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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    David,

    I like this photo, it draws me in.

    I'm not sure what I'm viewing, though, the center of its focus to my eye is the couple at the far left. Much of the rest seems a bit of a jumble that I can make out bits and pieces of ... Looks like a museum display or something like that, but there are a lot of distracting elements. It could use just a little simplification to make the intent clearer.
    Thanks for the comments Godfrey. I agree it could be simplified. Yes it is in a museum as you guessed. I will return and try another angle on this at some point.

    To whet your appetite for the A12-M, here are a couple from today, taken with an Elmarit 28 Asph wide open. Handheld and cropped. I had some others that were better compositions but I shook the camera too much when I reviewed them later, I'm too accustomed to sensor steady shot on the DSLR!



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    David, number two turns my crank - colors and detail.

    I had a different take to Godfrey on the black and white image. When I first saw it I had to figure out what it was. The details in the shops(?) underneath the structure helped me out. Then I saw the figures in the top left which helped put it all into perspective. Given the mantra of "the longer you look the better it is" this one is really nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    GXR P10 module

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    Hi Keith,

    I like this one, the shadows of the rails in particular.
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    Re: Ricoh GXR - Show your images

    Another from today, just a snapshot to show the detail available from the A12-M with Elmarit 28mm wide open.



    100% Crop

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    It's really nice isn't it, I like the texture on the book. How does the IQ fair against your Leica M8 David?

    Here is another from the S10 module

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    David,

    Very nice indeed!
    You mean this A12 Camera Mount makes the GXR into a real camera? ]'-)

    Sorry, I'm being flippant, reacting to a discussion elsewhere.

    The photos look excellent! :-)

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    Has yours arrived yet Godfrey?

    Keith I do like that board walk or whatever it is. Again great shadow shapes.

    Been very busy at work and not had a moment to take M8 v A12-M shots yet. I think I am seeing fewer artefacts from the GXR than the M8 (the pixel density of the GXR is higher so I guess that helps a lot).
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    Might be on the truck today, if so I'll get it tomorrow at the PO. Otherwise delivery tomorrow ... which might mean pick it up at the PO on Wednesday.

    (Having taken a new full-time position two weeks ago, my week-day time is right now very tight as I need to come up to speed on this business quickly. So even if I have it today, it's going to be tough to get some shooting time in other than early mornings and late evenings for a bit.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    It's really nice isn't it, I like the texture on the book. How does the IQ fair against your Leica M8 David?

    Here is another from the S10 module

    Keith


    Keith,

    nice. I would crop the top off as I think it becomes a stronger image.
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    Have to agree with Uwe on this ... it becomes a very different graphical entity without the bits at the very top of the frame.

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    Godfrey and Uwe - yes I tried that,and it makes a dramatically different image. In this case, I went for the option of showing the scale of the walkway. Without the top, it is difficult to even know it is a walkway. It becomes a piece of abstract art. I like them both.

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    Yes good point Uwe.

    Godfrey, fine on the new full time position.

    Its always the same when you get a new camera, poor weather or work gets in the way :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
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    Godfrey, fine on the new full time position.

    Its always the same when you get a new camera, poor weather or work gets in the way :-)
    Thanks. Long day.

    I had some time, just a little, to play with the camera this evening. I did a 40 second HD video with the Nokton 40 ... superb. And I made a self-portrait:


    Ricoh GXR+A12 Camera Mount+Nokton 40mm f/1.4
    ISO 2500 @ f/2 @ 1/40 second

    This lens has such lovely character.

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    Too Many Bears!

    Goofing around ...

    Little Polar Bears Watch Al Roker:


    ISO 1405 @ f/4 @ 1/30 second


    ISO 367 @ f/4 @ 1/30 second

    Both with GXR + A12 Camera Mount + Skopar 21mm f/4. Captured raw, processed at the defaults in Lightroom 3.

    Too Many Bears! ;-)

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    Godfrey, the too many bears shots show quite a bit of corner colour shift, similar to what I could see on my Leica 28mm when shooting a scene with a uniform background. Hopefully Lightroom can correct this (I don't use Lightroom here though).

