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Using Olympus OM lenses on an E-Body

Discussion in 'Olympus Chat' started by Iloca, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. carman

    carman Well-Known Member

    You need some Helios lenses as used on old Zenit Cameras. I have a Zenit E film camera with a Helios 58mm f2 lens. There are a range of these lenses. they are better than you might think!
  2. Towershot

    Towershot Well-Known Member

    Just a little update.
    I have bid for 5 OM1n camera,s now ,and will not pay silly prices,so have just put in a bid on a Oly E 330 with 14-45 lens.
    I have been going to get a 105mm macro for the D80,but at nearly £500 I got to thinking ,I have trouble getting down and up to insects low down, and then the act of looking through a viewfinder that low is almost impossible.

    So, I thought ,why not a second hand E 330 and a Sigma 105 for it. ;)
    Live preview,flip up LCD, I just hope the LCD is good enough for setting a good sharp focus on manual f.

    Well , I have prattled on to long,so I will post now,so some-one can tell me I,m mad to try this combo /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.LOL.
  3. Towershot

    Towershot Well-Known Member

    Lost the E 330, so now going to go new, iether the E330 with 14-45 at £400 or the E 410 with 14-45 for the same price.....and then get the Sigma 105mm Macro lens .

    Advice?? :D
  4. carman

    carman Well-Known Member

    Now there is the Dandelion to give AF confirm on OM lenses. It seems to give IS too. The only limitation seems to be the focal length is specified in the chip. Still it will make tele lenses easier ti use. I have a 50mm OM macro and find the Live view magnifier on my E-330 fantastic for close up.
  5. zuiko

    zuiko Well-Known Member

    Is that how a Tokina 300mm AT X works on E3?

  6. Repton

    Repton Well-Known Member

    So looks like the XA wins the rangefinder gong

    with a close call but the OM4Ti just pipping the OM1/2/3's would you say???

    Excellent - but what about other marques for say the rangefinders -- affordable stuff not fabulous Leica's etc

    Canonets, Zorki's, Nikons etc etc???
  7. Repton

    Repton Well-Known Member

    OOPS sorry posted in wrong thread - -please delete Mr Mod
  8. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin


    The odd numbered ones will work without a battery fitted. The OM-3 (Ti) uses obtainable batteries and has probably the best meter ever fitted to a camera, identical to the OM-4 (Ti) switched to manual mode. The OM-1(n) meter is next to useless (especially without a PX625 battery, or a converter) but it does have a mirror lock. Got to be between the OM-1 and OM-3 (Ti).
  9. mark_sargeant

    mark_sargeant Member

    Thanks for the heads up for the Pentax K mount to 4/3 adapter. It's something as as a Pentax user that gives me more options for a future upgrade path.
  10. Antony_Shepherd

    Antony_Shepherd Active Member

    I used my 50mm f1.8 off my old OM-1 on my new Pen E-P1 using the MF-2 adaptor. Manual focus on the LCD was very intuitive and most of the time it was blatantly obvious whether I was in focus or not without having to use the magnified view.
    full size
    I was dead chuffed with the result. I'll definitely be using this again.
  11. Block52

    Block52 New Member

    Re: Centon lens on an E-Body

    Help please! I have just bought (on e-bay) a Centon 500mm mirror, sold as having a Nikon fit. So, before I received it, I ordered a Nikon-4/3 adapter to fit my E-410. Well, the lens arrived and has an anonymous screw thread, not Nikon. Can anyone advise me which adapter I SHOULD have bought? And I've heard all the paperweight gags about this lens so I'm now into damage limitation.
  12. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Re: Centon lens on an E-Body

    The Centon mirror lens (and it's variously branded identical cousins) came , think, with a T2 mount - this consists of a screw thread, similar but not identical to, the old M42 thread to which you can attach adapters in numerous different mounts.

    T2 adapters are still available and you can buy a 4/3rds one from WarehouseExpress and probably other dealers as well.

    Actually I don't rate it as a paperweight - too light............. ;) :D
  13. Block52

    Block52 New Member

    Re: Centon lens on an E-Body

    Thanks Nigel
    I'll hunt one down now that I've publicly exposed my inexperience with non-Olympus kit as well as the infamous Centon brand. Once I've spent a fortune on getting it work I'll see whether or not I am disappointed with my purchase. However, my optimism is fading fast...
  14. jeallen01

    jeallen01 Well-Known Member

    Re: Centon lens on an E-Body

    Try Denton Photoptics

    They generally have some pretty cheap T2 mounts (+ step up/down rings etc.), and Dave there is very quick to respond to calls/emails - but they are only open Monday-Friday.

    BTW: I have a 500mm Centon Mirror, and it is pretty good on my GX10.

  15. grahama

    grahama Member

    M42, is that the Pentax screw Mount?. Reason I ask is I just inherited a bunch of Pentax screw mount lenses and was wondering if there was an adaptor available to allow them to be used on an Oly E series
  16. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

  17. grahama

    grahama Member

    Great stuff, don't suppose you have a link or name of who does them. I did troll round the web but could not find anything.

    Would be greatly appreciated
  18. john2

    john2 Well-Known Member

  19. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Click on the "Yep"...

    It's the same link as above... I should have made it clear that it's a link, sorry...
  20. grahama

    grahama Member

    Cheers for that, much appreciated

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