Redrock's LiveLens MFT Adapts Canon EF Lenses to Micro Four-Thirds Cameras


This isn't just any adapter. The Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT is the first active lens mount to allow Canon EF lenses to be used with any micro four-thirds camera body. It provides the power and electronics to control Canon EF lenses when attached to these cameras, such as the Olympus PEN or Panasonic G series. With the LiveLens MFT's control touchpad, the EF lens' aperture can be opened and closed in increments as small as 1/3 stop. The LiveLens MFT works with virtually every EF lens available today.

The active lens mount is available in the Redrock Micro store for $442.50. If you have lots of Canon glass and shoot micro 4/3, this could be interesting.

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OK so I have an Olympus PEN and a 7D with a couple of L series lenses so this could be for me. However the reason I bought the OLY in the first place was for its smaller size and putting my 70 to 200 on my Oly seems to me to defeat the purpose of having a smaller camera. Even my f/1.4 50mm seems large and wouldn't it effectively become a 100mm?

I guess I'm struggling to find the use case.

Right, totally get your point Charlie. This is not a nimble photographer rig, for sure. It does however expand the possibilities of micro 4/3 photography, and even more importantly, video. The Redrock rig is really a video setup allowing PENs and the like to have true movie making ability with great glass. Admittedly, not for everyone :) Also, your PEN now becomes a backup body for your Canon rig...

The sweet spot is definitely for cameras like the panasonic AF100 where someone has a invested in Canon EF Lenses (maybe they bought the 5D MKII for HDSLR video) and now wants to move to a MFT video camera body. This would allow them to take advantage of their existing lens investment.

The other pic we published shows this setup: