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Old December 21st, 2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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what Lens mount and Lens ?

Hi, I've got a olympus OM1 f1.8 / 50mm I would like to use ,
But I can't find a lens mount for it . Anyone got an idea (or alternative) ?

Maybe I should buy a lens such as a canon / nikon that seems to have lots more possibilty to mount, I wish i could use the one I already have :( .
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 07:02 AM   #2
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I don't know much about lens mounts, but I suggest you to buy a fast Canon or Nikon lens (or some other brand with not so strange mounts).
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 07:36 AM   #3
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Adapters

There could be some kind of adapter rings availabe which could make the Olympus lenses go with Nikon or Canon mounts. At least there is a M42 (or Pentax) to Canon FD adapters available that correct the distance beetween the lens and GG. But I can't say for sure do these adapters excist for Olympus cameras as I don't even know what kind of mounts they have.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:19 PM   #4
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Thanx for the suggestion !

Well I don't think I want to buy a new lens just now , I like my Olympus ;)
I found few adapters to mount OM lenses on EOS body that should do the trick no ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

http://www.cameraquest.com/frames/4saleReos.htm

which one you think works best ? I wanted to go for the Cmount adapter (1st link) ....
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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Avoid the C Mount

Don't get the C Mount adapter. I was going to use a c mount adapter with my 35mm adapter and minolta lenses, but it does not work right. I just tested this the other night to be sure. C Mounts are designed for 16mm, Super 8mm, and CCTV cameras... all which use a smaller frame size then 35mm. The adapter would technically work with a c mount, but it's going to cut off some of the image area since the image size difference between even 35mm and 16mm is quite a bit. You're going to want to find an adapter that designed for use on a 35mm camera not something used for 16mm and smaller.

I wish i would have had this info a few months ago. It would have saved me the $30 some buck I spent to find out. Oh well, least I can now use my minoltas on my Beaulieu Super 8 cameras.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 01:21 PM   #6
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Hi Keith ,
If Iam not wrong you can unscrew the bottom part of the C-Mount so you only keep the Adapter ring ... It should solve your problem .

Let me know if that's possible !
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 01:33 PM   #7
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Yeah I think on some of them you can unscrew the bottom. You'd have to check on that if you go with one of those. The one I have is basically one piece except for the minolta mount. Technically I could just take the mount itself off, but I already have several of those from junk minolta cameras. I've come up with a easier way for me to do it, so the mount will be alittle stedier. Just waiting on some parts to arrive.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 03:42 PM   #8
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That Olympus f1.8 really isn't anything so great that you should inconveniece yourself. You can get a Nikon f1.4 50mm for about $100 on ebay. F1.4 will allow more light in and give a more shallow depth of field if you so desire. I also think that Nikon lenses are considered better overall for things like vignetting and distortion.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 06:05 PM   #9
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Marcus >
I know my lens is not anything special but it happens that I already have it , so I can save up a bit of $$$$ .
I think I am gonna buy the c mount and give it a go , I've seen on the picture that I can unscrew the mount ,... , and later upgrade to a faster lens such as a OM zuiko 1.2 or 1.4 , I think the 1.4 can be find for around 50 $ or less.

Thanks for all the feedbacks ;)

BTW what u guys are thinking of using a LEICA SUMMILUX - M 1.4/50 or other high quality lens .
will it be a good plus for the quality in the adapter ?
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 06:07 PM   #10
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Keith > what system did you find out ?
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