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Old 01-03-2007   #1
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Exclamation Epson R-D1 Information Resource / FAQ website

EDIT: May 2011: THE EPSON R-D1 FAQ website has a new home at CameraQuest
Many Thanks to Rich Cutler!

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Over the past year I've scrawled rough notes on oddments of paper, created scrappy Word files, collected web links, etc., whenever I've come across something about the R-D1 that I thought might come in useful one day.

I've tidied up this collection and created an Epson R-D1 Information Resource website for the benefit of the community:

It contains information on adjusting the rangefinder, which batteries to use, repairing/servicing, replacement eyepieces, problematic lenses and anything else I thought useful.

I'd be grateful for feedback:

• mistakes
• broken links
• omissions
• clarifications
• suggested additions.

If you have any new material, this is especially welcome.

The website has been created under a Creative Commons Licence (excepting my personal photos in my Gallery), so feel free to use/republish the material as you wish. All I ask is an acknowledgement and a link back to my website.

Last - but not least - thanks to everyone on this forum, as this is where I've gleaned a large proportion of the information.
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Great~
Old 01-03-2007   #2
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Great~

Thanks. Great stuff. Great service to the forum.
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Old 01-03-2007   #3
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Wow, Rich, this is a very impressive collection of info! Thanks for doing it.
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Old 01-03-2007   #4
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What an incredible resource for those of us that hope to be able to adjust their rangefinder someday.

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terrific resource
Old 01-03-2007   #5
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terrific resource

Hi there Rich

thank you for collecting and compiliing this great resource for rd-1 owners and prospective buyers. I'm just days away from my first hands on experience with it but I wanted to mention that I had very similar motivations with purchasing it as you.

I wanted a smaller, more discrete, inter-personal camera... I only hope that I can get acustomed to the RF way...

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Old 01-03-2007   #6
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Wow this is great indeed! It is a useful site that for sure hundreds of people will refer to.

Anybody has servicing info or guides on the RD-1s which is built differently than the original RD-1? It will be good to include their differences as well.
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Old 01-03-2007   #7
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Hi Rich,

What a brilliant achievement!

I did not have the time to deeply read each article, but I noticed that with the megaperl magnifier, I can reliably focus my tele-elmarit 90 2.8 at full aperture and even my tele-elmar 135 4.0 at 5.6. I suggest to add on your rangefinder accuracy table 1 page (http://www.richcutler.co.uk/r-d1/r-d1_05.htm) a 'maximum aperture with the megaperl attached' column based on your experience (or other RFF members).

Again, thanks a lot for the work , really appreciated.

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Old 01-03-2007   #8
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^ What they said. Excellent stuff.

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Old 01-04-2007   #9
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Rich,
This is really excellent and much needed. It will save a lot of time trying to search past threads here hoping to find the information.

Perhaps you can add the URL to your signature as something like the R-D1 Information Resource so that new R-D1 owners and Forum members can easily find it.

Better still perhaps the moderator could add it to 'Cool Links'

Thanks for all the hard work.

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Old 01-04-2007   #10
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Excellent resource, well done.

If I could just add one teeny-tiny criticism....my screen brightness is turned up way too high but I find the low contrast text very difficult to read....would it be possible to darken it down a touch? That light grey is pretty but a bit tricksy for me.

Other than that, love it.

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Old 01-04-2007   #11
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Echoing all the sentiments above.

Well done!
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Old 01-04-2007   #12
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Excellent site with a lot of info. at one place. Great job!
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Great site. Interestingly, I read the Moto Guzzi pages first! BTW, the link to Wessons on the acknowledgments page is broken.

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Wow! Thank you very much for your effort! Just the bit on the Exposure Pattern is worth the visit, let alone all the wonderful stuff on alignment (now I think I feel safer when I'll get my RD-1s to some local repairman!).

A very, very fine job!!!!

Great stuff!
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Old 01-04-2007   #15
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Hmm, esoteric Italian bike and esoteric camera

Excellent stuff. I also read the MG stuff first

The Trusted Reviews review is hilarious, should be made a sticky for this forum. Price of entry for anyone considering buying the R-D1
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Well done, Rich. Excellent work.
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Great job, Rich.
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Well done and thanks. .
Just got my Rd-1 today so this was perfect.

Now I can take digital photos of my Ms with a rangefinder

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Nice job

I would also note that diopters are available from CV for the R-D1, I got my from Cameraquest.com

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elmar 2.8/50

Rich great site thanks

can you confirm that the modern elmar 2.8/50mm can be safey collapse

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can you confirm that the modern elmar 2.8/50mm can be safey collapse
Sylvain, I've not seen this lens, but I'm pretty sure it can collapse safely. Just make sure that the the collapsed tube doesn't extend past the lens mount more than 20.5 mm.

As I mentioned in my aricle, the worst that can happen is the lens tube will hit a protective ledge in front of the shutter.
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Nice site and information Thanks

Now how do I get one of these R-D1's
(and shush.. don't tell FrankS that I'm thinking of it)

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Great job Rich, very well done!

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Kudos on you RD-1 site. It is a significant source of information on the R-D1.

I have one question. Doesn't the R-D1 use the Nikon D-100 sensor rather than the D-70?

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Quote:
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Doesn't the R-D1 use the Nikon D-100 sensor rather than the D-70?
Oops!

I've corrected this mistake, and I've found out the precise sensor (Sony ICX413AQ): http://www.richcutler.co.uk/r-d1/r-d1_14.htm

Also, thanks to those who've suggested changes, spotted mistakes or supplied extra info: keep the feedback coming!
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