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Questions tagged [micro-four-thirds]

The Micro Four Thirds system is a standard that provides compatibility between cameras and lenses from several different manufacturers that adhere to the standard. One of the distinguishing features is the sensor size, which is larger than most compact cameras, but smaller than a standard DSLR.

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Will doing timelapses break my lens? (Because the aperture changes)

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 which I use to shoot timelapse movies. Because of the electronic shutter, I figured it shouldn't cause problems, but I noticed a second issue: On every frame, the ...
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Can I adapt an E-mount rectilinear lens on a micro four thirds body?

I use the Olympus micro four thirds (MFT) system. One of the problems with this is that there are no shift lenses for this format, so taking landscape photos with buildings is problematic. I can kind ...
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How does a Canon FD to Micro-Four-Thirds adapter change the image?

I have a Lumix G7 and want to use a Canon FD lens with it (mostly because of the incredible price). The FD lenses I have in mind are the 28mm F2,8 and the 50mm F1,4. I know that the focal length ...
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What are the Focalreductor/Speedbooster differences?

I have my grandfathers set of Canon FD lenses (among the most fun are a 50mm f/1,4 SSC, a 28mm f/2,8 SC, and a 200mm f/4 SSC) and a full set of filters for the same mount. So wanting to mount it on a ...
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Is the Micro Four Thirds standard specification public?

I want to get more knowledge of M43 standard, and I assumed that as a standard it should be available with all specifications for the public — or at least for purchase — but couldn't get one. The ...
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Is it possible to adapt a Canon XL system lens to a mirrorless body?

I know it's been asked if it's possible to mount an XL lens on a DSLR; but M43 bodies have a flange focal distance of 19.25 mm, so that seems more possible, although I haven't found a manufacturer ...
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Best focal length for Micro 4/3 camera for a shoot of gardens and garden features?

I am mainly a web developer but now have become also a sort of a semi-pro photographer as well - shooting only portraits on my micro 4/3 system with only one lens - a beautiful Leica 25mm. I have a ...
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How to calculate which system will work better for me?

For all intents and purposes assume I am using the same 400mm lens, which would give a me better resolution of the subject (bird)? A 50% crop of 42 megapixel Sony a7riii Fullframe A full crop of 20.3 ...
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What are the downsides of the Olympus Anti-shock Shutter Release (electronic front curtain shutter) on the M10 Mark ii?

From what I understand this uses an electronic front curtain shutter, which I do not know how does it work. Does it present the same disadvantages as a regular electronic shutter? - which are: ...
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Is this lens too heavy for my micro four thirds body? [duplicate]

This is the setup I'm planning to use: Camera is an Olympus OMD E-M10 II, the lens is a Bower 500 mm f/6.3 using a Bower T mount to micro four thirds adapter. The cause for my concern is that I plan ...
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Is there a noticeable difference in image quality between Micro Four Thirds and APS-C entry-level DSLR cameras?

I am thinking about either buying a Nikon d3400 (APS-C or an Olympus OM-D EM-10 mkii (M4/3). In principle I would prefer the Olympus, as it is much smaller and could fit in a jacket pocket. However ...
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Can I mount my M42 and Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses on a Micro Four Thirds or APS-C mirrorless camera?

I am thinking about buying a digital camera, namely a Panasonic Lumix GX80/GX85 Micro Four Thirds (M4/3). Though, I do not intent to spend money on lenses very soon, and would like to remain using ...
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On a Micro 4/3s camera with a Speedbooster adapter, does a 50mm lens still effectively become a 100mm lens? [duplicate]

I'm admittedly rather new to the world of interchangeable lenses, and have just purchased a Panasonic GH4 and adapted it to a full frame lens with a Metabones speed-booster. I've been using a 50mm ...
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Turning a GoPro 6 into a 4K60 Micro four-thirds camera [closed]

I know this probably won't work but it is a fun idea. The GoPro Hero 6 was recently released for $450 with 4k 60 and 1080p up to 240. This is nice but the GoPro is not a flexible platform but is much ...
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Confused about T-stop number. Does it account for crop factor?

I understand that a T/stop number deals with how much light is let in, instead of the sensor size vs. aperture like the f/stop number. However, what I haven't found is whether or not that T/stop ...
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Are the threads on all camera makes the same when it comes to filters?

