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M42 to Olympus E 4/3 Adapter
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M42 to Olympus E 4/3 Adapter

( BelOMO )

M42x1 - 4/3 Olympus (Or Panasonic) adapter with electronic focus confirmation

Programmable Chip of 4 Generation

Made in Europe

One of the problems of using manual focus lenses on Olympus bodies is that focus confirmation is disabled. When AF lenses are used - even in manual focus mode - all Olympus bodies confirm focus with a green dot in the viewfinder and an (optional) audible beep.

However when non-EF compatible lenses are used via an adapter, the focus conformation is disabled. Olympus didn't have to do this, but they chose to. Unless the camera thinks that an EF compatible lens is attached to it, it switches off both visual and audible focus indication.

If the camera could somehow be tricked into thinking an EF lens was attached, then the focus confirmation indicators should work with any lens attached. Well, this is just what the developer of this special M42 adapter has done.


Aperture- From 1.0 to 9.9 with step 0.1
Focal length- From 1 mm to 65535 mm
Correction of focus confirmation dot
(calibration of front / back focusing)
- 17 levels
Custom text message- to 12 symbols at Olympus
- to 32 symbols at Panasonic
Entering program mode- Delay from 1 sec to 99 sec
(with each step of 1 sec)
Material- Aluminium
Color - Black

Evolution of AF confirmation chip

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From autumn 2008 the new AF emulator chip generation 4 are produced. Externally the new AF emulator chip looks exactly like the previous version, but internally itís completely revamped. As from Spring 2009, this emulator chip has improvement to the quality of metal contacts (i.e. the gold plated contacts are much more shiny and therefore quality of contact to the camera pins are better!)

The new version has the programming option, that is, you can change aperture and focal length settings without removing it from the camera. In addition, the new AF emulator chip has calibration function that makes focus confirmation more accurate.

Lastly, the most important advantage of this new version is the ability to change settings of AF emulator chip using the Camera itself. See programming instructions.

This AF emulator chip is suitable for all Olympus E and Panasonic DMC-L1 / L10 cameras.


af adapter test

Kit included:

  • M42 - 4/3 mount Ring
  • - 1pc
  • AF confirmation chip (mounted to the ring)
  • - 1pc
  • English detailed programming instructions
  • - 1pc
  • 7 % Discount Coupon at
  • - 1pc


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