OMG! Canon AF lenses, AF mode on micro 4/3rds!!!

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  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    RichA, Jan 19, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    RichA <> wrote:
    >Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    >http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-also-support-GH1-and-GH2



    I expect it will be very expensive indeed. Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.

    Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    optical characteristics for portraiture.

    So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    fiendishly clever adapters.
     
    Bruce, Jan 20, 2011
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    John A. Guest

    On Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:50:58 +0000, Bruce <>
    wrote:

    >RichA <> wrote:
    >>Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    >>http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-also-support-GH1-and-GH2

    >
    >
    >I expect it will be very expensive indeed. Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    >multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    >standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    >super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.
    >
    >Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    >Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    >lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    >optical characteristics for portraiture.
    >
    >So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    >fiendishly clever adapters.


    How about a Nikon adapter with tilt, then?
    http://www.lensbaby.com/tilt-transformer.php
     
    John A., Jan 20, 2011
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  4. RichA

    Rich Guest

    Re: OMG! Canon AF lenses, AF mode on micro 4/3rds!!!

    On Jan 20, 4:50 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    > RichA <> wrote:
    > >Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    > >http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-als...

    >
    > I expect it will be very expensive indeed.  Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    > multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    > standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    > super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.
    >
    > Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    > Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    > lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    > optical characteristics for portraiture.
    >
    > So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    > fiendishly clever adapters.


    No, but it will be nice for those tired of the over-priced, mediocre
    offerings from Panasonic and Olympus. Up to this point, the only
    options for AF have been Olympus DSLR glass and most of them are slow
    to operate, and not 100% compatible. Usually, the AF-C is most
    incompatible mode, followed by AF-S.
     
    Rich, Jan 20, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    Re: OMG! Canon AF lenses, AF mode on micro 4/3rds!!!

    Rich <> wrote:
    >On Jan 20, 4:50 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    >> RichA <> wrote:
    >> >Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    >> >http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-als...

    >>
    >> I expect it will be very expensive indeed.  Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    >> multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    >> standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    >> super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.
    >>
    >> Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    >> Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    >> lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    >> optical characteristics for portraiture.
    >>
    >> So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    >> fiendishly clever adapters.

    >
    >No, but it will be nice for those tired of the over-priced, mediocre
    >offerings from Panasonic and Olympus.



    Yes, but who are these people, and how many are there?

    I can see that there would be a limited market for using other brand
    lenses on the Panasonic video camcorder, but I really cannot imagine
    more than a handful of people buying these adapters for use on Micro
    Four Thirds cameras. I really don't think the Four Thirds sensors are
    good enough to warrant the expense.
     
    Bruce, Jan 20, 2011
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    peter Guest

    Re: OMG! Canon AF lenses, AF mode on micro 4/3rds!!!

    On 1/20/2011 4:52 PM, Rich wrote:
    > On Jan 20, 4:50 am, Bruce<> wrote:
    >> RichA<> wrote:
    >>> Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    >>> http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-als...

    >>
    >> I expect it will be very expensive indeed. Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    >> multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    >> standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    >> super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.
    >>
    >> Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    >> Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    >> lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    >> optical characteristics for portraiture.
    >>
    >> So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    >> fiendishly clever adapters.

    >
    > No, but it will be nice for those tired of the over-priced, mediocre
    > offerings from Panasonic and Olympus. Up to this point, the only
    > options for AF have been Olympus DSLR glass and most of them are slow
    > to operate, and not 100% compatible. Usually, the AF-C is most
    > incompatible mode, followed by AF-S.



    quityerfrigginbitchen. bethankfulforwhatyouhavelifecouldbewuchworse

    --
    Peter
     
    peter, Jan 21, 2011
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    Peter Guest

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    Peter, Jan 21, 2011
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  8. RichA

    Rich Guest

    Re: OMG! Canon AF lenses, AF mode on micro 4/3rds!!!

    On Jan 20, 9:10 pm, peter <> wrote:
    > On 1/20/2011 4:52 PM, Rich wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 20, 4:50 am, Bruce<>  wrote:
    > >> RichA<>  wrote:
    > >>> Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    > >>>http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-als....

    >
    > >> I expect it will be very expensive indeed.  Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    > >> multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    > >> standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    > >> super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.

    >
    > >> Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    > >> Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    > >> lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    > >> optical characteristics for portraiture.

