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    G1 & Nikkors

    Some quick and dirty shots of the G1, 4/3 adapter, Fotodiox Nikon adapter, and the following lenses:

    24/2.8 AF
    50/1.4 AI
    55/3.5
    85/1.8 AF
    105/2.5
    80-200 AFS

    For reference the kit lens is almost the same size as the 50 or 24 with adapters.







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    Cool, be sure to post some shots and impressions once you've had a chance to try them out. I'm especially interested in your experiences using older glass like the 105...

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    Well, this pushed me over the edge to get the and the 4/3 and Nikon adaptors. I can't wait to see what the 85 1.4 does on the G1!

    Cheers,

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    Yes, I will post some shots, I'm really keen to see how all these do, well, except the zoom, I included that photo just for grins.

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    This is probably a dumb question, but I'm assuming that the effective focal length of the Nikon lenses is double, so the 85mm would be equivalent to 170mm? I'm also interested to see what my 60mm Micro and the 300mm f4 will do. And perhaps the 300 f4 with the 1.4X TC???

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    You just capture a smaller crop (~1/2 of what you would get on full frame 35mm). The focal lengths remain the same. 300mm is still 300mm and with a 1.4X TC, it is still a 420mm.

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    Vivek,

    Yes, I understand that, but aren't you "effectively" getting double the FL in the same manner that the kit lens at 14-45 yields 28-90?

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    Simon,

    The angle of coverage seen by the sensor is reduced. Yes.

    But the focal lengths remain the same.

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    OK, that's understood and why I originally specified "effective focal length". It's no different than using these lenses on my D300s, other than it's a 2X Vs 1.5X crop.

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    The only thing worth bearing in mind, is that the longer lenses need to be fast to counteract non-stabilisation.

    I use a Hexanon 135mm f2.5 which is fabulous, but I'm seriously hoping that Olympus provide in-body stabilisation for their m4/3rd offering. Of course, if they leave ELVIS out, I'd rather stick with the G-series. ELVIS rocks!

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    Very murky day here, just a quick shot using the Nikkor 105/2.5, ISO 100, 1/1000s wide open. Click for full size image. RAW converted to DNG then saved as jpg using CS3 but no sharpening or anything else. This is a '72/73 vintage Nikkor-P 105, I believe the later Gauss design.

    Last edited by monza; 18th December 2008 at 14:38.

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    It looks like the focus is a little in front of the duck. I am assuming this was wide open? How do you fine the manual focusing experience?

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    Yep, wide open. Manual focusing is a dream. Although when you magnify/zoom the focus using a tele, the view can get kinda shaky. But when you slightly press the shutter button, it goes back to normal view so you can take the photo. The viewfinder is so good I almost forgot it isn't optical.
    Last edited by monza; 18th December 2008 at 14:53.

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    Here is another at f/5.6, 1/320s. Click for 100% view. (Might have to click twice depending on your browser.)

    Last edited by monza; 18th December 2008 at 14:58.

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    Although when you magnify/zoom the focus using a tele, the view can get kinda shaky.
    This is a blessing in disguise prompting you to use a camera support and/or use a fast shutter speed.

    Can you imagine getting that warning from any Nikon cam?

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    Am I correct to assume that I can use the Fotodiox Nikon to Oly 4/3 adapter on G1? Are all the 4/3 cameras using the same mount? (I'm a real noob with 4/3 stuff so please be patient) Thanks.

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    Henry,

    Well, you can use it on the 4/3 adaptor that fits onto the (micro 4/3) G1. It's an addition to the standard 4/3 adaptor for the G1.

    Cheers,

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    Thanks Simon but I'm still a little confused - I need 2 adapters? Nikon to 4/3 and 4/3 to M4/3? Is there a Nikon or EOS to M4/3 in the market?

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    Novoflex has announced a direct Nikon --> 4/3, due in February.

    Until then -- you need two adapters. If you look at the pictures in the first post, you can see the Panasonic 4/3 --> 4/3 adapter on the camera, and a Fotodiox Nikon --> 4/3 adapter in between the Panasonic adapter and the lens.

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    Re: G1 & Nikkors

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    This is a blessing in disguise prompting you to use a camera support and/or use a fast shutter speed.
    Exactly! It was an instant reminder...although I just figured out the magnification is variable. I guess I should crack open the manual.

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