Panasonic dmc-g2 lens options

Started Jun 19, 2011 | Discussions thread
Chas2
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Re: Panasonic dmc-g2 lens options
In reply to dennydonuts, Jun 20, 2011

dennydonuts wrote:

Hi, what cheap price lens options do I have with this camera? I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to cameras. Does a Sony 16mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens(on sale for $99) fit on a G2? DSLR lenses need what type of adapter that has AF?

Help is much appreciated. Thanks

I am assuming you are talking about the NEX 16mm f/2.8 in an E-mount. If so, the answer is NO by design, because of the flange focal distance...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance

Sony NEX is about 18mm, while the MFT cameras specify out at 20mm. No room for an adapter there.

In addition, even if it could fit, everything would be manual-aperture control and focus, which brings me to my next point....there are plenty of legacy lenses available for MFT cameras, you just need an adapter. This would include Sony A mount lenses,

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