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    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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    • #3
      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.

        - Hal -
        A Still Mind - Photography, Music, Meditation, Ministry - www.astillmind.net
        Olympus E-M5; Panasonic-Leica DG Summilux 25mm; Zuiko 12-60 SWD, 50-200 SWD; Sigma 105 Macro; Rokinon (Samyang) 7.5mm fisheye; Olympus 8/1.8 PRO fisheye; FL-50R; Giottos MT-8361 tripod with Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead.

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Re: New Member, probably old question.

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

            Regards

            Bo

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            • #7
              Re: New Member, probably old question.

              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.

              Please don't joke about selling your organs because unfortunately it does happen in reality.
              Ross
              I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
              Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
              Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
              Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
              Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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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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                • #9
                  Re: New Member, probably old question.

                  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.
                  Ross
                  I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                  Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                  Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                  Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                  Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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