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Old 04-25-2012   #81
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I wish, I had more if these to sell...
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Please do find more so we can share some more Epson love. LOL

If half a dozen RD-1s appeared in the classiffieds for the price you sold mine to me ... I suspect they'd be gone in minutes Pete.


On a more serious note I am totally delighted with this camera and thank you once again mate. Cold in Wellington by now I bet ... I saw the photos on the net of all that snow you had a short while ago. In the twenty years I lived there I never saw a flake of the stuff!
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sorry if my r-d1 looks plain, but today i got the jupiter-12 to focus properly by inserting an alum foil between the ltm-to-m adapter and lens.



it now focuses properly but a little ugly....the images are breathtaking...
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... (my dial is slightly off though after bumping the camera hard one day :/ )....
Which dial is off?
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Which dial is off?
Exposure count. Should line up perfectly with the "E" (empty) when off. It probably is 1-3 exposures off when on too, but no biggie. Its not like its THAT accurate
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Exposure count. Should line up perfectly with the "E" (empty) when off. It probably is 1-3 exposures off when on too, but no biggie. Its not like its THAT accurate
Take a look in the camera's setup menus. There's a tool for re-calibrating/aligning the needles on the dial.
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Exposure count. Should line up perfectly with the "E" (empty) when off. It probably is 1-3 exposures off when on too, but no biggie. Its not like its THAT accurate
BTW, I think it is not supposed to line up with E when off, only when on and empty. But anyway, there's a recalibration function in the menus.
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The more I use this RD-1s the more I wonder why I waited so long to get one. For me this is everything the M8 should have been but never was for some reason.

I can't remember the last time I felt so instantly comfortable with a camera and the clunky but fairly easy to use Epson Raw does the best black and white conversions I've ever seen!

I could join the throng and say please Cosina/Epson release a new model with a full frame 18 megapixel sensor ... but I'm not so sure. There's something really unique about the files this camera produces ... the black and white conversions I'm getting from the RD-1s wipe the floor with my D700 IMO.
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You can unscrew this lens's aperture/optics module from the focus module and insert the aluminum foil under the area where it screws in. Chances are there's already a shim there too. That way you can use your adapter ring for other lenses without losing your foil! :P You might have to re-align the aperture numbers though which is a bigger job.

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sorry if my r-d1 looks plain, but today i got the jupiter-12 to focus properly by inserting an alum foil between the ltm-to-m adapter and lens.



it now focuses properly but a little ugly....the images are breathtaking...
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Take a look in the camera's setup menus. There's a tool for re-calibrating/aligning the needles on the dial.
hah this worked perfectly. I had no idea i could re-align it in menu. Neither did a seller on ebay a while back i saw sell for under $1,000 because the dials were all off
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The more I use this RD-1s the more I wonder why I waited so long to get one. For me this is everything the M8 should have been but never was for some reason.

I can't remember the last time I felt so instantly comfortable with a camera and the clunky but fairly easy to use Epson Raw does the best black and white conversions I've ever seen!

I could join the throng and say please Cosina/Epson release a new model with a full frame 18 megapixel sensor ... but I'm not so sure. There's something really unique about the files this camera produces ... the black and white conversions I'm getting from the RD-1s wipe the floor with my D700 IMO.
Exactly what those of us who use/used this camera have been saying from day 1. It is hard to describe, but it is not a figment of the imagination. Glad you seem to be enjoying it.
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Reading this thread, for the first time I miss my RD-1 more than I thought I would. I sold it to help finance an M9 and I don't regret getting that camera, but there was something so nice about the RD-1; yes that 'cool' factor, it wasn't that expensive, did what it was suppose to do with style, was the first 'digital-M', and beautiful B&W files. The only limiting factor was its maximum 6mb, and its delicate rangefinder which wasn't so robust (could go out of alinement more than it should) and was a bit short for fast lenses.
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*puts on jezza hat*

I'm afraid you are all wrong. The RD-1 actually goes here, in "uncool," for the same reason that supercars are uncool. It isn't just that it isn't the camera you would use to photograph Kristin Scott Thomas, it is because the RD-1 is the type of camera that people talk about for way too long at parties, and it isn't cool to talk about your RD-1 for an hour and a half at parties. It doesn't go in "seriously uncool," however, because all of the dentists have replaced their RD-1's with Leica M9's. Next up is the Fuji X100, what do people think?

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I'm afraid you are all wrong. The RD-1 actually goes here, in "uncool," for the same reason that supercars are uncool. It isn't just that it isn't the camera you would use to photograph Kristin Scott Thomas, it is because the RD-1 is the type of camera that people talk about for way too long at parties, and it isn't cool to talk about your RD-1 for an hour and a half at parties. It doesn't go in "seriously uncool," however, because all of the dentists have replaced their RD-1's with Leica M9's. Next up is the Fuji X100, what do people think?

*removes jezza hat*

I'm betting James May has an RD-1 ... and keeps it in the glovebox of the Rover!

And Hamster would love one ... because it's cropped, like him!
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I'm betting James May has an RD-1 ... and keeps it in the glovebox of the Rover!

And Hamster would love one ... because it's cropped, like him!
If May was a photographer, he would hold no truck with digital.
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If May was a photographer, he would hold no truck with digital.

