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  • Interchaning lens. Olympus E55 & Nikon D3300

    Just bought granddaughter a Nikon D3300. She also has an Olympus Evolt 500 and wahts to use the olympus lens on the Nikon at times. Help with which lens adapter please. Auro Focus not required.

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    Re: Interchaning lens. Olympus E55 & Nikon D3300

    A Nikon lens can be used on the E-500 with an adapter, but the Olympus lens cannot be mounted on a Nikon. The Olympus lens is designed to sit closer to the sensor than a Nikon, so if it were attached to the Nikon body, it would not be able to focus.

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      Re: Interchaning lens. Olympus E55 & Nikon D3300

      Thanks Hal. I am slightly at a loss here! Using manual focusing & aperture settings, why does the sensor come int it? My granddaughter is studying for her A level photography. She doesn' use auto focus. Does the sensor still enter the question. Many thanks.

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        Re: Interchaning lens. Olympus E55 & Nikon D3300

        Originally posted by OSCARMIKE View Post
        Thanks Hal. I am slightly at a loss here! Using manual focusing & aperture settings, why does the sensor come int it? My granddaughter is studying for her A level photography. She doesn' use auto focus. Does the sensor still enter the question. Many thanks.
        You can't use an Olympus Four Thirds (or Micro Four Thirds) lens on a Nikon for a number of reasons. The first is that the Olympus lens can't cover the whole frame of the Nikon. You will have a partially circular projection in the frame with dark sides. Next, the gap between the back of the lens and the sensor is much shorter with an Olympus lens so you could not focus to infinity. Lastly, Olympus lenses mainly focus using fly-by-wire electronics. This is not compatible with Nikon's system. This apples to both manual and autofocus.

        Sorry!

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