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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Butting in? No problem at all, Duane. I look forward to seeing your photographs!

    Although I might advise you to consider a Nokton 40mm f/1.4 rather than the 35mm f/1.4. They're quite similar in size, but I find I prefer the slightly longer focal length of the 40mm on APS-C format.
    Hi Godfrey, I know from other forums your preference for the Nokton 40mm. Somewhere in the past week, can't remember where though, I read someone found the 40mm to be a little flat compared to the 35mm. Not sure what camera body they were working with.

    Also, do you prefer the MC or SC version?

    BTW, I ordered a new M Mount today vice the slightly used one listed here.

    I head out to work tomorrow so the kit will arrive sometime next week while I'm gone, so no hurry yet for the lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duane Pandorf View Post
    This is a very nice series but what caught my attention the most were the pheasants. If my Springer could only smell and hear them through my computer..... as we didn't make it out to South Dakota this past fall to hunt.

    Hi Duane,

    You leave Colonel Hunt's pheasants alone.

    Actually they are not hunted in that place, though a few get run over on the main road nearby. Stupid birds.

    We have a regular cock pheasant who visits our garden to feed on the seed dropped from the bird feeders. Beautiful things, and very tasty.

    Best wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    One from the Academie. (one of my last days working there)

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    That has the 50mm summicron look certainly Michiel.

    Are you changing jobs or what?

    Best wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Hmm. Next camera is ...



    ... as I've been talking about for a bit. Arrives tomorrow.

    Should be a good complement to the GXR, eh? It'll use most of the same lenses ... ]'-)
    Nice one Godfrey!

    Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duane Pandorf View Post
    Hi Godfrey, I know from other forums your preference for the Nokton 40mm. Somewhere in the past week, can't remember where though, I read someone found the 40mm to be a little flat compared to the 35mm. Not sure what camera body they were working with.

    Also, do you prefer the MC or SC version?

    BTW, I ordered a new M Mount today vice the slightly used one listed here.

    I head out to work tomorrow so the kit will arrive sometime next week while I'm gone, so no hurry yet for the lens.
    I have the MC version of the Nokton 40 ... haven't used the SC version so I can't talk to the differences. It's a superb lens. I also have the M-Rokkor 40/2, second generation ... same lens design and construction as the Summicron-C and first gen, but with multi coating. That's another superb performer (all three of them).

    I don't know what "a little flat" means in this context. Both Nokton f/1.4 lenses are excellent, however, and you can't go wrong with either. I just like the longer focal length more ... turns out that about 40mm is one of my favorite focal lengths whether we're talking about APS-C or "full frame" format. It's a long-normal on APS-C and a wide-normal on "full frame". Something about what it does image-wise just pleases me no end.

    (I'd also like to get my hands on the Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Limited. I had one of these lenses in the SLR mount and it was my all-time favorite Pentax lens. I almost kept a Pentax body just to be able to use that lens...
    They're just rare in the "L" version, and a bit expensive as a result.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Nice one Godfrey!

    Enjoy
    Thanks!

    Just returned from my first "familiarization" walk with it. Funny ... I'm not used to having aperture priority AE with a Leica M body and probably blew a number of exposures that way! ;-) But it's a lovely thing to work with—I know much more about it now.

    The GXR is quite safe: they are two entirely different cameras in almost every possible way. Both have a unique feel and work in their own way. The GXR is a much more versatile camera, and it's faster. The M9 forces you into a different pace and a different way of seeing. Having both is a tremendous moment of good fortune. :-)

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    I know what you mean Godfrey, I had an M8 (upgraded to 8.2 spec) and enjoyed it a lot despite the limitations of the 1.3 crop factor and having to use IR cut filters on every lens). My only rangefinder now is FED-3a Type 2 which I really bought for the 55mm Lanthar lens, but is so lovely that I put a roll of film in it to try out. Still only half way through that film...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I have the MC version of the Nokton 40 ... haven't used the SC version so I can't talk to the differences. It's a superb lens. I also have the M-Rokkor 40/2, second generation ... same lens design and construction as the Summicron-C and first gen, but with multi coating. That's another superb performer (all three of them).

    I don't know what "a little flat" means in this context. Both Nokton f/1.4 lenses are excellent, however, and you can't go wrong with either. I just like the longer focal length more ... turns out that about 40mm is one of my favorite focal lengths whether we're talking about APS-C or "full frame" format. It's a long-normal on APS-C and a wide-normal on "full frame". Something about what it does image-wise just pleases me no end.

