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From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 17:12:37 -0500
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Hi Victor,

You are experiencing what I am enjoying, though with a different setup.  I 
have an Oly E-510, also a 4/3 system, but not compatible with M lenses.  I 
bought an adapter and a Leitz Elmarit-R 2.8/28 to use as a walk-around lens, 
and it is great.  I hope you enjoy revisiting all of your favorite lenses.

Nice first shot.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Victor Rubin" <vroger at>
To: "lug" <lug at>
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 4:53 PM

> Hi All:
> I am so excited I can hardly type this message. I can finally use my Leica
> lenses again- and now digitally. I can do it without the expense of the M8
> which as I have said many times is and will remain out of my reach. What I
> am speaking about is, of course, the Panasonic G1 and the adapter provided
> by Stephen Gandy at Camera Quest. As soon as I saw the adapter was
> available- I realized that I had to get the G1. I traded some analogue
> cameras for it...I won't tell you how little I got for these classics (no
> Leicas involved), but that's the price you pay these days. Anyway, the day
> after I got the G1, PMA showed the GH1...typical.  I sent for the adapter
> and Stephen Gandy was good enough to overnight it to me on Saturday, so I
> received it today. He is very obliging and the adapter is as advertised, 
> in
> other words, utterly spectacular. I yanked out almost all my Leica lenses. 
> A
> Voigt. Ultron 28 mm 1.9, (56mm equiv. the "normal" lens), a 35 mm Ultron
> 1.7(70mm equiv) my Summicron 50, etc.etc. They all worked and even my 0.95
> Canon (converted for M use) now works with the Panasonic as an 0.95 100mm
> lens. This is wild stuff. All this on a $600.00 body. I slapped on the 28 
> mm
> and ran to a local shop where I imaged the young lady behind the counter. 
> I
> have to remember there is no image stabilizer, so I will have to be 
> steadier
> in the future- but I enclose the shot the first of many, many I hope with
> this outfit. I cannot recommend it highly enough Bests: vroger
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