Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/06

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Micro 4/3
From: len-001 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Sat Dec 6 15:13:06 2008
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The Panasonic DMC-G1 micro 4/3rds is available for $800. Both  
Cameraquest and Novoflex should have adapters to use M lenses by  
Christmas.  Since the micro 4/3 bodies have very short flange to  
sensor distances focusing to infinity should be no problem.


On Dec 6, 2008, at 5:51 PM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:

> When the micro 4/3 system was proposed by Olympus and Panasonic,  
> one of the features was a 20 mm flange to sensor distance. The  
> introductory material suggested that adapters could be used to  
> mount Leica lenses, although without automatic focus and reduced  
> auto exposure options. I have been using Olympus analog SLR lenses  
> this way on my Olympus E-volt 500 for about a year with good  
> results. Does anyone have any information about the progress of the  
> micro 4/3 cameras? I have plenty of Leica lenses but can't afford a  
> new M8.
> Larry Z
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Replies: Reply from rmcclure2 at (rob mcclure) ([Leica] Re: Micro 4/3)
In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Re: Micro 4/3)