    Maybe I should hang on to my S10 for wide angle? - though I am thinking of selling it now as I have the P10 for macro and zoom shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Godfrey, the too many bears shots show quite a bit of corner colour shift, similar to what I could see on my Leica 28mm when shooting a scene with a uniform background. Hopefully Lightroom can correct this (I don't use Lightroom here though).

    Maybe I should hang on to my S10 for wide angle? - though I am thinking of selling it now as I have the P10 for macro and zoom shots.
    There certainly is a bit of color shifting but it's not such a great test to compare with as the illumination from the television screen was pretty obnoxious and unevenly distributed.

    That said, I'm not considering selling my A12 28mm camera unit at all. Short focal length lenses not designed for a digital sensor are always a lot trickier to work with ... the A12 28mm is an outstanding and small camera for wide work.

    The real question is how much of an issue is this for my work? Will I need CornerFix or can I handle the usual amount of correction in Lightroom? Don't know yet ... I kept the Skopar 21mm on the camera today and will be shooting with it for a while to acquire a range of sample images to work with.

    I just wish I wasn't so freekin' busy right now.

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    All understood Godfrey, certainly the A12 28mm would be very worthwhile keeping.

    I too have to do some real photos outside to determine if any colour shifts at wide-angle are a problem or not in reality. The 15mm will be the one to test first I guess. Maybe today if I get time and the weather allows, it has been wet and windy most of the time here. Have spent most of the time sorting out my camera bag to take the gear. You have too many bears and I have too many bags!
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    Communicating #57


    Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount + Skopar 21mm f/4
    ISO 1467 @ f/5.6 @ 1/30 second

    thanks for looking. comments appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    All understood Godfrey, certainly the A12 28mm would be very worthwhile keeping.

    I too have to do some real photos outside to determine if any colour shifts at wide-angle are a problem or not in reality. The 15mm will be the one to test first I guess. Maybe today if I get time and the weather allows, it has been wet and windy most of the time here. Have spent most of the time sorting out my camera bag to take the gear. You have too many bears and I have too many bags!
    David,

    Just looked through about thirty-five exposures with the Skopar 21/4, captured as raw and processed in LR. IMO, what minor color shifting there might be is mostly inconsequential for the photography I do, in a practical sense.

    This is a lovely, very sharp lens! Like all the Skopars I've tried. :-)

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    I like *57, Godfrey. Good composition.

    I was pleased that my Jupiter 12 35mm, f2.8 fits the m-mount. It won't work with m4/3. Looks like there is a mm to spare. Thank heavens for the lens-fitter, which also makes a great tool for removing LSM-M adapters from lenses.

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    1/130s, f5.6, ISO 200




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    Nice, Keith!

    Just got back from my walk. I was testing the GXR-M with the M-Rokkor 90mm f/4 and Skopar 50mm f/2.5 ... will process and post something later. When using the EVF with the 90mm, focus magnify mode is best at 2x, max 4x ... 8x jitters too much for hand-held work.

    ---
    addendum:
    Don't have time to finish processing and posting right now, but I imported all today's photos into LR and did a quick pass through them. My gosh, I'd forgotten how good that M-Rokkor 90/4 (aka Elmar-C 90/4) really is. And the Skopar 50 is right there too. I am *SOOO* delighted with this camera and lens setup!
    Last edited by Godfrey; 24th September 2011 at 10:28.

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    A Tree Scene ...

    ok, just one:


    Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount + M-Rokkor 90mm f/4
    ISO 400 @ f/6.3 @ 1/490 second

    The detailing is outstanding. This down-rez for the web doesn't do it justice.

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    Lovely results with that lens Godfrey.

    I agree about needing to change magnification with different FLs, found the same thing here.

    Here is one taken today with the CV15/4.5 Skopar Classic. It is a super sharp lens.



    Another this time with the CV35/2.5 Skopar Classic

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    Nice!

