The Panasonic GI has finally started arriving to our distant shores and looks like it is going to be another winner for them. But what has got my interest is the new Micro four thirds mount which with an adapter from Novoflex is able to take almost any Leica or Voigtlander M mount lens. If Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscape’s first reports of this camera are anything to go by. I think we might have a nice inexpensive digital solution for M lens owners wishing to use their treasured glass on a digital body. Sure it is not a substitute for an M8 but an alternative. Can’t wait to try one out. I will let you know my own thoughts on it for all us M lens owners.
G1 with a nice Leica M lens using Novoflex adapter MFT-LM
My friend Uncle Gordy already has the luck to have one of these and he says in the US the rangefinder folk are going crazy over this camera! He writes “DPReview always has the most extensive reviews. They really like the camera but complain about only two lenses being available. Ha! They don’t realize what a great platform it is for just about every 35mm prime ever made as well as a lot of non-35mm lenses. You can put more lenses on this camera than any other camera ever made”.
With an LTM adapter you can even use screw mount lenses such as the Voigtlander 21mm.
What a nice racy red one!