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Thoughts about the Panasonic adapter patent


Few days ago we told you about the new Panasonic patent which discloses a new adapter for MicroFourThirds. The adapter camera ads a mirror and phase detection on MicroFourThirds cameras.
Zone-10 and EOSHD analyzed the patent and found something interesting:

Zone-10: “What is specifically significant about this adaptor is the 0.5x optics which effectively halves the focal length of a legacy lens placed on the camera.
EOSHD: “The result is a ‘blur-free image’ with a full frame focal length.


  • Mark

    The zone 10 comment predAtes the panasonic patent and was about the Olympus one. That aside a nice example of convergence from two manufacturer

  • Alfons

    Wasn’t Olympus working on something like this too?

    Could this device work as a manual focus confirm on old lenses!

  • Emilio

    I may be naive or stupid (or both), but anyway I dare to interprete this adaptor.

    It is a replacement for the apaptors we already know for reglar four-thirds lenses. With that adaptor m43 cameras will be able to use these lenses with superfast phase detection focusing. Furthermode the effective focal lenght will be haved. That means a Zuiko 12-60mm zoom lens will behave like a 12-60mm lens on a full-frame body, meaning we would get a ultrawide angel zoom lens effect.
    Or then think about the Panasonic/Leica 14-150mm. Do we really need another lens anymore?

    No, this can’t be, does it?

    Cheers, and please forgive my stupidity.

  • When does anyone think this would start being a finished product available to consumers, this would be a god’s gift when it comes to using the loreo!

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