    I've got one of the CV Skopar 35s ... I agree, it is a superb performer. It's good to see that the 15mm is also right there. Did you have much corner/edge shifting to clean up in this "real" scene example?

    I find it's often the case that what looks horrendous in a test situation is just not all that important in practical use ... !

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    I love the composition of the bridge with the figure in the foreground David. Wonderful colors too. I was using my Skopar 35mm today and find that I have to back up on the vibrance slider in Lightroom.

    I see that Sean Reid has done the second part of his review of the GXR m-mount and seems to focus on comparing its IQ with the M9, not that there is anything wrong with that . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Nice!

    I've got one of the CV Skopar 35s ... I agree, it is a superb performer. It's good to see that the 15mm is also right there. Did you have much corner/edge shifting to clean up in this "real" scene example?

    I find it's often the case that what looks horrendous in a test situation is just not all that important in practical use ... !
    Only slight devignetting applied in Aperture, though in many shots the vignette is attractive. I quite often have to add a vignette on some of my shots. I tried a shot of a cloudy sky at 15mm and the shift is not a problem there either.

    I am having a shift problem with my 35mm skopar on some shots, in particular one of a white painted cottage. Thinking back I have seen this on my M8 too with that same lens, the lens may be slightly out of alignment. Might play with CornerFix if I can find a suitable uniform target for the calibration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    I love the composition of the bridge with the figure in the foreground David. Wonderful colors too. I was using my Skopar 35mm today and find that I have to back up on the vibrance slider in Lightroom.

    I see that Sean Reid has done the second part of his review of the GXR m-mount and seems to focus on comparing its IQ with the M9, not that there is anything wrong with that . . .

    Keith

    Thanks Keith, I was lucky the girl was playing on the beach and ran into the frame, with the "infinite" DOF at 15mm I didn't need to re-focus.

    Do you see any colour shift on the 35mm Skopar? As I mentioned above I appear to have a cyan shift on the top left of the frame.

    The design of the EVF tilting mechanism is starting to bug me. It should have a lock to keep it in the normal position. I may have to improvise some sort of band around it to stop it from moving.
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    Quick update on my 35mm Skopar problems. I think I have fixed it. I took the lens mount off and discovered some shims that I had previously fitted to get the infinity mark dead on, were not seated properly and causing the lens to be slightly out of alignment. Removed shims, took a couple of test shots and the colour shift is not apparent, but I will test more thoroughly. (I did think it odd that I had little problems with what should be more troublesome lenses like the 15mm).
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    Re: Ricoh GXR - Show your images

    CN Tower in early morning sun

    GXR with A12 m-mount, CV 40mm f1.4
    1/1600s, f5.6, ISO 200

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    Passing


    Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount + CV Skopar 50mm f/2.5
    ISO 800 @ f/2.5 @ 1/25 second

    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.

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    very nice, keith!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post

    Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount + CV Skopar 50mm f/2.5
    ISO 800 @ f/2.5 @ 1/25 second

    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.
    Great image and execution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Great image and execution.
    +1

    Yep, that one (those two) really turn(s) my crank

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    Jupiter 85mm f2.0 - I am really liking this lens on the GXR. I never used it much on m4/3

    Keith


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    Thanks, Uwe and Keith!

    Another nice cityscape too! Good stuff.

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    GXR A12 m-mount. This one is also from the Jupiter 9 (85/2.0)

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    Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount + M-Rokkor 90mm f/4
    ISO 200 @ f/4 @ 1/45 second

    And I made a small set of the tree photos from yesterday's walk in Guadalupe River Park:


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    Nice tones and composition, Godfrey.

    This is "Infrastructure #10.

    Broke the rules and made it color

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    Thank you!

    Rules are meant to be broken ... Cool shot! I like how the red pipes intrude into the mostly somber monochrome of the other elements.

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    Thanks Godfrey

    Can't believe how well the CV Color Skopar 21mm works with this m mount sensor. This one from this morning is a half crop. This is so much fun

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    1/110s, f8, ISO 200

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    Lovely, Keith. I use the same lens on my NEX 5 and get very similar results.

