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    A Few R-D1 Snaps

    There seems to be renewed interest in this camera and IMO justafiably so. Tho I no longer own mine (moved on to the M8), I dearly loved it while I had it. The R-D1, in all its manual quirkiness, caused me to put down my Canon DSLRs and enjoy photographjy again.

    ---Kent

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    Wonderful Shots ,Family Outing in Good Cheer ......Kent
    The First & Fourth is MY FAV in your First SERIES.....Closed & God Bless with your Reflection
    I see your teasing me


    Can't Wait to get it / the More I See the More I Want /hopefully it will be in my hands by this Thurs or Fri.........
    Cam phoned me from California yesterday (she'll be back in Paris Wednesday)
    and is in LOVE w/her RD1s
    as she says " Its GLORIOUS" (even though she has TOTALLY WHACKED out over GLASS )
    Thanx for Posting
    Best- H
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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    A few more....

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    OK, last ones, I promise. Gawd I miss that camera....

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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    Kent,

    wonderful!!! (i especially love your black and whites. you've got the glow!)

    Helen is correct in both senses -- love love LOVE my R-D1 and beyond whacked out on glass. speaking of which, which lenses did you use for these shots???

    the local camera store had a special event weekend where all the top brands were represented. aside from fascinating the Nikon and Oly guys with my Epson, i got to try lots of new Leica glass. oh my!!! the Asphs are simply jaw-dropping!!! still, i do like my older glass to give a more film-like feel. yeah, right! while this is partially true, it's mostly my pocket-book speaking but my god i am lusting after the 28/2.0! sigh. i am soooooo hooked!

    funny thing is, i felt NO compulsion to even pick up the M8 and play with it. that's how in love i am with the Epson... but i may weaken and take a shot or two tomorrow because i can
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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    Hi CAM, thanks. I used a variety of non-Leica glass on my R-D1. Tho I own a few M lenses, I used Konica, Voigtlander, and Zeiss lenses. My most used lens - my "walking around" lens, was the little known Konica 21mm-35mm dual focal length lens. I used it with the CV 28/35 "minifinder". I left that finder on the camera all the time; a little bitty thing. With the "dualie" lens, at 21mm I used the external finder's 28mm framelines. At 35mm I used the Epson's 28mm internal framelines. That combo was a match made in heaven. Consequently I didn't use much else.

    The water shot of the sailboat and b&w of son Patrick were taken with a ZM 21mm lens. Fabulous lens, and one I am trying to convert for use with the M8. The M8 changes everything. Leica has made it worthwhile to use genuine coded Leica lenses. For me it is not so much for the magenta issue as for the EXIF data. It's nice being able to refer back and know what lens was used. Personally I do not use the UV/IR filters and do not care about the magenta madness one whit.

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    ooh, Kent! new glass to look for!!!

    seriously, thank you. i just missed going to a camera fair in Paris (still in the states), but my BF and i may go on a trek to the german one when i get back later this summer. i love learning about all the older and/or odd lenses to look for. so many simply sing on the Epson.

    i'll worry about the compatibility issues you're having when my time comes. in the meanwhile, i'm just rejoicing in using this camera and its character.... and even though i'm a b/w girl, i find the colours wonderful.

    btw, if you have some lenses you can't make work on the M8, you know i'm always here

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    its dark & late
    mind you I'm Cranky & Tired
    finally the battery has charged after 3.5 hrs
    and I'm WIRED
    here is my first rd1s pix
    Moody & Fun ......

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    your Scot!!!

    i love it! i love him! and are you not in love, cranky and tired or not???

    eek!!! i'm so excited for you!

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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    its dark & late
    mind you I'm Cranky & Tired
    finally the battery has charged after 3.5 hrs
    and I'm WIRED
    here is my first rd1s pix
    Moody & Fun ......
    Wow Helen looks like it took you about 5 minutes to MASTER your new camera. Great use of light and wonderful focusing!!!!!

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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    THANK YOU CAM & TERRY

    I'm soooo in LUV
    My new Jewel is going EVERYWHERE w/me.....
    The World is now my focusing Object

    Will a LUIGI CASE FIT ?
    She is soooo Beautiful
    I hate to cover her up (SHES A TART) but she needs to be Sensible

    I'm Drunk on Life, Love, Light & Rangefinders!!

