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    Macro 4/3rds to 4/3rds like E-420?
    has anybody tried it? putting a Micro 4/3rds lens to say an E-420etc.body
    If it works we would have more lenses to choose from
    It works the other way with an adaptor that doesn't put the lens so close to the censer but if that is all, the difference between them is 18.67mm
    so if you put a lens with a 20mm flange onto the body compared to 38.67mm flange?
    answers on a postcard

    Robb

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    Sorry Robb, FT can be used on MFT with an adaptor, but the other way round doesn't work. It's simple physics.

    Andrew

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    • #3
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      If it's as simple as distance, like to far away, it's no different as to using a Canon/nikon lens, old glass with an adaptor, I know AF won't work but manual does I know cos I use old glass. Thoughts

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      • #4
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        You won't be able to set aperture or focus to infinity, if you will be able to focus at all, as most of the lenses are "focus-by-wire" type, as far as I know.
        Regards, Pavel.

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        • #5
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          You can use an old Nikon or Canon lens on a 4/3 camera (like the E-420) because these lenses need to be further from the sensor than the native 4/3 lenses. So an adapter just has to be the correct thickness. But an MFT lens needs to be much closer to the sensor than a 4/3 lens--so close, in fact, that it would interefere with the mirror of the camera. One of the design principles behind MFT was eliminating the mirror so that lenses could be designed to sit closer to the sensor. This allows for both smaller cameras and smaller lens designs.

          So even if you created an adapter that would let you mount an MFT lens on a 4/3 camera body, it would be so far from the sensor that it probably would not focus at all (and certainly not anywhere near infinity--maybe at close macro ranges). And as T-Lama points out, nearly all MFT lenses require the correct electrical connection with the camera to control focus and aperture, so a simple mechanical adapter would leave the lens nearly inoperable.

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          • #6
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            No, because the M43rds Flange Focal Distance is 20mm to the sensor
            as the 43rds is 38.67mm
            so the m43rds will go into a 43rds body with 18.67mm to spare so to say
            That's why you need an adaptor for the other way round

            Yes?

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by cornishrobb View Post
              No, because the M43rds Flange Focal Distance is 20mm to the sensor
              as the 43rds is 38.67mm
              so the m43rds will go into a 43rds body with 18.67mm to spare so to say
              That's why you need an adaptor for the other way round

              Yes?
              A lens can't go into the body. The reason the Four-Thirds lens is made with a longer flange distance is to make room for the mirror box.
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Ned View Post
                A lens can't go into the body. The reason the Four-Thirds lens is made with a longer flange distance is to make room for the mirror box.
                NED, sorry mate, wrong way round
                m43rds lens into an E-420 body

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by cornishrobb View Post
                  m43rds lens into an E-420 body
                  Can't be done. A 4/3 lens on a PEN body can.

                  Any Four-Thirds or Micro Four-Thirds lens can be used on a PEN, like the Zuiko 50-200mm SWD (Four-Thirds) or the m.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 (Micro Four-Thirds).

                  However, only Four-Thirds lenses (or SLR lenses of other makes) can be mounted on an E-420. The Zuiko 50-200mm would fit, but the m.Zuiko 45mm would not.
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                  • #10
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                    Methinks our collective legs are being pulled by the OP!
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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                      Methinks our collective legs are being pulled by the OP!
                      Especially as he has started an identical thread on at least two other forums

                      Roger
                      Last edited by RogerMac; 19th December 2011, 08:54 PM.

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                      • #12
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                        Sorry to burst your bubble chaps but I have found the CORRECT reason as to why the M4/3rds lens won't fit the E-420 4/3rds body
                        It's absolutely NOTHING to do with how far away it is nor is it simply Physics
                        The only reason why the M4/3rd lens won't fit is because it's flange diameter is smaller
                        nothing to do with Flange focal distance

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by cornishrobb View Post
                          Sorry to burst your bubble chaps but I have found the CORRECT reason as to why the M4/3rds lens won't fit the E-420 4/3rds body
                          It's absolutely NOTHING to do with how far away it is nor is it simply Physics
                          The only reason why the M4/3rd lens won't fit is because it's flange diameter is smaller
                          nothing to do with Flange focal distance
                          If the flange diameter is smaller it will fit inside, you may need a hammer to get it far enough inside.
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by cornishrobb View Post
                            The only reason why the M4/3rd lens won't fit is because it's flange diameter is smaller
                            Er, isn't that simply Physics
                            Last edited by meachp; 2nd January 2012, 06:33 PM. Reason: typo
                            Paul

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by meachp View Post
                              Er, isn't that simply Physics
                              Mathematics then I spos it is

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