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10-09-2011, 07:51 AM   #181
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Cool! Was it fairly affordable picking up all those different lenses?

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Thanks.
So the 28mm and the 50mm are done with the original Ricoh A12 AF Moduls.
The 75 is the 50mm Jupiter f2 Sonnar lens (1.5 Crop in the M-Modul). It costs me direct from Russia via eBay 63 Euros.

The Minolta M-Rokkor 90:



I find also on eBay. With bag and caps I will pay 230 Euros.



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Mostly favorable review of the GXR Mount unit from Luminous Landscape:

Ricoh GXR A12 Field Report

Here's some photos a guy posted with the Pentax-A 50 mm f/1.7 mounted on the GXR (still a sharp lens):

M-Mount/ with Pentax 50mm f1.7 SMC-A.: Ricoh Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Looks like the mount unit is out of stock at Adorama and BHPhoto, the two main Ricoh dealers in North America. Guess I'll have to wait a bit if I want to get one. Keep torturing us though Rainer
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
Guess I'll have to wait a bit if I want to get one. Keep torturing us though Rainer
Yes, Sir, yes.

IŽll do my very best...

Thursday I pick up the Minolta and will see what the old boy can do with the new crap...

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10-13-2011, 06:42 AM   #185
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90mm f4 Multi-Coated Minolta/Leitz M-Rokkor, 4 elements, 8 13/16 oz, collapsible rubber shade. Made in Germany by Leitz.





All pics f4:



















100% crop corner:





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This is a 100% crop from the one pic above:



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

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QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
This is a 100% crop from the one pic above:



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

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I agree. That also looks like a great head shot portrait lens. Very nice!
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Steve Huff tested the GXR A-12 Mount versus the Sony NEX-7: Sony NEX-7 with wide angle Leica lenses – A quick test and Ricoh GXR A12 Comparison! | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

Can't confirm everything from an informal test, but I've got to say I like the GXR's IQ better in almost all cases. I've also seen an interesting comparison on the Ricoh Dpreview forum where the GXR is much sharper straight out of camera due to the lack of AA filter than the NEX-5N, although the 5N does have the benefit of being cheaper and doesn't have the corner problems to the same extent the NEX-7 does.

Where the Sony clearly seems to be better is the EVF. That will be the big challenge for Ricoh to catch up with.

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I dropped my A12 28 mm unit hard on the ground and broke a piece off the front, so I'll likely send it in to get it fixed. Here's a photo I took after the drop that shows why I like the unit so much, great bokeh and sharpness.

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Great pic with fine bokeh!


Colors of autumn.
GXR-M with Jupiter 8 Sonnar, all f2.8:







GXR-M with Leitz Minolta M-Rokkor 90mm, all f4:





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The Jupiter 8 is stunning!


Jupiter8-Sonnar, f2.8


Leitz-Minolta Rokkor is very good.

Leitz-Rokkor, f4


f5.6


f4


f4.5


f5.6


f7.1


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You guys are really making this module tempting. I almost pulled the trigger on one from BandH, then they sold out.

Are you finding it easy to manual focus with?

I love the GXR. You just don't appreciate how great a camera it is until you use it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stanleyk Quote
Are you finding it easy to manual focus with?

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Maybe that helps.
Manual focus with my Pentax DSLRs (with and without a special split screen) was much more difficult for me than manual focus now with the GXR.

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Leitz/Minolta M-Rokkor 90mm f4 an Ricoh GXR, DNG + LR 3.5.

f4, Iso 200, 1/1150s



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