    >
    > >> So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    > >> fiendishly clever adapters.

    >
    > > No, but it will be nice for those tired of the over-priced, mediocre
    > > offerings from Panasonic and Olympus.  Up to this point, the only
    > > options for AF have been Olympus DSLR glass and most of them are slow
    > > to operate, and not 100% compatible.  Usually, the AF-C is most
    > > incompatible mode, followed by AF-S.

    >
    > quityerfrigginbitchen. bethankfulforwhatyouhavelifecouldbewuchworse
    >
    > --
    > Peter


    The old socialist cry. "I cried because I had no D3x, then I met a
    man who had no D3000."
     
    Rich, Jan 21, 2011
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  9. RichA

    peter Guest

    Re: OMG! Canon AF lenses, AF mode on micro 4/3rds!!!

    On 1/21/2011 8:41 AM, Rich wrote:
    > On Jan 20, 9:10 pm, peter<> wrote:
    >> On 1/20/2011 4:52 PM, Rich wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> On Jan 20, 4:50 am, Bruce<> wrote:
    >>>> RichA<> wrote:
    >>>>> Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    >>>>> http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-als...

    >>
    >>>> I expect it will be very expensive indeed. Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    >>>> multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    >>>> standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    >>>> super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.

    >>
    >>>> Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    >>>> Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    >>>> lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    >>>> optical characteristics for portraiture.

    >>
    >>>> So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    >>>> fiendishly clever adapters.

    >>
    >>> No, but it will be nice for those tired of the over-priced, mediocre
    >>> offerings from Panasonic and Olympus. Up to this point, the only
    >>> options for AF have been Olympus DSLR glass and most of them are slow
    >>> to operate, and not 100% compatible. Usually, the AF-C is most
    >>> incompatible mode, followed by AF-S.

    >>
    >> quityerfrigginbitchen. bethankfulforwhatyouhavelifecouldbewuchworse
    >>
    >> --
    >> Peter

    >
    > The old socialist cry. "I cried because I had no D3x, then I met a
    > man who had no D3000."


    I suppose you never noticed that your postings almost literally follow
    the communist line.

    --
    Peter
     
    peter, Jan 21, 2011
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  10. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    Re: OMG! Canon AF lenses, AF mode on micro 4/3rds!!!

    On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 05:41:03 -0800 (PST), Rich <> wrote:
    : On Jan 20, 9:10 pm, peter <> wrote:
    : > On 1/20/2011 4:52 PM, Rich wrote:
    : >
    : >
    : >
    : > > On Jan 20, 4:50 am, Bruce<>  wrote:
    : > >> RichA<>  wrote:
    : > >>> Well, no more being confined to the Oly-Pan lens array I guess.
    : > >>>http://www.eoshd.com/content/504-Birger-Canon-to-AF100-adapter-to-als...
    : >
    : > >> I expect it will be very expensive indeed.  Plus, the Four Thirds 2X
    : > >> multiplication factor means that Canon wide angles will become
    : > >> standard lenses, standards become telephotos and telephotos become
    : > >> super-telephotos on the smaller sensor size.
    : >
    : > >> Perhaps there might be some value in something like a 50mm f/1.4 on
    : > >> Micro Four Thirds, giving a useful 100mm (equivalent) f/1.4 portrait
    : > >> lens, but standard lenses don't usually have the most appropriate
    : > >> optical characteristics for portraiture.
    : >
    : > >> So I don't see Mr Birger selling vast numbers of his complex and
    : > >> fiendishly clever adapters.
    : >
    : > > No, but it will be nice for those tired of the over-priced, mediocre
    : > > offerings from Panasonic and Olympus.  Up to this point, the only
    : > > options for AF have been Olympus DSLR glass and most of them are slow
    : > > to operate, and not 100% compatible.  Usually, the AF-C is most
    : > > incompatible mode, followed by AF-S.
    : >
    : > quityerfrigginbitchen. bethankfulforwhatyouhavelifecouldbewuchworse
    : >
    : > --
    : > Peter
    :
    : The old socialist cry. "I cried because I had no D3x, then I met a
    : man who had no D3000."

    The aphorism from which you borrowed that "cry" sounds anything but socialist
    to me. Rather it's the obsequious rationalization of a lowly worker in a
    capitalist society, passively accepting that he can't afford even the basic
    necessities of life (i.e., shoes).

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 23, 2011
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