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    Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    I received a notification from Popflash.com that their first shipment of A12 Camera Mount units is due in on Friday, and they expect to have time to ship out the pre-orders same day. That means I'm likely to receive mine on Monday or Tuesday...

    I started this thread so that others who are receiving theirs can clock in as they arrive. :-)


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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    You beat me to it by eleven minutes

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    I get my NEX-5N on Monday and pan to use the same lenses as on the GXRM.
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Ricoh has posted the A12 Camera Mount instruction manual for downloading:

    http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/support/ma...unt_a12_en.pdf

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Mine has arrived!
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Mine has arrived!
    Congrats David - mine has shipped from the US but has to get through Canadian customs

    Hope to see some images and thoughts soon

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Woo hoo! Product arrivals! :-)

    I am Waiting ... !

    Far as I can tell from the USPS Priority tracking, mine shipped yesterday. It could show up today, Monday or Tuesday...

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    Great news for you. Hope you get it soon.
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    USPS tracking just updated ... It was processed through the Santa Clarita facility last evening at 11:05. That's five-six hours by truck from Santa Clara ... It could be loaded on the truck and out for delivery even now. :-)

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Godfrey, I should have also said that I hope the other folks will get theirs soon as well!

    The sun just came out this afternoon so took a few garden shots with the 35mm Color Skopar. Superb!

    I find the focus very easy to achieve. Have spent a bit of time while it was raining, just setting up the lens names/focal lengths etc in the settings.

    Have checked all 6 of my M mount lenses and they all appear to fit and work well.
    I will share them between my M8 and the A12-M. Have to remember to remove the IR filter though.

    Still a lot to learn and test, but this is a keeper for sure.

    May post a couple of photos later.

    The serial number of the unit ends in 030, so I suspect not too many made yet.

    Once again, hope your unit arrives very soon.
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Excellent! I'm glad you're happy with it.
    I count hours now. ]:-)

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Godfrey, I should have also said that I hope the other folks will get theirs soon as well!

    The sun just came out this afternoon so took a few garden shots with the 35mm Color Skopar. Superb!

    . . . . May post a couple of photos later.

    The serial number of the unit ends in 030, so I suspect not too many made yet.

    Once again, hope your unit arrives very soon.
    David, if you post now, your's will be the first m-mount image on the thread (technically Uwe is a reviewer ). However we have to watch we don't send Godfrey into some kind of panic shock

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    David, if you post now, your's will be the first m-mount image on the thread (technically Uwe is a reviewer ). However we have to watch we don't send Godfrey into some kind of panic shock

    Keith

    OK you twisted my arm Keith.

    A couple with the 35mm Classic Skopar wide open.
    Darkened and vignetted a bit in post.





    Don't you think the colours are fantastic?
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    David, if you post now, your's will be the first m-mount image on the thread. However we have to watch we don't send Godfrey into some kind of panic shock ...
    LOL ... I don't think that way. I'm not competing to be the first ... !

    Postman didn't have it today, so it will be Monday. Of course, I'll likely miss him Monday morning ... It's a signature package, so if he remembers I told him to initial the package and put it in the lockbox. Otherwise, I'll nip it from package pickup on Tuesday morning.

    Nice pix, David! The GXR does make some very nice colors, even in camera. Were these raw captures or JPEG?

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Hello Godfrey, they were processed from raw in Aperture. Colours pretty close to what the JPG looked like.

    I just zoomed in at 100% and the lens/sensor resolves a tiny cobweb strand in the in focus part of the picture. In another photo taken with the same lens some strands of hair show a touch of moiré.

    I haven't done any direct comparisons between the A12-M and the M8 yet, but I think it compares very favourably, and at high ISO is much better.
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Hello Godfrey, they were processed from raw in Aperture. Colours pretty close to what the JPG looked like.

    I just zoomed in at 100% and the lens/sensor resolves a tiny cobweb strand in the in focus part of the picture. In another photo taken with the same lens some strands of hair show a touch of moiré.

    I haven't done any direct comparisons between the A12-M and the M8 yet, but I think it compares very favourably, and at high ISO is much better.
    Nice!

    I couldn't find any moire or artifacting on most of the quickie test exposures I did with Uwe's eval unit, but I found some artifacts on just one image when I looked at it at 2x to 4x magnification in a small section of shadow and curved edge combination. Whether moire or whatever, I'm not sure.

    I downloaded and donated to RPP as well. With Aperture, Lightroom and RPP, I can try three different raw processors now to see which does the best on these sorts of problem images. I expect they're only rarely an issue. RPP has a Lightroom export plugin too, so it can be used with minimal change to my usual image processing workflow.

