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    Michiel: I love the latest Facade! Where was it?

    I've been away and busy of late. No holiday snaps processed yet, but I remembered this from a street shoot in May:
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    By the way, which lens did you use, Paul?
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    Hi, Thorkil. It was the Biogon 2/35.
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    Great shot!
    Thanks!

    Ok, that means I have to load up the Baldix next and do some 6x6 street shooting. :-) I promise you, it will go slowly. ;-)

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    A16 zoom. Beautiful fall day in Toronto

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    well, well, well, that picture is just so shap and precise(!) That zoom just seems to be rather good, and I guess you are skilled too in pp., Keith . (did you do a lot in pp.? or just let the gxr and the 16 do it?)
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    Thanks Thorkil

    I mostly shoot raw and just do the usual Lightroom workflow following their slider set up. This A16 zoom sensor without AA filter is very good, and I guess the zoom lens also holds up well - I use it a lot.
    I do many similar things to Michiel. He needs this zoom, else one day his 98th facade will be his last. I've heard lots about that crazy traffic over there.

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    ..yes, he got to be careful, Keith, and I think it's a really good advice! But perhaps he’s in the middle of betraying this thread, with a DP1Merrill(but better this than the DP2-one, while he would end in the midle of the streets), sneaking around in Quentin’s thread. But for my part he’s forgiving…
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    Niagara, late afternoon.

    GXR M-mount, Minolta 75-200mm

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    . . . and another one with the same lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Thanks Thorkil

    I mostly shoot raw and just do the usual Lightroom workflow following their slider set up. This A16 zoom sensor without AA filter is very good, and I guess the zoom lens also holds up well - I use it a lot.
    I do many similar things to Michiel. He needs this zoom, else one day his 98th facade will be his last. I've heard lots about that crazy traffic over there.

    Keith
    My wife rather have me killed in the streets for not having that zoom then let me buy it after I ordered that Sigma DPm2.

    I still managed to get over the 100th facade alive.

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    Yesterday I took a trip to the Photokina. What a crowd and huge display of gear
    Touched the Leica M with handgrip. Feels nice and rather big, but you will need it once you put on those Leica R lenses. It was not a booth anymore but a whole hall for themselves included a real good exhibition of great photographers.

    The Hasselblad booth was all over that new Lunar, which is even a bigger joke in reality. They come in countless versions. It is all about a sort of almost folkloristic craftsmenship in which they put the latests electronics. It is a big mistake, I think. The whole booth was for a great deal in the light of their grand history, besides their great prof cameras.

    In contradiction to those big players was the small booth of Voigtländer but to my surprise they showed the new (to me) 21mm 1.8 Ultron in M mount. Very well made lens. Could be a good alternative for a fast 21
    It is rather big and it has an integrated hood. In line with their non consistant hood politics. At least you don't have to pay extra for a seperate hood.
    I screwed it on my RIcoh GXR and took a few shots.
    The affiche shot is not sharp and was my hectic attempt to check the distortion.

    The last picture is from the even smaller SLRMagic booth. Very nice people and they let me try the SLR Magic Hyperprime 50/0.95. Almost to well aperture damping (no clicks) for videographers. Feels very solid but it is a lens you have to spend more time with to get good shots.
    Also tryed the new 35/1.4 on their NEX. Could be a good alternative pricewise.

    Samsung booth was huge as well. You can see they are doing well companywise, breakdancers and models - BTW lots of booths with models - all day to shoot.

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    thanks Michiel for the report and pictures. I do understand the expression on the face of the sitting man on the second-last picture!
    What about Ricoh? No full-frame M-mount? or 16Mp M-mount? or a GRDV(that I would like to have), no nothing?
    Well, all that gear, perhaps the vision of One camera for at least One Year isn't that bad at all...
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    No nothing new at Ricoh's. Lot of Pentax and very little Ricoh in the booth. A guy besides me was really interested in th GXR but the guy, although not busy, was very unpleasant. So I told him with my GXR at hand how good it was.

    BTW I like the first action shot somehow with VC guy looking at me while the man with the sunglasses trys to concentate on the paper with his finger.

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    BTW I like the first action shot somehow with VC guy looking at me while the man with the sunglasses trys to concentate on the paper with his finger.

    Michiel
    Yes, thats also a very good, humoristic and energy-filled picture, and the older guy is obviously very annoyed about the undiciplined unconcentration your picture-making create..
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    From a few days ago.

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    I really love #114

    Thanks for the Photokina notes, Michiel. Good job you didn't look at the Pentax K5 IIs image quality - that might have been very expensive for you

    Here is a Casino at Niagara, with a cloud.
    A16 zoom with noise

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    Two windows from Cologne.

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    I've always had a warm spot in my heart for Ricoh cameras, and now that my GRD has died, I'm hoping someone will take me up on my iPad trade offer so I can give the GXR a go. Never should have looked in here until I had the money to make a purchase.
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    John the GXR body costs only € 275,-- at the moment.

