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    G1 Portraits.

    Have been looking at many threads here and I am really enjoying the images produced. Looking at a G1 in the future and would like to see some portraits of current owners. Any lens of course but especially Manual focus lenses as I own a few Zeiss M42 lenses and OM zuiko lenses that I would like to use on the G1. On my Canon DSLR I can manually focus well with the viewfinder (as long as the lenses are wide-open) but would also like to know if you are taking portraits with a manual focus lens do you feel the EVF is more than ok or do you prefer using the LCD? I only got to handle a G1 (and E-P1) indoors so could not get a good feel for shooting outdoors obviously. Any portrait photos and comments most welcome.

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    I have been enjoying my G1 very much, especially for people shots. I almost always use the EVF, unless the camera is on a tripod or I'm trying to be stealthy.
    Here are a few samples; more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronssmi...7621434375938/

    50/1.4 Summilux


    50/2.0 Summicron


    35/2.0 Summicron


    28/2.0 Summicron ASPH
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    Re: G1 Portraits.

    The EVF is a better quality display for manual focusing, but the LCD being articulating makes for easy waist level shooting.

    Here are a couple of favourites with the G1 + Hexanon 57mm f1.2





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    Thanks Ron and Brian for your input. Great examples. It may be awhile but I am sure I will get a G1 sometime this year. I love using the LX3 (been using it a lot more recently than my DSLR) but the possibility of using my manual lenses on the lightweight G1 with its big 3" swivel screen is very tempting.

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    Re: G1 Portraits.

    Here are some of mine with the G1.

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    Nikon 105/2.5 ( My daughter )


    Leica Elmarit 90/2.8 ( Very classical! )


    Industar-61 50/2.8 ( Stone portraits )

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    Some candids...

    First two are 50 lux. Last photo is Panny 7-14. All taken by manual focusing the lens using the rear LCD.

    EDIT: Sorry - these were with the E-P1, not the G1.
    Last edited by Mike Hatam; 14th July 2009 at 08:26.
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    All using a G1 and manually focused using the swivel TFT.

    Canon 50/0.95.



    Olympus Pen F 42/1.2



    Angenieux 25/0.95.



    Senko 25/0.95.



    Computar-TV 25/1.3.



    A custom made 12.5/1.4.



    A 50/2 Schneider Xenon:


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    Re: G1 Portraits.

    Some more great examples, just what I was looking for. Thanks for the contributions. Itīs also good to see some E-P1 portraits too. Does the inbody IS work with all lenses (eg-manual focus)? I really liked the fact that the G1 had the swivel screen as well as the EVF which I am used to shooting in this way (optical view finder on DSLR). The E-P1 looked very nice but I hope to use a G1 and LX3 combination as I shoot a lot of flowers/Cactus as well so the G1 swivel screen would be a great bonus.

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    My wife yesterday. Not the best, but I liked the light.
    G1 and OM 50/1.4
    focus and compose via LCD


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    The light is very good. What adapter did you get to use with your OM lenses?

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    I purchased mine from jinfinance on ebay.

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    G1 with Nokton 40/1,4



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    Hexanon 50mm:


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    While all the portraits look very good to excellent, the portrait by GDI is my favorite.

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    Matthew aged one. 14-45mm kit lens







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    Nice to see a range of portraits using different lenses on the G1.
    I saw the adapters from Jinfinance and noticed that if I bought an EOS to Micro 4/3 adapter I could use that with my EF lenses (although wide open which is not a problem) and also connect my M42 and OM lenses to the EOS-Micro 4/3 with the corresponding adapters that I already have. Anyone had any experiences with this?

