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  • Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

    Okay is there a difference between all these 4/3 to mFT adapters, pana or aftermarkets?

    The MMF-3 is weatherproof, not sure what it means in terms of build. But between MMF-1 and MMF-2 what is the difference?

    Also how about the aftermarket MMF adapter knockoffs? There is no
    optics in the adapter, just some rewiring, right?

    Anybody with actual experience with them?
    Bodies: E510, E30, E-PL1, Lenses: 12-60mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 35mm, EC-14, 14-42mmL, 40-150mm, MMF-2.

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    Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

    hmmm I can't delete this post, I found most my answers.

    So:

    MMF-1 is 2x heavier but metal construction
    MMF-2 is mostly plastic, some complain it's flimsy crap for too much money
    MMF-3 is like MMF-2 with an O-ring on the male adapter.

    Panny is like MMF-1.

    Chinese ones are like MMF-1 possibly, but I need to see accounts they are in fact good.
    If anyone has experience with the $25-$45 chinese adapters it'd be fantastic.
    Bodies: E510, E30, E-PL1, Lenses: 12-60mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 35mm, EC-14, 14-42mmL, 40-150mm, MMF-2.

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    • #3
      Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

      Hi.

      You are right in almost everything you wrote.

      From my experience I'll add this: The Chinese "Viltrox" adapter has something different in it's construction - can't say what - because every image taken with extreme wide angle will be some how blurred in the corners. From 14mm up you don't see it anymore.
      But until 12, 13mm the image is damaged.

      At first I thought it was a defective adapter (tilted or something like that) but then I looked around and found several other guys with the same problem.

      Regards,

      Rogerio

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      • #4
        Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

        mmf-3 is weather-proof (you've already got that mentioned..O-ring)...
        otherwise they all work fine with the Oly lenses.

        mmf-3 prefered when using heavier 4/3rd lenses..

        regards.
        E510, E3, E-PL1,E620 ,E-5,OM-D
        50-200SWD, 14-54Mk1, 50mm f2. 35mm,70-300mm,12-60mmSWD,PL-25mm-1.4,150mm-F2
        MFT: 14-42(kit)/12mm/45mm

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        • #5
          Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

          I saw a lot of people rag on the MMF2 and MMF3 construction.

          I do want something that can take the abuse of holding a heavy
          lens like to 50-200 since it's one of the goals.
          Bodies: E510, E30, E-PL1, Lenses: 12-60mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 35mm, EC-14, 14-42mmL, 40-150mm, MMF-2.

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          • #6
            Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

            I have the mmf-1 always fixed to the 50-200swd..mostly used by my wife on the OMD , and the mmf-3 is permanently on the 150mm/f2.0....both these 4/3 lenses are very much in use outdoors in far from urban areas...they are rugged enough to survive my adventures.
            The mmf-1, I'd handle with a little bit more care ( it's my mental conditioning when I hold it) but with the 50-200...no second thoughts.
            Regards.
            E510, E3, E-PL1,E620 ,E-5,OM-D
            50-200SWD, 14-54Mk1, 50mm f2. 35mm,70-300mm,12-60mmSWD,PL-25mm-1.4,150mm-F2
            MFT: 14-42(kit)/12mm/45mm

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            • #7
              Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

              Thanks Raj. My MMF1 got some damage kind of randomly hence I'm wary that the MMF2 and MMF3 might break if what people say about its flimsyness is true.

              The male ring got slightly bent from stress of the 50-200, IDK how it happened... But sometimes in the action, I do just leave the camera hanging on my shoulder.
              Bodies: E510, E30, E-PL1, Lenses: 12-60mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 35mm, EC-14, 14-42mmL, 40-150mm, MMF-2.

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              • #8
                Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

                I do not own any lens wider than 14mm, but so far the Viltrox JY-43F works well for me and it is built quite well. It may look plastic, but inside is strong metal core and unless you need sealing (which I would like to have, but MMF-3 is uber-expensive), this may be a way to go at a fraction of cost of the original.
                Regards, Pavel.

                E-1(x2) | ZD 14-45 | ZD 14-54 | ZD 40-150 Mk.1 | ZD 70-300 | FL-50 | Velbon Sherpa 750R
                M42(Pancolar 50/1.8, Pentacon 200/4)+ M42->4/3 reduction

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                • #9
                  Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

                  Yes I saw chinese adapters sell for as low as $28 on ebay, vs $150 for an mmf-3... Hard to justify. I'm kinda currious what the mmf3 o-ring looks like. It might not be much...

                  For extreme condition one can seal the adapter with gaffer tape I suppose. I know people that did that to their Canon camera and came out fine, even though it doesn't get much rougher than alkaline dust storms for electronics. Worst than salt...
                  Bodies: E510, E30, E-PL1, Lenses: 12-60mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 35mm, EC-14, 14-42mmL, 40-150mm, MMF-2.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

                    Originally posted by sonyhome View Post
                    Okay is there a difference between all these 4/3 to mFT adapters, pana or aftermarkets?

                    The MMF-3 is weatherproof, not sure what it means in terms of build. But between MMF-1 and MMF-2 what is the difference?

                    Also how about the aftermarket MMF adapter knockoffs? There is no
                    optics in the adapter, just some rewiring, right?

                    Anybody with actual experience with them?
                    I've got both an MMF-2 and an MMF-3 and I've never had any problems with them. But then I'm always careful about handling my cameras and lenses :-) This thread is the first where I've seen any comments about them being flimsy. I never had an MMF-1 for comparison, nor did have I seen anything from Olympus about why the MMF-2 replaced the MMF-1. As far as prices go, Olympus list prices are/were sky-high compared to the off brands. I don't have any of the off brands for comparison. I managed to get my Olys on various sales.

                    Repeated identical posts with complaints without explanations don't impress me. Just my opinion, for what it is worth :-)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Mmf-1 mmf-2 mmf-3

                      Yeah, I just searched it online and I saw mixed opinions on MMF2/MMF3, the consensus is just it's way overpriced
                      The MMF2/MMF3 are 1/2 the weight and apparently more plastic.

                      However IDK how sturdy it is since I've never seen it
                      Bodies: E510, E30, E-PL1, Lenses: 12-60mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 35mm, EC-14, 14-42mmL, 40-150mm, MMF-2.

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