Favorite cameras for adapted lenses

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Belgarchi Senior Member • Posts: 1,892
Favorite cameras for adapted lenses

Which are your favorite cameras, from a usability view point, to use adapted manual focus lenses?

Here is my experience:

- Panasonic GM5: pretty nice, ultra light, surprisingly 'sharp' images, no I.S., inadequate for heavy / large lenses, inadequate viewfinder.

- Olympus E-M10-II or -III: I.S., but not very convenient to enter focal length. Good viewfinder.

- Olympus Pen-F: allows to dedicate a button to focal length, great. Specific 'Loupe' button, again, great. I don't like it for very heavy / bulky lenses though. Good viewfinder.

- Fuji X-T20: ok but not great viewfinder. No I.S. Less adapters available than for Micro Four Thirds. The Fuji adapter for Leica M mount would be especially convenient. (never used it myself)

Note: Image Stabilization is great (allows to work at lower shutter speed for still subjects), but useless for moving subjects, and require to enter manually the focal length of the adapted lens - tedious, except with some cameras like the Pen-F.

 Belgarchi's gear list:Belgarchi's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Leica D-Lux 7 Olympus PEN-F Fujifilm X-T20 Pentax KP +82 more
Fujifilm X-T20 Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
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