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Hi, is it possible to fit a Olympus Micro 4/3 lens to a 4/3 body via an adaptor if at all.
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Re: reverse adaptor

If you consider the flange on the lens to the sensor distance ... it would have to sit in the camera

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Re: reverse adaptor

The title of this thread is 'reverse adapter' so if you mean a reversing adapter so the front of the lens attaches to the camera body, which is a technique for macro photography, the answer is yes.

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Re: reverse adaptor

... and the answer is?

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Re: reverse adaptor

I know there are adaptors to use 4/3 lenses on M/4/3 bodies, I just wondered if it could be done the other way round, A M/4/3 lens on a 4/3 body but looking at the mechanics of it it doesn't look possible.
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Re: reverse adaptor

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I know there are adaptors to use 4/3 lenses on M/4/3 bodies, I just wondered if it could be done the other way round, A M/4/3 lens on a 4/3 body but looking at the mechanics of it it doesn't look possible.
The problem is that in order to focus to infinity the lens needs to be around half the distance from the focal plane (sensor position) than is possible on a Four Thirds DSLR. I have not seen one, but an adapter to mount a Micro Four Thirds lens to a Four Thirds body would be possible but you wouldn't be able to focus past a few inches, if that. The field of view would also be cropped, rather like a teleconverter. The effect would basically be like using an extension tube on a Micro Four Thirds body.

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