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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 10-17-2011   #41
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You and your 12mm lens do fantastic jobs!
Thank you. TKH! I am really just like a kid now, needing to show off the toy in my hands!

I wanted to show how well this module is made, and what wonderful images it can create, esp. with this Ultra-wide heliar. It compliments my RD1s ... Wide angles use GXR. 28, 35, 50 i can always use that with a RD1s.

I know the NEX 7 is coming soon, and it's got a whopping 24M pixels with the typical low-noise sensors they have. But I just didn't like the idea of another adapter for E to M. But I know it's certainly more versatile with a wide range of possible adapters for all kinds of mounts.


Please bear with me, another shot - a Pana stitch in CS4 (3 shots), and the images are crisp, and sharp!

GXR + M-Module + Ultra-wide Heliar 12mm + GND 0.9 soft



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Old 10-17-2011   #42
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hbjyeo, it's interesting that you note the GRX with M module complements your RD-1, because I've been looking at alot of pics on flickr lately taken with this module (and also adapted NEX), and the GRX pictures are, to my eyes, more "RD-1 like" in terms of colours and also by other "intangible qualities".

Since my lenese are mainly Leica M mount, I also like the idea of not needing an additional adapter with the GRX compared to the NEX. I plan to buy one of these cameras in about a year (can't afford now), and it'll be interesting to se NEX7 pictures as well soon (hopefully).
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The colors we are seeing from the GXR M module look very appealing!
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Please bear with me, another shot - a Pana stitch in CS4 (3 shots), and the images are crisp, and sharp!

A great picture!
Some weeks ago I have bought the 12mm too. The first experiments were with a IIIf, I have not yet decided to go wether NEX or Ricoh.
The results were not so very good, the full frame gives a wide, a very wide image. I have to invest more time (and patience).
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Old 10-18-2011   #45
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Please keep in mind that the Ricoh M mount is the only sensor/shutter/bajonett combination that has exactly the (open) and free Leica M specifications!
The delicate backlens - sensor distance makes wide angle lenses on a m4/3 useless beside the 2x crop.

The AA-filterless sensor with it's tuned shifted microlenses is a one-of-a-kind design beside Leica's M8/9.

This is the now seen advantage of the splitted body/module system from Ricoh.
People have been waked up I guess..... ;-)
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Old 10-18-2011   #47
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hbjyeo, it's interesting that you note the GRX with M module complements your RD-1, because I've been looking at alot of pics on flickr lately taken with this module (and also adapted NEX), and the GRX pictures are, to my eyes, more "RD-1 like" in terms of colours and also by other "intangible qualities".

Since my lenese are mainly Leica M mount, I also like the idea of not needing an additional adapter with the GRX compared to the NEX. I plan to buy one of these cameras in about a year (can't afford now), and it'll be interesting to se NEX7 pictures as well soon (hopefully).
Indeed. I've send my RD1 for servicing in Japan, and just couldn't resist getting another m body during its absence! And this one is really useful for landscapes, possibly more so than the RD1 (though it's quite capable of that).
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Great images guys!

I pretty much shoot medium format these days, but due to having a 15mm Heliar and a 35mm Perar I have nothing to use with, I'm becoming very intrigued by the GXR.
The IQ I can perceive from the your JPGs looks unique and outstanding.

Would anyone be willing to send me a RAW file so I can have a squint at it through Lightroom? It doesn't have to be anything special anything will do, I'd just like to compare it to the M8 I used to own and the X1 and X100 I've tried recently.

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Would be interested in your thoughts when you do the comparison Bob.



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I'd be interested in your thoughts too, Bob!
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Hope this shows the flickr image. If it works I will post a few more.
(if it appears twice, then both methods work, in that case: sorry!)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rudyshots/6259925622/" title="R1144836 ISO 25001-80 sec at f - 1.0.jpg by Rudy Shots, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6050/6259925622_6c224afcd8_z.jpg" width="422" height="640" alt="R1144836 ISO 25001-80 sec at f - 1.0.jpg"></a>

Zeiss Sonnar, 2500 iso, 1.5, it was much darker then what the picture might show. Added 2 to 3 stops in Lightroom.
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Hope this shows the flickr image. If it works I will post a few more.
(if it appears twice, then both methods work, in that case: sorry!)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rudyshots/6259925622/" title="R1144836 ISO 25001-80 sec at f - 1.0.jpg by Rudy Shots, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6050/6259925622_6c224afcd8_z.jpg" width="422" height="640" alt="R1144836 ISO 25001-80 sec at f - 1.0.jpg"></a>