Are the threads on all camera makes the same when it comes to filters? I have a couple of 52mm diameter lenses that I use with my Lumix GX80/85 and would like to buy some ND filters. Can I chose any ...
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Considerations for using a FF lens on MFT?

I am wondering about the workability of using FF lenses, such as those designed for the Nikon F mount, on a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) body using an adapter. One obvious consideration is that an adapted ...
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Do fixed focus distance lenses exist for Micro Four Thirds?

I have a Panasonic GH5 camera. Is there a Micro Four Third lens that has fixed focus? I want a lens that would allow me to just shoot video of my son running around without using the AF/MF, I do not ...
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Architectural photography on micro four thirds

I have read that micro four thirds (MFT) systems do not handle architectural subjects well, although I am not sure exactly why because wide angle is the typical need and the shorter focal lengths of ...
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Lens image quality difference versus convenience, Zuiko versus Cosina

I am looking at switching to a micro four thirds (MFT) system and one of the big question marks for me is the lens I want to have in the 25mm prime "everyday" category. There are basically three ...
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Reason why MFT are less bright than FF cameras? [duplicate]

My understanding is that low-light performance is a function of the amount of light received on the sensor per unit area (correct if wrong). If this is the case, wouldn't an MFT system have the same ...
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Lenses for Olympus OMD-EM10 Mark II [closed]

I have an Olympus OMD-EM10 Mark II with this lens: M.Zuiko 14-42mm. I got it 6 months ago and now I want to take more specific photos, like wide angle, little objects, time lapse and astrophotography. ...
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Does Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II High Res Shot mode work with manual lenses?

I've read that Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II High Res Shot mode has some aperture settings limitations. Does it work with fully manual legacy lenses that don't report aperture to the camera at all?
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Which lens adapter will I need to mount a Olympus Zuiko 35mm lens to Panasonic DMC-GF3 camera?

I have a Panasonic DMC-GF3 camera body. I intend to buy a used Olympus Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 ED Macro Lens. What adapter will I require?
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D.O.F equivalence in micro four thirds vs full frame [duplicate]

I know that a 25mm lens in a micro four thirds camera is equivalent to a 50mm (crop factor 2x) in a 35mm sensor camera. What change will there be in depth of field ?
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Does a Ring-Ultrasonic EF-S lens require power to manually focus? (using with adapter)

Would the manual-focus-ring of a ring-ultrasonic EF-S lens (in particular the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens) focus even when the electronics are not working? Or would it require power to allow manual ...
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Sensor hangs loose in the body when camera is switched off

I own a Panasonic DMC-G81 (same as G80/G85) with in-body Image Stabilization. When turned on everything is just fine, but when turned off, the sensor is wobbling around in the body. When no lens ...
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Should the sensor assembly on an Olympus E-PL7 move freely when power is off?

I just purchased (new) an E-PL7 as a backup for my aging E-PL6 body. It appears to function perfectly, but when powered off a slight clunking sound can be heard if the camera is lightly shaken along ...
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Is it possible to shoot an Aurora with a Panasonic DMC GF-5?

I've been using this camera for two years and it was always enough for me to use an Intelligent Auto mode. But I became curious; is it ever possible to capture an Aurora Borealis with this camera? I ...
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Do some Olympus bodies compensate for effective macro aperture differently than others?

UPDATE: In the process of attempting some objective comparison between images from my camera and those helpfully submitted, I found that the exposure relationship between RAW and embedded preview isn'...
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Are micro four thirds lenses fully interchangeable between brands?

I'm thinking about switching from DSLR to Micro 4/3, and I've found several brands of cameras and lenses, and I want to know if I buy a camera from a specific brand, will I be stuck to that brand ...
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How to avoid focus reset when switching to MF on mechanical focus-ring lenses with Olympus E-M10 Mark II?

Usually when one switches from AF to MF on the vast majority of cameras, the focus distance stays distance it was before switching. This way one can use AF to set the focus distance and then switch to ...
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What kind of lenses will work best with a tilt-shift adapter for a mirrorless camera?

I own a Micro Four Thirds Camera and want to buy a Tilt Shift adapter to mount a lens. I want to take pictures with the miniature effect. I'm wondering which lens I should buy to mount on the adapter....
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Why does AF mode go back and forth and not find focus while MF works perfectly? [duplicate]

It's the same with the Olympus 14-42 lens and with the Panasonic 45-150 - my Olympus E-PL3 rarely works correctly in AF mode; 90% of the time the focus goes back and forth before being secured in a ...
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Will a SMC Pentax-A lens work with my Pentax K → Micro Four Thirds adapter?

