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MS Optical Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) T mount/C mount lens connector S (Slim)

Cosmicar 12.5mm/1.4 Television lens adapted for Micro 4/3

We are pleased to announce the addition of Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) T mount/C mount lens connector S in addition to last year’s Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) T mount/C mount lens connector L, both made by MS Optical.

Using C mount lenses on Micro Four-Thirds digital camera bodies has become widespread and an enjoyable exploration of lens history. Adapters like these are widely available but MS Optical’s connector kit is somewhat unique – a smartly designed device, not just a piece of metal.

Not only is it made to usual MADE IN JAPAN precision, also unlike other cheaper adapters available it consists of two finely machined parts: an outer ring with a T-Mount (M42, 0.75) screw mount hole, and a smaller removable step-down ring to C-Mount.

The two-part design of this adapter is helpful in cases where, for some reason, a lens cannot be screwed into the adapter as-is or where the aperture or depth of field scales may end up in the place where you cannot see them. The screws can be loosened and the assembly turned to a position you like.

The new S version is a very slim adapter without a surrounding rim to accommodate lenses with larger diameter. However do take care not to overload this adapter. Click on the image to see side-by-side large. Price for each adapter is ¥10,900 plus shipping.

Please pay particular attention to the instructions and warnings accompanying this device as improper use may damage your lens or camera. As in the case of the Cosmicar above, we are happy to accept your C mount lens and have it fitted to the adapter professionally by Mr Miyazaki. Please contact us for details.

Important note: Note that no matter what adapter you use, the image circle of the large majority of C-mount lenses (including the Cosmicar shown here) isn’t large enough to cover the full micro Four-Thirds frame. Instead, there’ll be more or less vignetting.

Neither Japan Exposures nor MS Optical can give you advice on which lens to use. Please research this carefully on the web and note too that manufacturers often put out very different lenses with the same brand name, focal length and aperture; these may have different image circles.) (Thanks Peter)

Rayqual releases Olympus OM, Leica R and Pentax K to Micro 4/3 lens adapters

Rayqual Micro Four Thirds adapters for Leica R, Olympus OM and Pentax K lenses

As previously announced Rayqual has released the three more adapters for the Micro-Four-Thirds system (such as Panasonic Lumix G1, Lumix GH1, Olympus E-P1 and the forthcoming Panasonic Lumix GF1).

As always these high quality MADE IN JAPAN adapters are made to high quality standards and allow photographers and cinematographers to reliably and precisely mount their Leica R, Olympus OM and Pentax K lenses on modern digital bodies.

This complements the previously released adapters for Leica M, Canon FD, Contax/Yashica and Nikon F lenses.

Unlike products by other manufacturers Rayqual adapters have not suffered from any quality issues and/or recalls by their manufacturers. The general feedback and customer satisfaction is extremely high.

The web shop and book store have now returned from their respective holidays. Many thanks to the customers who had to wait a little longer than usual for their orders. We are keen and full of energy to add more interesting content to the main site and exciting products to the net shops. Watch this space!

Rayqual M4/3 adapters on the Olympus E-P1

Rayqual Micro-Four-Thirds adapter on Olympus E-P1

A customer in Malaysia, who is obviously privileged enough to be given a private view of a final pre-production model of the forthcoming Olympus E-P1, sends us the above photo. In it you see a Carl Zeiss ZM Planar 50/2 mounted on the E-P1 by means of a Rayqual Leica M-M4/3 adapter for Leica M lenses.

He comments further:

The focusing is great because of the 3″ screen, plus you have the zoom function like the G1. In certain ways it is better than the G1…. the face detection works very well even with this manual lens. Without an EVF it is a bit odd and needs getting used to but it is a very solid camera though. Just imagine… an 100mm f2 ( 50mm x 2) image stabilized lens… this is mind blowing… the Rayqual really feels like a piece of precision engineering.

Looks like this will be an exciting year for M4/3.

Rayqual releases Nikon F and Contax/Yashica to Micro 4/3 lens adapter

Ahead of scheduled July 2009 Rayqual has released the two announced adapters for the Micro-Four-Thirds system (such as Panasonic Lumix G1 and the speculated digital Olympus Pen F).

As always these high quality MADE IN JAPAN adapters are made to high quality standards and allow photographers and cinematographers to reliably and precisely mount their Nikon F and Contax/Yashica lenses on modern digital bodies.

Pentax K, Olympus OM and Leica R versions will follow suit in August.

Micro 4/3 lens adapter choice to increase

Premium lens adapter manufacturer Rayqual just informed us of the following upcoming releases of new adapters for the Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) mount:

Nikon F and Contax/Yashica to M4/3 lens adapters will become available in July June and Pentax K, Olympus OM and Leica R versions will follow suit in August.

Prices will be in line with the Leica M and Canon FD to M4/3 adapters (¥18.700).

MS Optical Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) T mount/C mount lens connector

MS-OP Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) T mount/C mount lens connector

We are pleased to announce the Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) T mount/C mount lens connector made by MS Optical. As usual this is a very high quality and smartly designed device. Not only is it made to usual MADE IN JAPAN precision, also unlike other cheaper adapters available it consists of two finely machined parts: an outer ring with a T-Mount (M42, 0.75) screw mount hole, and a smaller removable step-down ring to C-Mount.

The two-part design of this adapter is helpful in cases where, for some reason, a lens cannot be screwed into the adapter as-is or where the aperture or depth of field scales may end up in the place where you cannot see them. The screws can be loosened and the assembly turned to a position you like.

Please pay particular attention to the instructions and warnings accompanying this device as improper use may damage your lens or camera.

Availability of Rayqual Leica M-M4/3 adapter for Leica M lenses

Rayqual Micro Four-Thirds adapter for Leica M lensesWe have just received notice from Rayqual that the Leica M-M4/3 adapter for Leica M lenses will be available on the 26th of January. Once we are able to ship you should have it within a matter of days afterwards. (Possibly even for the rest of Chinese new year holidays! EMS shipping within major Asian locations takes about one day, however bear in mind postal delays caused by the holidays so we cannot guarantee a timed delivery.)

In the meantime you might be interested in looking at some pictures of lenses mounted on the G1 using the Rayqual device and sample images taken with them. The article is in Japanese but there are plenty of images and machine translation does a decent job.

The lenses used are (from top to bottom); Minolta M-Rokkor 28/2.8, Summicron-M 35/2.0 (4th generation non-aspherical), SMC Pentax-L 43/1.9 Special, Canon 50/0.95 and Nikkor S.C. 50/1.4.