Olympus OM lenses to Olympus E-500 camera.

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Pvest, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Pvest

    Pvest Guest

    I have an old Olympus OM-2 camera with several Olympus OM-system (Zuiko) lenses.

    Recently I bought a new Olympus E-500 digital camera and I believe that I red some place that these old Olympus OM lenses are compatible with Olympus E-500 cameras? But they have to be used with manual focus, since they don't have any electronics!!

    I tried to attach one of these lenses to my E-500, but it doesn't seem to fit and I don't wont to force it into the camera socket!!

    So I wonder if anybody can confirm whether these old lenses can be used in an Olympus E-500 camera or not?

    Thanks.



    Regards,



    Pvest.
     
    Pvest, Feb 23, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    I have an old Olympus OM-2 camera with several Olympus OM-system (Zuiko)
    lenses.
    Recently I bought a new Olympus E-500 digital camera and I believe that I
    red some place that these old Olympus OM lenses are compatible with Olympus
    E-500 cameras? But they have to be used with manual focus, since they don't
    have any electronics!!
    I tried to attach one of these lenses to my E-500, but it doesn't seem to
    fit and I don't wont to force it into the camera socket!!
    So I wonder if anybody can confirm whether these old lenses can be used in
    an Olympus E-500 camera or not?
    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Pvest.

    Seems to me there is an adapter.
    My first and second SLR cameras were OM-1 and OM-2.
    Lost in a fire.
    I am not over it yet.

    R.
     
    Rudy Benner, Feb 23, 2006
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  3. Pvest

    Pvest Guest

    Yes, you are right. I found an OM adapter when diving deeper into the web.
    But I think some one is making blood money here, when they charge us old Om
    users more than 100$ for a adapter for to enable us to use some of our old
    original equipment.

    I actually paid less for an original Olympus 40-150mm digital lens and here
    they are, wanting more than 100$ for a ring (adapter)!! :eek:(



    Pvest
     
    Pvest, Feb 23, 2006
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    Feel free to ask here:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MyOlympus/
     
    Alfred Molon, Feb 23, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    Yes, its sucks.
     
    Rudy Benner, Feb 23, 2006
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    RK Guest

    You can easily get an adapter for a hundred bucks from any number of
    vendors on line, or from Oly. Just get one and be happy. I have one and
    it works perfectly well. You'll have saved a lot of money., In the old
    days they gave them away with the 300 but times have changed.
     
    RK, Feb 24, 2006
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    Patrick L Guest

    I have an old Olympus OM-2 camera with several Olympus OM-system (Zuiko)
    lenses.
    Recently I bought a new Olympus E-500 digital camera and I believe that I
    red some place that these old Olympus OM lenses are compatible with Olympus
    E-500 cameras? But they have to be used with manual focus, since they don't
    have any electronics!!
    I tried to attach one of these lenses to my E-500, but it doesn't seem to
    fit and I don't wont to force it into the camera socket!!
    So I wonder if anybody can confirm whether these old lenses can be used in
    an Olympus E-500 camera or not?
    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Pvest.




    You can get one free from olympus, just call Olympus Tech support and they
    will send you one.

    or

    E-mail your name, address, and the serial number from your camera body to
    along with a note requesting a 4/3 - OM adapter, and
    Olympus should set you right up.



    Patrick
     
    Patrick L, Feb 25, 2006
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    Stacey Guest

    Patrick L wrote:


    I think that promo ended..
     
    Stacey, Feb 25, 2006
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    Don Guest

    Don, Feb 25, 2006
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  10. Darrell Larose, Feb 25, 2006
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