Anyone with experience with Canon to MFT lens adapter

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Juan Trujillo
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Anyone with experience with Canon to MFT lens adapter
May 7, 2012

Coming from a Canon DSLR to OMD I want to give a try to some Canon lenses I have.

I've found this one that looks good because comes with aperture control (diaphragm on the adapter):

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/811146-REG/Bower_ABAM43EOS_ABAM43EOS_Micro_4_3_Camera.html

Mike Kobal talks well about it at http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=2003 but menctions vignetting on zooms.

Has anyone experience adapting Canon lenses to MFT?

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In reply to Juan Trujillo, May 7, 2012

Hi

The adapter I use is far simpler and has a pin to work the aperture stop down mechanism on the Canon lens, which is a 50mm f1.8 SC

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In reply to Juan Trujillo, May 7, 2012

I use a cheap fotodiox Canon to m4/3...no aperture control though but not a big deal since I shoot wide open mostly. If you don't wish to shoot wide open...while your lens is on a canon body pick your f-stop, push and hold the DOF button and remove the lens...the f-stop will remain set on the lens.
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In reply to Boris, May 7, 2012

This is the simplest for EOS lenses. The second post refers to FD lenses.

I would go the cheapest route until you see if you really want to use EOS lenses on m4/3. I don't except for VERY occasional use of my 45 T/S or Tamron 90/2.8 macro--and I mean VERY occasional use. My EOS adapter was around $30 AIR. The ones that are able to deal with aperture changes are very pricey.

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In reply to Juan Trujillo, May 7, 2012

I haven't used one, but there were some posts about it a while back. The diaphragm really isn't in the right position to do it's job, and IIRC, if it's stopped down very far it starts to cause vignetting. Maybe the new improved search function will find those old threads.
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Juan Trujillo
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In reply to Juan Trujillo, May 8, 2012

Thank you all for your suggestions. Boris, impressive image.

I found a relatively cheap $49 adapter with aperture and took the risk. I hope in the worst case to be able to use it fully open.

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In reply to Juan Trujillo, May 8, 2012

I've got one of the cheapest, without diaphragm and works quite well, the problem is when, under strong light, you need to stop down and you cant.

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In reply to Oscar Torres, May 8, 2012

See the trick above from Boris, it works alhtough you willl have a "fixed" aperture , at least you can decide which one. (unless you carry a Canon camera

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I've got one of the cheapest, without diaphragm and works quite well, the problem is when, under strong light, you need to stop down and you cant.

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i use really cheap and simple adapters, which works 'cause the lenses i use have aperture rings.

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In reply to Juan Trujillo, May 8, 2012

Thank you Juan the 135f2 is the easiest one to MF out of all the Canon's I have.
Here is a itty bitty look at the iris adapter.
http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=2003
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In reply to Boris, May 8, 2012

Boris wrote:

Thank you Juan the 135f2 is the easiest one to MF out of all the Canon's I have.
Here is a itty bitty look at the iris adapter.
http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=2003
Boris

Ahh! That's what I wanted! Thanks for that, Boris.

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