    (I'd also like to get my hands on the Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Limited. I had one of these lenses in the SLR mount and it was my all-time favorite Pentax lens. I almost kept a Pentax body just to be able to use that lens...
    They're just rare in the "L" version, and a bit expensive as a result.)
    Thanks Godfrey, I have a few days before I need to decide but I'm leaning heavily towards the Voight 40 but have spied a couple other 40 options eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    That has the 50mm summicron look certainly Michiel.

    Are you changing jobs or what?

    Best wishes.
    Yeah nice lens, could have made that a little darker, I see now.

    I am going on a slightly early pension jobwise, but for the rest I will go on doiing my other work.

    I am not gonne sit behind the geraniums as they say over here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Yeah nice lens, could have made that a little darker, I see now.

    I am going on a slightly early pension jobwise, but for the rest I will go on doiing my other work.

    I am not gonne sit behind the geraniums as they say over here

    Michiel
    I love that expression Michiel

    Enjoy your semi retirement and I look forward to more of your photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I have the MC version of the Nokton 40 ... haven't used the SC version so I can't talk to the differences. It's a superb lens. I also have the M-Rokkor 40/2, second generation ... same lens design and construction as the Summicron-C and first gen, but with multi coating. That's another superb performer (all three of them). ....
    I've come across a mint M-Rokkor 40/2 that I may consider as its being offered for less than $500.00. I've made an offer for less than that so we'll see. If not it I will buy the 40 1.4 MC version.
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    The M-Rokkor 40 is great, you'll like it. It's also a lot smaller and lighter than the Nokton 40, which isn't big to begin with!

    These lenses have a great "presence" and the GXR renders it very well.

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    Got an early morning outing to a nearby site...

    Ricoh GXR with M module


    Winter Lake




    Morning Light




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    Hi Bob, I prefer the composition of #1 over the second. Thanks for posting and enjoy your A12 Mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Hi Bob, I prefer the composition of #1 over the second. Thanks for posting and enjoy your A12 Mount.
    Thanks, I agree... also seems a little crisp when viewed here. Probably most of the morning was spent with the NEX 7...and the best compositions were out of that camera....probably related to my spending the majority of the latter time with it around the lake.

    I have posted a couple pics over there....

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    Bright colors -

    GXR A12-M with 21mm Contarex lens at f8.


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    Wow Agnius - is that a jpeg?

    Bob, I love the detail in the trees - I'll go for no 2.

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    Bob, I love the detail in the trees - I'll go for no 2.

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    Keith,

    It prints a lot better than it displays here....

    I was able to get some 25+ keepers that morning...maybe a new record or shows where my interest resides.

    Would love to see the GXR modules up the pixels....these are printing well at 11x16 but landscapes can always use as much data as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Wow Agnius - is that a jpeg?

    Bob, I love the detail in the trees - I'll go for no 2.

    Keith
    Woodmancy,

    I shoot DNG, then convert them to jpegs in Aperture. If you want to check out the detail of the file, check out my blog at My current thoughts then click on the image. Somehow getdpi.com resses down the jpeg for display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Keith,

    It prints a lot better than it displays here....

    I was able to get some 25+ keepers that morning...maybe a new record or shows where my interest resides.

    Would love to see the GXR modules up the pixels....these are printing well at 11x16 but landscapes can always use as much data as possible.

    Bob
    Hi Bob,

    We both have the GXR and NEX-7. Do you see the 12 MP difference?
    The Ricoh files always surprise me in crispyness and sharpness, but one have to really experience it in the bigger prints.
    Somehow especially your first photograph of the pond strikes me as crisper then the ones in the NEX thread about the same subject.

    But I could be mistaken of course.
    I still did not use any of my Leica lenses on the NEX.
    It is kind of difficult to choose which camera to take out (A luxury problem)

    Well, I need more time to really tell. I like both systems.
    The Ricoh with the wider VC and Zeiss biogon and the NEX with my Contax Zeiss lenses. But then there are still so many lenses to try out.

