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Old 04-30-2012   #121
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maybe we should start a small petition
to epson/cosina to continue the r-d1
line of cameras.

Amazingly, the only signatures that matter on those petitions are the US Treasury Secretary and the Treasurer of the United States. Most companies take cash as the surest sign of interest in their product.

That said my R-D1s is a great camera and the prices hovering around $1000-$1400 seems to be the amount people are willing to 'petition' Epson for one.

Now for people who think the LCD screen is a little small, I really like the Epson p-2000 type of device. 40Gb of data storage and a 3.5 inch screen for around 90 bucks on eBay now.
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I think it's fairly obvious that I Love Film is heavily locked into the 24 x 36mm view of life and is getting a kick trolling a thread dedicated to a crop camera!

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For those with cash burning a hole in their pocket. Two R-D1's and one R-D1s in the classifieds, ranging from $1150 to 1350.
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Old 05-01-2012   #124
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I just can't seem to part with my R-D1. I've toyed with the idea of an M9, and now the Fuji Xpro1. But I just love the R-D1 too much, it is just too cool. I think the quality of the files is better than anything else I've had. They need so little work and the b&w conversions are spectacular. I do wish for a larger sensor though, and better higher iso.

That said, I do have the fuji x100 and I'm really enjoying it and the IQ is also amazing. But I'm more into 50mm than 35mm, so I'm still unsure of my next move. If there were an R-D2, that would be my choice...
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Maybe not but it gives me a 75mm perspective when I'm shooting ... I think you're splitting hairs here. I understand exactly what the camera's sensor is doing to the 50mm's image circle ... thanks!
Uh... Perspective depends only on the lens-subject distance.
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Old 05-01-2012   #126
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I tried an R-D1 but found it rather clumsy to use. The M8/M9 handling proves far superior for me.
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Old 05-01-2012   #127
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Cock the shutter, expose, focus then shoot. How can that be so clumsy, Most of us came from film Ms, that's how we do it.
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Uh... Perspective depends only on the lens-subject distance.
I think we'd established that, but some folk seem to find focal length and field of view difficult
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Rapid-fire shutter cocking just looks cool. Where are you going to see that anymore (yeah besides your empty film camera)?
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Rapid-fire shutter cocking just looks cool. Where are you going to see that anymore (yeah besides your empty film camera)?
A lot of us still have film cameras with film in and out of it.
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AE lock by the shutter release button is a Leica feature i would dream to have on the R-D1.
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Cock the shutter, expose, focus then shoot. How can that be so clumsy, Most of us came from film Ms, that's how we do it.
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Uh... Perspective depends only on the lens-subject distance.

What a bunch of nit pickers! I was using the term perspective fairly loosely and not in a pure optical sense ... meaning I have a personal perspective of using a 75mm focal length when framing and composing through the RD-1's finder with a 50mm lens.
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I was think of replacing the RD-1 by other newer cameras, like GXR, nex.....or xpro1.

But R-D1 is the only camera which allows me to shoot in the same way as my film leicas. For the reason, I won't quit it.
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I was think of replacing the RD-1 by other newer cameras, like GXR, nex.....or xpro1.

But R-D1 is the only camera which allows me to shoot in the same way as my film leicas. For the reason, I won't quit it.

That was the first thing I noticed ... how much like a film camera the Epson is to use. To me the M8, as nice as it was, never felt this way. Amazing what the addition of an advance lever and a a reversable rear screen can do for your state of mind when shooting. I find myself shooting a similar amount of exposures to a roll of film every time I use it but seldom many more!
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Old 05-02-2012   #135
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The R-D1 was too expensive when it was first released. EUR 3,000 in Europe. Also it had RF misalignment issues that Epson tried to fix by glueing some screws of the rangefinder in the R-D1s. Successors to the R-D1 were R-D1s and R-D1x.
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Is it so hard to just take apart an RD1 and just stick a new sensor in there?
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Is it so hard to just take apart an RD1 and just stick a new sensor in there?
It would be profoundly difficult.
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You can't just "stick in a new sensor". You'd need everything redesigned, new electronic boards, new clock rates, new processors.

The sensor wouldn't even physically fit. Sensors cannot be swapped like light bulbs.

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You can't just "stick in a new sensor". You'd need everything redesigned, new electronic boards, new clock rates, new processors.

The sensor wouldn't even physically fit. Sensors cannot be swapped like light bulbs.
Why? one can with film .... and that's a really old technology now
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Old 05-08-2012   #141
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has not been gone long and already having sellers remorse .....

Just reviewed the photo of my son in the RD-1 image thread and compared to the G3, the process of making the photo is just so different

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Old 05-23-2012   #142
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Now after reading this thread for 6 pages...and never seen or heard about R-d1..I think Im going to find the used one ...

Always heard about M8..but this beauty looks amazing...maybe i can still live with the 6.1mp ....even my samsung galaxy at 8mp..lol
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Now after reading this thread for 6 pages...and never seen or heard about R-d1..I think Im going to find the used one ...

Always heard about M8..but this beauty looks amazing...maybe i can still live with the 6.1mp ....even my samsung galaxy at 8mp..lol

It's a fun camera ... 6.1 megapixels is a bit weeny but the RD-1 is more than the sum of its megapixel count.

Anyway ... as we all know it's not the size that counts, it's how you use it!
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Old 05-24-2012   #144
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someone earlier in this thread mentioned that when he goes out with his r-d1, even though it's a digital camera he takes about the same amount of pics he would with a film camera.

i find when i go out shooting it turns out the same way.

the r-d1 really slows down your mind and makes things a bit more contemplative. the camera itself is not slow, it can photograph just about as fast as you can wind the lever.
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...the camera itself is not slow, it can photograph just about as fast as you can wind the lever.
Within the limits of the small buffer. In raw mode, 3 shots and wait...
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