viltrox wasn't very good and introduced bad distortion at the wide end of my 11-22mm.
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Re: Four Thirs to MFT adapter - not made by Olympus or Panasonic

Viltrox JY-43F only £29.99 at Amazon UK.



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My Viltrox wasn't very good and introduced bad distortion at the wide end of my 11-22mm.
I assume that this was one of their converters that include lens elements, not the plain 4/3 to MFT.
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Viltrox JY-43F only £29.99 at Amazon UK.

I assume that this was one of their converters that include lens elements, not the plain 4/3 to MFT.
No it didn't have anything inside. It was just a tube with electrical connections The distortion can only have come from the machining process, if that is possible.
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No it didn't have anything inside. It was just a tube with electrical connections The distortion can only have come from the machining process, if that is possible.
My apologies for having mis-interpreted your post. The Olympus 11-22 is noted for its lack of distortion, so I'm puzzled to understand how a simple tube can introduce such a result, unless the faces are not parallel.
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