My friend found this forum and recommended it to me. After browsing around, I liked to see the high level of participation and respect between members, so I decided to join the fun. I participate in a few other photography forums. They all have their own personalities and particularities. Photography is my hobby and I'm far from being a pro. I do enjoy playing with cameras/lenses and I'm not loyal to any particular brand. I've had Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony (still have an A200, which I may be selling soon) and now I'm a proud owner of a G1 with the two lens kit (14-45mm and 45-200mm). I already love this camera!!! I've had many Panas P&S starting with the 3 MP LC33. Currently I have a FZ28. I also have a Sony R1, which has been one of my fav. cameras ever. My favorite subjects are plants (primarily macros of flowers and leaves), wild life and architecture. I tend to photograph my 12-year old son a lot but in general, I don't feel comfortable taking candid pictures of strangers.
OK, I think this should give you guys a brief idea about myself (ah, forgot to mention that I'm a huge Beatles fan!). Now, let's get down to business, shall we?!?
I've been reading a lot about using those old lenses on the G1. Since I don't really have a collection of lenses, I'm not attached to any particular brand at this point. OK, I do have a couple of old Pentax primes, so I bought the Pentax K to m4/3 adapter (haven't received it yet). The thing is, it seems that there are a variety of shapes for the same adapter (and also some huge difference in price between them). The question is, is there a difference in lens performance between those adapters based solely on the shape of the adapter? If so, which ones should I be looking for and consequently, which ones should I avoid? I have my eyes on a number of Canon FD lenses but before I go crazy spending money left to right, I want to buy the best adapter for them.