I am interested in using my G1 to take nice photos of friends during get-togethers and parties. I'd like something with a pretty narrow depth of field to really highlight the people I am focusing on.
I did a few searches on the forum and while I did find a very good thread on G1 portraits using different kinds of lenses, I'd like some opinions on what I should get for my exact situation. I do not know much about photography so I apologize in advance and please bear with me.
My friend uses a Canon with the 50mm/f1.4 fixed lens. It is amazing - exactly the kind of shots I want to be taking. However I am not sure how well the Canon 50mm/f1.4 works with an adapter on the G1. I have also heard good things about the Sigma 50mm/1.4 but it seems a bit pricey.
So two questions to be specific:
1) What is a good lens to get for basic portraiture and small groups in the 10 foot range? Narrow depth of field is a must. Very fast lens is a must.
2) What is a good adapter to get for this? I understand that different lens families require different adapters to work with the G1 micro 4/3 system - so the answer to this depends on the answer to number 1.
Again, thanks for bearing with me - I am new to "serious photography" and I have not been able to get the effects I want with the kit lens or the G1 tele lens.