GX1 with Panny 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 Vario-Elmarit -won't focus - help

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by scatts570, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. scatts570

    scatts570 New to Mu-43

    Mar 14, 2013
    I have a GX1 and after seeing what I considered to be a bargain lens purchased a Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 Vario-Elmarit along with the DMW-MA1 adapter. I've only been playing with it for half an hour, but I can't get the thing to focus. What am I doing wrong?

    I tried AF and nothing. It hunts and hunts no matter what range I use.

    Mega OIS off and on, no change.

    I tried MF and it remains blurry throughout the whole range, in fact it doesn't change at all. the only time I can get it in focus is if I have it approximately 8 inches from an object.

    Am I doing something wrong? I hope so. I've had the GX1 for about 9 months and after a day's camera course 3 weeks ago have finally managed to get off auto and i'm loving it. Never again auto, but this is just frustrating. Any help anyone can offer would be great.