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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by jonathanscv, Sep 28, 2011.
Anyone tried using a canon lens on GF1 before? hows the outcome??
Yes, can be done - plenty of adaptors on Ebay and elsewhere (search EOS to m4/3). Results can verge on the comical, but some good images can be produced. Most Canon lenses are rather bulky, and so to my mind, somewhat dilute the lightweight, portable purpose of m4/3. But there's fun to be had
Yes, I tried the "nifty fifty" EF lens, and results were generally good. Only problem is you're stuck with one aperture - either wide-open, or whatever you set your aperture on a canon body (then press the DOF preview button and remove the lens).
There should be some on the gallery of adapted lenses here in this forum.
Look on the Front Page of this site and you'll see an interesting article here:
There are also a few other adapters with aperture control, including Berger, Kipon, and Bower. The Berger adapter is like the Redrock, which controls aperture directly from the lens' native electronic control, whereas the Kipon and Bower adapters use their own aperture control ring (like the Novoflex adapters for many other mounts). The Berger and Redrock options are significantly more expensive.
(a lot of this information I learned myself in the above linked thread)
Thanx a lot guys~~ My adapter just arrived today and dying to try it out as soon as possible.... am mounting a EF 400mm to my GF1 and mainly shooting birds.... so now i got a 800mm after mounted to GF1~~~ hope i can get good results~~~
Wow, an effective 800mm lens. That must be a challenge to manual focus birds with!
I've just started using my EF 400 on my Gf1, but on a tripod and on static subjects. The few shots I've taken so far look good.
Wow, which 400, the F5.6, the F4 DO or the F2.8 - I'd love to see a picture of any of those lenses on a micro-4/3 body, they are all huge (especially the 2.8!). I bet the GF1 looks more like a rear lens cap than a camera!
I have a 100-400 EF zoom lens for my 40D but I have to admit the sheer size and weight of it puts me off trying it on my E-PL3, let alone the rather odd way of changing aperture on these adaptors!
Am using EF400mm f/5.6.... it is much lighter than the 100-400mm though.... i like ur quote "rear lens cap" hahaaha
By the way, any chances of attaching GF1 to a Swarovski Scope???
T-mount to MFT adapter + T to 1.25" adapter should get you onto any scope that takes 1.25" eyepieces. Also, can use a basic eyepiece projection adapter as well for even more magnifications.
Ofcourse, if you can simply go T mount to the scope then you only need the one adapter.
I attach my E-P2 to my Nikon 82 ED Field Scope buy using the Nikon Universal Bracket, works good, but you'll need a heavy tripod & head.
I don't think that will work on the Swarovski scopes, like Nikon & Leica, they have dedicated eyepiece mounts. Eyepiece projection is the easiest way on these scopes.
Thanx for the info~~
Do u have any lens attach to your EP-2 when u use the bracket??
Yes, I use the eyepiece mounted on the scope + mZuiko 14-42 zoom mounted on the E-P2. The Nikon bracket allows the camera lens to line up with the eye piece and touches the rubber eye cup on the eye piece.
By the way, my scope is straight, not the angled eye piece version.
Here is photo using the E-P2 & Nikon field scope
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Nice~~ do u have a picture of the cam mounted on the scope?? heehee
Yes, I'll dig out.