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Not Enough Lenses for LUMIX S1, S1H and S1R? WRONG!

Photo Moment - May 31, 2019

Interested in a LUMIX S Series camera (the S1, S1R or S1H) but concerned that there aren't enough lenses for you? I have great news — there are more lenses than you think, and you probably already own many of them. You can adapt Canon, Nikon, PL, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Leica and a whole lot more to the L-Mount system.

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Sample Photos

These photos are all taken with adapted lenses!

Mamiya 80mm ƒ/1.9 medium format, adapted with KIPON Bayeves 0.7x

Model Jasmine Soliz photographed on LUMIX S1 and Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lensModel Jasmine Soliz photographed on LUMIX S1 and Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens
Model Angela Daugherty photographed on LUMIX S1 and Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lensModel Angela Daugherty photographed on LUMIX S1 and Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens
Model Kenna Van Etten photographed on LUMIX S1 and Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lensModel Kenna Van Etten photographed on LUMIX S1 and Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens

Canon EF 85mm ƒ/1.2, adapted with Sigma MC-21

Model Samantha Sinclaire photographed on LUMIX S1 and Canon 85mm f/1.2 lensModel Samantha Sinclaire photographed on LUMIX S1 and Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens
Model Matt East photographed on LUMIX S1 and Canon 85mm f/1.2 lensModel Matt East photographed on LUMIX S1 and Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens
Model Matt East photographed on LUMIX S1 and Canon 85mm f/1.2 lensModel Matt East photographed on LUMIX S1 and Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens

Nikon 24mm ƒ/2, adapted w/ KIPON F-Mount

Model Teresa Lopez photographed on LUMIX S1 and Nikon 24mm f/2 lensModel Teresa Lopez photographed on LUMIX S1 and Nikon 24mm f/2 lens
Model Teresa Lopez photographed on LUMIX S1 and Nikon 24mm f/2 lensModel Teresa Lopez photographed on LUMIX S1 and Nikon 24mm f/2 lens

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It has been almost a year and there are no lenses still
Uh, there's LOTS of lenses out now. A search on B&H shows 80 lenses.
so much good information given in a fast cadence . I try to find you first on new product videos
I'm very sad about the Bayeyes adapter shouldn't be twice the cost of the lens . The setup has that cool Russian lens look
Yeah some adapters are really expensive. The good news is is that glassless adapters are CHEAP.
Great Video!
Thanks! I really enjoyed making this one.
500 number liker!!
Thank you! You just proved that the lens doesn't matter, when you've got the right model.
How can I adapted Samyang or Rokinon lenses to the panasonic s5?
There's an adapter for canon fd 50 1.8 lenses?
Joseph, great video as usually! Thank you! How was the Sigma 18-35 on FF? What focal length is useful (no vineting)?
I want to shoot with Canon FD lenses with my S1H. Do I need to use the Kipon FD - SL adaptor?
There are a variety of FD to L Mount adapters on the market now, but yes, that’s what you need. Enjoy!
I need a lens that does as low as 16MM FF when shooting in 4K/60 Super 35 crop.
Thanks for helpful demo.
You're welcome!
just landed yourself a sub
Thanks man!
Very informative, thank you for providing valuable information
My pleasure!
Thanks, I have a bag full of EF, and will buy the S1H 💪
Bags full of lenses… ahhh, music to my ears ;-)
@PhotoJoseph yes and it took me so long to get them and I am very happy that they can stay alive on the new system 😁😁🙏
Hi Joseph, I wanted to know how it could be possible that you used SIGMA 18-35 mm (which is APS-C lens for crop sensor) on FULL FRAME and not getting vignette..?
I was shooting 4K60 which is APS-C — it was actually an accident but it worked out. Jump to 5:10 where I talk about that.
Hi Joseph, I love your videos. As someone who owns 2 GH5 and 1GH5s for video interviews, I just got S1H, selling Sony A73 to be able to get some low-light capabilities. However, I am dissapointed to see that unlike GH5/s S1H can't pull focus by touching the screen in video mode. Even if I touch the screen the camera doesn't focus on the object. Is this NOT a feature on S1H or am I missing something? On GH5, you put it on MF mode and then it quickly pulls focus to the object that you touched on screen. Please clarify.
Thanks. A shorter workaround is to tap that [AF] box on the screen; that will trigger autofocus. But you're right that this is not working as it did before. I have reported it. Thanks for making the video.
@PhotoJoseph Thank you.
@PhotoJoseph Do you think Panasonic will fix it? Did they respond? I am still within return window and I would NOT want to be stuck with a $6500 camera + lens if it lacks the very feature I need. But if I ended up returning the camera it would be a bad exp with Pany's first full formant. I loved everything else about this camera.
I’ve reported it and the only info I got was that the S and G series aren’t necessarily supposed to have the same features. It could change, but if it does it won’t happen soon. Remember you can tap the screen then tap the AF button on screen, so that does work. Sorry I don’t have better info for you.
PhotoJoseph thank you so much for following up. I really appreciate it.
Does lumix s1 support rokinon lenses if used through the sigma mc 21 ? Anyone?? Help!
The mount will certainly fit. If the Rokinon is electronic at all (i.e. autofocus or electronically controlled aperture), it may or may not work. You'll honestly just have to test it. Since technically the MC21 is for Sigma EF Mount lenses, and not even for Canon lenses, your mileage may vary. I've found it quite reliable with my Canon glass, but don't have any third party Canon EF mount lenses to try, sorry. Buy it, and return if it doesn't work!
@PhotoJoseph thanks man😊
@PhotoJoseph rokinon is manual kinda lens
That's what I thought. So if it's an all manual EF mount lens, then it'll work fine!






