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Old Mar 29, 2010, 10:34 AM   #30
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Thanks again Dave.

I ordered a reverse ring with 52mm thread and micro-four-thirds adaptor - this lets me fix any lens with a 52mm thread to my Panasonic GH1, and as long as I have the "shoot w/o lens" menu option set, I should be able to use manual mode to set the exposure.

The problem I seem to have stumbled across, is that the Canon 50mm FD f/1.8 lens which I thought could be manually set, needs some kind of connection to a body in order to allow stopping down of the aperture to the chosen setting..... i.e. if I pick f/4 on the ring, the iris won't close to this setting unless I press something.

I have no experience of old manual lenses (you can probably tell), and I missed this 'stopping down' piece of the puzzle - I may be able to fashion a 'hood' which pushes the connections down and allows manual aperture setting on the lens to stop down the iris appropriately. I just don't know now!
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