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    Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    I searched on this lens but found no threads. If you are using it on a GF1, can you share your experience and impressions. Do AF, metering, and other functions work OK? What adapter would you suggest? Anything special I should be aware of? Thanks.

    John

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

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    I searched on this lens but found no threads. If you are using it on a GF1, can you share your experience and impressions. Do AF, metering, and other functions work OK? What adapter would you suggest? Anything special I should be aware of? Thanks.

    John
    I do not have the Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH.

    I do have the Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm / F3.8-5.6 ASPH. and use the panasonic DMW-MA1 mount adaptor. You will need the panasonic adaptor if you want to have all the auto features and functions. I picked up the adaptor from B&H photo online.

    I love the lens and the quality of the photos it produces with the GF1.

    Sample photos can be seen at:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2667261...7623972893180/

    Blue on Blue

    DMC-GF1 - LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm - ISO 100 - 14mm - f/5.6 - 1/250

    Life is Grand!

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    I use this Combination, works very well, but i suggest to use this Lens with the GF1 with the EVF, because of Stabilisation. AF is not too slow. Most of the pics in this Folder are made with the Panaleica:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2537374...7623202965866/

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    Everything works just fine with the lens (AF/aperture) Sharper than the 14-140. My copy definitely has zoom creep (zoom will extend if the lens is face down). I'm traveling so no shots with it to post.

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    Anyone seen the 14-150 available anywhere?

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    I'm willing to sell mine. Barely used. PM me.

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I searched on this lens but found no threads. If you are using it on a GF1, can you share your experience and impressions. Do AF, metering, and other functions work OK? What adapter would you suggest? Anything special I should be aware of? Thanks.

    John
    Excellent lens, the best 10X zoom.

    Expensive ~$1300 US ex Japan

    With the GF1 AF is very fast and nearly so on the Pen's, it is NOT as fast in AF as the 14-140.

    Compared to the old PL 14-50 f2.8 its very much faster in AF (on the Pens) no AF for this lens on GF1

    It behaves just like a m43 native lens in terms of exposure accuracy (no downside here) being a 43 lens its BIG and HEAVY build is excellent as are all PL 43 or m43 lenses.

    A few pics here
    http://boyzo.smugmug.com/Flowers/PL-...54823084_vKgxz

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

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    GF1 with LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm f/3.8 - 5.6 -- ISO 100 -- f/10 -- 1/100 -- 50mm

    I took a few shots on this cool and rainy day with the Panasonic Leica D lens and just wanted to put in another plug for the 'Leica D' series lens. They produce some great photo . . . . .

    I do not think you will be disappointed with the purchase.

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    Thanks everyone. Terry, I ordered one yesterday--a demo. They are very hard to find in stock. I'll confirm on Tuesday and PM you if there are any problems getting it.

    John

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    African Daisy

    GF1 with LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm f/3.8 - 5.6 -- ISO 100 -- f/10 -- 1/100 -- 50mm

    I took a few shots on this cool and rainy day with the Panasonic Leica D lens and just wanted to put in another plug for the 'Leica D' series lens. They produce some great photo . . . . .

    I do not think you will be disappointed with the purchase.

    Life is Grand!

    Dan
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    Re: Panasonic Leica 14-150mm on GF1

    Thanks, everyone. I did purchase this lens. It is an impressive lens indeed, but I decided to return it. It's just too large and heavy for me personally.

    John

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