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Fashion Show: GF-1 with Manual Focus Lenses
Jul 9, 2010, 22:15 (This post was last modified: Jul 9, 2010 22:41 by paskelius.)
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Fashion Show: GF-1 with Manual Focus Lenses
As Zig says, this site has been a great extended review of the M43 cameras. I recently purchased an adapter so that I could use my Nikon D and F lenses with my Panasonic GF-1. I haven't gotten yet to the point where I can review the various lenses for performance and image quality - but at least I have established what looks "good" on the GF-1 and what looks stupid.

So - without further ado - on with the fashion show....

Last Place: the Nikon 12-24 F4.0

[Image: Nikon1224.jpg]

This lens has an awkward look on the camera. It doesn't feel bad - but it looks the least good of any of the legacy lenses IMO. Also - the converted range of 24-48 is not a particularly interesting range - especially not with the 20mm F1.7 (40mm equiv) in the stable.

5th Prize: Nikon 18-200 VR F3.5-5.6

[Image: 17_Nikon18200.jpg]

The 18-200 (my favorite SLR go-to lens) doesn't look much better than the 12-24 - but with an equivalent working range of 36-400, it will undoubtedly reamin one of the major workhorses of the team.

4th Prize: Tamron90mm F2.8 Macro

[Image: 19_Tamron.jpg]

Long and thin with very nice gold details. I expect to use this combo a lot.

3rd Prize: Nikon 80-200 F2.8

[Image: 83_Nikon80200.jpg]

I expected to hate this lens / camera combination - but it is oddly charming. You absolutely can't hold this by the camera body - it puts way too much torque on the lens mount, but as a tripod-mounted 160-400 F2.8 solution with pro quality glass, it is a cracker. It looks way better than I expected.

2nd Place: Nikon 24-85 F3.5-4.5

[Image: 96_Nikon2485.jpg]

Smaller than most of my lenses - and with an interesting 48-170 equiv range, I expect the 24-85 to do a fair bit of time on the GF-1

1st Prize: GF-1 with 20mm F1.7 and Helios Optical Viewfinder

[Image: Panny20.jpg]

Who wouldn't want to take this adorable little moppet home? So cute - so functional - sweet!
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Fashion Show: GF-1 with Manual Focus Lenses - Toad - Jul 9, 2010 22:15

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