M4/3 lens on Nex

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by elandel, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. elandel

    elandel TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Milan
    Hi all,

    I've just bought a Nex 5n and I would like to know if anyone has tried putting m4/3 lens on the Nex system.

    I suppose there should be an adapter on sale for this, but I would like to know if the m4/3 lens will vignette. I have a good kit of m4/3 lens and want to know if I can use my m4/3 9-18 on Nex.
    That should be great for me for shooting interiors. I already asked for ultrawide lens for the Nex system or buying one and adapting it but they cost a kidney...and I'm very affectionate to it:D
    So the best would be just using what I already own for now.
     
  2. riccardocovino

    riccardocovino TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 25, 2011
    it will vignette a lot.
    plus you are not able to control aperture and focus, being all electronic.
    basically it's useless to put a m4/3 lens on a nex camera.
     
  3. elandel

    elandel TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Milan
    Thanks
     
  4. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Why would you want to do such a thing? It won't AF. Just get a MF lens.
     
  5. elandel

    elandel TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Milan
    For the very simple reason that I already have them.
     
  6. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 30, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I don't think you can even MF, much less AF on most all M 4/3 lenses.

    But just for fun, you can always hold one of your M 4/3 lenses to your NEX body, and see what kind of image is projected. I would expect some of the lenses to cover the entire NEX sensor (like how some c-mount lenses cover the NEX sensor), but since both aperture and focus are electronically controlled you're pretty much out of luck actually using them.
     
  7. elandel

    elandel TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Milan
    Good idea. I'll try it as soon as I can.