December 28, 2010 at 1:29 am #2192geom_00Participant
Hi all, I wanted your opinion before I go on a wild goose chase, and not to mention, start empting my wallet.
My parents both have Canon AE-1 FILM camera’s.
Santa was VERY good to me, and I recieved a Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas. Talking to someone from Olympus, they said that there are FD to m4/3 lens adapters.
I was first off wondering if the Canon AE-1 is a EOS or a FD mount?
If there are such things, my parent’s are letting me “borrow” the lenses, am I am having some fun!
Also, the Lensbaby Muse is a 4/3 mount. So, to use it on my camera, which is a Micro 4/3 mount, I need a 4/3 to M4/3 converter, right?
Thanks for all your help! I am a kind of photography newbie. I know HOW to take decent pics…I just don’t know alot about the terminology/equipment. 😳December 28, 2010 at 3:21 am #36869nobigdealParticipant
Nice! Congrats on the camera!
AE-1 uses FD lenses and you will need an adapter to use regular 4/3 lenses on the M4/3.
Let me now how you like it. I’ve been eying them as a replacement to my Canon g10December 28, 2010 at 9:24 am #36870LeicaLensParticipant
Yep, you need an FD to M4/3 converter. Apparently, the FD lenses work pretty well on the M4/3 mount. Take advantage of the zoom booster in liveview (or the viewfinder attachment if you have it) to get the manual focus really sharp. You press a button (the Fn, I think), and live view zooms in to a designated spot so you can focus accurately.
The Lensbaby will need a converter.
I am toying with a M4/3 camera myself; rumour has it there will be a PEN with a rangefinder-type electrical veiwfinder.December 29, 2010 at 7:02 am #36871geom_00Participant
Thanks for the replies! After looking, I can not believe how cheap I could get a FD to m4/3 adapter!!
However, the 4/3 to m4/3 adapter will be a little more expensive I think.
I should ask this though…a m4/3 mount on an Olmypus is the same m4/3 mount on any model, correct???December 29, 2010 at 9:30 am #36872LeicaLensParticipant
You mean m4/3 mount on an Olympus would be the same as a m4/3 mount on the Panasonic models?
The Panasonic GH and GF range have the same m4/3 mount as the Olympus m4/3, so lenses are interchangeable, though you might find focusing speeds vary.
Actually, one in-store adviser told me the Auto focus on panasonic m4/3 lenses wouldn’t work on an Olympus m4/3 body. However, another in-store adviser has told me differently. Also, I have a panasonic 4/3 lens (actually a Leica-licensed lens, hence my handle here…a fake Leica) and use it on my Olympus body with absolutely no problems, so I suspect the first adviser was wrong.
In other words, other companies’ m4/3 lenses should work on your Olympus m4/3 body.
Personally, I like the look of the 20mm panasonic more than Olympus’s 17mm. However, the compact Olympus zooms are supposed to be good. For wide angle, the panasonic 9-18mm has had good reviews. A bit pricey, though.
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