Thanks and always supporting your excelent channel from CHILE.
Shooting with strobe in burst mode only works in officially supported strobes, which are Panasonic and now certain Profoto strobes. It doesn’t work with third party TTL strobes. However there are workarounds for shooting manually that do work. As an ambassador I can’t sanction them but do some googling and you’ll find the solution.
Thanks for your video !



Then the aperture is only wide open and can’t be stopped down.
Isn't the 18-35 cine zoom only for S35 though? Does it vignette at 18mm on the S1's full frame sensor?
You are correct. At about 5 minutes into the video I explained that I inadvertently shot in APSC mode, which means I didn't catch any lenses that may have vignetted.
Great video. Would love another video where you test out the S1H with a range of cine lenses from Canon, Zeiss, Rokinon, etc.
Ahh this is the stuff, thanks man!
Very helpful... as I ordered my S1. thx a lot!
Does the continuos af works well on video with canon lenses?
No. I wouldn’t rely on AF when using adapted lenses.
Hello. I just bought Panasonic S1. The lens I get is 12-60mm; F2.8-4.0 Lumix G. which adapter I should use for this Lens on Panasonic S1. Thanks a lot if you know the answer about this.
You can’t put a micro four thirds lens on a full frame body
@PhotoJoseph Alright, so I need to return the Lens and bought one that suit for the camera. Thanks.
Hello! Joseph i got a question, I got s1 + sigma mc21 and dumb adapter to m42 and very time I'm trying shoot stills camera freaks out and after really really long open shutter like few seconds shows me the info that "lens attached failed please make sure the lens is attached correctly" Its like the body waits from response from lens, I know that in GH5 and even in small Gf5 I had something like "shooting w/o lens" mode. BuT I can't fins anything like that here in Lumix s1 ( I got firmware 1.2) Any idea ?
So you're going M42 lens --> M42 to EF --> MC21 EF to L-Mount, right? Interesting. It sounds more like the MC21 is waiting for some communication from the lens , and passing bad info to the camera. I don't have an M42 to EF to test myself though. I would ask Sigma, and also check if there's a firmware update for the MC21 (I don't know if there is or not). Or, do what I did, and buy this cheap M42 to L-Mount adapter on amazon (only $16 and works great)
(also sorry for the very late reply… your comment got flagged as spam for some reason)
@PhotoJoseph thanks Joseph, I find out that my dump m42 to EF ring adapter was making shorts in EF pins and I just guled a piece of tape to prevent from contact and it's working like a charm cheers!
Johnny Bravo Great! You should check out that cheap adapter though. It works great and makes the whole package a lot smaller.
I would like to do exactly what you have done in this video minute 6:50... adapt my mamiya 645 lenses to S1h via Kipon baveyes in order to achieve MEDIUM FORMAT 3d look and atmosphere .... but this result with the mamiya 80 1.9 (i already own) is very unpleasant to me (compared to the other lenses test shown here in the rest of the video) .... it seems very soft, very flat image (i know this is flat, but the others lenses are way better!)... i don't like it... (look at the "ghost" effect on the table objects...)
--- ....BUT Look at this MAVO FOOTAGE for example here : : that's what i 'd like to obtain ....(same mamiya 645 lenses... ok is a mavo not a s1h...but...) and look at this beautiful RED MONSTRO footage (pentax 67 lens and kipon .OK is a red monstro.. and it is graded.... sure ..but however....) or here also (same lens, full open! BUT NO KIPON) what do you think about that ?
Is it because of the lens is full open 1.9 ? or is it is due to a distortion/degradation effect caused by the glass element inside the kipon baveyes ? OR is it due to the sensor/file produced by the panasonic ? maybe is a post-production/grading absence ? maybe all these together ?