    And one from the D.O.M. at Cologne.

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    [QUOTE=Michiel Schierbeek;453945]John the GXR body costs only € 275,-- at the moment.

    And one from the D.O.M. at Cologne.

    Michiel

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    Wonderful picture, Michiel
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    Hello Michiel,
    Yes, that's true. But the price in the US runs $800 for the A16 & body, and $900 for the A12 & body new. The iPad was $829. So I think my offer is fair, and in past trades I've found one has to sweeten the pot from time to time thus the additional cash offer.
    Thank you for the info and for you interest.
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    Its been a while since I'm back on this forum as have been shooting with my MP
    This was taken 2 weeks back during a photo trip to Penang
    GXR with 15mm Voigt
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    hi cableguy55, nice shot of the internal of a Chinese temple.

    Few shots here:








    Local:



    Tourist:








    Thanks.
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    From my recent holiday:



    GXR, M Mount, probably the Biogon 2/35

    Comments and Criticism always welcome.
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    I've been meaning to post this one here.

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    Niagara
    GXR M-mount, Minolta 75-200 zoom.

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    I visited the Hepworth Museum in St. Ives, Cornwall, a few weeks ago. A few images are here:

    Hepworth Museum, St. Ives - a set on Flickr

    C&C always welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunders View Post
    I visited the Hepworth Museum in St. Ives, Cornwall, a few weeks ago. A few images are here:

    Hepworth Museum, St. Ives - a set on Flickr

    C&C always welcome.
    I really like the geometries and compositions, Paul - nice set.

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    I really like the geometries and compositions, Paul - nice set.

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    Thank you, Keith. Kind words!

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    BCE Place, Toronto - GXR with A16 Zoom

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    World Press Photo Exhibit - BCE Place, Toronto
    GXR, A16 Zoom

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    Triumph at Culross
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    "Allen Lambert Reflected"
    GXR, A16 Zoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunders View Post
    I visited the Hepworth Museum in St. Ives, Cornwall, a few weeks ago. A few images are here:

    Hepworth Museum, St. Ives - a set on Flickr

    C&C always welcome.
    Lovely to see Paul. The madonna and child ( I think) in the first shot used to be in our front garden when I was a child. ( my father was her friend and doctor ). Very nostalgic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunders View Post
    I visited the Hepworth Museum in St. Ives, Cornwall, a few weeks ago. A few images are here:

    Hepworth Museum, St. Ives - a set on Flickr

    C&C always welcome.
    I particularly liked the self portrait in bronze:



    Thanks for posting
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    No C1 at laptop so just JPEG's from Italy with no pp. GXR with the 28mm module.
    Bird tree i Torri del Benaco Italy iso 3200 f.8.0 1/51 hand
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    Soft green lime in Verona Italy iso 238 f.9.0 1/60 hand
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    PS can anyone tell me how on earth I'll get these folded out fullsize in the text. Pasting them in as Michael told just dosn't work while I cant get further on from there. So please spell it patiently slow to me the full proces. Sorry for my black spots betwen my ears!
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    Thorkil - number two is a winner

    Re posting images: I upload my images to the gallery here (free). Then copy the Direct Link Code from the gallery into your post - using the square yellow icon with a mountain on it (fifth from end, in post icon bar). Just set your image size when you export to the gallery - I generally use 900px.
    Use technique for each of your images in your posts, and intersperse text. I usually do one post per image though. Up to you.

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    Thorkil - number two is a winner

    Re posting images: I upload my images to the gallery here (free). Then copy the Direct Link Code from the gallery into your post - using the square yellow icon with a mountain on it (fifth from end, in post icon bar). Just set your image size when you export to the gallery - I generally use 900px.
    Use technique for each of your images in your posts, and intersperse text. I usually do one post per image though. Up to you.

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    Thank you Keith!! I'll try to puzzle with it when I get home. And you do upload the 900 px size in the gallery too?
    While in Italy though, I can't keep my fingers away, have to post something..
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    These open boots Verona Italy iso 951 EV+0,7 f.9.0 1/60 hand
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    Umbrella-party Verona Italy iso 418 EV+0,7 f.9.0 1/60 hand
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    Osteria Verona Italy iso 3200 f.9.0 1/13 table-stable
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    Still just simple JPEG's

    Oh Lord, woun't you buy me a...just a tiny Enzo..the shape from 2002 still holds!
    Ferrari Enzo Maranello Italy iso1181 EV-0,7 f.4.5 1/125 hand
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    Sorry for this handshaken, but had to be quick to get Alonso eating pizza in Bologne in front of his smart-car, unaware the trousers are getting lost
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    You have to go to Italy to find stores and craftmanship who have gone long ago at home in Denmark
    Old fashion store Bologna Italy iso 2075 EV+0,3 f.5.6 1/125 hand
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    Bologna is filled with those acades
    Newspapers Bologna Italy iso3200 f5.5 1/60 hand
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    Due pizza-slices ? (just tasted wonderful)
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    Have been rather busy with the DP1 lately. I keep my GXR for unsharp photo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Lovely to see Paul. The madonna and child ( I think) in the first shot used to be in our front garden when I was a child. ( my father was her friend and doctor ). Very nostalgic!
    Thanks, Jono. It must have been an interesting childhood in St Ives at that time in that society. She was certainly a strong character and a fine artist. I enjoyed my afternoon at the museum, and will surely return.

