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    Question New Member, probably old question.

    Hello everyone. I joined initially as a fairly long-time Four Thirds user.
    That is literally what I am- a user and have little"technical" knowledge- and have some good original lenses and need to know what to do should I decide to buy a micro 4/3 body. I need to know wether the older lenses can work fully on newer bodies, and what adapters to use. I am sure someone can help with this. Any advice on this will be appreciated.
    Alan

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    I hope this link points you in the right direction.

    https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/...f_3/index.html

    Regards. Barr1e

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    Thanks for the prompt reply, Barr1e.
    So it's that simple, put on the adapter and carry on using all the lovely old lenses then?
    I fear the choice of body will be governed by price alone though!
    Any advice regarding bodies would be welcome.

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    Unfortunately, it's a little more complicated than that. Yes, it's simple as far as fitting the lens. But the 4/3 lenses were generally designed for an SLR autofocus system; AF performance varies widely depending upon the lens and the MFT camera. The wonderful SWD lenses, for example, focus poorly on most MFT cameras, with the notable exception of the E-M1. Other than the AF issues, the 4/3 lenses will work perfectly on any MFT camera with the MMF-3 adapter.

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    Thanks for the update, and life was not meant to be simple was it?
    Now I will either forget the upgrade and stick with the E1 and E3, or sell the few remaining working parts of my body to medical science and get the E-M1 although I fear it is too good for me.

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    At Amazon.co.uk you can buy an E-M1 for less than 700 at the moment.

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan C View Post
    Thanks for the update, and life was not meant to be simple was it?
    Now I will either forget the upgrade and stick with the E1 and E3, or sell the few remaining working parts of my body to medical science and get the E-M1 although I fear it is too good for me.
    The E-M1 is worth it although you could wait & pay more for the E-M1 Mk II (expected to be announced just prior to Photokina) when it becomes available. I recommend & use the E-M1 with my 4/3's lenses.

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    Thanks for the advice and I wonder if prices may go lower when a new model is announced like most other things do?

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    Re: New Member, probably old question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan C View Post
    Thanks for the advice and I wonder if prices may go lower when a new model is announced like most other things do?
    Quite likely & you only have to wait for next month for that now, rumoured to be 19th Sept, prior to Photokina which is 20th -25th.
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