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    Default Contax G lenses for E3??

    Hi,
    Can someone advise me on this??
    I have a Contax G2 with 21mm lenses, can I use the lenses on my Olympus E3?? Who do I go about to convert the mounting?? TQ

    Theo

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    Default Re: Contax G lenses for E3??

    Quote Originally Posted by Theofrancis View Post
    Hi,
    Can someone advise me on this??
    I have a Contax G2 with 21mm lenses, can I use the lenses on my Olympus E3?? Who do I go about to convert the mounting?? TQ

    Theo
    Contax G are rangefinders no?

    Contax G lens can be used on m4/3 mount if you find the adapter. Not available in singapore. You need to order from overseas. Look for Contax G to m4/3 adapter.

    E3 is 4/3 mount, not m4/3. You are out of luck bro.

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    Thanks Daredevil 123,
    Contax G2 is rangefinder.
    What is the different between 4/3 mount and m 4/3?
    Please enlighten. Bought this E3 in early 09 after recommanded by a member from the tour group and have not use it ( too heavy to carry during trips - regret :-( )

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    Default Re: Contax G lenses for E3??

    Quote Originally Posted by Theofrancis View Post
    Thanks Daredevil 123,
    Contax G2 is rangefinder.
    What is the different between 4/3 mount and m 4/3?
    Please enlighten. Bought this E3 in early 09 after recommanded by a member from the tour group and have not use it ( too heavy to carry during trips - regret :-( )
    Ya. My dad has the Contax G1. with 2 lenses I think. 45/2 and 90/2.8

    Micro Four Thirds shares the image sensor size and specification with the established Four Thirds system, designed for digital single-lens reflex cameras. Unlike Four Thirds, Micro Four Thirds does not provide space for a mirror and a pentaprism, allowing smaller bodies to be designed (including a smaller lens mount, incompatible with Four Thirds lens mount).
    quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Four_Thirds_system

    m4/3 is a smaller mount than the 4/3 mount. E3 is a 4/3 mount. I have seen 4/3 to m4/3 adapter. But never seen any adapter the over way round.
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    BTW, this is the contax G lens to m4/3 mount adapter. Scroll down to the pictures to see how it works.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Contax-G-lens-ad...#ht_2287wt_911

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    May be I should trade my E3 with someone M4/3 camera. Ha ha ha Any body keen???

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    Default Re: Contax G lenses for E3??

    Quote Originally Posted by Theofrancis View Post
    May be I should trade my E3 with someone M4/3 camera. Ha ha ha Any body keen???
    Why don't you try a WTT (Want to trade) thread in BnS section?

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    K, thx a lot.

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