P.S. Now i am reading that you have shot in "CROP MODE" so not using the full frame area of the s1sensor... so i have to take that in consideration also.
Im actually thinking to switch from A7III to Pana S1H for video. What keeps me off is lens options. I want Batis 25 in Super 35 mode equivalent with similar AF and optical performance. I need to use it on gimbal. Does Pana or other brand offer anything coming close to it?
Here’s an updated list of Sigma L-Mount lenses available now or announced. You can adapt just about anything as you saw from this video; but for AF performance you’ll want native L-Mount for sure. Don’t have an equivalent list of Panasonic lenses but just google that.
I hope some manufactures will release OM to L mount or M42 to L mount very soon
The M43 lenses are too small. The projected image from an MFT lens is for a much smaller sensor. It can’t happen. If it were done, you wouldn’t be able to shoot full frame, and even the Super35 crop would have heavy vignetting.
@PhotoJoseph I'm talking about the vintage Olympus OM mount ! Also the old M42. The A7III already got all those piece-of-metal adaptaters, but there's nothing for the L mount yet :(
Romain Brant oh I see, sorry. I guess we’ll have to wait and see! Contact companies that make adapters for L and ask if they’re planning the one you want!
@PhotoJoseph I'll probably do that or just wait 😂
Thanks a lot for the video and the replies!
WRONG ??? Don't forget that you loose AFC... Many users are concerned. That's why I say RIGHT and WRONG
Pretty sure I discussed that in the video. If you want AFC then you want native lenses. Even if AFC was supported on these, it'd be slower, and by definition if you're looking for AFC you want it to be fast, right?
your arguments are correct. But I'm on the S1 for one month now (came from G9). If I am really happy with the gain in quality in terms of video and photo, I am not satisfied with the number of lenses. And when I see that the native 70-200 F4 (yes F4) is more expensive than the legendary Canon 70-200 F2.8, I feel I am taken hostage. I own the MC-21 adapter that I use with my Canon 16-35 for landscape and portraits but I won't buy a canon for action when I can't have AFC, and I won't buy a panasonic at this price. Now when I am talking about moving subjects, I am not always thinking of a fast mobing subject, in many cases, a "slow" AFC can do the job. (sorry for my english, I am french !)
PS : you make a great job !
The sigma 50/1.4 , 35/1.2, 45/2.8, 14-24/2.8 is available now @ B&H
Great roundup, Joseph! Cheers. 😀👍
Why thank you! Great seeing you at the S1H event.
Joseph, are there adapters or speed boosters for Fujifilm XF lenses?
Hm, not that I’ve seen but technically it shouldn’t be a problem. As far as I know, only Sony has a shorter flange so can’t be adapted.
Hi Joseph, thanks for this video ;)
i have some question if you can help me,
i get my S1 camera and i want to upgrade it but i don't know where/how to find the
Panasonic DMW-SFU2 firmware,
can you help me please
Can Sony e-mount lenses be adapted to the S1R? I have yet to find a adapter for that.
I haven’t seen one yet either and I don’t know why. Are there adapters for Sony-E to anything available?
@PhotoJoseph Thanks for the reply. The lack of e-mount adapters is puzzling. I am also interested in adapting Fuji G-mount to L-mount. Is that possible?
You’ll need to google it sorry… I don’t know offhand.
@PhotoJoseph I have looked and searched, but nothing shows.
Buy a little L glass as your budget allows. Lumix the low light King !
There are so many options. KIPON is also shipping native L-mount lenses. I've just started testing a few. So far, pretty good!
