Manual Focus Lenses Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch|Quick search    MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  Rss feed   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Olympus E 4/3's system and manual focus lenses
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
 
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Manual Focus Lenses Forum Index -> Digital SLR Cameras
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
hacksawbob



Level 3

Joined: 28 Feb 2007
Posts: 1293
Location: LANCS UK


PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:33 am    Post subject: Olympus E 4/3's system and manual focus lenses Reply with quote

Please post your comments here for new members as a reference. Mount adapter, compatability, AF confirm chip availability etc
_________________
LENS LIST
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
Jesito



Level 4

Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 5554
Location: Olivella, Catalonia, (Spain)

Expire: 2015-01-07

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bob,
Nice to have a place to comment on the 4/3 Olympus. I haven't gotten one yet, but I'm behind one right now. I saw a nice couple made by a E-300 and an Industar 50 small lens, and I felt that was my "compact" camera to wear around...
So hopefully I'll be soon asking for adapters to M42, Adaptall-2 and Contax/Yashica lenses for the Oly.
But by now, let's wait until the Oly will become real.
Best regards,
Jes.
_________________
Jesito, Moderator

Jesito's backsack:
Zooms Sigma 70-300, Tamron 35-135 and 70-210 short, 70-210 long, 28-70 CF Macro, 35-70, 35-80, Vivitar 70-210 KA, Tamron 70-250.
Fixed Industar-50, , Tamron 24mm, Tamron 135mm, Sands Hunter 135mm, Planar 50mm, Pancolar 50mm, Volna-3, many Exakta lenses
DSLR SIGMA SD9 & SD14, EOS 5D, Sony A700, Oly E-330,
TLR/6x6/645 YashicaMat, Petri 6x45, Nettar, Franka Solida, Brilliant
SLR Minolta X300, Fuji STX II, Praktica VLC3, Pentax P30t, Pentax SF7, EXA500, EXA 1A, Spotmatic(2), Chinon CM-4S, Ricoh, Contax, Konica TC-X , Minolta 5000, 7000i, 3Sxi, EOS 500 and CX
Rangefinders Chinon 35EE, Konica C35 auto, Canonet 28, Yashica Lynx, FED-2, Yashica electro 35, Argus C3 & C4, Regula Cita III, Voigtlander Vitoret (many), Welta Welti-I, Kodak Signette 25, Zorki-4, Bessa-R & L, Minolta Weathermatic, olympus XA2
Compact Film Konica C35V, Voigtlander Vitorets, Canon Prima Super 105, Olympus XA2 and XA3
Compact Digital Olympus C-5050, Aiptek Slim 3000, Canon Powershot A540, Nikon 5200, SIGMA DP1s, Polaroid X530, IXUS55, Kodak 6490
EVIL Sony A3000, Fuji EX-1

wildly shooting whilst unsuccessfully waiting for retirement or death, whichever arrives first...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
Attila



Level 4

Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 56943
Location: Austria,Hungary

Expire: 2016-11-18

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

restarted photography with a Nikon D50 , fantastic camera especially for money what you have to pay, but because register distance is the longest to use other lenses chance is very limited.

I had to choice a different camera I could choice from following ones:
- Canon 350D
- Pentax K100D
-Olympus E300,E500,E1

Canon 350D was to small to my hand any other parameter was pretty ok.
Built in Flash not allowed to use large diameter lenses like Russian mirrors.
Can't use one of the finest Konica lenses.
It has focus confirmation adapters HUGE BENEFITS!

-Pentax choices same limited than on Nikon, so wasn't a serious possibility.

Olympus Exxx

E300,E500 mostly ok, but I bought an E500 and black LCD was so crappy, I brought back immediately the shop after some test shoots. I thought both have same crap LCD back so I didn't count with E300 too. E330 was so expensive and no benefits from live view to me.
Only choice remain E-1 , this time latest copies were still available brand new in some shop.

