Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/09

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Subject: [Leica] Micro 4/3rds and using M lenses
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue Dec 9 14:34:11 2008

I see there's a picture of a red G1 with a black 35mm ASPH Summicron on it.
You cant get those puppies in red I checked.
It looks a lot better on the tiny red camera than the huge ugly Canon FD
50mm SSC!

But I look at that and imaging what an ASPH 24 or 21 would look like on the
Because with a 2 times crop circle factor that's certainly what I'd be
As with my 35mm ASPH Summicron that's a 70mm portrait lens.
Seems a little odd.

With the huge heavy 24 you get a 48.
That's a whole lot a high end glass to be shooting through the very center
of; and nothing else.

A 21mm becomes a 42mm.
I thought you'd like to know that. I'm a wiz with the 2 x table.

And that's my widest lens.
Mark William Rabiner

> From: H&ECummer <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 08:07:50 +0800
> To: <>
> Subject: [Leica] Micro 4/3rds and using M lenses
> Len, Larry
> There has been some chatter and examples over at rangefinder forum.
> The adaptor for M lens to Micro 4/3rd is going to be available in
> Japan on Dec 22 for Y 19,000 (US$204). Stephen Gandy will have it for
> US$175 shortly after that.  I have asked my son in Tokyo to pick one
> up for me and then I am going to play with the G1 at the Panasonic
> showroom in Hong Kong  and try to make up my mind whether or not I
> should buy one. The idea of accurate framing and magnified focusing is
> appealing but the Electronic Viewfinder puts me off.
> Please see this discussion with examples:
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> t_id%3D50572%23forumpost50572
> and also see for pictures taken with a home made adaptor:
> At about US$890 in HK including the kit lens if the G1 works at all
> well with M lenses it might be a useful, inexpensive backup for an M8.
> The EVF is the big question mark. Maybe this time I won't be the early
> adopter that I usually am.
> Cheers
> Howard
> On 7 Dec 2008, at 7:21 AM, wrote:
>> Message: 30
>> Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 18:13:00 -0500
>> From: Leonard Taupier <>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Micro 4/3
>> To: Leica Users Group <>
>> Message-ID: <>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed
>> Larry,
>> 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.
>> Len
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