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Oct 28, 2013 14:42 |  #1

Firstly I couldn't work out where to post this Q so apols in advance if this is in the wrong section.

I was wandering through ebay UK and came across a couple of these for sale at fairly reasonable prices.

Anyone any experience with these and/or adapted Zuiko lenses in general? I keep eyeing up the 24 TSE MK2 but it's a lot of money for a lens that probably won't ever be used to earn it's keep.

The Oly on the other hand might be quite fun and my first ever SLR was an OM40.

The lens would primarily be used for shifted panos on a FF body.

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Oct 28, 2013 19:38 |  #2

I have no experience of adapting Olympus lenses to Canon. I do use a Contax Zeiss on my 5d and 1D4 with very good results. There can be issues with shutter clearance with certain lenses - these people may be able to help:
http://leitax.com …ns-for-Canon-cameras.html (external link)

Or perhaps here:
http://www.pebbleplace​.com/Personal/Start.ht​ml (external link)


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Oct 29, 2013 02:14 |  #3

Cheers John

I hadn't come across Leitax before. Their mounts certainly aren't cheap and that makes me wonder about their product versus the cheap ones I've come across.


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Oct 29, 2013 07:49 |  #4

The Leitax conversion mounts certainly appear to be well designed and built. I wouldn't want to risk it with anything of lesser quality.




  
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Oct 29, 2013 11:38 |  #5

You should not worry at all...after all, the OM Perspective Control lens has to clear its own lens mount while shifted, right?!
I own the Olympus 24mm PC lens for my Olympus film kit. Here it is with the OM-EF adapter with AF confirmation chip mounted, and all photos are shown with full lateral shift

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Oct 29, 2013 12:43 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #6

The biggest problem is that once you've tried the Olympus you WILL end up buying the 24mm TSEII ;)
I bought a Nikon 28mm shift lens from Ebay UK and a Novoflex adapter. Sold it a week later and bought the 24mm TSEII.
I use it as my main lens now, it makes for a super sharp 24mm but I use it most for stitched panos with my 5DII.
I also bought the ProP Solutions/Hartblei TSE adapter that allows stitching with the 24mm Canon without the worry of parallax.
My advice ... Forget the Olympus, sell a kidney and get the Canon :D


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Oct 29, 2013 14:54 |  #7

Wilt

Is that with the Leitax adaptor or something else?

Paul

I've recently had a conversation with Eddie aka xpfloyd about 24 TSE ownership :lol:

Having recently sprung for a Nodal Ninja M2 pano head (external link) logic says to throw money at something useful like upgrading to the Mk2 versions of my 24-70 and 70-200 f2.8's.

However whenever has logic entered into such decisions! ;-)a


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Oct 29, 2013 15:11 |  #8

The Leitax solution is a mount conversion. This is generally done for systems such as Nikon or Sony where the native flange distance does not allow for the additional space necessarily introduced by the addition of an adapter. For Oly OM to Canon EF (often listed as OM to EOS on ebay), all you need is a basic adapter. You connect the lens to the adapter and then just mount the whole thing to the camera. OM lenses are among the easiest to adapt to Canon.




  
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Oct 29, 2013 15:44 |  #9

bpark's got it right. No need for an expensive mount conversion, merely use an adapter that you buy on eBay.


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Oct 29, 2013 17:15 |  #10

The link to Leitax was for information - my adapters are E Bay jobs - can't fault them.


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