E-1 benefits
- short register distance as all 4/3 system allmost all lenses are adaptable
- professional wheather proof build
- huge I hate small woman cameras like latest DSLR-s
- no built in flash so large diameter lenses are usable
- with little modification Konica lenses are adaptable
- compare camera quality price is low.
- easy user replacable split screen

Disadvantages
- no focus confirmation adapter available
(changing Russian made for Olympus E-300,E500, E410,etc, only E-1 not works fine yet.)

I sugesst to take a look on latest models , how the black LCD works and try to get information about Russian made confirmation adapter.If you have adapter black LCD not very important so you can get cheaply an excellent E-300.

If I have money for a second camera I will take a Canon D400 it has so many benefits I listen to Orio.
_________________
_________________
http://www.filmferrania.it/
------------------------------
Items on sale on Ebay

35mm: Konica A4, Konica IIIA, Konica FC-1
MF: Konica Pearl I,II,III 6x4,5 Konica Semi Pearl
Film: Foma,Kodak, Fuji DIY development C41, FOMA LQR
Scan: Epson V500, scanassist (http://www.scanassist.org)
Shutter tester: LCD tester from member vfmoto
Digital: Panasonic G1, Sony Nex-3, Samsung NX100
Lenses: Konica Hexanons,Carl Zeiss,Carl Zeiss Jena,Meyer-Optik,Minolta MD,Yashica ML,Nikon,Olympus OM
DIY E-6,C41 and B&W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
peterqd



Level 4

Joined: 28 Feb 2007
Posts: 7881
Location: near High Wycombe, UK

Expire: 2014-01-04

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
-Pentax choices same limited than on Nikon, so wasn't a serious possibility.

This isn't right Attila. M42 lenses can be used easily on all Pentax cameras with the ring type of M42 adapter that fits inside the K mount bayonet. Pentax have been making these since they first changed to the K mount.

The M42-K adapters with flanges that Roxsen sell are the wrong type. They can't focus on inifinity.

Quote:
If I have money for a second camera I will take a Canon D400 it has so many benefits I listen to Orio.

My camera is a 400D. It has many benefits but also many faults. If ever I have enough money for a second camera I will probably take the Pentax K10D or the K100D Super Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  No rate
Share
Attila



Level 4

Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 56943
Location: Austria,Hungary

Expire: 2016-11-18

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M42 lenses are just part of MF lenses word, I meant limited for this reason .

On Canon or Olympus you can mount Leica-R, Contax, Olympus OM, Nikon,M42, Konica, Minolta MD , Exakta etc. Not comparable with Pentax...
_________________
http://www.filmferrania.it/
------------------------------
Items on sale on Ebay

35mm: Konica A4, Konica IIIA, Konica FC-1
MF: Konica Pearl I,II,III 6x4,5 Konica Semi Pearl
Film: Foma,Kodak, Fuji DIY development C41, FOMA LQR
Scan: Epson V500, scanassist (http://www.scanassist.org)
Shutter tester: LCD tester from member vfmoto
Digital: Panasonic G1, Sony Nex-3, Samsung NX100
Lenses: Konica Hexanons,Carl Zeiss,Carl Zeiss Jena,Meyer-Optik,Minolta MD,Yashica ML,Nikon,Olympus OM
DIY E-6,C41 and B&W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
Attila



Level 4

Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 56943
Location: Austria,Hungary

Expire: 2016-11-18

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

My camera is a 400D. It has many benefits but also many faults. If ever I have enough money for a second camera I will probably take the Pentax K10D or the K100D Super Smile


As usual we know perfectly only the current camera and we know all weakness... and all depend from goals, a Nikon user can be very happy with his camera like Seymore who don't want to use Contax or Olympus OM lenses. A Pentax owner also can be very happy if use Pentax-K and M42 lenses only. Only Canon and Olympus users has a possibility to use largest choices , this is the reason why I say Canon and Olympus only the way for me.
_________________
http://www.filmferrania.it/
------------------------------
Items on sale on Ebay

35mm: Konica A4, Konica IIIA, Konica FC-1
MF: Konica Pearl I,II,III 6x4,5 Konica Semi Pearl
Film: Foma,Kodak, Fuji DIY development C41, FOMA LQR
Scan: Epson V500, scanassist (http://www.scanassist.org)
Shutter tester: LCD tester from member vfmoto
Digital: Panasonic G1, Sony Nex-3, Samsung NX100
Lenses: Konica Hexanons,Carl Zeiss,Carl Zeiss Jena,Meyer-Optik,Minolta MD,Yashica ML,Nikon,Olympus OM
DIY E-6,C41 and B&W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
Attila



Level 4

Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 56943
Location: Austria,Hungary

Expire: 2016-11-18

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You paid wide angel option in camera price itself ...

