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Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR Smaller than full frame digital Leica M mount cameras. The Ricoh is included as a less expensive and viable digital Leica M lens platform.

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Old 09-30-2012   #161
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Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron ASPH, 1/750 s, exposure bias -1/3EV:



GXR-M with 50mm Summicron, 1/800 s, no exposure bias:



I was not out to do an A/B, just on a maiden voyage with the GXR as second body.

Both images are cropped (further complicating the comparison), but I am happy with the GXR as a second body.

Both images are DNGs.

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Old 09-30-2012   #162
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Paul (late reply - maybe you've found these) there are Nikon F (and Canon and ...) adapters to M mount.

Rayqual (See Camera Quest)
http://www.cameraquest.com/adpSLRRF.htm

Check also eBay, usually you can find something quite inexpensively although fit may not be to your liking but 10 - 40 bucks if you are just kicking tires might feel better.
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Nothing special, I'm a sucker for marine themes.

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Old 10-01-2012   #164
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I was not out to do an A/B, just on a maiden voyage with the GXR as second body.
Both images are DNGs.
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Are comparisons with pictures useful?
Both pictures are very good. The skin tone for instance.
The colors of the Ricoh are somewhat more pale.
I assume, that the camera software manipulates the colors by CLUTs (= color lookup table) in DNG too. They have to, to fit the colors into the chosen color scheme.
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Are comparisons with pictures useful?
Both pictures are very good. The skin tone for instance.
The colors of the Ricoh are somewhat more pale.
I assume, that the camera software manipulates the colors by CLUTs (= color lookup table) in DNG too. They have to, to fit the colors into the chosen color scheme.
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Hi, Jan.

I'm not sure these comparisons are very useful, no. For instance, I remembered tardily that the M9 picture has a -1/3EV exposure bias; that probably accounts for the richer blue. (I edited the post to reflect this.)

One thing that is interesting: the M9 picture (with the 35) is cropped about 2X compared with a very minor crop of the GXR. Even so, you can see in details like nailheads that the resolution of the M9 image is higher. Some of that could be the lens difference, but some is probably the higher performance of the M9 sensor...?

If the opportunity presents itself, I'll post comparisons taken with the same lens.

In any case, I agree with you that the quality of both pictures is good. Basically I think the GXR is a good buy. It's much less than the price of an M8 and, for what it's worth, it has video and telephoto capabilities.

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Are comparisons with pictures useful?
Both pictures are very good. The skin tone for instance.
The colors of the Ricoh are somewhat more pale.
I assume, that the camera software manipulates the colors by CLUTs (= color lookup table) in DNG too. They have to, to fit the colors into the chosen color scheme.
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intberesting. imo, the m9 rendering is too saturated. thats what makes the world go 'round, no?
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Old 10-01-2012   #167
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intberesting. imo, the m9 rendering is too saturated. thats what makes the world go 'round, no?
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Hi, Tony.

I often have the M9 set to -1/3EV or -2/3EV; that's probably why the blues are so intense.

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Old 10-01-2012   #168
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thanks tom, but the way i'm seeing it, its also the reds and the warm skin tones on the m9 that seem 'too much' for me, or on my monitor. obviously the m9 is an amazing camera, and its not my intent to disrespect it, but i am much more into the color repro of the gxr in this set at least.
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Hi, Tony.

I often have the M9 set to -1/3EV or -2/3EV; that's probably why the blues are so intense.

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Old 10-11-2012   #169
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wow! just awe inspiring. i just received my gxr from a forum member and i have to say it is the single most underrated overlooked camera out there. it is second to none in build quality, ergonics and custmizability, and better IQ than almost any other mirrorless cam out there.
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Old 10-31-2012   #172
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Just got word that mine is in the mail and might take a week to get to me and reading stuff like this makes me look forward to receiving it!
We'll be happy to see your work with it, Johan. (Serenar on the way tomorrow btw.)

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The GXR (with Mount A12 and - usually - a ZM25/2.8 mounted) is my go everywhere camera.
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Old 11-22-2012   #179
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Lovely landscape, Pete? Where is that?

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Beautiful images in this thread.

Pete ...I`ve never seen Helvellyn from that side although I`ve been up it.
That really is a lovely shot ...the colours are just right.

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Old 11-29-2012   #182
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90mm Summicron E55 version:

I have a problem with mine on the GXR mount, though - it won't focus to infinity. In fact, it will go only up to about 20 feet or so. On the other hand, it will focus to about 0.5 metres.
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Old 12-04-2012   #183
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Some pics i took with GXR M Mount during a visit to Singapore Zoo. Most of the pics are from the 75mm Heliar classic 2.5











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Here an image taken with a Telyt 500/8 mirror.
Even the ufos - you can see - are in the shape of a doughnut.
It was early in the morning, waiting for the solar eclipse.
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Also with the Telyt MR 500/8, mirror lens.
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That`s a stunner Duane.
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He posed for that one Johan ... that lens shows well.
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I took this photograph today as I walked through the lobby of Atlantic Aviation here in Aspen, Colorado:

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A lovely portrait, Duane! What lens did you use?
Thank you Jamie. I've been shooting the Leica Summicron 35mm v2 on my GXR for a few months now.
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The Summicron 35 seems to work fine.
Beautiful pictures, Duane.
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That is a better driving machine than a Ferrari! Not to speak of my Opel Omega.

I have found an offer for a Summi pre FLE. I am thinking.
The 21 and 24 Summis are too large to use as every day lenses, I think. But these focal lengths would fit more into my line.
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incredibly impressed by the dynamic range of the ricoh. really glad I made this as my first choice to go digital.
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Adapter arrived today. Holy moley! Only had time for a test shot or two, but I'm impressed so far.



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50mm on the GXR's crop sensor is really too long though. I guess I'll have to track down a Jupiter 12 or maybe a Voigtlander 35mm.
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