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#1 Peter Werner

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 02:41 PM

I am looking for a way to use PL lenses on a Panasonic G1 mft (Micro Four Third) still camera. The G1 can use Std mount, Nikon, M42 and other lenses with adapters that are readily available on ebay for around $150, but I have not seen any PL to mft (or PL to Std) adapters.

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See for instance Available mft adapters

Edited by Peter Werner, 18 May 2009 - 02:45 PM.

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#2 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:51 PM

You mean like this?
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This is my DIY version using 2 adapters to get PL lenses on my camera, but there is a fellow over at "Hot Rod Cameras" making a native PL adapter for the m4/3 mount.

Edited by hunter richards, 18 May 2009 - 08:52 PM.

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#3 Alejandro Renteria

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:31 AM

I will really appreciate if you will share your knowledge in how to.

I'm trying to mount PL lens in the Nikon d90

You mean like this?
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This is my DIY version using 2 adapters to get PL lenses on my camera, but there is a fellow over at "Hot Rod Cameras" making a native PL adapter for the m4/3 mount.


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#4 Peter Werner

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:18 AM

You mean like this?

Exactly

This is my DIY version using 2 adapters to get PL lenses on my camera, but there is a fellow over at "Hot Rod Cameras" making a native PL adapter for the m4/3 mount.

Could you please explain in more detail what adapters you are using. Did you make the PL adapter yourself? Converting PL to what mount?
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#5 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:13 PM

Alejandro-
It wont be easy to put a PL mount on a nikon camera, because of the FFD difference in Nikon and PL mount, you would most likely need to literally bore out a hole in your nikon camera. The m4/3 FFD is so short that its easy to add a PL mount onto it.

Peter-
I used a custom machined PL to leica M adapter - and then a leica M to m4/3. I then used epoxy to bond the two permanently. I didnt know at the time that Hot Rod Cameras was working on one or else I would have bought theirs. The m4/3 mount is very very weak, so what they did was build a whole PL mount support that attaches under the camera so you can put heavy lenses on without stressing the m4/3 mount. With the one I made, you have to support the lens at all times with your spare hand (even with with smaller lenses).
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