Contax sonnar 180mm F2.8
Contax sonnar 180mm F2.8
I'm a big fan of yours.
I've never seen so much quality content and variety - now you are doing black and white!
Please keep it coming (how many lenses do you own? )
Maybe you have answered all this stuff before, but I am a relative newcomer.
I hope you will enjoy the 7-14mm
If you have some pics, please add them to the 7-14 topic :
But I put them here.
"My DMC-G1 with auto focus lenses"
Contax G sonnar 90mm F2.8
Wide open - 16:9 format
f/2.8 - 16:9 format ISO 100
Canon FD 100mm Macro with Extension Tube
Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 combined with closeup lens for macro
Rollei HFT sonnar 40mm F2.8
Zuiko 38/3.5 Macro (Pen F)
CZO Sonnar 50/1.5
Last edited by monza; 25th May 2009 at 15:19.
Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 @ f/1.2
CZO Sonnar 50/1.5 @ f/2.0
More using the Sonnar and Zuiko Macro.
Contax G sonnar 90mm F2.8
Contax planar 50mm F1.4
FD 135 f/2.8 with 20mm extension tubes on RRS focusing rail
f/11.0 1/15s ISO 640
I hadn't used the focusing rail for a bit and set it up awkwardly and made my life a bit harder--esp. as I was trying to shoot in between showers LOL.
Lovely shot, Diane !
Carl Zeiss Arriflex Distagon 16mm F2
In the swimming pool... captured with Canon fd50 f/1.4
Whoo, Jerry--you were right THERE LOL. Hope it didn't get wet.
How do you mount the G lenses on the G-1? I like the cat photo very much. Thanks HT
28/2.0 Summicron ASPH
Doing macro's with a 1934 C Mount Carl Zeiss Biostar 25mm f/1.4
The stamps are only 1mm in size.
Great shots from all these different lenses (some clearly better than others). My question is, is there some sort of adapter system that will provide the conversion from all these different brand mounts to m4/3 simply by adding/removing rings (or something like that) or one must have a gazillion adapters, one for each mount type?
Another example -- one can purchase a Leica thread mount (LTM) to m/43 adapter, or a LTM to Leica M adapter, and a Leica M to m4/3 adapter. The former route is cheaper and less complicated if one has only LTM lenses. The latter route is more flexible if one has both LTM and Leica-M lenses.
Whether or not a base+intermediate adapter system is viable, will depend on register distance and special coupling requirements.
Thanks for all the info., John. The bottom line is, I will have to purchase multiple adapters if I want to use different brands/mounts on my G1. Oh well!
which is why some of us focus on 1 or 2 lens types
however you can get 4/3 adaptors much more cheaply (well the gap seems to be closing) than micro4/3 adaptors. If you get a 4/3 to micro 4/3 and mount the others it will be cheaper
it might be less accurate for infinity focus and with 3 joining surfaces rather than 3 it will also be less "rigid"
I actually have a question regarding the G1 OIS system. Do I have to switch the image stabilization mode to OFF when shooting with those manual lenses? If so, whay? I'd think not since the G1 does not have an in-body IS system. I'm curious.
I'm talking about the menu option to change the IS mode to OFF, Mode1 or mode2.
I guess you are quoting the price of an electronic mount one ... since you would be intending to use it with legacy lenses that would be unrequired. as I assumed this was the case (as you had been discussing that) I discussed what I did.The 4/3 to m4/3 adapter costs $180. I paid $37 for my Pentax K to m4/3 and I am watching a Canon FD to m4/3 on my eBay being sold for $39. I can get 3-5 adapters for the price of the 4/3-m4/3 alone.
jinfinance sells (or did sell) kits for under US$100 which came with that and your choice of 2 micro4/3 to XX adaptors ...
I am often left wondering in this day and age with so much online why people are not able to do a quick google about on this sort of topic and seem to harbour ideas such as this and others like:
*you can't mount this on micro 4/3
* micro 4/3 has a smaller sensor
an example of the auction I mean is here, but I notice the whole kit price is now US$110 ... up a little from my recollection
I need some advice on a macro lens. I'm looking into getting the Canon 50mm 3.5 macro. I prefer those 90mm macro lenses but I just got a Pentax 135mm and I'm having a hard time focusing due to the long FL (too much camera shake) and obtaining blur-free images (also due to camera shake). I know I should be using a tripod due to the lack of IS but I find it intrusive some times. Thus, I'm leaning toward the 50mm 3.5 macro (or perhaps a 28-55mm or even a 35-70mm macro). What do you guys think would be the best choice here? Thanks a bunch!
Zoom lenses may bill themselves as having macro capabilities, but they don't usually focus all that close. And a dedicated macro lens will outperform the zoom without question.
The Canon FD 50mm is well regarded. Bear in mind that this lens will do 1:2, but needs an extension tube in order to focus to 1:1. The tube isn't terribly expensive, however.
50mm options are generally lighter than the 90mm lenses, and easier to use handheld. The working distance with a 50mm lens is closer, but I don't find it too restricting.
For good results with macro work this seems the most essential rule, more important than the best lensI know I should be using a tripod
Thanks, John and Peter for your replies. I think I'll stay away from the long FL lenses.
G1 + OSAWA 135mm