Sorry for the small sizes, these were designed for the blog ...
Louise is putting up a new blog post now.
Very nice Godfrey.
I'm still debating, whether I should go the GXR or X100 route. The only thing I'm afraid off, is that 28mm might be too wide for me. On the other hand, I like the idea of having the ability to change the modules.
Ricoh GXR with P10 module
Well, as you've might have already seen in the Fuji section, I went with the X100.
The simple reason was, that Ricoh doesn't offer a 35mm. Besides that I love the idea of the OVF and now that I have, I don't regret it in any way.
What was important for me, was that I now that I can live with "just a 35", since my main camera for the last year, was a Oly Pen with the 17mm attached.
I didn't switch lens for months (a little bit exaggerating but basically true).
Also, 35mm CAN produce a certain DOF, whereas I don't expect a 28mm with 2.5 to do that.
But do be true: it's all about the looks
Nice (as always ;-) )
Are the b/w shots OOC, or post-processed?
Thanks for the info.
Good processing then
I love the smoker's cobweb, Godfrey - nice series
Nice, Uwe! So you've joined the GXR community, eh? :-)
We had today the first real session with the GXR and 3 modules (28mm, 50mm and 24-72mm). So far very pleased. I have the EVF (very fine EVF I would say). Like the tilt indicator very little distracting for me).
AF is slow but no problem for me.
28mm (very surprised how much I like it)
More images and larger files can be found here:
Love the sugar beach pink with the rust.
Looking good hope you are enjoying it.
Very nice, Uwe!
I've decided that I really need the A12 50mm camera module in addition to the 28mm. 28mm is a bit too wide for my eyes a good bit of the time. I'd really like a 45mm or thereabouts ...
here is a real world example that having the 50mm can help. This was shot with the 28mm:
I could not get closer. The 50mm worked fine (see in the previous post).
The main issue at this point is the price (compared to G3 and lenses, and I need the EVF). But just from the usability I take the GXR + 28+50mm over the X100 any time.
The S10 module is a major surprise (at good light):
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You know, as I have been viewing the many threads here over the past few weeks what I am struck by is how many really fine choices we now have to get great IQ from small, lightweight and relatively inexpensive cameras.
GXR, LX5, X100, K-5 etc etc.
Getting to the point where the look you may prefer is the only variable that may make your decision. I have experience with only the X100 and the K-5 but both of these are really stunning image makers. From what I have seen from the hands of some of the folks here the GXR, X1 and LX3 (LX5) get the job done very well indeed.
All in all, a great time to be a photographer IMHO
>All in all, a great time to be a photographer IMHO
True. The GXR alone offers many choices and the S10 module really surprised me. Nearly did not even try it.
A sleeper of a camera. thanks again, Keith!
>I am thinking you decided to do the week long evaluation program of the whole GXR kit.
I got mine from Ricoh directly for a month long loaner.
Ah, even better!
Uwe, did Ricoh include the P10 in the loaner kit?
Godfrey - the square format works really well on this image.
And soon, it is going to get even better - can't wait for the M module from Ricoh. In case I get accused of being a Ricoh fanboy, my main, and largest kit is m4/3 and I also love my Sony A55. Let's not forget that we can now get use from all those wonderful legacy lenses out there. Good days indeed.
>can't wait for the M module from Ricoh.
- what sensor size?
- Dust removal?
The rest should be fine because we know the body.
Thanks for the compliment, Keith!
My expectation is that it will use the A12 sensor, wouldn't really make sense to go with anything smaller. A larger sensor doesn't seem possible without a much higher price (folks at popflash don't have a price yet but are estimating $800-1200 at present) but an 18x27 (1.3x crop) sensor might be doable. An Olympus/Panasonic ultrasonic sensor cleaning unit would be great.
We shall see when it arrives.
>but an 18x27 (1.3x crop) sensor might be doable.
That is what I would hope for. A 1.5x multiplier would no be so great.
>An Olympus/Panasonic ultrasonic sensor cleaning unit would be great.
I think it is essential.
I'm not looking for this camera to replace my SLR kit ... I'm too happy with that. :-)
Ricoh announces development of expansion unit for the
GXR interchangeable unit camera system
Tokyo, Japan, February 1, 2011óRicoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development of expansion unit for the GXR interchangeable unit camera system, which went on sale on December 18, 2009.
The GXR is a revolutionary new interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses can be changed by mounting camera units that integrate lens, image sensor, and image processing engine into a single unit. In addition, fully utilizing its unique capabilities, the GXR line will expand to include a variety of devices through the addition of interchangeable units other than camera units.
The GXR line now includes four camera units, but the newly developed unit being announced here is an expansion unit.
Development model name: GXR Lens Mount Unit
With this lens mount unit, photographers can mount lenses such as Leica M lenses and use them for shooting with the GXR.
The lens mount unit is being designed to make the best use of the optical characteristics of the lenses mounted. It will have as its image sensor a 23.6 mm ◊ 15.7 mm (APS-C size; total pixels: approx. 12.90 million) CMOS sensor, and it will also feature a newly developed focal plane shutter.
Release is planned for the autumn of 2011.
There are plans to display a design mock-up of the GXR lens mount unit at the CP+ CAMERA & PHOTO IMAGING SHOW to be held from February 9 (Wed.) to 12 (Sat.) at Pacifico Yokohama.
If the sensor is APS-C then I don't see why it should be pricy.
- No lens
- Dust removal unit
AF for S10 module has some issues in low contrast situations.
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Some photos from today:
Uwe - the yellow field and boxes are my two favorites of your latest. You certainly end up with a lot of good photos per day/month/year!
Actually the whole GXR thing started with using the X100. The X100 has likely a bit better IQ (not much though over the 28mm module).
- Handling is more fun with the GXR (e.g. checking exposure)
- 35mm only is limiting for me (28mm + 50mm is a lot more flexible)
>the yellow field and boxes are my two favorites of your latest.
The boxes shot worked because I could stick the tiny lens of the S10 module through the fence :-).
Also the yellow field needed the S10 72mm setting to work. But AF was funky.
Thanks Terry and Godfrey for the kind comments on "Sugar Beach" The umbrellas are made of steel so they can withstand three feet of snow in the winter.
Lovely shots Uwe - I like the avenue of trees.
This on is shot in DR mode (high and low exposure blended in camera) using the 28-300mm equiv small sensor P10
I know, not to everyone's taste, but this was originally done for the bokeh thread, where "out of focus" is goooood. Shows the narrow depth of field of the A12 50mm module at f2.8 (1/100s,iso400)
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Very nice Uwe, as always your photos are outstanding! I hope you can give us a detailed report on the camera at your site in the near future.