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    Yes, I have the adaptor--bought it primarily to use with my 45 f/2.8 TS lens and an old Lensbaby--but mostly with the TS. I've also shot the 50 f/1.8 and 28 f/1.8 with it. Here are some links to first photos after I got the adaptor--9 shots starting here http://www.pbase.com/picnic/image/113978605
    and 3 with the 50 f/1.45 starting here http://www.pbase.com/picnic/image/114761394

    Someone on the FM forum requested photos of the G1 with the adaptor and with EF lenses on the G1 so I have shot the G1 with the adaptor


    and 9 more with side, top and 3/4 shots of the G1 with 50 f/1.4 and 45 f/2.8 TS starting here http://www.pbase.com/picnic/image/114965879




    Its doubtful I will use any of the EFs except the TS and LB because I also have some nice smaller FDs in same FL range--and they are much smaller/lighter.

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    Thanks Diane for the photos of the EOS adapter on the G1. I would get the G1 to use my smaller 50mm and 24mm OM zuiko lenses on primarily as well as some M42 lenses but having the option to use my EOS lenses as well would be a bonus from time to time. Do you use another FD to G1 adapter or do you have a FD-EOS then EOS-Micro 4/3 set-up? I just thought that if I went with the Jinfinance EOS-micro 4/3 adapter I could then use the OM-EOS and M42-EOS adapters I currently own with it to have 3 possible combinations.

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    I think the Gi is great for portaits. Use the EVF. Lens, since no EXIF data for adapted lenses is available and I have a poor memory, these could have been shot with:

    OM 50 1.8
    OM 80 2.0
    Tamron 90 2.5 macro

    Usually shoot 400-800, wide open to 2.8. Natural light.

    My 90 year old mom. Failing health and memory. She is pretty static hence no problems focusing. A younger, more mobile victim, might be more of a challenge.

    Larry

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    G1 + Canon RF 50mm F1.4, made 1950

    No Flash, Focus on right eye, Converted with Silky

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    Wonderful portraits of your mother Larry.

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    Thanks, EWR72.

    The first one is a little hard for me to look at sometimes as it shows her dispair as she leaves us in a slow, painful manner.

    The other two were taken earlier when she had more of her faculties with her.

    I mainly photograph flowers around our yard. She was an avid gardener. My photos of her flowers are about the only thing that she responds to. She often asks to see them.

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    Angenieux 25 / 0.95:


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    Alternative Portrait - Street Cat

    Navitron 75mm f1.3 @ f2.8 C mount + G1


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    Thereīs been some wonderful portraits and thatīs a great one of the cat Pentacon6. I might have to get you guys to sign a petition so I can give it to my wife requesting a G1 in the near future

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    Re: G1 Portraits.

    Sorry to upset anyone, but the kit lens works so well I don't know why you guys bother with anything else?








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    frank,

    was that a tattoo in the top picture??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Petronio View Post
    Sorry to upset anyone, but the kit lens works so well I don't know why you guys bother with anything else?
    Everyone thinks that kit lens is great. But for a larger aperture, we should try to explore more. .

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    OM 28/2.8


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    Great portrait Cwilt. I am waiting for my OM 24mm 2.8 to arrive. I iwll be using it on my Canon DSLR until I get a G1. It will go nicely with my OM 50mm 1.8 which produces some fantastic results.

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    Some I took today with the 14-45mm kit lens.



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    Well done. I will definately buy the G1 with the Kit lens as I have seen some great images posted with it (as well as the great photographers )

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    Re: G1 Portraits.

    Does this qualify as a portrait ??


    G1 with 7-14 @ 7mm iso100

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    makes me think of a bobble head

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    There is sure a collection of beautiful portraits here.

    This one is shot with G1 and Olympus Pen-F 65 f/1.5

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    Play me the blues, Sam


    G1 with 7-14mm @ 7mm iso100 1/400

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    Lovely catch, Rafael! Good use of the ultrawide!

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    Olympus Pen F 40/1.4 on G1

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    My wife Svetlana, enjoying the Botanical Garden today


    G1 with 45-200mm @ 84mm iso100

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    A friend of mine. G1 & Summicron R 50

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    A fellow street photog in the Hague.



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    Nice composition
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    Long portrait with Leica Apo 135mm f3.4

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