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refers to Four Thirds system of single lens reflex (SLR) digital cameras, as well as mirrorless cameras using the same sensor size and lens mount.

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Why do many mirrorless cameras use the four thirds format? [closed]

Since mirrorless cameras are a quite new product (Wikipedia says 2008), what's behind the choice of the 4:3 format (for those that use it)? My first guess would be that 4/3 pictures are made to fit ...
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Aperture value appears as '- -' in Olympus E410

I have just started using manual focus and prime lenses with my Olympus E410 (four-thirds). Intermittently, the aperture value is invisible, both through the viewfinder and in the LCD display. ...
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Is there a c mount to four thirds adapter?

I've got an Olympus E-300 camera I've started playing around with. Its got a four thirds (not micro) mount. On ebay I found a cheap c mount lens with adapter. I didn't read closely enough to ...
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Micro four thirds lens and camera compatibility

I was looking at some micro four thirds camera to buy. I am not too sure how the whole system works: Can I use four thirds lens on micro four thirds camera? And the opposite? What brands make micro ...
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Is there a Micro Four Thirds to Four Thirds Adapter?

I've seen several mount adapters that allow you to use a Four Thirds lens on a Micro Four Thirds camera. Is there such an adapter that works in the reverse? For example, I own a four-thirds camera ...
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What is the crop factor for Four Thirds cameras considering aspect ratios?

I'm considering switching to the Micro Four Thirds system. Finding lenses which match my style is a key part of that, and "normalizing" via crop factor is a convenient tool. The crop factor for Four ...
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What lens do I need to do product photography with my Olympus E500?

I have an Olympus E500 camera passed onto my by my father in law and since fallen in love with photography. I now have a client who is requesting a product shoot of some of his products and I would ...
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Is the Olympus EP3L a good choice for 3D Macro?

I'm interested in getting an Olympus EPL3 for amateur use. In order of importance I'd like to be able to do the following: Macro 3D General purpose; portraits and panoramas Time-lapse Is this a ...
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Alternative to 4/3 camera without compromising quality

I have a Panasonic DMC L1 (the first 4/3 camera) with Leica zoom lens and an Olympus fixed focal length lens. The Leica lens has developed a problem and the insurance can't repair it. They are going ...
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Olympus and/or Four-Thirds resources? [closed]

Can you recommend any books, blogs or websites that are focused on Olympus and/or Four-Thirds (micro and standard) equipment?
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How does a Micro 4/3 thirds system perform for Landscape Photography?

I am doing lots of landscape and outdoor photography and one of the biggest drawbacks is that I have to carry heavy dslr gear together with an already heavy backpack. So I was thinking about a ...
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Why are MMF-1 / MMF-2 adapters so expensive?

Why is it that MMF-1 / MMF-2 adapters (the ones that convert from 4/3 to Micro 4/3) are that expensive?! They seem to be at least $140 on eBay, $250 on Amazon! Is this a way for Olympus to force you ...