What to Look for in a Canon EOS Camera Lens Fitting Adapter for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Cameras typically have lenses that are not interchangeable between brands. In 2008, this changed with the Micro Four Thirds system which was developed to make lenses interchangeable between brands. However, other kinds of lenses wont always fit on the Micro Four Thirds lens as this camera is a different size. So, Canon has fitting adapters made specifically for these types of lenses.Are all Micro Four Thirds lenses compatible with each other?
As long as you are using a Micro Four Thirds lens, it will be compatible with whatever brand of camera you are using, whether it be Canon or another brand. However, these lenses are not compatible with a Micro Four Thirds or any other type of camera and would require an adapter for these.How does an adapter work?
They are simply a fitted, threaded ring which attaches an incompatible lens to your camera body. Its often used with older lenses but can be used with new lenses as well. An adapter often does not allow communication between the camera and the lens. Because of this, you have to focus manually. There are some adapters that allow you to adjust the aperture using the adapter. Some of them, however, also come with an electrical attachment so you can use your autofocus and other camera features with the adapted lens.What are some of the features of an adapter?
Although the features vary by adapter, here are some of the features that can be found on a Canon EOS camera lens fitting adapter for Micro Four Thirds cameras:
- Electronic image file format signal transmission
- Support for autofocus function
- Aperture control using the camera
- Built-in image sensor function
- Made with an aluminum alloy
- Gold-plated contacts
- Rotate the adapter clockwise onto the camera mount until it is set firmly in place.
- Line up the red dots on the camera mount and the adapter.
- Rotate the lens on the mount until it locks into place.
- If needed, you can realign the lens to a different position. To do this, loosen the three screws on the mount, rotate it to the desired position, and then re-tighten the screws.
- Pull and hold the release pin on the lens adapter.
- Rotate the lens to release it.
- Rotate the lens adapter to remove it from the camera mount.