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Old 09-20-2011   #1
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Post your GXR A12M images

and make sure to note the lens used! This one from this morning, with a CV 28mm f2 lens.

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Leica 35/2 Asph wide open


Detail of previous photo


Processed with Lightroom - default sharpening, default B&W, some highlight recovery and fill light, cropped a bit, default high contrast curve.

Lookin' pretty good...

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Noise looks almost film like.
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and make sure to note the lens used! This one from this morning, with a CV 28mm f2 lens.

Sweet ride! This looks very Contrasty and sharp with great detail. At least at this small image size. Have you printed anything yet?
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Out of laziness I will ask this question here rather than go search the inter web.
If Someone was to buy the:

GXR
M-module
EVF

as a sort of kit (or maybe they sell a kit).

What would a person spend? (US Market).
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About $1100-$1200 I think?

I haven't printed anything yet. I rarely print.

The ride is pretty sweet. He built it from a frame that was donated to the college biking program. Even sweeter!
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Here's one from this afternoon -- I haven't dialed in the 'corner settings' or whatever they call the corner fix.


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Old 09-22-2011   #8
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Some of my pictures with the GXR Mount.

Ricoh GR 28mm f2.8





CV Heliar 15mm f4.5





CV Ultron f1.7

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Here's one from this afternoon -- I haven't dialed in the 'corner settings' or whatever they call the corner fix.


Verve, Seabright -- Santa Cruz, CA by kzamani, on Flickr
So it does need corner fixing for color shifting when using wide lenses. Bad thing is that the in-camera fixes apparently do not apply when shooting raw.
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The in-camera fixes do apply to raw settings, at least from my testing. The photo you quoted had no fixes applied.

I need to find a good white wall where I can figure out the fixes for this particular lens, but it looks like it's +4 red and -4 blue for each corner...

Should we start a list of compatible lenses and color shift codes?
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The in-camera fixes do apply to raw settings, at least from my testing. The photo you quoted had no fixes applied.

I need to find a good white wall where I can figure out the fixes for this particular lens, but it looks like it's +4 red and -4 blue for each corner...

Should we start a list of compatible lenses and color shift codes?
That is good news. There were a couple of posts from people with the A12-M on another forum that suggested that this correction only applied to jpegs. A list of corrections sounds like a great idea. Now I just need B&H to send me the A12-M.
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That would be great, though probably in a separate thread.
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That is good news. There were a couple of posts from people with the A12-M on another forum that suggested that this correction only applied to jpegs. A list of corrections sounds like a great idea. Now I just need B&H to send me the A12-M.
Actually now that I'm looking at both files side by side, the corrections are only applied to the .JPG. Ah well.
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Actually now that I'm looking at both files side by side, the corrections are only applied to the .JPG. Ah well.
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One more from today:


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Lovely. Would like to see more. And i think the prices of 21mm lenses will be going up soon
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I just received my A12-M for the GXR, and of course it was raining on and off all day. I took a few handheld shots in raw mode, in between showers, using the CV 40mm Nokton and CV 25mm f/4p Skopar. All were shot at f/5.6 using auto-ISO. Here are full size jpegs (100% from the raws processed the same in LR 3.5) for pixel peeping.

40mm Nokton
25mm Skopar

I'm impressed by the fine detail resolution with the A12-M sensor, sans AA filter. You may be able to see this by comparing with this shot using the same 40mm Nokton on the NEX-5N, which although it has higher sensor resolution (16 mp) does not seem to resolve as much pixel level detail as the Ricoh.

5N 40mm Nokton
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A few from the run-through of my theater's new play, Copenhagen b Michael Frayn. Shot with the GXR, often at 3200, and mostly with the 35/1.2. JPEG.
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A few from the run-through of my theater's new play [...]
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...looks like Dr. Bohr is quite agitated. Nice shots (and a great play).

Nice images all-around; I'm dangerously interested in this kit. Thanks to all for posting!


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I should do a thread where I compare the images I took with the GXR with those I took with the R-D1. I haven't been able to bring myself to sell the R-D1...
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Raw with default settings in Lightroom, crop added. The camera does a pretty good job with the variety of light that is being thrown at it, and the CV40/1.4 SC wide open gives the pastel effect.

