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    35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    I've got one of these lenses, and no camera to use it on. Can't really justify using 135 film anymore, and am not likely either to spring for an M8.

    Naturally on the G1 I'd be losing the focal length, but might the 35 Lux not make a really nice portrait lens? Anyone got samples?

    Thanks!

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    This is one of the lenses I am most looking forward to trying on the G1. Should make a great 70/1.4, that's for sure. As soon as I get the camera (soon), and an adapter, I'll post some images.....Peter

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Please do post them, Peter. I'm also interested in seeing what the combination can create.

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post
    Please do post them, Peter. I'm also interested in seeing what the combination can create.

    Kurt
    Sure thing Kurt. I just this second pulled the e-bay trigger on a G1. I'm on Stephan's wait list for an adapter, or I'll get one from Dirk in Japan. And....I'm also looking forward to that 90/2 AA on the G1, a 180/2 should have similar quality to the Nikon 200/2, (sans VR of course), as the one posted image from this lens indicates. best...Peter

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Peter,

    As I'm late on looking into the G1 (and it does look like a fun piece of gear) I'm guessing that R lenses can also be used via adapter? If so, I might have to reacquire one of my favorite long lost friends, an 80/1.4.

    That 90/2 is quite the number, isn't it?

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Kurt- I'm also late to this party, only became aware of this camera a few days ago, and following this forum mostly was enough to convince me that it will be a satisfying new way of using some great lenses. Yes, there will be an R adapter soon, according to this resource posted by Guy.....Peter
    http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dx428wg_10fdvsmtd7

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    I think you can already use R lenses but it is two adapters m4/3 to 4/3rds and 4/3 to R. Both adapters exist and are made by Panasonic and Leica.

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Or, convert your Leica R to Nikon mount and use a Nikon adapter.




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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I think you can already use R lenses but it is two adapters m4/3 to 4/3rds and 4/3 to R. Both adapters exist and are made by Panasonic and Leica.
    Yep, there are lots of Leica R to 4/3 adapters (including the $250 Leica one.)

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    yehh, I bought a Leica R to 4/3 (Fotodiox) for less than $25...an you wonder Y Leica's sinking Like a rocK...

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    I'm looking at a fotodiox adapter for F mount to the G1. I see one, also $27, f-4/3rds. Is the 4/3rd mount the same as the micro 4/3? And it seems to good to be true, is the quality OK and safe to use on my nice nikkors, I'm thinking the 28/2 AI-S in particular. Thanks....Peter

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    I use a Fotodiox, I think barjohn as well, they are good quality.

    You'll need this one: http://www.fotodiox.com/shop/product...oducts_id=4137

    plus a Panasonic DMW-MA1 (4/3 to micro 4/3.)

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Yehh, innerimager...you have to mate the f-4/3 to the Lumix DMW-MA1...the quality of my R-4/3 fotodiox is excellent...

    Hudson...

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Thanks- I thought I might need a 4/3 to micro 4/3 in the mix.

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    The combination Nikon to Leica M + Leica M to G1 will also work
    Peter Werner
    Leica M8, R9+DMR & Digilux 2; Nikon D700; Panasonic FX01, FX150 & G1; Samsung TL350 (WB 2000)

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Quote Originally Posted by innerimager View Post
    Thanks- I thought I might need a 4/3 to micro 4/3 in the mix.
    Just to clarify, yes, you do need it ( Lumix DMW-MA1) as well as the Fotodiox adapter.

    Cheers,

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    I have one complaint about the Fotodiox adaptor. Though it appears to be well made and everything is snug as you mount and turn the lens, after the lens reaches the stop it wobbles in the adaptor. It doesn't seem to effect the picture but that bothers me.
    V/r John

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Hmm, you might want to exchange it. Mine is very tight, no wobble at all. In fact the rotational 'play' between the G1 and Panasonic 4/3 adapter is greater (although not much at all) than the 'play' between the Fotodiox and the lens.

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Thanks, that is good to know. I thought that was the way it was designed.
    V/r John

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    I'll chime in quickly on this too, John, mine is very snug, no play at all.

    Cheers,

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    John,

    I have very similar experience. My Fotodiox adaptor is very loosely fit, while it is well made.

    Cheers,

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    Re: 35mm Summilux ASPH on G1?

    Problem identified and fixed. The three small screws are loose. You need a #00x50 phillips screw driver (Jeweler's screw drivers) to tighten the screws and then it fits nice and snug like it should. Phew!
    V/r John

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