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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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Can any MFT lenses be turned into a practical object-space telecentric macro lens by reversing?

The micro four thirds specifications originally want lenses to be image space telecentric if possible. It seems that some MFT lenses actually follow that recommendation. Can reversing such a lens ...
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Is this a Minolta SR mount?

I need some help understanding if this lens is a Minolta SR mount lens and if it is possible to adapt it onto my MFT camera. I have this Vivitar 80-200mm 1:4.5 mc Zoom lens. on researching i think it ...
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Which setting may cause delayed shot for the LUMIX DC-G9, or is it a firmware bug?

(I have the third Panasonic MFT camera with something like 10 years practice, so I guess I did not make a beginner's mistake) The last shots I made with my DC-G9 was focus stacking with a tripod, ...
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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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Panasonic DMW-FL360L flashgun not firing, blinking Auto Check and Test/Reset lights even after replacing batteries

My Panasonic DMW-FL360L has stopped working. I get the blinking Auto Check and Test/Charge lights, which normally indicate that the batteries are depleted; however, even after installing a fully-...
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Calculate the ideal geometry of a Bahtinov mask for 200 mm MFT

I want to use a Bahtinov mask to focus stars with a Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f2.8 MFT. So far I found out that the geometry of the perfect Bahtinov mask ...
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Should I stick with Micro Four Thirds or switch to a larger format before investing in more gear?

Recently I was given a Panasonic GF2 micro 4/3 camera + 14mm pancake lens for my birthday — a nice upgrade to what I have been using recently. I want to start to take my photography more seriously, ...
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Is this lens suitable for photographing negatives? Micro Four Thirds camera

So I am developing some 135 film and hoping to be able to digitize the negatives. I am looking into scanners, though I know many photographers digitize negatives by photographing them with a DSLR or ...
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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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What CCTV lenses can I use with Micro 4/3 and adapter?

I keep hearing things about using CCTV C Mounts hacked into a Micro 4/3 camera using an adapter. Does anybody have any experience with this? Can any ebay lens work, or is the C-mount not universal? ...
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Is there a list of camera bitdepths?

I want to buy my forth digital camera, and the final decision is some recent Panasonic Lumix G vs. an Olympus OM-D E-10 (of course the Panasonic is more expensive). As I have had two Panasonic GH ...
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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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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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Ultrawide Micro Four Thirds lens: is it better to use a wide full frame lens with a Speed Booster or a native lens?

I am trying to find a cheap solution for an ultrawide fast lens on micro four-thirds. I already own a manual speed booster with a reducing lens and aperture blades. I'm looking to create a full frame ...
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Backyard wildlife zoom question factoring distance

I'm quite new to photograhpy/videography and I only have a limited budget of $800.00US for a lens. As per Kai's request allow me to pose the question centered around the discussion I initiated: Which ...
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Would the Nikon TC14E II teleconverter work with a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8?

I mostly do photography using Nikon gear. When it comes to video I use the Panasonic GH5 and adapt my Nikon lenses via adapter. The adapter does not have any electronics. So I'm stuck to manual focus (...
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Canon FD lens mount adapter for Olympus Pen E-PL1

First time poster in this forum, and I want to ask this before I spend money. My parents were avid photographers, and both had Canon AE-1 Cameras. I have an Olympus Pen E-PL1. I have a few lenses ...
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How do non-MFT lenses work on a Panasonic GF3?

I'm thinking of buying a GF3. But the lenses are pricy, so I have to pick my kit wisely. I saw that there are adapters for it, but I'm new to lenses. Are there any problems with attaching non-MFT ...
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Why automatic mode is worse than manual? [duplicate]

I have bought a micro 4/3 camera recently and only getting into the basics of photography. What I heard on photo forums is that a rule of thumb is to try not to use an automatic shooting mode and ...
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Four-thirds (or any crop) sensor compared to full sensor camera: question about the meaning of “doubling the effective focus length.” [duplicate]

I can best ask this by setting up a situation: A friend and I are standing in the same place pointing our camera’s at, say, the same bird that is some distance away. I have a micro four-thirds crop ...
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Using old FD lenses - are they better for EF mount or Micro 4/3s system?

I’m looking to buy a DSLR and I’m stuck between buying a Canon with an EF mount or a camera with Micro 4/3s. I have a good set of old Canon FD lenses (From a 28mm to a telephoto) that I’d like to use, ...
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How to know if a camera lens is for micro 4/3 cameras? [duplicate]

Hey guys I'm seeing this LUMIX G 42.5mm F1.7 ASPH lens but I'm not sure if it's for my micro 4/3 camera:
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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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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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Do I continue to use Micro Four Thirds or go DSLR for sports photography?

I currently have a Nikon D5500 with the kit 55-200mm f4-5.6 lens (what I have been currently using) and a Lumix g85 (with a lens too small for sports photography). My girlfriend races motorbikes and ...
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What does "II" mean on micro four thirds lenses?

I've seen micro four thirds lenses listed with the term 'II'. See the below sample listings. What is this term called and why it is used? Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. Lens Olympus M.Zuiko ...
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Can I use a 35mm film lenses on Micro 4/3 at the same focal length?

I've been shooting 35mm film for a few months and am now planning on getting a Micro 4/3 Olympus camera soon. One question I have is whether or not I can use my existing M42 mount lenses on the new ...
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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 to calculate the new focal length when usng a lens mount adapter

I'd like to know how to calculate the new focal length when using a lens adapter. Is there any formula? To be more specific: I need to attach my old lens (four third) to new micro four third system ...
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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 Nikon mount adapter to get for micro four thirds?

I just bought a MFT Panasonic Lumix GH3, and I have no lens for it. I found that I can put an adapter in order to use my Nikon lens. On the adapter it says: Nikon(G) to micro for thirds. I'm a little ...
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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 ...
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Which lens adapter should I use to mount an FD Olympus lens on an MFT Lumix G-series camera?

I own a micro four-thirds Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 mirrorless camera, and recently I purchased an old Olympus 40-150mm Zuiko ED Lens, which is not MFT. Though this lens is listed as compatible with my ...
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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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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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Do the same camera settings lead to the same exposure across different sensor sizes?

Let's say I have a micro-4/3rd camera and a full frame camera, both set to 1/60 at f/2.8, taking a picture of the same scene in the same lighting. Will the exposure be the same across both cameras ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Is it practical and worthwhile to fit old SLR lenses to mirrorless digital cameras?

I see that there seem to be a lot of lens adapters available on eBay to allow fitting old SLR lenses onto new digital cameras such as the micro 4/3 and the sony NEX cameras. Is it actually worth the ...
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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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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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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 ...