The Panasonic Lumix G1 was the first camera to feature a mirrorless interchangeable lens. It was ground breaking. Today the market is saturated with variations on micro 4/3 and mirrorless cameras, yet Yuji Takahashi gave his G1 a new life by mating it with ancient lenses from the past. How ancient? some go all the way back to early 1900’s.
Yuji stops at nothing to get a lens to work with the G1. Leather, velcro, foamies and pieces of metal are used in the adaptation process. The results are just as dreamy as you would expect.
Here is a picture taken with the Goerz Taro Tenax you see above
Here is how the G1 was fitted with a Nikon F mount adapter (salvaged from an F90) so old Nikkor lenses can be used.
and a sample with the NIKKOR-S Auto 1:1.4 / 50
Olympus D-Zuiko 1:2.8 F=38Mm
Yashica Half 17 1:1.7 F=3.2Cm
Canon Ixy Digital 400 7.4-22.2Mm 1:2.8-4.9
While this post was focused on the Lumix G1 mods, Yuji has plenty of other goodies on his Flickr stream. Well worth a check.
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