Ha ha... totally toppers, Godfrey
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
Took the Ricoh GXR-M with CV 15mm Heliar on this afternoon's lakeshore walk.
Lovely Duxford shots Godfrey - I was born just 10 miles from there. The Norton shot illustrates the incredible mechanical function and simplicity of those early days.
Here is another wood path shot - Jupiter 9 85/2.0
Thank you Keith!
Paul and I took a ride on the Manx Electric railroad yesterday, from Ramsey to Douglas and back. A wonderful time. We had lunch at the Terminus Cafe in Douglas, and this scene to my American eyes just appealed as too British to ignore:
Thanks for looking! Comments appreciated.*
Carl, the use of your 15mm Heliar kind of draw the viewers into the pictures. This is really one of its characteristics and is wonderfully expressed here. Great shots.
Btw, I'm new to this thread. Am using M system currently. But have been impressed with the performance of the smaller and 'cheaper' GXR and the other smaller sensor cameras that fit the M-mount.
Thank you jtwloh. The little CV 15 is a great performer on the GXR.
Great Skink pictures Godfrey, makes me want to dust mine off and get going.
Don, did I read that you use Silver Efex for processing your Black and White - they are beautiful
Here is a piece of art from downtown Toronto taken with the CV 21/4
Same lens - Silver Efex Pro 2
GXR m mount, jpeg from camera (vivid setting)
Perar 35mm f3.5
Godfrey, Keith...Mrs Shooter is not a happy camper.
Youse make it very hard to maintain resistance for the M module....
Maybe my son can order it for me and I can sneak it in the bag....
Anywayz.... Youse are doing wonderful things with this camera.
Here's the Steam Packet Ferry at harbor in Dublin after having carried me here through very very rough seas tonight. I have never been sea-sick in my life, but tonight I came very close to tossing my cookies.*
I've been on the Ben-My-Chree twice on this trip: once on the overnight from Heysham to Douglas and again on this sailing. This was a rough ride ... made better by the fact that there were only a few passengers on board so I could lay down on the bench in the lounge and sleep through the worst of it.*
This adventure is drawing to a close:*
I'm on my own here, two days in Dublin, and then I'm off home. It's been terrific, and I have a lot of thank you notes to send!
But enough for now. Couldn't sleep immediately, but it's time to hit the sack and sleep in this Sunday morning.
The rain in Dublin is unrelenting. I'm tired and have not been out and about much in this weather.
I tried going to Howth yesterday for the Sunday market. It poured, I returned to my hotel. Rather watch a movie than come down with pneumonia. Snapped a few photos on the train and at the station ...
Looking forward to going home tomorrow. Everything is packed, my bookings are confirmed. Time for a short walk, then a movie, then dinner, sleep and away.
It has been a grand trip.
"All great journeys are circles leading home."
Nothing special. Just a nice fall day for a walk around the marina (now empty of boats). GXR+CV 15mm SW f/4.5 Color-Heliar. Processed through CornerFix and LR3.5.
Thanks for sharing your trip, Godfrey. Sorry its finished. Now for some sunny California pics?
This is another camera jpeg (vivid) and the Perar 35/3.5
Camera Jpeg and Perar 35
GXR with Ricoh S10 lensor
I'm really enjoying the versatility of the GXR. I find the Olympus Pen F lenses fit it very well (size and IQ), so I've ordered a 50-90mm zoom for it. I hope the APS-C Ricoh zoom comes soon.
I've been snowed under with stuff to do at both home and office since arriving home Tuesday evening, and been fighting a headcold as well.
But speaking photographically, I had all my exposures duplicated and into the archives the next day for safekeeping. My total number of exposures made is the lowest of any Isle of Man trip since 2002, but the total number of what looks to be "keepers" seems higher. That's a good sign. I filled one entire 16G SDHC card with still exposures and video clips so archiving the originals in situ is amazingly easy .. just click the read only button on that card and put it away until I am certain everything is copied, in the LR catalog, and backed up properly.
I'm still working out the details of "what I hadn't touched yet" vs "what I'd processed on the iPad" and how to organize and name everything. It is taking a bit of effort as this is the first time I've tried this kind of 'in the field, edit JPEGs on the iPad, later at home work on the raw files' workflow. It gets complicated due to the very different ways applications on Mac OS X and iOS save and name files.
I should have it all sorted out today, then I can get to work with some of the photo ideas I was pursuing. More when ... :-)
GXR+CV 15mm f/4.5 SW Heliar. A damp afternoon walk to Ithaca Falls.
Seriously, I did warn everyone I was going senile . . . truth is, I also have too many cameras. I was getting confused with my Nex C3 for which I have a Pen F adapter. I was hoping that someone would do one for the m-mount. Godfrey, are you saying that won't be possible?
Here is a big log. GXR m-mount with CV 21m
The mount register for Pen F is 29 mm and Leica M is 27.95 mm, so it is theoretically possible to fit Pen F lens to an M-bayonet register. However, the mount diameter and difference in the flange tab positions make it very hard to construct an adapter that will work in that tight a space .. I've never seen one sold (although I've seen a couple of Pen F lenses that were modified more drastically to fit on an M-bayonet mount).
(Note that LTM is 28.8mm vs M-bayonet 27.95 mm ... the reason they can make a mount adapter is that LTM's simple screw is just smaller than M-bayonet and there just enough difference in depth to make a precise adapter. Of course, they designed M-bayonet to enable that as Leica is totally aware that people value their lenses ... !)
Thanks Godfrey, that is very interesting. Maybe someone will do something. These lenses are just the right size for the Nex and would be the same on the GXR. The thinnest adapter I have (other than LSM - M) is my M4/3 to Nex
Though some choices ... like the 42/1.2, 65/1.5 and 70/2, 150/4 ... in the Pen F line would be nice on the GXR-M. I suspect custom adaptation of specific lenses (changing the lens mount to an M-bayonet lens mount) is going to be the way to get there. It's not so difficult to do since the LTM->M adapters are available that provide the M-bayonet male mounting flange .. just a matter of removing the Pen F mount flange, modifying the LTM->M adapter to fit and making sure the aperture actuation mechanism is working correctly and without mechanical interference.
Of course it's a one way trip: once done, the lens is no longer usable on Olympus Pen F bodies. I have a Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8 adapted for FourThirds SLR mount that way. For that lens it was a no-brainer as I'll never own a Konica film SLR and it is a great performing, cheap little lens that suits FourThirds brilliantly. For a Pen F "collectible" lens, I might think twice ... !
A few market day snaps taken at Steamboat Landing with the GXR-M + CV 28mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar. This is one of the smallest, but actually quite heavy (solid brass construction) CV lenses. Usually quite sharp across the frame from f/3.5 to f/8.
One more with the CV 28mm Skopar, last bouquet from the garden flowers:
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Carl, I like them all but the flower shot is my favorite. The image depicts the lighting beautifully and the background bokeh works so well.
Here is, for contrast, a black and white taken in early sun today
GXR with P10 Module
Another interesting log from the Art Gallery of Ontario
GXR with m-mount and CV 21
GXR w CV 21 mm
Burger & Fries (GXR, M Mount, 50 lux asph)
THe band and audience
A variety of great images, Ashwin. The first one makes me want to go and get a burger for breakfast!
Lots of great photos!
I'm back at work so time has been limited as I catch up, but been getting ready to process more from the trip. More from me soon ...
This one is for Michiel - where are your GXR pictures ?? :sleep006:
GXR with P10. Camera jpeg in vivid mode
GXR p10. Camera jpeg (vivid)