Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Olympus Ep-1/2 4/3 lens adapter question.

  1. #1
    Senior Member peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
    Post Thanks / Like

    Olympus Ep-1/2 4/3 lens adapter question.

    If you use the super high grade Olympus 4/3s Zuiko lenses on either EP-1 or EP2 with the adapter do those lenses still have AF function? Or do you have to focus them manually like on the Panasonic G's.

    Panasonic had a table on their website for the G1,GH1 and GF1 that told you which lenses would still be able to AF (very few) and which did not.

    I was thinking that since the EP-1 and EP-2 WERE Olympus cameras the possibility that most or ALL of the superb Zuiko 4/3's lenses would be fully compatible AF-wise is good.
    Life is an infinite series of moments called..."now".
    My job is to capture them.

  2. #2
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Near San Jose, California
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Olympus Ep-1/2 4/3 lens adapter question.

    Yes Olympus E-Px AF with all the FT SLR lenses used on the adapter. Some work better than others but all work.

    Panasonic G2/G10 now achieve almost the same AF compatibility.

    Doesn't really matter to me much. I use all my FT SLR lenses on the G1, just focus manually.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Peter Klein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Olympus Ep-1/2 4/3 lens adapter question.

    I was disappointed about no AF with my standard 4/3 lenses, both of which predate the compatibility with contrast AF. But, I quickly discovered that my old Zuiko digital 40-150 f/3.5-4.5 is very easy to focus manually. Especially with the MF magnify function, but even without out it. I won't be taking any action shots with it, but it does fine.

    I'm using a G1, so it doesn't have IS either, but that's why we have things like monopods, beanbags and fence posts. Or even walls to lean against.

    Moral of the story: If you like a lens, use it. See how it works for the kinds of photos you take. The limitations on paper may not be as bad as the marketing department wishes you to believe.


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts