C-Mount CCTV Micro Four Thirds Lens Review – Digital toycam funtimes!

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Two of the most common arguments used against mirrorless cameras (vs. DSLRs) is that there are less lenses and the sensor is smaller.  While both of these are true, one of my favourite accessories for my E-P5 addresses both of these complaints in one fell swoop.  As you’ve probably guessed from the title, I’m talking about the somewhat obscure C-Mount lenses.  These lenses, designed for CCTV (closed circuit television) have a flange distance that is way too short to be adapted for any current DSLRs comfortably (that I’m aware of).  That’s where the mirrorless cameras come in!  To cut a long story short, the compact nature of mirrorless cameras means that the C-mount lenses can be adapted, which is a good thing.   Continue reading