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Old 11-19-2011   #81
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I thinking of getting a low cost tele for this m-mount camera! Recommendations anyone? Nazgulking, 75mm easy to handle?

Hoping to get my 50 soon ... and that may cure my BBB virus.

Another CV12 LTM shot -


iso-lo, f11, 60s, vivid jpeg settings.
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Old 11-19-2011   #82
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whats low cost to you?
the M-Hexanon 90/2.8 goes for € 400-900,-- depending on shape, bid-war, etc
A lot of them have focusing problems on Leica M bodies (mine had) thus they are often times pretty affordable, yet SUPERBLY capable lenses and work like a dream on live-view cameras (I use mine on the NEX and it is a dream)
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Old 11-19-2011   #83
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I thinking of getting a low cost tele for this m-mount camera! Recommendations anyone? Nazgulking, 75mm easy to handle?

Hoping to get my 50 soon ... and that may cure my BBB virus.

Another CV12 LTM shot -

iso-lo, f11, 60s, vivid jpeg settings.
Nice shot

The 75 is easy to handle provided the usual rules on shutter speed are obeyed. Otherwise, there will be slight jitter, as I observed for a number of my shots.

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Darth, The 1st image....! Nuff said...
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Old 12-02-2011   #84
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Winter Cyclamen

Dim, November window lighting. Canon FD 28mm f/2 with Ricoh GXR-M.

http://www.schophoto.com/gallery/pho...fset=0&u=68148
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Harbour

Two from the harbour in Amsterdam with the VC 15mm

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Old 12-31-2011   #86
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Two from the harbour in Amsterdam with the VC 15mm

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There's a certain awe attached to this picture.


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Old 01-08-2012   #87
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Vancouver on a rare day (lately) when the sun came out to play
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Wonderful image with great light,Adanac!

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Old 01-08-2012   #89
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Here's one from a series I am doing at another forum.

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Old 01-08-2012   #90
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Thank you Michiel, I've been truly enjoying your images you posted elsewhere, too.
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Old 01-12-2012   #91
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First post ever to this forum....

No fear...




Elmar 24/3.8

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Old 01-13-2012   #92
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and what a great first post
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Old 01-13-2012   #93
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First post ever to this forum....

No fear...

Elmar 24/3.8

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Welome Rich and what a beautiful first image.

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Old 01-13-2012   #94
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Very nice Rich! Never been to your area... one of these days during bleak rainy winter here we must make the pilgrimage!
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Very nice Rich! Never been to your area... one of these days during bleak rainy winter here we must make the pilgrimage!
Thanks......I think you should ALL come visit........unless Carl really,really loves those Ithaca winters.

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Thanks......I think you should ALL come visit........unless Carl really,really loves those Ithaca winters.

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I've already had enough of Ithaca winter and we still have about 3 more months to go. Heading south this year to escape at least part of the cold and snow.
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Old 01-26-2012   #97
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I think this is odd......but I love taking pictures of rocks. Here, they seem to have so much, for lack of a better word, identity .

It only makes sense. In Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of the islands of Hawaii are sacred. In fact, an ancient law allowed only high-ranking tribal chiefs to visit its peaks. So, the rocks that in the course of time that have tumbled down the slopes, still contain some of that mana (spiritual power).

I spend hours out there......crazy, I know.



I took this with my new favorite lens.....the CV 75/2.5 (LTM). Shot at @ f/5.6.

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I think this is odd......but I love taking pictures of rocks. Here, they seem to have so much, for lack of a better word, identity .

It only makes sense. In Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of the islands of Hawaii are sacred. In fact, an ancient law allowed only high-ranking tribal chiefs to visit its peaks. So, the rocks that in the course of time that have tumbled down the slopes, still contain some of that mana (spiritual power).

I spend hours out there......crazy, I know.

I took this with my new favorite lens.....the CV 75/2.5 (LTM). Shot at @ f/5.6.

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Very nice shot Rich with a sweet little CV lens. Not crazy at all. Rocks are very interesting subjects and many, including yours, have interesting stories to tell.
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Yeah, right???
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Wink Yeah, right???

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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
Those corners look pretty Fugly!!??

What are you talking about?
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Old 01-28-2012   #100
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There's some cyan in the corners -- From using the 21/4.5 C-biogon. At least I thought there was. Now I can't tell.
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Old 01-29-2012   #101
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Leica 75/2.5 Summarit, at Chinese New Year festival this weekend:


GXR - Red and Proud by Archiver, on Flickr


GXR - Passing In by Archiver, on Flickr


GXR - The Knights of Doom by Archiver, on Flickr

CV 35/1.4 Nokton in the National Gallery of Victoria


GXR - Two by Archiver, on Flickr
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Leica 75/2.5 Summarit, at Chinese New Year festival this weekend:

Nice capture......

