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07-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #106
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Back from Vienna I have to say thank you to kanzlr!

Your GXR (now my GXR ) is a very nice camera. The IQ is impressive!

The AF is not useless as you said but it hunts around a lot!
Its very useful to minimize the spot AF. So it works better for me than the spot AF of my K7 with the FA43 (IMHO the Pentax spot K7/5 is to big and you loose the head in portrait shooting when you in a few meters distance...)

On the other hand I think there is no other camera around that is built so small and well and offers you highest IQ!

I look forward the M modul.
Anyone knowes what the best bang for the buck is in 50mm m lenses??
Perhaps it would be a good idea to buy before all GXR people buy?

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glad to help *g*

re lenses: Konica M-Hexanon 50/2
was my prefered lens on the M8, even more so than the Zeiss and latest generation Elmarits I had.

it needs to be adjusted to usage on Leica M bodies, usually, but on digital liveview cameras this shouldn't matter.
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I knew I should have kept my "M" lenses ......
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I sold the last of my M lenses a few weeks before Ricoh announced the module

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QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
Back from Vienna I have to say thank you to kanzlr!

Your GXR (now my GXR ) is a very nice camera. The IQ is impressive!

The AF is not useless as you said but it hunts around a lot!
Its very useful to minimize the spot AF. So it works better for me than the spot AF of my K7 with the FA43 (IMHO the Pentax spot K7/5 is to big and you loose the head in portrait shooting when you in a few meters distance...)

On the other hand I think there is no other camera around that is built so small and well and offers you highest IQ!

I look forward the M modul.
Anyone knowes what the best bang for the buck is in 50mm m lenses??
Perhaps it would be a good idea to buy before all GXR people buy?

Rainer
Glad that you're enjoying it! I also like that with spot AF you can move the AF point to anywhere on the screen and tie metering to it as well. It's like being able to have Spot Metering for any point in the image.

I've heard that there are some cheap Russian M mount lenses that are fairly affordable. Jupiters. Ricoh also said they plan on having an adapter that will allow for older M39 lenses to be used, so that might open up even more cool old lenses.

As for modern M mount, I think the pricing goes like this from cheapest to most expensive.

1. Voightlander (pretty reasonable actually)
2. Zeiss
3. Leica (of course they're the most expensive)

I've been personally debating on what 50 mm M lens to get since that would slot well into my lens lineup and give me a small short tele portrait kit I could take anywhere. I've been leaning toward either the Zeiss 50 f/1.5 or the Voightlander 50 f/1.1.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
Glad that you're enjoying it!
Yes I do!



Night one with the new camera...







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Reminds me of one of their slogans "Some day all watches will be made this way....", nice beer!

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New pics!

50.
f3.5, iso 400, 1/1600
Sharpening in camera 0, in LR3 light 25/1,0/25/0


100% Crop



Since 2002 I take pics with DSLRs from Canon, KoMi, Sony and Pentax. But, what this little beast of a camera gives me is pure pleasure!
Indoor, Outdoor, natural light, different light and every time perfect whit balance! Never seen that before.

Yes, AF is slow. But when it hits it hits perfect.





A dark church.

f4, Iso 1600, 1/30


28mm Modul.
f4, Iso 1600, 1/60


50mm Modul.
f2.5, Iso 800, 1/90


100% Crop.



Im happy.



IMHO the hard facts for me are:
This little wonder is better than my Pentax K7 with FA43. Much more sharper, better bokeh, better white balance, slower but better AF. And Im a true Pentax fan boy.

Today I grabbed first time the famous Fuji X100. The view finder is a dream. Much more better than the VF-2 from Ricoh. But the rest of the camera was a big disappointment to me. Feels like cheap plastics all over. 1 k$ for that one lens machine? No way!

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"I'm happy"

You should be!

Those images are really good. I particularly like the 100% crop of the head picture 2. That is sharper than any 100% crop I have with my K-7 and any of my Limited lenses.

Very impressed and thanks for posting them.
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I forgot.
Its very important to wear the Ricoh R41 for best IQ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
I forgot.
Its very important to wear the Ricoh R41 for best IQ...

Rainer
Ricoh R41? Didn't know they did watches...! http://uhrforum.de/ricoh-dynamic-wide-gold-nr-38-39-vintage-ca-1970-automati...41-61-a-t79039

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Yes!

But I choose the non-gold:



Now Im a fanboy...

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Looks good too.
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haha, glad you enjoy it.
Yes, the IQ is superb on both modules. The 50mm is simply astonishing and its color rendering is very nice. The overall look reminds me a lot about Minolta lenses.
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