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Don't you all have any pictures that are absolutely horrible? How about some mercy?
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I call this one "Self Portrait with Polish Cleaning Lady" :

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I just managed to get the Ricoh GXR and the A12 M-Mount yesterday evening from a store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Very impressed by the camera itself so far (the build is excellent) - but I'm still learning the settings and I think I still need a bit of time to extract the right image quality from the sensor. Here's a link with my first test shots:

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjwpJAmd

Shots taken with a Zeiss ZM 21mm f4.5 and a ZM 35mm f2.8. Their small size is ideal for the GXR.
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Yes, my shots were taken in RAW format and converted in JPEGs in Aperture. I actually did little work on them - just boosted saturation in colour and converted a couple of shots to B&W.
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The camera is fantastic but I'm still struggling a little with the exposure and colour management (I shoot in RAW). Anyway, still learning...

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Lartigue mode : with the electronic shutter ( holding the camera upside down )

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I'm slowly getting to know the camera and the M-Mount better. I'm still struggling to get the best colours, but some photos show good results. So I guess the problem is the photographer, not the camera... ;-)

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RIMG1465 by Darth Solarion, on Flickr


RIMG1473 by Darth Solarion, on Flickr


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Lartigue mode : with the electronic shutter ( holding the camera upside down )

Interesting effect w electronic shutter.

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GXR m-mount + 12mm + 10 stop




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I am enjoying this incredibly small landscape setup. Thank you Ricoh!

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My voigtlander 12mm is getting a new lease of life with this m-module. Certainly open up landscape opportunities with a small setup that I was trying to do with the EP2 1 year back without much success. Not only is 12mm only 24mm in m43s, but generally based on the files I was looking at the resolution, sharpness just wasn't the same with the GXR m-module. But that's still based on the EP2 sensor. Not sure how that's progressed since.

I think this is a great travel landscape combination, and still be a great street snapshot when you want to get close to your subjects!

In any case, here's another landscape with a longer exposure.



GXR + M-module + Voigtländer Heliar 12mm f5.6 (LTM) + GND 0.9 soft




iso-lo (100), f11, 60s



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My voigtlander 12mm is getting a new lease of life with this m-module. Certainly open up landscape opportunities with a small setup that I was trying to do with the EP2 1 year back without much success. The resolution, sharpness just wasn't the same with the GXR m-module.

I think this is a great travel landscape combination, and still be a great street snapshot when you want to get close to your subjects!

In any case, here's another landscape with a longer exposure.

GXR + M-module + Voigtländer Heliar 12mm f5.6 (LTM) + GND 0.9 soft

iso-lo (100), f11, 60s
Ethereal!

This is exactly why I could be interested!

Would it be too much trouble to post a photo of the body+lens combo?
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This is shot with my iPhone3GS. So pardon the pixelated image.

GXR + M-Module + Voigtländer Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm LTM + Filter Adapter + Cokin P Wide-Angle Holder



I chose the LTM version instead of the recent m-mount one as it's definitely smaller, and it's got a filter adapter (77mm which is quite usual for landscape lenses I use in my DSLR setup) where I can mount square 85mm filters. If I have the money, I'll get the LEE RF ones, but nah, I don't have that much dough.

This should give you a fair idea of how big the setup is. Coupled that with the Sirui T025, you have a simple, light weight landscape and travel setup!

Please note there is also an opening (quadrant) that's opened up in the filter adapter that you'll need to cover up during your long exposures ... just a simple black cloth or towel will do.

Yes, 12mm is only a 18mm on a cropped sensor, but that's probably already quite wide for most landscape usage!


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This should give you a fair idea of how big the setup is.

Looks great to me. I like the GXR body.
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I know I don't have to spend a bomb on it, ...
OK, you have to look for a good price. This:

http://www.meister-camera.com/hambur...x_commerce_pi1[showUid]=6894&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=32&cHash=42a62961934c87f74e5d003da5467bed

is definitely not a good one, 900 Euro!!

But I think you can find one around $200-$300.

I think the GXR-M does an extremely good job in details and sharpness with old glass!

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Some really great shots around here.

Has anybody already tried the 35/2.8 Summaron on GXR?
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OK, you have to look for a good price. This:


http://www.meister-camera.com/hambur...x_commerce_pi1[showUid]=6894&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=32&cHash=42a62961934c87f74e5d003da5467bed

is definitely not a good one, 900 Euro!!

But I think you can find one around $200-$300.
Saw one on ebay looking for around 300. Let's see how.
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GXR + M-module + Voigtländer Heliar 12mm f5.6 (LTM) + GND 0.9 soft




A sunrise shot. Was a little late, as the sun's already out.

Hope this gives you an idea what this combination can do for you.

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