Robert Moore asks about differences in MFT and FT
Help please. I’m in the Sony and Canon world but want to add the GH4. Can I use the Olympus 40-150 2.8 without an adapter BUT with a teleconverter? Iam confused by four thirds versus micro four thirds!
Currently I’m carrying a 7D mark II for BIFs and thought someday mirrorless would have af and focal length to allow but didn’t that day was now until I stumbled onto your incredible cheetah blog and the GH4. I suppose I’m also asking if an Olympus lens will work natively with the Panasonic body thus the querry about the adapter. I use the Metabones with my EF lenses to an A7r and A7s and we know how slow to focus they are.
Thanks for helping the micro four thirds boobies!
Yes, absolutely you can use the Olympus 40-150mm without an adapter AND you can use it with the Olympus 1.4X teleconverter. Four Thirds refers a larger camera system that Olympus use to produce that incorporated the Four Thirds sized digital sensor. The newer Micro Four Thirds systems are being designed by several different companies including Olympus and Panasonic and they use the same sized sensor but without the traditional DSLR like mirror box. Removing the mirror box in favor of an electronic EVF has miniaturization benefits for the camera body and lenses. Four Thirds is basically a dead system and all four thirds sensor cameras are going the micro route. Hope this helps and thanks for the question.