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Lens advice please

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by Gloschap, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Gloschap

    Gloschap New Member

    I have a Panasonic lumix DMC-G2 and am very happy with it. I have just been given two oldish Sirius lens...one is a 1:39 (f=80-200mm). Are they worth using and if so, which lens converter is best for the job?
    Any advice is gratefully received.Thankyou.
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  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard of sirius lenses for a long time - they were a budget brand as far as I remember. You will need to know what mount the lens has before you can source an adapter. Don't expect miracles. SRB Photographic is probably the best source for adaptors.
  3. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    These were not very good at the time and digital cameras are good at bringing out lacking aspects of performance. Try them by all means, but don't expect too much.
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    On the other hand the G2 is only using the central part of the image. That's where the fewest problems are found. Another thing is that the problem with cheap lenses was seldom the design but the care in assembly. Some cheap lenses are a pleasant surprise to their owners.
  5. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Usually those of simple design such as 28mm f2.8s, 50mm f1.8s and 135mm f3.5s.
  6. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

  7. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    SRB are good but for such budget lenses I suspect a cheap Chinese adapter would be more appropriate.
    For the price of an SRB adapter it's possible to buy a MFT mount prime lens that will almost certainly be better quality than the Sirius zooms.

    I couldn't be sure on which mount your lenses are, without at least a picture or two. (If they have a rear lens cap there might be a code on that to indicate the lens mount).
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2017
  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I would say, no, to any (old) zoom lenses, and, sure, what the heck, towards any prime lenses :)


  9. Tinki

    Tinki Member

    Hmmm. You already have the lenses and for free. Can't you just try them? Just experiment and have fun
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