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SPECIAL ORDER PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS DELIVERY

For owners of MicroFourThirs prime lenses or zoom lenses, the MFT-RETRO opens up the world of extreme close-up photography with outstanding quality.

The MFT-RETRO lets you mount the lens in reverse position on the camera. The ring transfers all control functions.

The MFT-RETRO adapter can be used with prime-focal and zoom lenses as well. However, the use of zoom lenses is strongly recommended. By default, the reverse adapter comes with a 58 mm filter thread. Stepping rings are available for other filter sizes.

Image quality is the decisive factor. In case of magnification factors greater than life size (1:1), the reverse mounting of the lens results in a remarkably better image quality compared to normal use. E.g. in case of using a camera with the zoom lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100 mm / 1:4.0 IS PRO in reverse mounting and a focal length of 15 mm, an image scale of nearly 4:1 will be reached. Even greater image scales can be reached by using bellows. E.g., using the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100 mm / 1.4.0 IS PRO in connection with BALPRO 1 bellows unit with full extension and a focal length of 40 mm an image scale of 6:1 can be achieved. Combining MFT-RETRO with a universal bellows of the BALPRO- or CASTBAL series makes the bellows become a full-fledged automatic bellows unit.

In order to protect the sensitive rear lens element we supply a high-quality, multi-layered protection filter „Made in Germany“ that comes with the MFT-RETRO.

Examples of magnification factors that can be achieved with various OM-System-lenses:

  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F4.0‑5.6 R
    • 100mm Focus at infinity ∞ = Focus at infinity
      100mm Focus at near focusing range: 1:3.3
    • 70mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1:1.7
      70mm Focus at near focusing range: 1:1.1
    • 50mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1.15:1
      50mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.3:1
    • 40mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1.3:1
      40mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.6:1
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F2.8 PRO
    • 150mm Focus at infinity ∞ = Focus at ~45-50cm distance
      150mm Focus at near focusing range: 1:2.5
    • 100mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1:1
      100mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.08:1
    • 70mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1.6:1
      70mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.7:1
    • 50mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1.9:1
      50mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.9:1
    • 40mm Focus at infinity ∞: 2.16:1
      40mm Focus at near focusing range: 2.16:1
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑45mm F4.0 PRO
    • 45mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1.7:1
      45mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.9:1
    • 35mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1.9:1
      35mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.9:1
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12‑40MM F2.8 PRO
    • 40mm + 35mm Focus at infinity ∞: 2.16:1
      Other settings and Focal length not suitable!
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑100mm F4.0 IS PRO
    • 100mm Focus at infinity ∞: 1.7:1
      100mm Focus at near focusing range: 1.7:1
    • 70mm Focus at infinity ∞: 2.16:1
      70mm Focus at near focusing range: 2.16:1
    • 50mm Focus at infinity ∞: 2.6:1
      50mm Focus at near focusing range: 2.6:1

MFT/RETRO Reversing Adapter

SKU: MFT/RETRO
C$806.00Price
SPECIAL ORDER - Expect 4-6 weeks for delivery
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