Or if he did he would keep it to himself ... an option with the RD-1.

Your probably right though ... I could see him something medium format!
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My girlfriend bought an R-D1 here a few weeks ago and she loves it. I kinda want one too. I love my M8, but I mean... the R-D1 is so damn cool! My favourite feature has to be the analog display at the top.

I also find that the framelines are a tad more accurate... and they come with parallax correction, which the M8 doesn't. The screen is a lot less repulsive than the M8's, and last I heard, there is no IR issue. Neglecting the difference build quality... I feel as if the R-D1 has a much better value than the M8.

Man. Now I wish I had an R-D1.
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Did I mention I've been secretly buying up RD-1s for a year or so now and I have around fifty of them in my cupboard. When RD-1 fever hits the appropriate level I'll be releasing them back into the market to selected recipients at very reasonable prices!

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But Keith...didn't you read the M10 is coming...

Patrick, the fact your girlfriend bought an R-D1, nay...the fact she shoots RF in general...means she's a keeper!
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...and last I heard, there is no IR issue.
in fact, it does have IR sensibility, only it's not as strong as on the M8. if you shoot ember it'll come out purple, or just shoot some synthetic black fabric next to a black cotton fabric thing and it'll be noticeable. but from a user point of view, it's pretty much never noticeable. which is great if you prefer shooting colour and without any filters, like I do.


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But Keith...didn't you read the M10 is coming...

Patrick, the fact your girlfriend bought an R-D1, nay...the fact she shoots RF in general...means she's a keeper!

You have your name down for the M10 of course .... life with one kidney isn't too bad they tell me!
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i use ir/uv filters on my rd1 lenses...just in case.
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One thing that has been a huge bonus with the Epson's 1.5 crop is the use I've now found for my 50mm C Sonnar. That lens has become the sweetest f1.5 75mm portrait lens with the Sonnar look that you could ever imagine. And a lot cheaper than a 75mm Summilux I might add!
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the rd1 is cool, no doubt in my mind...but i think the competition they are up against is getting too strong...for as many as people buy there seems to be at least an equal number of them for sale...and not too many 'sold' sings going up after the sale is posted.
i think the new fuji is really slowing the rd1 down...it has it's own cool factor, plus built for lenses and af...sure, it's not a rangefinder but it's close enough for many.
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the rd1 is cool, no doubt in my mind...but i think the competition they are up against is getting too strong...for as many as people buy there seems to be at least an equal number of them for sale...and not too many 'sold' sings going up after the sale is posted.
i think the new fuji is really slowing the rd1 down...it has it's own cool factor, plus built for lenses and af...sure, it's not a rangefinder but it's close enough for many.

Who are you trying to convince ..... me or you?

As for sales of the RD-1 I think it's more hindered by it's age than it's competition ... what am I saying? It has no competetion!
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not trying to convince anyone of anything...just stating an observation.

i'm sticking with the rd1 for as long as i can...
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not trying to convince anyone of anything...just stating an observation.

i'm sticking with the rd1 for as long as i can...

I think that should be your new tattoo .... RD-1 FOR LIFE with maybe those words curved around the top of the analog dial?
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my sig used to be the 'rd1...the original digital rangefinder'...
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Nothing has caught up with the RD1 as a DRF yet, the rendering is way up there and IMO it give more character to whatever character the M lenses has.
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The Sonnar lens does not "become" a 75mm lens.

It is still a 50mm lens. The image still looks like a 50mm image, albeit one where you have cropped the face out of the center of the image to make a portrait.

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The Sonnar lens does not "become" a 75mm lens.

It is still a 50mm lens. The image still looks like a 50mm image, albeit one where you have cropped the face out of the center of the image to make a portrait.
... a bit like a 75mm lens would?
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ilovefilm: technically you are correct. but it sure feels like a 75mm lens...
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It really seems like a lost opportunity for someone not to update the RD-1 with a newer, larger sensor and a newer processor. It's as if so much of the R&D has already been done.
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The Sonnar lens does not "become" a 75mm lens.

It is still a 50mm lens. The image still looks like a 50mm image, albeit one where you have cropped the face out of the center of the image to make a portrait.

Maybe not but it gives me a 75mm perspective when I'm shooting ... I think you're splitting hairs here. I understand exactly what the camera's sensor is doing to the 50mm's image circle ... thanks!
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The Sonnar lens does not "become" a 75mm lens.

It is still a 50mm lens. The image still looks like a 50mm image, albeit one where you have cropped the face out of the center of the image to make a portrait.
Technically you are right.... but the "angle of view" changes to 75mm...
My MS 28mm Triplet becomes a "Pancake" 42mm.....
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Nothing changes. Imagine you get back a print from the photo finisher, then you take a pair of scissors and cut out the middle part.


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Technically you are right.... but the "angle of view" changes to 75mm...
My MS 28mm Triplet becomes a "Pancake" 42mm.....
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Nothing changes. Imagine you get back a print from the photo finisher, then you take a pair of scissors and cut out the middle part.
I think we all know how it works, but it still quacks like a duck when one uses it
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Nothing changes. Imagine you get back a print from the photo finisher, then you take a pair of scissors and cut out the middle part.
My R-D1 did not come with scissors.
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