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):
G1 and 28mm Summicron-M ASPH. Photo Credits: Flickr user Nokton from Holland.
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:
G1 and the first Tri-Elmar-M. Photo Credits: Howard Cummer over at the Leica User`s Gallery.