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

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MOD Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 45,088
Adapt Mamiya 645 lenses to L?

Sjak wrote:

Tom, I have one more question about the EF-L-adapters. Do you know how accurate the focal flange distance is on these?

As good as anywhere.  But I am not a precision man at heart.  I can only say that I have had zero issues.

The reason for asking is that I will probably also get a wide shift and standard T/S-lens, either from Laowa or from Canon. But even in case of a Laowa, the EF-mount seems the better investment, as it could be adapted to potential future cameras, whereas in L-mount it could prove a tough resell.

I have been there already - I bought a Kipon Shift adapter M645 to EF and have adapted it further to L with no apparent issues.  The Kipon probably mimics the Mamiya dedicated shift lens mechanism.

This gives any Mamiya 645 lens a shift facility.  Lack of super wides but there is a Mamiya 35/3.5 and i have tried several others.  No vignette.  These are pretty good lenses in their own right.  I bought mine from Japan.  By paying a bit more you can get good value as new M645 lenses for similar prices as well worn ex-professional ones were listed in the US.

I can add an EF-M4/3 or alternatively focal reduction adapter and fix the entire contraption on a M4/3 body - to either as tilt or focal reduce - all seem to work.

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