Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/19

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Subject: [Leica] Longer Telephoto R lenses on the Panasonic G1
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Mon Jan 19 15:33:53 2009
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Hi Rob,
You end up holding the combination by the lenses - at the focusing  
ring - which are both heavier than the body.
This is especially true for the 180.

> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 08:36:53 -0500
> From: rob mcclure <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Longer Telephoto R lenses on the Panasonic G1
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Howard,
> Thanks for sharing this.  The Canon FD users are all excited about the
> G! as someone is building adapters so these lenses can finally go
> digital.  I am curious how holdable is that configuration?  Would
> appear very hard to hold with all that weight and length attached it a
> small body with a limited grip.  I know trying to use larger glass on
> my Canon 20D is awkward without the battery pack/grip extension
> attached.
> Rob