For wide angle I vote for film cameras any other option is to expensive for me.
_________________
http://www.filmferrania.it/
------------------------------
Items on sale on Ebay

35mm: Konica A4, Konica IIIA, Konica FC-1
MF: Konica Pearl I,II,III 6x4,5 Konica Semi Pearl
Film: Foma,Kodak, Fuji DIY development C41, FOMA LQR
Scan: Epson V500, scanassist (http://www.scanassist.org)
Shutter tester: LCD tester from member vfmoto
Digital: Panasonic G1, Sony Nex-3, Samsung NX100
Lenses: Konica Hexanons,Carl Zeiss,Carl Zeiss Jena,Meyer-Optik,Minolta MD,Yashica ML,Nikon,Olympus OM
DIY E-6,C41 and B&W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
peterqd



Level 4

Joined: 28 Feb 2007
Posts: 7881
Location: near High Wycombe, UK

Expire: 2014-01-04

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Quote:

My camera is a 400D. It has many benefits but also many faults. If ever I have enough money for a second camera I will probably take the Pentax K10D or the K100D Super Smile


As usual we know perfectly only the current camera and we know all weakness... and all depend from goals, a Nikon user can be very happy with his camera like Seymore who don't want to use Contax or Olympus OM lenses. A Pentax owner also can be very happy if use Pentax-K and M42 lenses only. Only Canon and Olympus users has a possibility to use largest choices , this is the reason why I say Canon and Olympus only the way for me.


Yes, this is very true. I'm a M42 and Pentax-K only user too and, even though there are very many great lenses from other mounts, I'm not really interested in using anything else. It's a different viewpoint from yours Attila, I'm sorry I didn't think about that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  No rate
Share
Katastrofo



Level 4

Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 10433
Location: USA

Expire: 2013-11-19

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesito wrote:
Hi Bob,
Nice to have a place to comment on the 4/3 Olympus. I haven't gotten one yet, but I'm behind one right now. I saw a nice couple made by a E-300 and an Industar 50 small lens, and I felt that was my "compact" camera to wear around...
So hopefully I'll be soon asking for adapters to M42, Adaptall-2 and Contax/Yashica lenses for the Oly.
But by now, let's wait until the Oly will become real.
Best regards,
Jes.


Jes, I'm reasonably sure this little pic made from a 1.2MP camera
didn't influence you in any way:



My e300 cost $215 ($205 + $10 shipping) and came with 3 batteries and
a charger, all paperwork and software, original box, not bad for an 8MP
camera!

I think you will like the e300! Smile


Bill
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  No rate
Share
Attila



Level 4

Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 56943
Location: Austria,Hungary

Expire: 2016-11-18

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently I found E-300 body selling cheaply on Ebay.uk
_________________
http://www.filmferrania.it/
------------------------------
Items on sale on Ebay

35mm: Konica A4, Konica IIIA, Konica FC-1
MF: Konica Pearl I,II,III 6x4,5 Konica Semi Pearl
Film: Foma,Kodak, Fuji DIY development C41, FOMA LQR
Scan: Epson V500, scanassist (http://www.scanassist.org)
Shutter tester: LCD tester from member vfmoto
Digital: Panasonic G1, Sony Nex-3, Samsung NX100
Lenses: Konica Hexanons,Carl Zeiss,Carl Zeiss Jena,Meyer-Optik,Minolta MD,Yashica ML,Nikon,Olympus OM
DIY E-6,C41 and B&W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
pilant



Level 1

Joined: 12 Jul 2007
Posts: 138
Location: Bangkok, Thailand


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only one problem of Oly E500 I found - Noise....even at only ISO400

I'm looking for an E330 and found in an eBay store. It's a new camera, body only (good for me) about $410 plus shipping to Thailand.

