PHOTOOG Photography writings by Olivier Giroux

5Jan/090

Images of the G1 and Leica M lenses

Very exciting stuff showed up on LeicaRumors over the last couple of days. I couldn’t care less about the M8 “panda” but the enthusiasm surrounding the little Panasonic wonder G1 is really contagious. The Leica-M adapters are shipping to users now and you can see the unavoidable camera porn here and here.

With a 2x telecentric conversion it’s going to be very difficult to achieve a wide angle of view with the G1, but an embarrassing panoply of choices open up for portraiture in the 70-200mm range. Consider the already-amazing 90mm APO Summicron-M ASPH which converts to a 180mm f/2 APO lens (!).

I can’t help but re-iterate my wishes for the G1’s successor: HD movies and sensor-based image stabilization.

Here I include two examples of particular importance to me because these are two lenses I desire greatly (in my opinion, the two most desirable lenses period):

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G1 and 28mm Summicron-M ASPH.  Photo Credits: Flickr user Nokton from Holland.

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G1 and 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH.  Photo Credits: Flickr user Nokton from Holland.

Finally, to give you an idea of the scale of the outfit:

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G1 and the first Tri-Elmar-M.  Photo Credits: Howard Cummer over at the Leica User`s Gallery.


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