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Old 01-29-2012   #103
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A few from today.....shot with the ZM35 Planar







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Old 01-30-2012   #104
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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).
Per Adorama this morning:

Body $349
A12 $649
EVF $199

Looks like $1,200.

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Old 01-31-2012   #105
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Dodging rocks.....

Shot today with the CV180



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Old 01-31-2012   #106
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That is a great shot, Rich.
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Old 01-31-2012   #107
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Rich M, those industrial black and white are super. 'Strong and silent' seems to describe them, with the hard contrast and sharpness, along with a sense of immovability.
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Old 02-01-2012   #108
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Thanks for the kind comments. I am really liking the GXR......IT feels so "industrial".

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Yeah, it is a piece of true industrial design. Not the prettiest camera by far, especially with that humpy thing on the side. I like it better however than the slicker and shinier Olympus Pens and the almost noncorporeal Nexs. Looks tougher. And it works real nice! Luigi just wrote me that he should have a half-case for it soon, that might help.
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Old 02-01-2012   #110
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I really like the GXR, but I do miss an optical viewfinder sometimes, although the VF-2 is good and, for me, a must have for the camera.
I've recently ordered an m42-M adapter to see how well my old Pentacon 135/2,8 will work with the camera, I sometimes feel the need for a little more tele than the Summicron 90/2.
Oh, and I'm still getting a bit used to the manual focus system, but the AF on my DSLR isn't better (it do focus faster than me, but not more accurate…)
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Luigi just wrote me that he should have a half-case for it soon, that might help.
God bless Luigi......
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Old 02-01-2012   #112
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I have the PK to LM adapter and use a M42 to PK ring to use my Taks. I have a lot of K-mount and M42 glass. It works very well.

I find it easier to shoot long glass on the GXR as opposed to the NEX because of the bigger grip.

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Old 02-01-2012   #113
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Two from today.....first ratoon

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Couch -- Santa Cruz, CA by kzamani, on Flickr

Shot this one earlier in the week and I remember thinking it looked alright. When you get up close, you can see crazy amounts of detail in everything. That little 28 Elmarit ASPH is CRAZY sharp.
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Rich, what are you using for your b/w conversions? They're great!
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Old 02-02-2012   #116
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First time posting on this forum with the exception of hanging around the classified section (:

I must say that the ricoh is just amazing. I've been using it since they came out with their 28mm module and subsequently decided that I was happy enough with the quality that I was getting and decided to acquire an M mount module a few months back as well.

Even though its not the best EVF, but it definitely helps to eliminate the possibilities of back/front focusing as compared to using it on an RF (not that I dislike RFs; I think they are great).
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Rich, what are you using for your b/w conversions? They're great!
Thank you......the short answer to your question in Silver EFEX Pro 2.0.

The longer answer is the workflow. The GXR has primarily turned into my b/w camera. I keep the EVF/LCD on in the monochrome mode......this helps me visualize the picture as I am shooting it. I import into LR and and perform all the primary functions......including black point, local contrast and spot sharpening. Export into SEP and develop using one or two base modules and then tweaking those....adding color filters and vignetting. Back into LR for final processing.

For many years I custom printed silver halide prints. I convinced many of my clients to shoot Tri-X pushed to 1000ASA and then developed with a high accutance developer (Accutane among others). This gave a certain look.....med contrast, low-med grain.....strong blacks.
This is the look I always find myself being unconciously drawn to as I develop in software. Sometimes, I wish I would break away.....go high key or ultra-high contrast.....but I am getting to where I like what I like.

Sorry for the long-winded response.

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Thank you......the short answer to your question in Silver EFEX Pro 2.0.

The longer answer is the workflow. The GXR has primarily turned into my b/w camera. I keep the EVF/LCD on in the monochrome mode......this helps me visualize the picture as I am shooting it. I import into LR and and perform all the primary functions......including black point, local contrast and spot sharpening. Export into SEP and develop using one or two base modules and then tweaking those....adding color filters and vignetting. Back into LR for final processing.

For many years I custom printed silver halide prints. I convinced many of my clients to shoot Tri-X pushed to 1000ASA and then developed with a high accutance developer (Accutane among others). This gave a certain look.....med contrast, low-med grain.....strong blacks.
This is the look I always find myself being unconciously drawn to as I develop in software. Sometimes, I wish I would break away.....go high key or ultra-high contrast.....but I am getting to where I like what I like.

Sorry for the long-winded response.

Regards......R
This is perfect. Thank you. I think I need to try and make some more b/w images from the GXR. I keep shooting color, because I am familiar with it.
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ZM 50/1.5 wide open






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