Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 adapted to GH2 - product image

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I recently got this LX5 and wide angle conversion lens and have been having fun shooting with it... but this thread is about using the Canon FDn 50/1.4 on the GH2. Lens was set at f/8.

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I think the Canon FDn 50/1.4 is among the very best choices as an adapted lens for m4/3, especially for selective focus images. They're readily available, not expensive, and perform very well.

As for the LX5... when you want a "grab n run" camera, something smaller, lighter, and more versatile (24-90mm equiv. lens f/2.0-3.3), in a smaller form factor than m4/3, I think the LX5 is a great choice. The wide angle lens does negate this advantage, but is fun to have... yields 18mm equivalent field of view.
 

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Makes me wonder if getting the oly 1.8 was the right decision... Granted it was $20... But that is tack sharp!
 

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Could you tell me which adapter you used? I originally purchased the one from Rainbowimaging but sadly it doesn't focus to infinity. They agreed there was a flaw in their design and refunded my money. I heard about one from cicero7 (SP?) but it was around $60

I want to find a decent adapter, and if I have to pay more for it then so be it, but I've got all these FD lenses I want to start using on my GF1 :D
 

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Could you tell me which adapter you used? I originally purchased the one from Rainbowimaging but sadly it doesn't focus to infinity. They agreed there was a flaw in their design and refunded my money. I heard about one from cicero7 (SP?) but it was around $60

I want to find a decent adapter, and if I have to pay more for it then so be it, but I've got all these FD lenses I want to start using on my GF1 :D
This one works great for me... worth a try for the money, available right here in the USA from Fotodiox. Don't buy from Fotodiox directly, you can get a better deal buying through Amazon:

Amazon.com: Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Canon FD, New FD, FL Lens to MFT Micro 4/3 Four Thirds System Camera Mount Adapter, for Olympus Pen E-PL1, E-P2, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, G2, GH2, GF1, GH1 G10: Electronics
 

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So No trouble with infinity focus then? I was looking at the one from RJ camera, it'll be a little bit more expensive ($37) but I've heard good things about them as well.
 

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the RJ camera adapter focus to infinity well it focus beyond infinity so if anyone knows one that focus only to infinity it would be great and easy for street photography
 

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I think the Canon FDn 50/1.4 is among the very best choices as an adapted lens for m4/3, especially for selective focus images. They're readily available, not expensive, and perform very well.
Great shot, love the lighting. Do you by any chance have pics taken at f/1.4 and f/2?
 

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