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G1 and fun lens

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by dee, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. dee

    dee Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 18, 2010
    London Far South
    One of the reasons to buy a G1 was to have fun with my ex-USSR lenses .
    I have no less than 6 faux Leicas based upon Zorki 1 and Zorki S , all of which are smooth and georgeous with a fantastic finish .

    I adapted one of the 50mm Elmar pretenders with a leather collar to prevent collapse .
    It's not just a poor recobstituted lens as you may expect , but I love the images from it !

    Mostly it just looks so neat - and weighs nothing !

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  2. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Why do you want to prevent the lens from collapsing? That makes it compact when traveling.
  3. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Now I'm curious, since I was told that if you collapse these LTM lenses it would damage the sensor.
  4. Kade.Sirin

    Kade.Sirin Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 23, 2010
    Las Vegas
    I think it was certain lenses, when they collapse, retract far enough into the body to cause damage to the sensor.
  5. I don't think that the lens would reach the sensor, as the digital sensor sits exactly the same distance away from the lens as a roll of film. What you would need to check is whether the m4/3 shutter sits any further foward than an old rangefinder shutter, and whether the retracting lens might interfere with any protrusions within the body (e.g. lens contact pins)
  6. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Where's the photos?

    Where can we see some of the photos? Definitely a "retro-fit"
  7. iliakoltsov

    iliakoltsov Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2010
    DO NOT collapse ths lens , it will hit the protection of the sensor nothing bad if you do it once , but in the long run you can end up scratching the sensor.
  8. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    That's a cool black lens : I've seen plenty of the silver ones.
    My Jupiter and Fed lenses look great on my G1 too.
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