This is my first post here, and I've really enjoyed reading through the discussions. Also, I wanted to say Hi and introduce myself as well as ask a couple of questions. So...Hi!
I recently bought a Panasonic Lumix GF1 and have really enjoyed it so far with two of the kit lenses. One of the big draws of the G system (and micro 4/3 in general) for me is the ability to put some of my old glass back to use in digital photography.
After searching the forums, I'm still a little confused as to the best lens adapters for various mount types. These are the lenses I have, and I'd love to learn which adapters you've found work best:
1. Canon FD lenses (mostly manual, a couple of older automatic), mostly primes from 28mm to 200mm, some of them quite fast.
2. Older (all manual) Ziess lenses for Hasselblad (500 camera). Many of these are longer focal lengths, 150mm and up.
3. A number of M42 screw mount lenses, and
4. Some cine glass from when I did more movie work (mostly C-mount but a couple of larger lenses) that might be worth experimenting with.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'm entirely new to u4/3. Some of the lenses wouldn't cost that much to replace with system lenses, but the lenses I've managed to keep over the years are personal favorites which I'd love to put to use.
Do you have one adapter for each mount type? Or do you have an adapter "permanently" coupled with each legacy lens?
Almost all of my lenses are manual (and even those that aren't I would be using manually), so is it safe to say I don't have to worry about the electronic connections? I wonder if that makes some of the less expensive adapters more feasible or whether the fit/construction of the more expensive adapters makes them worth purchasing anyway....
Thanks and Cheers!