View Full Version : New R-D1 arrived today...

03-02-2005, 10:29
Well, my stuff arrived this morning, so I cycled home from work through the snow/rain to check it out.

I got the 40mm Nokton and the 28mm Ultron.

First impressions - this camera grows on you, and I'm only talking about 1 day! It's brought up a lot of forgotten skills - I'm having to re-learn to focus and expose, after using EOS stuff.

There's one obvious hot pixel, which I'm not sure if I should complain about... otherwise it works a treat. I'm just printing a 12x8 matt of the living room, b/w at 800 ISO, f2.8 on the Nokton, and it looks great.

Apart from that, it's very hard not to fall in love with this camera (being a digital and b/w addict) and, since it's so transparent to use, to fall in love with photography again.

It's a great camera to carry around, after the EOS experience, you forget it's there till you need it - apologies to all you Leica people for rambling on!


Sean Reid
03-02-2005, 11:43
Good for you. Enjoy it.



03-02-2005, 12:01
Phil, make sure to post some shots in your RFF gallery.

03-02-2005, 18:18
Don't worry about rambling, Phil - everybody does it here - we're all enthusiastic!

Enjoy your new kit - sounds awesome! :)

03-03-2005, 08:26
Hot pixels is an issue to me too although its hard to criticise the RD-1 when my creativity has gone through the roof since getting one! Try a jupiter 3, it produces great files on the rd-1 and at $30 if its a dud one u can use it as a loupe!

03-03-2005, 08:39
Congratulations on getting your new gear, Phil. :)