Using Olympus E-500 MFT lens on PEN E-PL7

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  1. iKokomo

    iKokomo TPF Noob!

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    I just got a nice Olympus E-500 camera for $10 at a thrift store and it had a 40-150mm Olympus MFT lens on it.
    The mount seems extremely close (same mounting dot location and data connection location) to my current PEN E-PL7, but it does not fit because the mount is slightly different.

    My question is, is there an adapter to use lenses from the E-500 on my PEN E-PL7?
    Also, what is the name of the older E-500 mount?

    Thanks!


     
  2. Dave442

    Dave442 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I thought MFT was a format that was supposed to share the same lens mount. I guess some engineers were working in metric and the others in US units.
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The problem is that the E500 is Four Thirds and your Pen is Micro Four Thirds. You will need to get the four thirds to mft adapter to use on the Pen. You can pick up pretty cheap used.
     
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    iKokomo TPF Noob!

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    Thanks a lot! I did not know there was a difference between MFT and FT. My second question is, is there a Micro 4/3rds to 4/3rds adapter? I have a ton of Micro 4/3rds lenses that I would love to play around w/ on this camera.


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    I don't believe so.
     

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