I am using a MFT camera and have a lens coming in soon. I have a PK -> MFT adapter. The lens is supposed to be Aperture-automatic, SMC Pentax-A 35-105mm F3.5. Now, will it work with the adapter? I don'...
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Is there a difference between getting a Rokinon with MFT mount vs Nikon mount + MFT adapter?

I, for now, have a Micro Four Thirds camera and I am considering buying one of the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower lenses (these are all branded clones of same lens). If you go on Amazon, for each lens, you ...
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What is the maximum weight a micro 4/3 lens mount can support without a tripod collar? [duplicate]

What maximum weight one can expect the micro 4/3 lens mount to hold without breaking (for a lens with no tripod collar)? Are there official specifications about this?
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Light meter calculations on micro four thirds [duplicate]

I am planning to start using a light meter for portrait photography with an Olympus OMD EM5, off camera flash and an old Canon 135mm f2 manual lens. However having read about it, I think that I will ...
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How advanced is phase detect AF for bird photography compared to contrast detect AF?

My first and only camera is a panasonic Lumix G5 with a panasonic 45-200mm. I wanted to have a first hand experience and decide if I want to switch to aps-c dslrs, but I never had an opportunity to ...
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Is it a good idea to adapt a canon FD 50mm F1.8 on a MFT camera (lumix G5) for night sky shots?

I think it will allow around 10 seconds exposure without star trails, but needed to get inputs form anyone who had used this setup before. I couldn't find any sample photos online. From the chart here ...
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Why are Micro Four Thirds lenses so expensive compared to Canon?

I'm looking at picking up a new prime portrait lens to augment the kit lenses that came with my Olympus OM-D M-10. My brother has a Canon with a 50mm f/1.8 lens that takes beautiful photos and costs ...
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 not turning on properly

This is about a brand new, freshly unboxed Olympus OM-D E-M10. When turning on the camera, it is producing two short "clack clack" sounds, the display is turning on and the lens (kit objective, 14-...
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Is it a good idea to use adapted tele lenses with a micro four thirds camera for fast moving (nature/wildlife) photos?

I am thinking of buying an affordable tele lens (600mm+ equivalent) for my panasonic Lumix G5. I have read about adapting 400mm f5.6 EDIF a) For wildlife/bird pictures, would it be too much of ...
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Is it true that cameras with larger sensors are more likely to mis-focus under low light?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, and my single biggest problem with the camera is that it often mis-focuses under low light. I shoot a lot of low-light photos, and I work around it by using manual focus. I have ...
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Why doesn't a zoom lens at 25mm on a Micro Four Thirds camera have the “normal” 50mm lens field of view?

I've acquired an Olympus PEN E-PL1 mounting the kit zoom lens and EV-2 electronic viewfinder. Somehow, setting the lens at 25 mm does not yield the field of view I expect from a 50 mm equivalent focal....
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How can I get accurate manual focus with an Olympus E-PL3 without having to zoom 5× every time?

I've just a Voigtlaender 35 mm / F 1.4 for my Olympus E-PL3 (using M-mount converter for Micro 4/3) Since this lens only support manual focus, so I need to zoom 5x every time to check if my focus is ...
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Does adapting a fish-eye lens on a smaller sensor lose the fish-eye effect?

When you adapt a lens for a larger system (full-frame or APS-C) onto a micro four thirds camera, you are essentially cropping the image. Many lenses do not have a problem with this since the focal ...
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Is the Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm f/1.4 as good as the name implies?

I’ve got a soft spot for fast, normal lenses, and while I normally shoot with a Pentax DSLR, Panasonic’s Leica DG Summilux 25mm / F1.4 ASPH has had me sneaking drooling glances at Micro ...
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How is depth-of-field affected on micro format cameras? [duplicate]

One of my favorite qualities of large apertures (besides the low light capability) is their characteristic shallow focus that can offer dramatic background blur. I've been considering how a micro ...
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Is the low-light advantage of larger sensors attributable to the sensor itself or to the larger aperture of the lenses? [closed]

Let's say I take a photo using an APS-C camera and using an FF camera, from the same position, with the same ISO and shutter speed. Let's say I use a 50mm focal length for the FF camera. To match the ...