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    WTB - macro lens plus adapter for my g1

    i'm thinking of trying my hand at some macro work, something i have not done before.
    my preference is to use the 45 macro from panasonic but i don't want to pay $800. plus right now.

    so, i'm thinking a nice macro from olympus or minolta or ? and the appropriate adapter would do for a nice simple start.

    if you have something that would fit this please let me know.

    joe

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    Re: WTB - macro lens plus adapter for my g1

    Quote Originally Posted by back alley View Post
    i'm thinking of trying my hand at some macro work, something i have not done before.
    my preference is to use the 45 macro from panasonic but i don't want to pay $800. plus right now.

    so, i'm thinking a nice macro from olympus or minolta or ? and the appropriate adapter would do for a nice simple start.

    if you have something that would fit this please let me know.

    joe
    The Olympus ZD 35mm f/3.5 Macro and the Panasonic DMW-MA1 mount adapter would do you nicely. 1:1 magnification, integrates nicely with the G1 in all modes (but does not AF), and it's amazingly sharp even wide open. The only negatives I've found are it has a bit simple barrel distortion (easily corrected in PS) and a small bit of chromatic aberration (again, easily corrected in Camera Raw or Lightroom).

    The lens is available new for around $185 and outperforms most of anything else I've found in this class. It is a wonderful short-portrait tele choice as well as being an excellent landscape lens.

    Presuming the focal length fits what you're intending to shoot (longer lenses are better for insects, small 3D objects, etc), it does wonderful macro work.

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    Re: WTB - macro lens plus adapter for my g1

    sounds great, especially the price.
    ebay has them but for more than 185.
    need to go on a search.

    anyone here have this set up, for sale?

    thanks godfrey!

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    Re: WTB - macro lens plus adapter for my g1

    B&H has them for $198. I paid $185 for mine in 2007 so that's probably the going rate now. Great lens. :-)

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    Re: WTB - macro lens plus adapter for my g1

    they had a refurb for 159. so i bought it, along with a panasonic adapter.
    even with conversion and shipping it was about 160 bucks less than local.

    thanks for help.

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    Re: WTB - macro lens plus adapter for my g1

    Have a DMW-MA1 genuine Lumix adapter for Olympus 4/3 lenses, mint condition, $95 shipped from Oklhoma.

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    Re: WTB - macro lens plus adapter for my g1

    bob, i got one from b&h, along with the refurb'd lens. but thanks.

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