Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-07-2011, 05:44 PM - 2 Likes   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
The Ricoh GXR Club

Hey, I decided to take the plunge and try Ricoh's GXR modular camera system and its A12 28 mm f/2.5 unit to compliment my Pentax K-5, so I will be posting my photos here when I receive that in the mail I hope by Friday. I wanted to see if there were any other Pentax users out there who are either using the GXR or contemplating doing so and want to ask me questions when I get the camera. Let me know if you're out there

02-07-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
Pentaxian
johnmflores's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somerville, NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,104
Oh man I'm envious. I had a Ricoh GX100 and loved it until it was stolen by some cretin in Rome. I've followed the GXR story closely since it was announced and had hoped to get one. At the end of the day, good video was too important - I now have a Panasonic GH2.

Still, good luck with the camera - looking forward to the pics!
02-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Oh man I'm envious. I had a Ricoh GX100 and loved it until it was stolen by some cretin in Rome. I've followed the GXR story closely since it was announced and had hoped to get one. At the end of the day, good video was too important - I now have a Panasonic GH2.

Still, good luck with the camera - looking forward to the pics!
Yes, the Panasonic GH2 sure seems like the option if you're serious about video. The thing for me is that if I ever do a video I think the K-5's capabilities will be more than good enough in my case. I think it's great that there are so many options, though, and I'd much rather see the M4/3 alliance triumph than Sony (personal bias).

The thing that spurred me into action with the Ricoh is I've always wanted Pentax to release a fast wide prime in the 18-20 mm range. I just don't think they're going to do that any time soon; and if if they do, it's going to have to be really big so the Ricoh will still have its place in my arsenal.

Anything you'd like to see photos of with the 28 mm? I think I'm going to start out playing with black and white since that's part of what Ricoh is known for.

Last edited by Urkeldaedalus; 02-07-2011 at 09:37 PM.
02-08-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
Damn, the camera body shipped faster than the lens. Still waiting



Pleasantly surprised by its size, though. It's maybe a little bit bigger than a Canon G_ series camera. Still, despite being small, it's nicely built with a good grip on it.

02-08-2011, 02:16 PM   #5
Pentaxian
johnmflores's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somerville, NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,104
that must be so frustrating - can't do anything with it LOL!

28mm is a good FL for street. Small sensor compact work well for street because of the generous DOF. I wonder if the Ricoh AF with APS-C is fast enough?
02-08-2011, 04:29 PM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
that must be so frustrating - can't do anything with it LOL!

28mm is a good FL for street. Small sensor compact work well for street because of the generous DOF. I wonder if the Ricoh AF with APS-C is fast enough?
I doubt the AF will be that fast, although Steve "Mr. Leica" Huff said the AF on the 28 mm module is much better than the Leica X1, and people have used the X1 for street -- Edit: I see perusing the Internet that some people have complained that the X1 is too slow for street, so I guess I'll just have to see.

Last edited by Urkeldaedalus; 02-08-2011 at 04:37 PM.
02-08-2011, 04:55 PM - 1 Like   #7
Pentaxian
Aegon's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,413
Here's a DIF found on Flickr. AF has to be something better than horrible.

Ricoh GXR A12 28mm _ 0010861 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
02-08-2011, 05:24 PM   #8
Pentaxian
johnmflores's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somerville, NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,104
QuoteOriginally posted by aegon Quote
here's a dif found on flickr. Af has to be something better than horrible.

ricoh gxr a12 28mm _ 0010861 | flickr - photo sharing!

"dif" lol!

02-08-2011, 09:10 PM   #9
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Aegon Quote
Here's a DIF found on Flickr. AF has to be something better than horrible.

Ricoh GXR A12 28mm _ 0010861 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I saw that one when I was doing my A12 research. And he's only got the aperture at f/4.5 so he still had some margin for error. If I shoot at f/8 I imagine it'd be hard to miss if I'm careful.
02-09-2011, 01:17 PM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
Here are some photos of the Leica M module prototype.

ricohclub.net - ?????????? - Ricoh in CP+ 2011 @ Yokohama
02-09-2011, 06:00 PM   #11
Pentaxian
Aegon's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,413
Interesting. I don't read sanskrit (or whatever). Is that a full frame sensor? If so, then I'm sure the registration distance of the M mount will adapt Pentax and other brands too, which would make this a hot seller.
02-09-2011, 06:23 PM   #12
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Aegon Quote
Interesting. I don't read sanskrit (or whatever). Is that a full frame sensor? If so, then I'm sure the registration distance of the M mount will adapt Pentax and other brands too, which would make this a hot seller.
No, unfortunately it's going to be an APS-C sensor. I'll be interested to see if Ricoh ever does do a full frame module of any type, as I believe I read awhile back that they might do a 85 mm full frame portrait module.
02-09-2011, 10:48 PM   #13
Senior Member
kaibil1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los angeles CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 124
Hi Urkeldaedalus
I am in the same boat but can't decide which module, I am more (due to $$$) inclined to get :

1)S10 (24-72) +viewfinder+neck strap+ auto lens cap= $883.00
or
2)P10 (28-300) +viewfinder+neck strap+ auto lens cap=$753.00

I will decide in the next couple of days since I just got my TAX return :-)

Looking forward to see your pics!
02-10-2011, 08:19 AM   #14
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by kaibil1 Quote
Hi Urkeldaedalus
I am in the same boat but can't decide which module, I am more (due to $$$) inclined to get :

1)S10 (24-72) +viewfinder+neck strap+ auto lens cap= $883.00
or
2)P10 (28-300) +viewfinder+neck strap+ auto lens cap=$753.00

I will decide in the next couple of days since I just got my TAX return :-)

Looking forward to see your pics!
Hey Kaibil,

I don't know as much about the GXR zooms, as I was mostly interested in the two primes (the Pentax in me shining through, I guess? ) I think I read they were going to be bringing another zoom module out later this year, something like a 24-90 Aps-C sensor module? I can't find where I read that, though.
02-10-2011, 05:53 PM   #15
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Original Poster
So I got the camera late and didn't get to shoot much outside since it's hella cold out, but here are some initial sample photos.

Mr. Angry ball assists me with a bokeh test. Looks smooth to me, with circular highlights



The ice crystals have appeared on our door



I'm liking the Ricoh black and white look.



The size is just a little bigger than your standard point and shoot. So in other words, just a little bit too big to put in a small pocket. A coat pocket would work, though.



The new duo. (Size comparison)

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, digital camera, flickr, gxr, henry, pa, pentax, pm, post, ricoh gr, ricoh gxr, smc
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ricoh GXR-system Full Frame K-mount module RonHendriks1966 Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 60 06-07-2016 06:47 PM
Ricoh GXR/P10 28-300mm Pablom Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 1 08-20-2010 03:29 PM
The Ricoh GXR is no K-mount (yet?) thibs Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 7 11-11-2009 07:53 PM
Ricoh??? FotoPete Photographic Technique 3 03-31-2007 03:11 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:32 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top