We have just received notice from Rayqual that the Leica M-M4/3 adapter for Leica M lenses will be available on the 26th of January. Once we are able to ship you should have it within a matter of days afterwards. (Possibly even for the rest of Chinese new year holidays! EMS shipping within major Asian locations takes about one day, however bear in mind postal delays caused by the holidays so we cannot guarantee a timed delivery.)
In the meantime you might be interested in looking at some pictures of lenses mounted on the G1 using the Rayqual device and sample images taken with them. The article is in Japanese but there are plenty of images and machine translation does a decent job.
The lenses used are (from top to bottom); Minolta M-Rokkor 28/2.8, Summicron-M 35/2.0 (4th generation non-aspherical), SMC Pentax-L 43/1.9 Special, Canon 50/0.95 and Nikkor S.C. 50/1.4.
We are pleased to be able to offer for sale adapters by the specialist Japanese adapter manufacturer Rayqual. Rayqual lens adapters are finely engineered high precision devices manufactured to tight tolerances MADE IN JAPAN, so rest assured that they will not compromise the high quality of your lenses or cameras.
To start things off we offer the new Rayqual Micro Four-Thirds adapter for Leica M lenses and Canon FD lenses. The adapter allows you to mount Leica M and Canon FD manual focus lenses on Micro 4/3 camera bodies such as the new Panasonic Lumix G1 digital camera.
Rayqual offers many more adapters so if you have a specific requirement, please contact us. For the current items on sale, please see here.
On the topic of using interesting lenses with the G1, what would you say if you could attach C-Mount lenses, used by 16mm movie cameras, on your G1? To be continued…
UPDATE: C-Mount adapter is available here.