    Kind regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnius View Post
    Woodmancy,

    I shoot DNG, then convert them to jpegs in Aperture. If you want to check out the detail of the file, check out my blog at My current thoughts then click on the image. Somehow getdpi.com resses down the jpeg for display.
    I checked your blog, Agnius. On your front page you show square crops, and I really like this image done that way. But, as you can see from most of mine, I am a square person

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    I sent Ashwin a 45/2 Contax G Planar converted to Leica M for testing...here are some of his shots:

    Flickr: ashwinrao1's stuff tagged with 45zeissplanar

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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    I sent Ashwin a 45/2 Contax G Planar converted to Leica M for testing...here are some of his shots:

    Flickr: ashwinrao1's stuff tagged with 45zeissplanar
    It's hard to dislike almost any lens' rendering on the GXR, ya know? ]'-)

    A happy snap of a happy man:


    Ricoh GXR-M + CV Nokton 40mm f/1.4

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    Aurora last night:

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    Lovely shot, David! Very nice indeed!

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    Godfrey: I see you are saving the mount for that "special" lens. Keep us informed on your journey!

    David: Aurora in Scotland? Must be an active year for the sun! Or Chinese New Year celebration.

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    Hi Godfrey and Agnius,

    We haven't had the combination of a clear sky and a visual aurora here since 2005. The spell around the last solar cycle peak was very good here with many displays that went well overhead us to the south. We are at 56.6 degrees North here, but our 'magnetic' latitude is not as far north as those in North America, so we don't get as many as equivalent latitudes over there.

    Clear again tonight, but activity has declined.

    Keep an eye on www.spaceweather.com for alerts of possible aurora.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Hi Bob,

    We both have the GXR and NEX-7. Do you see the 12 MP difference?
    The Ricoh files always surprise me in crispyness and sharpness, but one have to really experience it in the bigger prints.
    Somehow especially your first photograph of the pond strikes me as crisper then the ones in the NEX thread about the same subject.


    Kind regards,
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    Hi Michiel,

    There is a suprising amount of sharpness in the GXR that is not at first apparent in the NEX-7. Easily seen in the raw file however it does not always pan out as being the better file...depending upon subject matter. And both of those NEX files are hard to evaluate ... one too far away the other .... poor focus point. I have added a couple more in that thread in order not to cross post - these show a bit more detail for sharpness...tree reflection in water in one and perhaps the far bank in the other. I tend not to oversharpen and personally think the second GXR picture borders on too crisp.

    The resolution overall of the NEX-7 does not just give a bigger file...it seems to have somewhat more subtle tonality and is a more robust file with regards to PP in my eyes. The Ricoh has such sharpness and good color that little is needed...but beware pushing the file much as it tends to breakdown a bit more quickly.

    Initially I felt I would be dropping the NEX cameras in favor of the GXR but after a trip to the coast and this recent wooded scene I feel somewhat more strongly in favor of the NEX. The subtle tones and DR of the NEX-7 are very surprising...street scenes do not usually have enough high frequency visuals to see it...need a big expanse of water, hills, trees etc.

    YES the NEX-7 menus are unbelievable ... poorly designed but once you configure the programmable buttons you rarely need them while shooting. I treat the camera like an ALPA TC....on a monopod set distance on lens (MF Lenses) and then fine tune with magnification on critical elements. Once the scale is set you rarely need to redo it for a given setting.

    Please understand that the GXR is not going away...it will see a lot of time for evening, travel, portraits etc...

    NOW if the Fuji X100 would just get a decent manual focus mode and peaking...great lens wonderful bokeh and colors and fabulous sharpness.

    The main weakness of the NEX-7 is color cast....I have learned how to correct in RAW without a reference file to a great extent so it is now a lesser issue. And the NEX file takes a fair amount of capture and output sharpening without becoming too brittle.

    Glad that I have them both...wish the GXR would upgrade sensor and screen.

    Bob
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    Processing files from a camera without an AA, coming from handling files from the "regular" cameras takes a bit of practice.

    I was shocked at how delicate the M8 files were when I first processed them. Sharpening, contrast and such is needs to be handled with care.

    The NEX-7 files come with a fairly flat curve and they are better that way too.

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    Thanks Bob for your extensive answer.

    Very nice and subtile series you are doing with that pond with both your cameras!

    It is true the NEX files have more headroom, also in the high ISO area (I lik shooting at night) then the Ricoh.
    But indeed as Vivek says it is better to not touch, files like the Ricoh produces, as much as you think you should.
    Less sharpening, contrast etc.

    Did not sense any colourcast yet but as I said I did not tryout the lenses which do.
    The Zeiss lenses work nicely but I still need an autofocus lens for streetshooting, especially when there are people involved.

