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    A few lenses on a G1

    Nikon RF 8.5cm f/2



    Nikon RF 3.5cm f/2.5



    Contax RF Carl Zeiss Opton Sonnar 5cm f/1.5



    Canon FL 55mm f/1.2



    Lastly a shot taken with the Canon wide open at closest focus.


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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    Hi Robert, That FL 55 1.2 looks a lot bigger than the FD 50 1.2. It also seems to make bokeh donut holes similar to the FD 50 1.2. How do you like that Sonnar on the G1?
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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    That's because it *is* bigger. Oddly, it looks bigger in the photo than it does in real life, if that makes sense.

    It also has the preset feature, which could be handy...focus wide open and flip the switch to stop down and shoot.

    As for the Sonnar, I'm really looking forward to trying it out. The adapters aren't mine, so I won't be able to test any of these lenses for a while longer. And besides that, the Novoflex is going back to Germany...

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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    Speaking of lenses on a G1, I have a Contax G2 coming to play with for a while. Does anyone know if there is an adapter I can get to use the G2 lens on the G1?

    Bill

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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    The Contax G lenses have no mechanical focus method, so, the short answer is "No."

    The longer answer is here: http://www.japanexposures.com/lens/

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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    Before the Novoflex adapter gets sent back, I did a quick test with a late 50s Summarit-M 50/1.5.

    Here is a shot at f/2. Interesting stuff in the corners. This could be a fun lens...it's new to me, and actually looks new, too. I forgot to take a pic of it on the G1. Click for full size.


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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    I don't think I've ever seen any other camera sport SO many different lenses. It is just incredible. (As are the images I've seen taken with them!)

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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    Before the Novoflex adapter gets sent back, I did a quick test with a late 50s Summarit-M 50/1.5.

    Here is a shot at f/2. Interesting stuff in the corners. This could be a fun lens...it's new to me, and actually looks new, too. I forgot to take a pic of it on the G1.
    I have one of those on short-term loan from a friend. I was hoping to try it out this weekend but it's supposed to rain all weekend. I'd love to see more of your shots with that lens on the G1. On the M8, it's my favorite.

    Bill

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    Re: A few lenses on a G1

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    The Contax G lenses have no mechanical focus method, so, the short answer is "No."

    The longer answer is here: http://www.japanexposures.com/lens/
    Thanks. I think I'll just go with the "No" answer. Appreciate the quick response. Looks like I'll be shooting some film soon.

    Bill

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