Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee: Adapting

                                                 Adapting: Make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify

                                        Nikon 45mm Pancake lens and Panasonic G3 with attached Nikon 20mm lens

Late Saturday afternoon, the Nikon lens to a four thirds camera body adapter was delivered to the "Today's Image" World Headquarters. This adapter will allow any Nikon lens to be used on a Panasonic G3 camera. No need to duplicate the fine zoom lenses on hand ( 9-18mm. 18-45mm, 45-200mm).   This adapter will allow the use of the faster (f2.8) prime Nikon lenses.  This includes the 20mm  shown.  Additionly, the special 45mm Pancake  and the Micro-Nikkor 55mm can be paired with the Panasonic G3 cameras. With the Micro-Nikkor close-up photography becomes easier to achieve.

                                                                     Panasonic G3 with Leica Dual Range 50mm lens.

Earlier in the week a Leica M mount lens to a four thirds camera adapter arrived.  This allows any
Leica/Voigtlander M lens to fit on the G3.  Once again this will give the option of using faster prime lenses.

The G3 with Leica DR 50mm lens photograph was taken with a G3 using the Micro-Nikkor 55mm lens.
While the Panasonic Zoom lens are quite good and cover a large range (9-200mm) focal lengths, the ability to add the Leica and Nikon lenses to the kit increase photographic options.  Will be busy the next few days and weeks checking out the various combinations of lenses and subject matter. 

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