Thanks for all these videos!! I shoot my real estate videos in 4k60 on the gh5. I got the s1 and I bought the mc21 adaptor. Which ultra wide lens would you recommend to get a 16-18 focal length accounting for the s1’s 4k60 crop?
4K60 is an APS-C crop on the S1, so that's (I believe) a 1.6x crop. If you want 16mm… that's 16/1.6=10mm. There's the 10mm Rokinon for EF mount
What adaptor can i use on my s1 , I have nikon ed-g lens. What adaptor do I require.
A list of all adapters I’ve tested are in the link under the video
I have a iMac 5K so the H would be great for editing in 4K I tried to view your video in 4K but it was not available I could only view in 1080P Not sure why as you said it was filmed in 4K might be a youtube problem Great video as per normal anyways thanks (:
Joseph, you're awesome!
Why, thank you! 😁
To use the Sigma Cine 18-35mm lens is there an s35 mode in the camera?
It has an APS-C crop option.
Does it affect the image quality?
It’s just pushing into the sensor which is either at or beyond 4K resolution. It is NOT scaling up. So, no.
Thank you! Love your channel. Finally good information from the Panasonic S series.
Awesome, thanks!
Thats what sony users saying to DSLR fanatics years ago, and everyone dont listen & keep bashing on the miniscule choice of lens 😁
But Metabones still have not made speedboosters and adapters for L mount yet.
Correct. And once they do, that will be another option. Fortunately there are great options already available, with the MC-21 being the most versatile.
Dam. Music 12 dB louder than you talk. Not watchable.
Sorry, others have told me too… I messed up the intro music on this one. It’s worth watching I promise; just keep the volume down for the opening music. sorry.
dope work bro
Thanks man!
Do you know when the panasonic 24-70mm 2.8 will be released?
I don’t… I think the new lenses (24-70 and 70-200 /2.8, and the 16-35) are supposed to be out this year, but I don’t have dates sorry.
Music is way too loud
Do you mean the music behind me talking in the intro, or the intro music itself? Thanks for the feedback.
Thanks, Joseph, for all this great info. Just FYI - the Novoflex adapter for L mount to Canon EF lenses does have autofocus (I have one). It has 8 pins to pass data to the camera. The autofocus is not fantastic - just okay. It won't support the IS in Canon lenses though. Thanks again for all you do. Scott
Which lens does it work with? I tested several and they all said “switch to MF”.
@PhotoJoseph I've used it with the 28 f1.8 and the 135 f2.0. They both work. I've sold the rest of my Canon glass so I can't personally confirm others. Novoflex maintains a list of compatible lenses here:
@PhotoJoseph Joseph, let me clarify. The Novoflex website mentions that the adapter does not currently support the Panasonic S camera. I use it with the Leica SL. So, you are correct in regard to the Panasonic.
Aha, ok thank you!
Could you, please, comment how the external recorder attached to the tripod (at timestamp 5:45)? It appears there for so short time – I couldn't figure out what I'm seeing.
It’s called a magic arm or friction arm. That one in the video is a PoS. You can see a conversation on Twitter I started on it right after recording that video. There are some great recommendations here from other folks; I haven’t ordered a new one yet but will soon. Read this:
For a fee sigma will change over a nikon mount or canon mount sigma lens to L-mount
Oh really! I hadn’t heard that. Do you know how much? That’s pretty awesome.
@PhotoJoseph Just visit sigmas website. On .ca, cause im in Canada. The conversuon service is between $150-500 CDN. Shipping is $50-150 CDN. Hell of a deal if you have their art series lenses if you ask me
HeyHerdy not a deal..... More like a rip-off. Get an actual quote, it's a rip for lenses that have poor video AF
@chuck90504 Dont have any ff lenses. Get a quote yourself.
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