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    My DMC-G1 with auto focus lenses

    In my memory , only few lenses (both M4/3 & 4/3 lens) can focus automatically on G1. Right?

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    olympus 9-18 + DMC-G1











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    olympus 9-18 + DMC-G1









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    DMC-G1 + kit lens









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    DMC-G1 + kit lens
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    Thank-you for posting your pictures. The 9-18 is a lens I'll have to look into.

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    Thanks butterdata. Love them all.

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    As always, beautiful photos regardless of what lens used.

    Question: I have read that not only do few lenses autofocus on the G1, but most other than the kit lens also autofocus rather slowly. Do you feel that this is true, or not?

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    Ranger, that's correct - the lumix kit lenses are optimised for m4/3rds CDAF... about on a par with entry level PDAF for speed, but the ability to CDAF anywhere in the image frame makes them seem even faster.

    CDAF is the future imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Ranger, that's correct - the lumix kit lenses are optimised for m4/3rds CDAF... about on a par with entry level PDAF for speed, but the ability to CDAF anywhere in the image frame makes them seem even faster.

    CDAF is the future imho.

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    Interestingly enough (to me LOL), this morning I decided that I really wanted the WAzoom for the G1--be it the Panasonic 7-14 f/4 or the 9-18 (I can't bring myself to pay $1500 USD for a lens that won't be used that much, i.e., the Oly 7-14 f/4---and the 9-18 looks like a very good WA). I'm waiting now to see just what the Panny WA is like, price, but I'd like to have one of them (and of course with the Oly I will have to add the adaptor--elusive as it is LOL) by Summer here in the US--that's June. Speed of AF in a WA is not one of my important criteria either.

    The 9-18 shots here are very nice.

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    Beautiful and very sharp shots, butterdata., but I prefer your pictures shot with manual lenses because of the selective focus + bokeh.
    Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 9 View Post
    Question: I have read that not only do few lenses autofocus on the G1, but most other than the kit lens also autofocus rather slowly. Do you feel that this is true, or not?

    Most 4/3 lenses , even use of panasonic 4/3 to M4/3 adaptor, cannot AF.
    My 35/3.5 , 50-200, and even L1 kit lens cannot AF on G1
    9-18 is ok.
    As I know, only L10 kit lens,25/1.4, 25/2.8, 9-18, new 14-54 can AF.
    You can see the Panasonic website.

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    G1 kit lens, most of them were shot by my wife!















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    Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH



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    Re: My DMC-G1 with auto focus lenses

    This is with the Oly 9-18

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    Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH












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    lumix 7-14



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    lumix 7-14





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    Re: My DMC-G1 with auto focus lenses

    the olympus ep2 seems to work with more autofocus lenses than the g1.
    having said that, such wide angle zooms have so much depth of field, the focus is the least important bit. a 10mm f4 is like 20mm f8 on full frame, its like everything from 1 ft to infinity is in focus.

    maybe if budget is a concern, then use the latest nikon g to m43 adapter that allows you to use dx zooms on m43 with aperture control. then you have access to many cheaper dx zooms in the market like the tamron 10mm to 24mm etc.

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