Anyone using manual focus lenses with the Panasonic S1/S1R?

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Sjak
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Re: Anyone using manual focus lenses with the Panasonic S1/S1R?

Tom Caldwell wrote:

There is such a thing as too many customisable buttons and I think that Panasonic might have found that limit It is not that they don’t provide enough assignable functions but there gets a point where you end up assigning functions that you will never use or even remember where they were assigned if ever by chance you needed to use it.

The K-1 has a dial to select the custom-function of another dial

Ricoh are the masters of innovative thinking by engineers who actually take photographs. It is just a little pity that they did not stay with the GXR ‘experiment’ and decided to make the very best dslr on the planet when Canon and Nikon were desperately looking for a way out.

Agree that Ricoh's cameras have a well thought-out UI. Although I didn't bind with the GXR myself, it was a very interesting little camera. And it's certainly with mixed feelings that I will sell the K-1; it has some really interesting functions, some of which I will miss at times.

In my opinion Ricoh's problem is not necessarily the choice of product (DSLR or compact) but the lack of marketing and advertising.

Adapting EF lenses is a bit ‘meh’ compared to other mount systems. Metabones needs to get into the act.

I've read mixed results, depending on the lens and adapter used. I looked into the option of skipping e.g. a native tele to save some money, and get an EF instead. But it's a bit of a gamble whether a specific lens will work, and how well. Do you have by any chance some links to good resources for checking lens-compatibility with the available adapters?

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