Zeiss Sonnar, 2500 iso, 1.5, it was much darker then what the picture might show. Added 2 to 3 stops in Lightroom.
Neither method worked. HTML image tags and links don't work in RFF to begin with, and when you use a vBulletin [ІMG] tag you need to put not the link to the picture's flickr page in there, but the link to the actual image, like this:



(the code for which is [ІMG]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6050/6259925622_6c224afcd8_z.jpg[/ІMG])
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Zwarte Kat, you need to use the BBCode option in Flickr as opposed to the HTML then it should post up fine.
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Zwarte, in Flickr, open your picture, click on actions, click view all sizes, click on the size you want, right click and "copy image address". You then go to your message here and click on the yellow icon with the small mountain and paste that address. Good luck.

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Cheers, everybody.
Let me try the BBCode:


R1144432 ISO 8001-125 sec at f - 1.0.jpg by Rudy Shots, on Flickr

Looks like it works. Yaay! I will post many pics on this forum now, you will regret telling me this!
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Would be interested in your thoughts when you do the comparison Bob.
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I'd be interested in your thoughts too, Bob!

Thanks for your interest guys.

I've only had a quick look so far, but the IQ looks very good.
It has a level of clarity that the X100 didn't possess and reminds me of the M8. I'm guessing that this is down to the absence of an AA filter.

The X1 I shot was quite crisp, but of course was limited to just 35mm FL and came at a higher price. Also I found the focus lag to be simply awful for street use.

I also like that the file appears to have some of the film-like noise characteristics that I remember from my old Ricoh GRD, though nowhere near as pronounced.

Would anyone be able to give me a comparison between the GXR EVF and that of the X100?

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R1144779 ISO 2001-400 sec at f - 1.0.jpg by Rudy Shots, on Flickr

Shot through a fence, Zeiss Sonnar 50mm
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Holy crap, that's lovely!
Thanks!

I am finding this to be a lovely module which can capture the best characteristics of many m-mount lenses.


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I really like this one. Love to own this lens in the near future.
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Old 10-25-2011   #65
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Finally have a chance to shoot again with the 12mm. Here's another one to illustrate what this module could do with wide angles. It's definitely easier to shoot with (landscapes) than my RD1s.

Here's my version of the LV Flagship at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

GXR + M-Module + VT 5.6/12mm + GND 0.9 soft
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Old 10-26-2011   #66
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I really like this one. Love to own this lens in the near future.
The Carl Zeiss ZM 50mm/f1.5 is a real keeper.

You have some really nice landscape shots there. Makes me tempted to own the 12mm too, though I already have the 15mm. lol
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Exploring the ancient city of Kyoto:


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A glimpse of the floating world... ;-)


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I only had a short time in Tokyo, but I tried to make the most of it, even when on the train to visit a college on the outskirts of the city. I used the miniature filter for most of these, and had fun with it. Most of these were shot with a ZM 25/2.8, high shutter speed from a fast-moving train. Often I didn't know what I would capture until I chimped...









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dreilly, great captures of Tokyo. They capture the city well.
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The filter makes it look special
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Another example of what the M-Module can do. The pic is not the best, but it shows what the GXR can do in some difficult lighting conditions.


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so much details in your shots, Tokyoshooter! The zeiss and gxr combination works really well.

I have another landscape to share, this time in monochrome.

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With the Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar.

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I have been shooting with an M8 for past five years and I just got the GXR a few days ago and I am still fumbling around with the settings. So far I am most impressed that the signature of my M and LTM lenses seem to be preserved (other than fall-off and crop). The GXR-M has also given new life to a few of my neglected LTM lenses:

... the CV-Skopar 25/4 because finder coupling for focusing doesn't matter
... the Nikkor 28/3.5 because no oddball sized UV/IR filter is required
... the CV-Heliar 12/5.6 because of both of the above

Here is a shot from the 12mm CV Ultra wide Heliar:

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Nice one

Went to the Zoo today with friends and went shooting with the CV 75/2.5 slapped on


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Darth, The 1st image....! Nuff said...
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