    BTW, is it still called BCE Place?

    Cheers,

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    very nice!

    Yes, the CV 21/4 (I have the P version with native M-mount) is a great lens for the GXR-M.

    My kit for this camera unit is slowly coming clear to me. I bought six lenses to share between the M4-2 and GXR-M ... the GXR-M feels best with the Skopar 21, Nokton 40, Skopar 50 and M-Rokkor 90 so far. The M4-2 feels best with the Skopar 35 and 50 so far. I haven't used the Ultron 28 enough to determine where it fits yet, I have it on the GXR-M now and will work with it exclusively for a week.

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    Thanks Simon and Godfrey

    Simon - that's a good question. Most people call the subject of my picture "BCE Place" but it is actually the Allan Lambert Galleria, which is in a building that used to be called BCE Place. That building is now Brookfield Place.
    But most folks in Toronto still call this wonderful structure BCE Place

    "The Allen Lambert Galleria, sometimes described as the "crystal cathedral of commerce", is an atrium designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava which connects Bay Street with Heritage Square"

    I hope that doesn't muddy the waters a bit

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    Thanks for the update, Keith. It's been a while since I was there. I used to love going to Marché before it changed hands. My wife and I ate there on our first date.

    Ciao,

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    Re: Ricoh GXR - Show your images

    Lovely photos here. Godfrey, Passing and Communicating #57 are particularly nice.

    I've been tempted by the GXR and M-mount module. Wonderful camera in every way, except I couldn't get on terms with the viewfinder, even though (or maybe because) I'm used to the one of the GH1. Is it that much worse or is it my brain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Lovely photos here. Godfrey, Passing and Communicating #57 are particularly nice.

    I've been tempted by the GXR and M-mount module. Wonderful camera in every way, except I couldn't get on terms with the viewfinder, even though (or maybe because) I'm used to the one of the GH1. Is it that much worse or is it my brain?
    The Ricoh VF-2 hardware seems very nearly on par with the Olympus VF-2 and G1/GH1 viewfinders to my eye for basic quality, although a little lower magnification. However, until the latest firmware release (v1.4), the focus magnification (kind of a picture in picture view) simply wasn't up to the task of manual focusing properly. This rev of the firmware changed the magnification options to include "enlarge part" (the old way) and "enlarge all" (like the GH1's full screen magnification). The old way has been cleaned up some, the new way is smooth and seamless for focusing, and works beautifully with the Focus Assist highlighting.

    There's a secondary manual focusing issue with the A12 AF camera units in that their focus servos in them are not quite precise and responsive enough for my taste, but with the A12 Camera Mount you're working with superbly precise manual focusing helicoids on the lenses ... the feel is right on the money, the ability to precisely focus exactly on what you want is there in spades.

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    Re: Ricoh GXR - Show your images

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Lovely photos here. Godfrey, Passing and Communicating #57 are particularly nice.

    I've been tempted by the GXR and M-mount module. Wonderful camera in every way, except I couldn't get on terms with the viewfinder, even though (or maybe because) I'm used to the one of the GH1. Is it that much worse or is it my brain?
    I have the G1, the Oly E-PL1 with VF-2 and the Ricoh - I just quickly looked at them. Subjectively, the G1 is bigger than the other two by quite a bit, but not so bright. The Oly and the Ricoh have the same brightness and clarity but the VF-2 is a bit bigger than the Ricoh. I use all three, and don't give the viewfinder any thought when I move from one to the other. They each feel very different in there own way, and the viewfinder image is just part of the story. For instance, I feel that I don't have to sneak up so close to the Ricoh to see the whole image in the viewfinder.

    Keith
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    Thanks both of you. I'll give it another, longer try once the workload is a little bit less intense. In many ways, this looks like the ultimate compact camera (except that I would have preferred a built-in EVF)

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    This one is from the S10 24-72 zoom

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    Infrastructure #11

    GXR with m-mount. Jupiter 85/2

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