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M4/3 to Leica

Cindy Flood

Super Moderator
Like you Cindy, I'm shaking with excitement (and unfortunately this little camera doesn't have image stabilisation). Still, watch your summarex carefully; one day, you'll look in your camera cupboard, and there will be a little note "jono has stolen your summarex"
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:talk028: Fat chance!
 
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nei1

Guest
Now this wet colloidon thing sounds pretty nifty............does it come with a hair shirt?
 

Terry

New member
Just remember i do take leftovers. :ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL:
I'll have to do a before and after inventory when I let you play with my G1. :p
I ordered the 4/3 adapter but I did paypal which means it is headed to NY and I don't think I can have it in AZ for the weekend.
 

Brian Mosley

New member
Like you Cindy, I'm shaking with excitement
Jono, I guess you could say that ELVIS has got us all shook up! :ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL:

Now that you've ordered your G1, I'm sure Olympus will announce their image stabilised m4/3rds body round about now :rolleyes:

Brian
 

jonoslack

Active member
Jono, I guess you could say that ELVIS has got us all shook up! :ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL::ROTFL:
Deary me . . . and at this time of the morning too!:rolleyes:


Now that you've ordered your G1, I'm sure Olympus will announce their image stabilised m4/3rds body round about now :rolleyes:

Brian
I'm losing my touch Brian. I bought the A900 back at the end of September, and Nikon still haven't announced their high res body.

You may be right, but I was actually hoping that the Olympus body with a small prime would be my prize for not having bought the LX3. So, when I crack and get that or a d-lux 4, THAT'S when you should expect the Olympus announcement!
 

Guy Mancuso

Administrator, Instructor
I'll have to do a before and after inventory when I let you play with my G1. :p
I ordered the 4/3 adapter but I did paypal which means it is headed to NY and I don't think I can have it in AZ for the weekend.
Yes better mark all your gear. LOL

Tell Gandy to send the adapter here
 
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Vivek

Guest
The camera body side of the adapter still does not lock tightly. Here is a shot using the Canon 50/0.95. ISO100, 1/640s, the lens was stopped down ;) to f/1.4.



There CA (background, blown windows). But that has to do with the harsh background light and my not yet refined adapter.
 
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Vivek

Guest
OK, these are more in line with the lens I know. All shot wide open (50/0.95)







I am only sticking to this lens now (well, it is more fun than anything else) to get used to using it.

BTW, none of the subjects were aware that I was photographing them.
 

scho

Well-known member
OK, these are more in line with the lens I know. All shot wide open (50/0.95)
I am only sticking to this lens now (well, it is more fun than anything else) to get used to using it.

BTW, none of the subjects were aware that I was photographing them.
Nice work Vivek. How did you manage to keep the walkers in focus at f/0.95? Did you use the EVF or LCD?

Carl
 
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Vivek

Guest
Hi Cindy, There were specific purposes for which I bought this cam. This (to use the 50/0.95) is one of them. You will get your adapter soon. :) Thanks.

Carl, Thanks. I used the LCD (TFT isn't it?) screen for all the three (or 4 shots).
The first one was probably more difficult as that woman was sitting opposite to me in a Bus (~1.2meters). Using the liveview for focusing is like using a TLR (waist level, no "hipshots" anymore! :)) only, here the image shows up properly! :clap: If I continue to use this combo for a few more days, it will get better.
Basically you develop a feel for it.
 

jonoslack

Active member
Vivek,
You are killing us!!!! You are making our wait hard.:ROTFL:
Excellent.
Count yourself lucky . . . I haven't even got the camera yet! (hopefully tomorrow). Have you ordered an M adaptor . . . and if so, where from?

Vivek - great stuff - I'm looking forwards to trying it with a 75 'cron.
 

jonoslack

Active member
Let me these for a good measure..;)


Canon 50/0.95 @ 0.95, closest focus (1m)



Same as above plus a Canon 500D on the lens (something that can not be done easily with a rangefinder camera).

Jono, The 75 Summicron should be good. Something similar to this:
(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/7/8/4/_1000291s.jpg). :)
Hi Vivek
What's blaue kristalle? and should you be taking pictures of it . . . and is it a worthy stand for the wonderful CV15 heliar?

I also have big hopes for it with the lovely zeiss sonnar f1.5.

I just emailed Stephen Gandy about the adaptor, and he sent an answer back in about 3 minutes . . . Late Dec, early January. I hope he does well with them.
 
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Vivek

Guest
Hi Jono, Look again. Perhaps the blue crystals (Kid's stuff. Early introduction to Chemistry. :D) dazzled you. No, it is a proper M lens. no CV heliar.

At least this time I included something else other than a lens in the frame!:ROTFL:

Yeah, only one source and Gandy is the supplier.
 

jonoslack

Active member
Hi Jono, Look again. Perhaps the blue crystals (Kid's stuff. Early introduction to Chemistry. :D) dazzled you. No, it is a proper M lens. no CV heliar.
Red Dot . . . slack's a pratt (not thinking again).
Which lens is it? Seems to be F2 . . . . Now you're going to tell me it's a lens I already have!

At least this time I included something else other than a lens in the frame!:ROTFL:

Yeah, only one source and Gandy is the supplier.
We all wait with baited breathe then!

And Bertie - thanks for chipping in, what's it for? putting on your vines?
 
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