Going all retro, Panasonic GF1 with 105mm micro Nikkor

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by grebeman, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Remember the GF1? Well today I decided to take a GF1 fitted with a 105mm micro Nikkor lens with me on a walk on Dartmoor with a view to taking a few shots to see if it would make a dedicated macro/ close-up set up. I took each shot at four aperture values, f/8, 11, 16 and 22 with a view to assessing if diffraction caused any image degradation as the aperture was decreased. If it does then I can't see it, so these four images were all taken at f/22, tripod mounted naturally.

    From what I can see there's still some milage to be obtained from the GF1.





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  2. zensu

    zensu Rookie

    Jul 20, 2012
    Montgomery, AL

    I think you're showing that a talented photographer can capture stunning images with any equipment.
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  3. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I rest my case ...
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  4. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mind you the idea that a camera less than 4 years old can now be considered "retro" is a measure of the madness in which we're awash :D
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  5. Kustom48

    Kustom48 Regular

    Aug 12, 2012
    Wimbotsham, Norfolk, UK.
    ian drury
    Stunning photos ! What adapter did you use to connect the Nikkor lens onto your GF1 ? I'm interested as I'd like to consider using 'older' lenses on my G3 as they are more affordable than new Panasonic ones !
    Many thanks.
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Thank you gentlemen for your kind words, much appreciated.

    Paul, I thought I'd mount something of a campaign against the trend here for long and multitudinous discussions about ultra new gear :smile:

    Ian, the adapter in use is the Voigtlander F model. I have a collection of Voigtlander Leica Thread Mount lenses which I really like, but I have to admit that the Nikons produce superior results although that results in having a somewhat larger and heavier piece of kit to carry.

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  7. nippa

    nippa Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    I was talking to a dealer in Chester the other month where he had a couple of GF1 Bodies at £150 each
    He tells me that they sell well.
    I have the grey version with a plug-in EVF that looks good with the 20mm pancake lens and a nice solid feel.

    So often in recent years I've bought new camera's that didn't live up to the hype ...eg Sony A55 over the A350 ,Fuji X100 over the Leica X1. Lumix LX5 over the LX3
    Buying too many cameras too often is madness indeed but I'm old enough to remember GAS in the 1960s when we'd crave for the latest Pentax.
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  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    I've got two, but didn't imagine they'd be worth much so thought about keeping them as dedicated for macro/close up work, although the lack of a tilting screen doesn't help much when your knees are getting a bit creaky :smile:

  9. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Ah, the late 2000s, I remember them fondly, as if they just happened yesterday. :tongue:
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