    Well still a lot to find out for me and please not another camera for a while (Fuji)

    Can imagine you also work with an Alpa for landscapes. Would love to myself, I was thinking about a Cambo Wide RS Body (WRS-1000). A Dutch brand.
    But that seriously counts up and I can not justify that.

    Best regards, Michiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Processing files from a camera without an AA, coming from handling files from the "regular" cameras takes a bit of practice.
    Very true Vivek!

    I have had M8, M8.2 H3DII 39 Phase P20 and now Leica S2-P. No primary regular cameras for quite a while.

    I agree that one must exercise care with these files however the GXR seems a bit less robust than the M8(.2) and the others. I wonder if CMOS pushed compared to CCD might explain part of it. Probably take a few more hundred pics to wrap my thoughts out on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post

    Did not sense any colourcast yet but as I said I did not tryout the lenses which do.
    The Zeiss lenses work nicely but I still need an autofocus lens for streetshooting, especially when there are people involved.

    Can imagine you also work with an Alpa for landscapes. Would love to myself, I was thinking about a Cambo Wide RS Body (WRS-1000). A Dutch brand.
    But that seriously counts up and I can not justify that.

    Best regards, Michiel
    NO colorcast from the ZF lenses but I saw it even at 35 on the Leica Summicron 35 Asph...wickedly so on the VC 15. At 50 it is a non-issue. Lloyd Chambers has a series of color casts with different Leica lenses...of interest is that the new Zeiss NEX 24 1.8 Sonnar has none...not sure if it is corrected in camera.

    The ALPA is gone...with the H3DII 39 - now a Leica S2-P and there are days I miss it...as I also miss my Mamiya 7II with 65mm lens. I gain a lot with the new camera but still use the old workflow. The Cambo Wide RS is gorgeous and has been improved a lot recently...a good choice. However you are right...the final 10% image quality jump is a far leap with regards to expense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnius View Post
    Godfrey: I see you are saving the mount for that "special" lens. Keep us informed on your journey!
    LOL! My partner video'ed me opening the box (a hysterically funny video, actually, as he is most seriously NOT a camera person... ;-), and then I set the camera to make a snapshot of me and the now unboxed camera. It took him 10 tries to get me and the camera in focus, not jiggle the camera when he released the shutter, etc. I completely forgot to stick a lens on the M9 in the melee.

    The first day's snapping I did with the Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 (and a couple of shots with the Color-Skopar 21mm f/4). Then yesterday at the USS Hornet I carried the Ultron 28mm f/2, Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 and Hektor 135mm f/4.5. The light in the Hornet was all over the map so I can't really say much about how the full-frame sensor treats it yet, but here are a bunch of quickie processing (using LR4 PB):

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    At lunch today, I processed this one from raw using PhotoRAW and Snapseed on the iPad 2 ... just to see if I could, of course. :-)


    Leica M9 + Hektor 135mm f/4.5

    Handheld at 1/80 second so a little softer than I'd normal want for this kind of photo. But not bad for a 1960 lens! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Processing files from a camera without an AA, coming from handling files from the "regular" cameras takes a bit of practice.

    I was shocked at how delicate the M8 files were when I first processed them. Sharpening, contrast and such is needs to be handled with care.

    The NEX-7 files come with a fairly flat curve and they are better that way too.
    I don't find the E-5 or GXR files to be terribly difficult to work with, and they both have no or very very little AA filter. The M9's files are trickier, but I think this has much more to do with the lenses I'm using on it combined with the format size than anything to do with the lack of AA filter.

    Yes, anything with light or no AA filter takes a gentler hand on sharpening and noise control than files from a camera with a medium or heavy AA filter, but that goes without saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    ..of interest is that the new Zeiss NEX 24 1.8 Sonnar has none...not sure if it is corrected in camera.

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    Bob, That is a new design, specially made for the NEX, unlike the M mount lenses.

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    Communicating #69 - Santa Clara 2012
    Ricoh GXR + CV Nokton 40mm f/1.4

    Thanks for looking, comments appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post

    Communicating #69 - Santa Clara 2012
    Ricoh GXR + CV Nokton 40mm f/1.4

    Thanks for looking, comments appreciated.
    Great expression on the boy - I almost want to say he is thinking anything but what his father is telling him.

    I like it a lot.

    Nicely done!