    BEST -H

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    Helen you make me smile with your wonderful enthusiasm. This is what photography should be a love for it. Get out there and have some fun with your new gem.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    http://www.leicatime.com/ look for the RD-1 link on the left . It looks like this.

    I would send him a e-mail
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    OH DEAR
    Lots of lovely photos
    all that excitement
    I want mine back too!
    Here are some memories of it.

    Messing about with an R D1

    Halifax pictures (shibden mill)

    Nanjizal beach in November

    Incidentally, I see that Aperture have just added R-D1 raw support today!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    THANK YOU CAM & TERRY

    I'm soooo in LUV
    My new Jewel is going EVERYWHERE w/me.....
    The World is now my focusing Object

    Will a LUIGI CASE FIT ?
    She is soooo Beautiful
    I hate to cover her up (SHES A TART) but she needs to be Sensible

    I'm Drunk on Life, Love, Light & Rangefinders!!

    BEST -H
    and you thought i was being a little over the top before, huh? now you know...

    Luigi makes cases and half-cases for the R-D1. there's a big thread on the RF forum. i briefly thought about it, but two things stopped me. first, i really am not wanting to make this any bigger or heavier (not to mention sweatier in the summer). secondly, mine is already a bit of a beater and has little silver dings showing through so i thought i'd just stick with the well-loved grunge look... but if mine was new like yours, i'd probably gussy him up.

    btw, mine is a boy. very, very male. Maximus, actually... maybe we can get ours together and make a baby r-d1 for poor deprived Jono?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    and you thought i was being a little over the top before, huh? now you know...

    btw, mine is a boy. very, very male. Maximus, actually... maybe we can get ours together and make a baby r-d1 for poor deprived Jono?
    Oh! yes please, that'd be lovely - I think mine was probably a boy as well, but if you could make a nice girl one for me I'm sure we'd be very happy together!

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    My Epson R-D1s' days are numbered. A barter is agreed to. Great camera.

    A rare sample of an ultrawide (Tegea 9.8mm f/1.8, 110 deg rectilinear lens on the APS-C sensor) use with the R-D1s.


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    An Ultraviolet capture:



    An IR capture (Canon 50/0.95, R72 filter):


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    a bus load of disgruntled, unhappy passengers.......

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    Color version.............

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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    THANK YOU CAM & TERRY

    I'm soooo in LUV
    My new Jewel is going EVERYWHERE w/me.....
    The World is now my focusing Object

    Will a LUIGI CASE FIT ?
    She is soooo Beautiful
    I hate to cover her up (SHES A TART) but she needs to be Sensible

    I'm Drunk on Life, Love, Light & Rangefinders!!

    BEST -H
    Helen,
    I'm so happy for you. The R-D1 is a gem. I love your shot of your hubby and your focusing was spot on.

    I sold my R-D1 case on RFF when I got my M8. RFF is a good place to look for a used Luigi case. You just missed one this week.

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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    Quote Originally Posted by Kphelan View Post
    OK, last ones, I promise. Gawd I miss that camera....
    Kent,
    I love the shot of the Bowdoin and the harbor shot after it. They are gorgeous.

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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    I told you all you would like the R-D1. Enjoy.....

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    Flowers for YOU.....

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    Helen, you little devil woman!! Swee-eet camera, green with envy here.
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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    Well here are two more......New Yawkers & their pooches & Eric grain with grit )
    Last edited by helenhill; 12th June 2008 at 08:48.

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    Helen,
    Schweeet!.
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    Newstand local.....Saturday before my shutter jammed
    Today the camera has left for JAPAN...Repair work in the Land of the Rising Sun
    Last edited by helenhill; 17th June 2008 at 19:43.

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    Helen,

    Love all your shots in this thread. The RD1 suits you for sure. Hope yours finds its way back to you quickly repaired!

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    Amin
    Love ya Doll......Thank you
    Rangefinders are Special......
    'CEPT they can be too d*** Finicky & Delicate

    Can't wait for its return.....Mr.Noriaki of Epson is GREAT / Responsive Professional and a pleasure to deal with
    YOu did spark my interest in the world of film /Oly OM2n or even 4T

    Best-H

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    Helen, love the dog and you consistently do a good job of lighting Eric.

