Lightweight legacy tele for GF1

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Lightweight legacy tele for GF1
Jun 12, 2010

I'm looking for a manual focus legacy lens for my GF1, where weight and size are a priority. Prefered aperture is 2.8, as anything faster will be heavier, but if anything slower (up to f/4) and considerably lighter can be found, I will consider it.

My best find so far is Nikon e-series 100mm f/2.8, reputedly weighting 215g:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/emfgfg20/eserieslenses/htmls/100135mm.htm
and somewhat heavier Zuiko 100mm f/2.8:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/100mm1.htm

I haven't looked into less mainstream brands. When calculating weight, the adapter has to be taken into account. A nikon adapter adds about 80g (which I'm told is pretty much standard for all SLRs), and having adapters for each legacy lens I own seems my going m4/3 a tad to rash a decision.

I could go for something heavier by max 100-150 if it would also serve as a macro at a pinch. Very interesting seems Zuiko MC 80mm f/4 (170g!), but as a dedicated macro, I wonder about longer distance performance.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/macrozuikoD.htm
It's not that cheap, either.

Finally, I am afraid I'm not willing to spend too much on it - it's supposed to serve me until one of the micro systems will finally have enough lenses to be called 'systems' and I can buy the real lightweight combo.

I start to regret selling my e410 with its 40-150mm - that was a lens delivering what 4/3 was supposed to be...

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