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    I like it too - hope the communicating theme keeps on coming, Godfrey

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    Thought I'd post my first image. Had a quick layover in Paris and managed to get into the city for a couple hours. Wanted to get a shot of the Eiffel Tower, but wanted something a little different. GXR with A12 28mm lens:

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    Thanks for the compliments!

    @ Duane :: excellent Eiffel Tower shot! :-)

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    I've been following this forum closely and appreciate all the wonderful work exhibited here.

    Godfrey......I am looking forward to the compilation of your "Communicating" series.

    I think this is odd......but I love taking pictures of rocks. Here, they seem to have so much, for lack of a better word, identity .

    It only makes sense. In Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of the islands of Hawaii are sacred. In fact, an ancient law allowed only high-ranking tribal chiefs to visit its peaks. So, the rocks that in the course of time that have tumbled down the slopes, still contain some of that mana (spiritual power).

    I spend hours out there......crazy, I know.



    I took this with my new favorite lens.....the CV 75/2.5 (LTM). Shot at @ f/5.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnius View Post
    Great expression on the boy - I almost want to say he is thinking anything but what his father is telling him.

    I like it a lot.

    Nicely done!

    +1 Godfrey! Good moment!

    @ Duane, Nice Eiffeltower shot from the Steel bridge!

    @ Rich M; Good to see you here, I don't mind you love rocks!

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    Duane: Nice photo of Eifel Tower - I love the drama of the light beam. Framing with steel girders also works for me. Nice!

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    I agree - two excellent pictures from Duane and Rich. Both unusual composition and viewpoints.

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    Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie at this forum, though I have been following this nice thread for a while and I must say you deserve all respect for sharing your experience and photos taken with the Ricoh GXR. I got also excited about this camera and thinking on to get one. I'm an enthusiast, currently possessing a Canon 5D (the classic mark I) and although it has given me some pleasure with the output it produces, many times I don't feel like going out with a bulky DSLR, were it not for some special occasion. So, I would like to do a switch and GXR with the M-mount module along some nice M glass are quite tempting to make the plunge.

    However, I would like to be sure from first-hand experience what are the potentials in the raw images this setup provides. I'm especially drawn towards getting a Zeiss ZM 25/2.8 lens. Would you be so kind, of those who own such a lens with Ricoh GXR M, to share with me a full-resolution DNG sample, so that I could sees and do some experimentations with it, what are the limits (pushing exposure, etc.)? Of course, strictly for such private usage. I would be very happy. Many thanks.

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    Hi Barakkah, welcome.

    I did send you a PM.

    Regards, Michiel

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    Barakkah,

    Welcome to the GXR Photographers Thread ...! ]'-)

    This is a great camera. Although this past week I've posted a bunch of photos made with the M9, the GXR is actually the camera that's been in my bag most of the week and from which I have a bunch more photos to process. It is a great shooter.

    The Zeiss 25/2.8 ZM is on my hot list of lenses to obtain. I want it for both the M9 and GXR. Seeing Michiel's photos with it makes me drool ... ugly thought, but there it is. ;-)

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    This is taken using the m-mount and a Minolta MD 28-85 zoom. This zoom suits the GXR really well - nice rendering and sharpness. Handling is good too as it adds a bit of weight for stability.

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    [QUOTE=woodmancy;384769]This is taken using the m-mount and a Minolta MD 28-85 zoom. This zoom suits the GXR really well - nice rendering and sharpness. Handling is good too as it adds a bit of weight for stability.

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    Good idea and nice photo! As you know I love reflections.
    It is a rather small sized zoom indeed, I believe.

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    Barakkah,


    The Zeiss 25/2.8 ZM is on my hot list of lenses to obtain. I want it for both the M9 and GXR. Seeing Michiel's photos with it makes me drool ... ugly thought, but there it is. ;-)

    G
    Take it easy, Godfrey. I am sure sooner or later that lens will be in your posession and you will not be dissapointed.

    BTW I tryed it on the NEX 7 and it has blue/cyaan casting indeed. I just don't bother to use it on that camera. I bought the razor sharp 28 Contax Zeiss Distagon but the diafragm isn't working so it's at our best repairman here in Holland together with my 90 Leica Elmarit.
    I made already a lot of nice photographs with that lens. I brought it because the diafragm was moving to sturdy and then the man said; there is haze and the beginning of fungus.
    It's no problem, it will be as new as it returns.

    Regards, Michiel

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