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  • From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

    Much after the well-received advice from forum members and friends about my next purchase, I am pleased to inform that my 0M-D E-M5 arrived yesterday!

    My only camera has been the E-510 which purchased a few years ago based on advice from forum members for a really good 'starter' into DSLR.

    I am knocked over by what I have seen so far but I have a few questions. The camera came with a pancake type lens which I believe is a Zuiko Digital 14-42mm lens, I just wonder is there a mount that will enable me to still use my lenses from the E-510? Also, there doesn't seem to be an abundance of lenses on ebay, am I searching for Micro 4/3 lenses?

    Cant wait to get started, I will still use the E-510 but I can't believe how small the EM5 is by comparison!

    Are there any further components I should look into getting with this purchase?

    All the best

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    Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

    Yes there are 3 adaptors that will allow you to use your old 4/3s lenses. MMF-1, 2 & 3. I'm not sure quite what the differences are except that the 3 is weatherproof. The older lenses work ok but some of them are slow to af. I got an adaptor but it wasn't long before i started swaping for the m4/3s lenses which are generally quicker in operation and a lot lighter. Congrats on the new camera btw.
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    • #3
      Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

      It sounds as though you may have the 14-45EZ lens which will certainly be better than your 17.5-45 lens and considerably smaller and more convenient. If I recollect correctly the only other FT lens you have is the 40-150. It's hardly worth getting a converter just for that. You may do better to sell it and get the MFT version. It's really only worth getting a converter if you have a lot of FT lenses and in particular if they are the pro or top pro lenses, which yours isn't.
      David

      EM1ii, EM10ii

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      • #4
        Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

        Cheers guys any ideas of what I should be looking to pay or rough price guide for 40-150 MFT lens on ebay, cheers.

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          David

          EM1ii, EM10ii

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            • #7
              Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

              Ffordes looks pretty good, slightly off topic but just looking at the hand battery grip!?

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              • #8
                Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

                I agree that it's not worth getting an adaptor for your 4/3 40-150mm lens. You'll pay around as much for the adaptor as the lens is worth.

                I think that if you go out with your 0M-D E-M5 for a day, you won't use the E510 again!

                Jim

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                • #9
                  Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

                  This would be the perfect companion for your 14-42 pancake lens
                  Iain

                  E-M1, E-M1 II, E-M5 II, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

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                  • #10
                    Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

                    Buying the MMF3 to use 4/3 lenses on m4/3 bodies makes sense only if the lenses are "high grade", such as the 12-60SWD or the 50-200SWD. If your 4/3 lenses are "consumer grade" you better go for m4/3 lenses. This since the MMF3 adapter is not exactly cheap (200€?).

                    On a side note: I know from own experience that the focusing using these lenses on the E-M5 is slow and is also not 100% reliable.

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                    • #11
                      Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

                      Originally posted by Pupkin View Post
                      Cheers guys any ideas of what I should be looking to pay or rough price guide for 40-150 MFT lens on ebay, cheers.
                      Dave

                      E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

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                      • #12
                        Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

                        OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

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                        • #13
                          Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5


                          Agreed on both counts. I have the 12-60SWD and the 50-200SWD and both are slow and jittery to focus so I find I'm not using them on my E-M5i. If I do use them, it's generally for landscapes and I use manual focus.
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                          Richard

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                            Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

                            Originally posted by Otto View Post
                            Agreed on both counts. I have the 12-60SWD and the 50-200SWD and both are slow and jittery to focus so I find I'm not using them on my E-M5i. If I do use them, it's generally for landscapes and I use manual focus.
                            As the cost of the E-M1i continues to go down, perhaps that will be a good option for these lenses at some point.

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                            • #15
                              Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

                              Don't be put off by the low price of the 40-150 f/4-5.6 MFT lens. Yes, it's very light and has a plastic mount but, optically (where it matters), the performance is far better than the price might suggest.
                              Mike
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