I know I've been talking about the Panasonic G1 a lot lately, but I do find it a fascinating thing. Anyway, I think a lot of people are going to find themselves fascinated by this: it's a page from the November, 2008 issue of the Japanese camera magazine Nippon Camera showing adapters that let you use Leica M lenses (right—and, on the left, Canon FD) on the G1.
You can get them from CameraQuest, where they'll be arriving in late December. Cost, $175.
Sure looks like potential gearhead fun!
Mike (Thanks to Olivier Giroux)
Featured Comment by Roger Suppona: "My G1 arrived last Saturday and my 4/3, Nikon, and M42 adapters arrived yesterday. Already I am liking the G1 a lot. I need to spend some more time with it but my Nikon days may be drawing to a close.
"To use other lenses you have to change a setting on the G1 to tell it that it's OK to work without a lens attached before it'll do anything. After that it works like a charm. The display remains bright and viewable at small apertures and it's easy to focus. While playing with various lenses last night I thought it would be pretty cool to be able to use M-mount glass. Now it looks like I've something else to buy for the G1."