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    GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    Hi all.
    I've tried to find information about this combo - but couldn't.
    I know it's a big lens on the GF-1, but I want something to use at concerts, in churches and for portraits.
    I have the 20 mm'er for walk-around.
    Will the Sigma go with GF-1 - will it work like the 20 mm regarding AF?
    I will of course buy it with the micro four-third bayonet.

    Best wishes
    Ellemand

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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    The Sigma 50 mm f1.4 does not exist in mFT version. You can buy it in FT or other version but not in mFT.
    I own one and use it often on my E-P1 adapted thru Pana DMW-MA1 Adapter. It works very good in this combination inclusive AF. Normaly it is my low light alternative to Zuiko 50 mm F2 on my E-3....
    I dont think it works on GF-1...
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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    Thank you.
    Do you know, where I can se a list over all mFT-lenses? I have a connection her in Denmark, where I can get Sigma to a good price - so Sigma is atractive for me.
    I will prefer real mFT-lenses - without using adapters.

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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    Panasonic available lenses

    http://www.panasonic.de/html/de_DE/P...#anker_3037724

    Oly Lenses... only 2

    http://www.olympus.de/digitalkamera/...tive_12106.htm

    Dont know where to roadmap was located for further future lenses...
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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    Hey Kweide.
    Thank you again.
    Anyone knows about mFT's from Sigma.

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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    Sigma hasn't said anything about making lenses for m4/3 as far as I know. If you have a connection, maybe you can ask him or her (we'd like to know too!)? Here's the official m4/3 lens page:

    http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense_detail.html

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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    It's not AF of course, but the Voitlander 50mm f1.5 Nokton is a superb lens on the G series cameras. Small, light and wonderful IQ.

    Cheers,

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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    ggibson and Simon.
    Thanks for your replies - I'll check it out.
    Also I'll ask my connection at Sigma after Christmas - I'll let you know, if there is anything serius to tell;-)

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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    Quote Originally Posted by ellemand View Post
    Will the Sigma go with GF-1 - will it work like the 20 mm regarding AF?
    Presuming the FourThirds SLR mount, it is manual focus only on Panasonic bodies using the DMW-MA1 mount converter.

    For a fast lens in this focal length range which can auto-focus on the GF1, there's only one choice at present: the Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS.

    I am currently using one of either the Olympus Pen F G.Zuiko 40mm f/1.4 or Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8, adapted and manual operation only. I've also used the Pentax-M 50mm f/1.4 (same ... adapted and manual operation). They work very well with the G1/GH1/GF1 bodies.

    If anyone's interested, I've decided to sell the Olympus 40/1.4 now ... contact me via PM or send me an email. (The Oly 40/1.4 and Konica 40/1.8 are so like to each other I don't need both, and I can use the Konica on the L1 and E-1 too.)

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    Re: GF-1 and Sigma 50 mm f:1,4

    My Zeiss Planar (for Contax SLR) 50/1.4 is a nice lens for this purpose as well.

    The following shot of John Boutté and Paul Sanchez was taken at the French Market a week ago or so with the G1 at ISO 500.

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