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Old Jan 23, 2010, 6:38 AM   #1
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Default GH1-adapters, tripod and bag questions

Hi. I am planning to get GH1 (2?) soon. My question for existing owners:
-what is a GOOD adapter for Canon FD and Olympus OM?
I had adapter for 5D and was cheap and bad. I've seen some from Cirrus, all brass, but about 120-130 USD. Do I really need all brass adapter, or 50 USD thing will do? My Canon adapter had some play, are the ones for 4/3 better?
-what will be good tripod for this cam? I set my eye on Velbon Maxi-L, need something below 1 kg weight, 40cm length folded, at least 150cm height. Anything else outhere?
-some shoulder bag? GH1 with 14-140 on it plus 4-5 micro 4/3 lenses, tripod snaps (optional)
Thank you all for your experienced advice
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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I bought this Canon FD adapter and I'm happy with it. It's all metal AND it comes with a rear cap, which is really handy. The seller shipped it fast too.


I don't have the OM adapter but a friend bought his from this eBay seller and liked it a lot. That's another option for you.


I don't really use tripod that much. I have a real old Albinar, which works just fine as long as I don't have one of those real heavy lens combo attached to the camera.

As for the camera bag, it's a very personal choice. Some people like to carry the whole shebang in one of those backpack-like bags. Others, like myself, like to be more selective as to what to take along and prefer medium size bags or even small ones depending on the gear I select. There is a huge variety of bags out there. They vary in quality, size and functionality. The best thing is to go to a local camera store, check them all out and the shop online for that particular brand/model (yes, I know this is not a nice thing to do but unfortunately, local stores tend to charge way way to much for those bags and one can save a substantial amount of money shopping online). Going by pictures you see on the internet is tricky. Most of the time the images do not accurately reflect the product (both in terms of size/capacity and quality).


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