I feel a little silly posting this compared to the other questions on this board, but I'm desperate. I am new to digital SLRs, and just bought the Olympus E-500. I bought the following lens kit on eBay:
The item description explicitly said it fit this camera.
It came with 4 adapter rings, of which I was told the 52-58mm ring should fit into my camera to attach the lenses. None of the rings works. I have just the body of the E-500, with nothing but a lens cap. I can see the red dot that Olympus lenses are supposed to line up with, and the gold connections at the bottom for higher end lenses.
Am I missing a piece that goes onto the camera before the lens? Am I trying to set this up incorrectly? I waited forever for these lenses, and was very disappointed when I couldn't attach them properly. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Attaching non-Olympus lenses
The E-500 body has a "bayonet" twist & click attachment for the lens. There is no way that a simple screw threaded lens can attach to the camera directly.
The lens that you have are designed to screw into the front of the original Olympus lens.
I have seen some of these adverts on auction sites and they are worded something like "The wide angle / Tele lenses are simply mounted in the front of the Olympus EVOLT E-500 / E-330 / E-300 standard ZUIKO Digital EZ 14-45mm lens, or any other lens with 58mm filter thread."
Which maybe isn't clear enough.
So the bottom line is that you need an Olympus lens to use the other lenses you have bought.
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This may be a bit off the wall, but have you thought of contacting Olympus themselves ? Fixya has no prior knowledge of equipment to be released in the future, except of course the first manned mission to Mars in 22 years time.
You are able to use your old OM lenses with a new Olympus digital SLR camera. You will need to purchase an MF-OM 1 lens adapter to be able to connect these lenses to the digital SLR camera. Also when using these lenses you will only be able to use the camera in manual focus mode as these lenses are not capable to shhot with an auto focus mode.
Turn on your camera, when the lense is opened, hold it till the blue screen appears, extend the lense to his maximum forcing it a little bit then when you turn off your camera, the noise won't be here. Turn on again your camera and hopes it works. I tried it on my camera, works well at the first try then again the error, i did it twice holding the lense when you turn it on, then it worked perfectly. Hope it works for you. P.S : my english isn't well but i hope it helps.
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