Micro Four Thirds Focal Reducer Shootout

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sierra Dave Regular Member • Posts: 464
OM lenses can use EF focal reducers

zuikowesty wrote:

Kameraphil wrote:

I'm guessing: when there is a large number of users, there will be an adapter (as it needs to sell).

Although I'm originally an OM film cameras users, most of the legacy lenses I'm now using with my Micro 4/3 are Nikon. I don't know if this is the case with other users.

OM lenses are a dying breed because there are no current SLRs to support them. I'm very sorry to say.

Apparently those who paid very good money for my OM lenses don't know that...

But I imagine there is a bit more involved in making an optical adapter than just a mount adapter.

Nope, that's pretty much the extent of it.

But if the optics used are the same in each, it shouldn't take much to correct for flange distance, etc.

OM lenses are still the most compact and high quality available, and are a natural fit for MFT as a result.

Most compact?  They'll certainly be larger than any comparable native lenses.

In any case, you can easily get the Canon EF version, plus a $10 EF-OM adapter to use your OM lenses.  I daresay most OM lenses that get used today are on Canon EF mount bodies.

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