Anyone have experience for buying new cameras from eBay store?
_________________
Olympus E-500 Olympus E-330
Pentacon 1.8/50, CZJ Tessar 2.8/50
Konica Hexanon AR 1.8/40, SMC Pentax 1.7/50, Olympus Zuiko 1.8/50, Olympus Zuiko 3.5/135
and some more...................................
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  No rate
Share
Attila



Level 4

Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 56943
Location: Austria,Hungary

Expire: 2016-11-18

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO, but how about guarantee ? Here in my country Hungary if we buy something from abroad not from local representative , if any trouble happen need to send to abroad for fixing. (this is a risk again and takes long time) I buy new camera always from local representative even if price is higher.
_________________
http://www.filmferrania.it/
------------------------------
Items on sale on Ebay

35mm: Konica A4, Konica IIIA, Konica FC-1
MF: Konica Pearl I,II,III 6x4,5 Konica Semi Pearl
Film: Foma,Kodak, Fuji DIY development C41, FOMA LQR
Scan: Epson V500, scanassist (http://www.scanassist.org)
Shutter tester: LCD tester from member vfmoto
Digital: Panasonic G1, Sony Nex-3, Samsung NX100
Lenses: Konica Hexanons,Carl Zeiss,Carl Zeiss Jena,Meyer-Optik,Minolta MD,Yashica ML,Nikon,Olympus OM
DIY E-6,C41 and B&W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
montecarlo



Level 3

Joined: 04 Apr 2007
Posts: 1860
Location: Romania


PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:21 pm    Post subject: AF confirm and IS Reply with quote

http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?p=26695#26695 Smile
_________________
Canonet QL17 III
Zenit E , Helios-44 58mm f:2.0 , Tair-11A 135mm f:2.8, Jupiter-9 85mm f:2.0,
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f:2.4
Pentax MX, ME Super, Chinon CE4/CM4, Petri MC 28mm f:2, smc Pentax-M 50mm f:1.7, Soligor T 135mm f:2.8
Minolta X500, Tokina 28/2.8, Rokkor 50/1.7, 80-205/4.5
Nikon D90, Nikkor 35/2.0, Nikkor 50/1.8, Sigma 24/2.8, Nikkor 18-105 VR
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger  No rate
Share
montecarlo



Level 3

Joined: 04 Apr 2007
Posts: 1860
Location: Romania


PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: Universal lens adapter for Olympus 4/3 Reply with quote

Interesting !!!
CLICK

TRANSLATION

I don't know russian but from this table http://oly43club.ru/_images/adapters/XXX/XXX_compatibility.jpg I would understand that the adapter can be used with the mentioned mount type lenses (mounting them and establishing communication with the camera, making able the focus confirmation and use of in body stabilizer in case of of E-510 and E-3) but in the case of Canon FD and Minolta MD infinity focus can not be reached.
But I'm note sure. Sorry.
_________________
Canonet QL17 III
Zenit E , Helios-44 58mm f:2.0 , Tair-11A 135mm f:2.8, Jupiter-9 85mm f:2.0,
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f:2.4
Pentax MX, ME Super, Chinon CE4/CM4, Petri MC 28mm f:2, smc Pentax-M 50mm f:1.7, Soligor T 135mm f:2.8
Minolta X500, Tokina 28/2.8, Rokkor 50/1.7, 80-205/4.5
Nikon D90, Nikkor 35/2.0, Nikkor 50/1.8, Sigma 24/2.8, Nikkor 18-105 VR
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger  No rate
Share
VGR



Level 1

Joined: 28 Jan 2008
Posts: 160
Location: Belarus


PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The XXX - 4/3 adapter with AF confirm and image stabilizer.

modify 25.01.08

description on English:

http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=311
























_________________
http://oly43club.ru/


Last edited by VGR on Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:56 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website  No rate
Share
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Manual Focus Lenses Forum Index -> Digital SLR Cameras All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Page 1 of 6

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group