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Old August 5th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Fast Primes on GH1? How?

What are my options for fast primes on GH1? I was thinking about getting a Canon FD adapter - but at $175, it's more expensive than the lens I want, the Canon FD 50mm 1.4f, which I could get used for $100 or so.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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You can pretty much adapt *any* lens to a GH1. Canon, Nikon, Contax/Yashica, Leica, PL, c-mount, M42, whatever.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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First off, don't forget about the magnification of a SLR lens on a Four Thirds camera

Secondly, I agree its abit annoying having the adapter cost more but at least you can use it with any other lenses you purchase in the future.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #4
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There are FD adapters cheaper than $175 on eBay. I got mine from jifinance for much less than that. And a Nikon and Olympus OM adapter. This allows me to use a bunch of prime lenses that my friends and I own. Plus, I got a c-mount adapter that lets me use 16mm lenses. It's very empowering, getting to use all these old lenses. They each have their own visual quirks, and I love them all.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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There is an f 1.7 lens that Panasonic is releasing although it most likely wont come out until next month at the earliest. I don’t think it’ll be that cheep since I’m assuming that it’ll have the same type of constant auto focusing as the bundled 14-140 lens.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #6
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I just picked up a 50mm f1.8 Canon FD lens and adapter - the Adapter for $75, and the lens for $40. I'm also bidding on a f1.4 Canon 50m.

That should do me well until they come out with an affordable 25mm fast prime for m4/3.
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i have a very nice 4/3 f1.4 30mm (60mm equivalent) from Sigma with a micro 4/3" adaptor. Works a treat.

am getting the olympus 14mm f2.8 pancake lens next
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Hmm. You know what might be good for this camera - if we could get an anamorphic lens that recorded 2.35:1 aspect ratio onto a 16:9 sensor, so that we can produce a 2.35:1 1920x1080p image stretched to 2538x1080...

Pipe dreaming, I know, but it's better than cropping to 1920x820
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #9
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i have a very nice 4/3 f1.4 30mm (60mm equivalent) from Sigma with a micro 4/3" adaptor. Works a treat.

am getting the olympus 14mm f2.8 pancake lens next
Hello Phil. Does autofocus work well with that Sigma lens? Is it very noisy while focusing? Thanks!
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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #10
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Hmm. You know what might be good for this camera - if we could get an anamorphic lens that recorded 2.35:1 aspect ratio onto a 16:9 sensor, so that we can produce a 2.35:1 1920x1080p image stretched to 2538x1080...

Pipe dreaming, I know, but it's better than cropping to 1920x820
You could put the Panasonic DVX anamorphic adapter on the front of any 72mm lens threads... I doubt you'd love the results, but hey, it's one way to do what you're talking about.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #11
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There are FD adapters cheaper than $175 on eBay. I got mine from jifinance for much less than that.
I got my fd adapter from jinfinance as well. Works great.

*EDIT: Not sure if I'm allowed to post ebay links here, so I took it out.

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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #12
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How's the adapter in use??
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Old August 24th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #13
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How do you control the exposure? Does the adaptor communicate the aperture setting to the GH-1? I'm glad to hear that the adaptor from RJ accessory works well, I plan to order one for F-mount lenses.

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I got my fd adapter from jinfinance as well. Works great.
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