    I really hope she has a speedy recovery and you can move back into lens lust hell....

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    Helen did you ask for a replacement since you just bought this. Not happy to hear about this shutter. Not that I should give you advice on what to do but I am going to anyway . Demand a replacement. You need your camera soon we have our NY shooting date with everyone, got to have your RD1 for that. Fingers crossed
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    actually, Guy, if it was me i'd preferred to have it looked at by a service center. this is a discontinued model that has been sitting on the shelf for god knows how long... i'd rather know a human being actually put it through it's paces and made sure the camera was in perfect working order (you just may have to wait to play with one, Guy).

    i bought mine used, but felt a whole lot better about it after i took it to a service center to have the sensor cleaned (i'd been shooting stopped down and saw the specks right away) and had him do an overall check. framelines, shutter, etc., were all hunky dory (the only other problem was a bubble in the covering and he fixed that for free). it made me feel a whole better that an expert had looked at it and, frankly, the same could be said if i'd bought it brand new. there's something reassuring about the human touch.

    eta: Helen, i LOVE that last pic. the newspaper guy looks a bit like Big Russ
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    Is there any service center here in the states for these.
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    Southern California. Steve's Camera. absolutely the best!

    interestingly, the shutter mechanism seems to be what ultimately fails on these and he explained to me how i'd know when mine started going south. his prices are reasonable and the turn-around is just as quick as can be. i highly recommend!

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    Wow good info . Did not know about them and they fix a lot of different brands.
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    they truly are superb, Guy. a wonderful resource (even if you have to do it through the mail). they're super quick and knowledgeable, and tell you up front how much it's going to be (i have a feeling they've seen it all). they service a lot of different cameras (both film and DSLR), but the rangefinders and medium formats seem to be their love.

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    I was actually thinking of creating a vendor forum just for them to promote there products and give out pertinent info. A resource as you will. This may deserve a poll
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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    Hi Guy
    Mr Noriaki /Matsuiyastore will contact me this Monday when he receives the camera
    If its a QUICK Fix I'll go for that .......
    otherwise I will Request/Demand a new Camera
    He is aware I have an upcoming IMPORTANTE SHOOT with my Guru in early July

    Thanks Terry !!
    Thank You Cam for 'STEVE'

    Best- H

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    another image before the shutter jammed..... /rd1s color skopar 35mm 2.5

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    Alright great news and glad to hear that. Keep us posted . BTW some really nice stuff too.
    I like the last one a lot of the news stand.

    Helen question was it a load sound or was it silent when it went down. Reason I ask load may mean broken and silent may mean just jammed
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    Thank You Guy!!
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    Actually this time it might be the good killer. It maybe just jammed.

    An old phrase we use around the house Silent but deadly. No need to explain further. LOL
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    I really liked my R-D1. Every now and then I would get a weird artifact around a bright highlight but that was about it. I was always scared of the shutter jamming so I sold it. Below are a handful of snaps I took with it.




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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    ESPRESSOGEEK
    TRULY DIVINE........Love it
    you are now an Honorary 'Epson Bpy/Girl'

    Which lens/es did you prefer w/your Rd1 ?


    Best-h

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    Thanks! I'll try to dig up some of my other shots when I get home this weekend. I used the ZM 35/2 on the first shot and the Canon 50/1.4 on the second. That Canon was REALLY creamy but the ZM 35/2 was probably my favorite lens for the camera. It was pin sharp wide open and had a wonderful 3d'ness about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
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    TRULY DIVINE........Love it
    you are now an Honorary 'Epson Bpy/Girl'

    Which lens/es did you prefer w/your Rd1 ?


    Best-h

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    Re: A Few R-D1 Snaps

    elmar 90 mm /40's chrome put to test /Neighborhood local

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    Three 90mm elmar /Keep in mind..... No external viewfinder /set to 50 frameline ......done intuitively
    which says not sure if I'm in control of my medium but almost there

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    50 elmar / 'Lots to Carry'

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    Helen, that second 90mm shot is just awesome! It is a quintessential "street" photograph!
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