    I liked the book, btw. How nice to have an MM to play with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    I particularly liked the self portrait in bronze:

    Thanks for posting
    Thank you, David.
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    Thorkil - number two is a winner
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    A lovely trip you're having! More pics!
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    looking at all these great photos, and a couple of notes

    A great lot of excellent photos from everyone! Thanks for posting them.

    I haven't had the GXR out for some time, my time to do photography has become somewhat limited and I've been concentrating on working with other cameras in recent months.

    But I went to a wedding a few weekends back. I was not the wedding photographer, thank the gods, but I brought along the Leica X2 and the Ricoh GXR fitted with A12 50mm Macro for myself and another friend to use. Both cameras acquitted themselves rather well for my purposes .. I was able to send a little gift of 200 casual candid photos to the bride and groom, and their parents.

    Using these two cameras after working for some time with the M9 and film cameras made clear to me what the biggest differences were: shutter lag and shot-to-shot responsiveness.

    shutter lag:
    A problem with both of them is that AF focusing speed gets in the way of getting the exposure made at the right instant, so I quickly flipped both to manual focus and set a zone when it was bright enough to stop down. This worked well, but I then found that the other problem is that the shutter lag is not particularly consistent. Compared to the E-1 or M9, which always fire the shutter at an easy to figure out delay from when the shutter release is pressed, both the GXR and the X2 seem to pause and hunt by a variable moment even with the focus and exposure locked before making the exposure.

    shot-to-shot responsiveness:
    Both the X2 and the GXR write quickly to the card but do not buffer writes. This introduces a short but remarkably annoying "lock up" between one shot and the next which cannot be avoided. It's not like I'm trying to shoot sequences, I simply need to be able to make the next shot without having to wait for the camera to catch up. (Note that this never happens on a film camera as between shots you're doing something ... winding the film and cocking the shutter ... that distracts you sufficiently such that you hardly notice that the camera was 'locked up' ... !)

    These two issues are the biggest detraction to both X2 and GXR for my use. It's not terrible, for most subject matter it is hardly noticeable, but when I'm shooting at a party and people are moving and having a good time, and I want to catch their expressions, the variability of shutter lag and the shot to shot lock up time account for most of my lost photos.

    This is precisely where the E-1 and M9, with their buffered writes and very consistent shutter action, excel. Despite the fact that both of them are almost glacial in their write speed compared to the X2 and GXR, they prove to be far more immediately responsive for this kind of picture taking situation.

    The good side of the GXR and X2 is their remarkable image quality combined with the delightfully small and non-intrusive form factor. I carried one or both of them, sans bag, over my shoulder or in my vest pocket both days of the wedding and they never got in the way. Either of the E-1 and M9 would have always been telegraphing me "carrying a camera" due to the added size and weight. And I have to give a lot of credit for how good both of these compacts are in terms of sheer image quality. If the shutter lag and responsiveness issues are not in my way, they return photographs remarkably on par with the higher end cameras and lenses.

    The GXR with A12 Camera Mount becomes a bit more consistent and responsive, and you never have the AF option to distract you, but once configured with EVF and lens it's only marginally smaller/lighter than the M9 so it loses a little on the compactness front while gaining a little on the competency front.

    Fascinating, after so long working with the GXR and X2 almost exclusively, to compare them to my higher-end cameras and have these strengths and weaknesses be so readily apparent. Camera technology is so intimately linked to what you make photographically ... !
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    Re: Ricoh GXR - Show your images

    As Michiel is getting the thread into bokehgraphy, I thought I'd have a try. Unlike a Sigma Merill shot, there is nothing sharp in this picture.

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    GXR M-Mount, 75-200 Beercan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunders View Post
    What he said!

    A lovely trip you're having! More pics!
    Thanks Paul, back after 17 hours driving, I'll just find something left of silly-pic's, tomorrow. D800E finally sold. Have to get a DP1/2M together with the GXR.
    Good thoughts Godfrey!
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    just trying - some unsharp hipshots from Bologna

    Bologna iso 3200 1/75 f.5.6 hand


    Bologna iso 2934 1/125 f.5.6


    Bologna iso 3200 1/36 f.5.6 hand


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    just a window

    Bologna iso 200 1/380 f.5.6


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    And now some photographs one can't do with the DP2m. To dark for handhold.

    Warning! Extremely colourfull!

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