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Olympus ED lens for Canon 7D?

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I'm looking where to buy an adapter for an Olympus 70-300mm ED lens on a Canon 7D

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Re: Olympus ED lens for Canon 7D?

Don't waste your time or money on this.

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Re: Olympus ED lens for Canon 7D?

Thanks for the advise.  I was just asking because I got that Olympus lens laying around and want it to put it in use.

 

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Re: Olympus ED lens for Canon 7D?


@cicopo wrote:

Don't waste your time or money on this.



Unfortunately, I have to agree.

 

Oly ED lenses are their modern, autofocus designed for use on their four/thirds format sensors.

 

So, even if you could find an adapter to fit it to a Canon, it would be manual focus only, there would be no way to control the aperture at all, and it's possible that the lens won't have a large enough image circle to cover the sensor of any Canon camera (Oly 4/3 sensors are smaller).

 

If you have no use for it, perhaps you should sell the Oly lens and put the money towards a lens that will work fully on your camera. The 70-300 ED lens appears to sell new for around $400. I have no idea what they cost used. (Search eBay for recent sales.)

 

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Re: Olympus ED lens for Canon 7D?

"Don't waste your time or money on this."

"Don't waste your time or money on this."

 

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