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Contax G lens on EPL1 - can do?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by paulkbiba, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. paulkbiba

    paulkbiba Mu-43 Rookie

    I have a Contax G1 with the 28, 45 and 90mm lenses. Does anyone know if these will work with the EPL1? I see a focusing adapter on Amazon for about $80, but the one review it gets is pretty bad. Any alternatives?
     
  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    FOLLOW THIS THREAD I have been....

    I have the adapter which has a ring completely around
    the adapter... made sense to me. The idea was good
    but the quality of gearing is low so the focus is not
    smooth. Now I'm waiting for "monza" model discussed
    ay the link......
     
  3. paulkbiba

    paulkbiba Mu-43 Rookie

    Many thanks!
     
  4. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Mar 2, 2010
    Hodad is right....wait for Robert Monza's adapter.

    People out there....correct me if I am wrong.......I do not think the 28mm will work with this type of adapter.....due to the rear flanges that protrude....just the 35, 45 and 90mm.

    R
     
  5. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    The 28 will work if you are ready to trim the protective
    tabs back some. i have read that the performance of
    the 28 on the m4/3 has issues with edge smearing.
     
  6. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    i use the 45 f2 contax g and the 90 2.8 contax g with the ep1 and gf 1 ,
    anecdotally i would say they are my 2 sharpest lenses , i use the rj adapter , just OK "it works " sorta with a tiny gear for the finger to spin , but i added a second gear to the edge of my ep1 case which doubles the focusing speed


    gear2.JPG
     
  7. paulkbiba

    paulkbiba Mu-43 Rookie

    Just ordered one. Will report back when I get it. $164 with standard shipping.
     
  8. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    yes a good looking adapter , but expensive
     
  9. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Mar 2, 2010
    Oh boy....not as expensive as the lens-workshop adapter I bought a few months back :frown:
     
  10. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    and mine (360 ring) was $139 now available for 99. If
    this works as well as it looks I'll probably end up with two.
     
  11. FaradayCage

    FaradayCage Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Apr 22, 2010
    I second the vote for monza's adapter:
    Contax G – Micro 4/3

    It looks to have benefitted from all the criticisms of the previous adapters... I have one on order already. Those Contax G lenses are some of the finest glass ever made for 35mm. Ever. And they work wonders on micro 4/3.