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Are all m4/3 mounts the same?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:47 pm    Post subject: Are all m4/3 mounts the same? Reply with quote

Just wanted to know if I can use any m4/3 mount lenses on my camera (Oly E-PL1). I ask as the Oly pancake is 17mm, but I wanted a 14mm. The Panasonic 14mm f2.8 is perfect for what I'm looking for, so just wanted to be sure it would probably work ok?

Thanks in advance,

Graham


PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup, theyre all the same. i have the panny 20/1.7 for my olly.


PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou, young man Wink Cool


PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all Panasonic and Olympus m4/3 mounts are the same. Sony NEX, Nikon J and other brand mirror-less cameras use different mounts.

you can also use Four Thirds lenses from Olympus on m4/3 and have full functionality (AF, AE, etc) with the Olympus MMF-1/2/3 or Panasonic DMW-MA1 or the off brand Viltrox JY-43F, they provide a pass through for the camera to lens communication.

http://www.four-thirds.org has a nice run down of all the lenses available.

fwiw the 14mm is a nice lens and was my choice over the olympus 17mm


PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it gets better and better Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, I went for the Panasonic 20mm and 14mm pancakes for my EPL1 and they both work flawlessly.