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    >Postman didn't have it today, so it will be Monday.

    So Monday we wait both, I for the 5N. I want to check whether it can replace the M-Module with manual lenses.
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    They are nice colors David, partially helped along by the Scopar I think. I took a look at my images from that lens and it has a personality of rich colors (taken on the Epson RD-1)

    I love the detail on the front flower pot

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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >Postman didn't have it today, so it will be Monday.

    So Monday we wait both, I for the 5N. I want to check whether it can replace the M-Module with manual lenses.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of the Sony, Uwe. My C3 works well with my rangefinder lenses. But I wouldn't trade the useabiliy and interface of the Ricoh for it. My guess is that you may have to be a pixel peeper to see too much difference (not sure though )

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    >But I wouldn't trade the useabiliy and interface of the Ricoh for it.

    The key is the new EVF.
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    ... It Arrived!

    Our regular postman is great. He remembered I had told him that I was expecting a package and had my hand-written note permitting him to put it in the lock box.

    My partner also received a toy in the mail today, a present for his sister.

    First photos out of the Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount ...


    Skopar 35mm f/2.5, ISO 200 @ f/2.5 @ 1/55 second
    Click on image above for a full resolution rendering.



    Skopar 35mm f/2.5, ISO 3200 @ f/2.5 @ 1/90 second

    I'm pretty happy...

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    Congratulations!

    My NEX-5N is in too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Congratulations!
    My NEX-5N is in too.
    Excellent! I'm eager to read what you think of it.

    A little gushing: The detailing with the Ricoh GXR, A12-M and Skopar 35/2.5 is exquisite! I added a full resolution JPEG of the portrait ... the little web-rez JPEG doesn't do it justice. Click on the portrait image above to see it: it's about 2.9 Mbtyes in size. I'm particularly pleased that the complex pattern on his shirt did not induce any moire or other pattern artifacts.

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    That's great you two - the little Skopar is a super lens. I have the LTM version of that.
    Uwe - looking forward to your NEX-5N report in due course.

    I may get some time today to compare the M8 and the GXR Mount, but even without doing direct comparisons I can say that I have found nothing not to like with GXR so far.
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    Re: ... It Arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Our regular postman is great. He remembered I had told him that I was expecting a package and had my hand-written note permitting him to put it in the lock box.

    My partner also received a toy in the mail today, a present for his sister.

    First photos out of the Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount ...


    Skopar 35mm f/2.5, ISO 200 @ f/2.5 @ 1/55 second
    Click on image above for a full resolution rendering.



    Skopar 35mm f/2.5, ISO 3200 @ f/2.5 @ 1/90 second

    I'm pretty happy...
    Congrats Godfrey. Looking very nice. Have you done any "tuning" with the in camera controls for distortion, etc. using the 35 Skopar?
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Well done, Godfrey. You had mentioned that you were doing a write-up on the m-mount - did you finish that?

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Had a bit of time to put the M8 and GXR on tripod this morning and shoot a brick fireplace indoors.

    I used the Leica Elmarit 28mm ASPH for the test as it is a very sharp lens indeed.

    I shot with the UV/IR filter on the M8 and without on the GXR.

    Took shots at f/2.8,4,5.6,8 on a tripod with 2 sec timer.

    All Auto white balance. ISO 160 M8 and 200 GXR.

    Distance 1.6m in both cases (so different FOV with different sensor sizes).

    I did not have any peripheral correction on for shading or colour in the GXR. On the M8 I had the Lens detection on for UV/IR filter.

    Aperture priority AE.

    Used Apple Aperture for RAW processing.

    First thing I noticed was that the M8 image was warmer and better corrected for shading and possibly colour in the corners.

    The sharpness was almost identical between the cameras, even in the corners wide open. Of course there did appear to be more detail in the GXR with the greater magnification.

    I tried a quick play around with peripheral shading/ colour corner correction in the GXR just to see how it did and it only affects JPG not DNG. At least in Apple Aperture.

    I then played around in Aperture with De-vignetting and white balance and could get the files to look as nice as the M8 does.

    Now this test was not to laboratory standards, I had varying light levels as the weather changed outside. I only tested one lens, at one distance and one ISO. So I'm not about to post them here or anywhere else for all the pixel peepers to criticise the methods used, however it was enough for me to see that with a tiny bit of post processing I could at least equal the M8 image quality at base ISO.

    Oh, one more test I did, checked if GXR had any odd colours due to IR, no change with/without IR filter on lens (in centre anyway). That's good. The M8 does show quite a change on some fabrics in my house with/without the filter.

    What I may do is actually go out and shoot some photographs and see if I find any problems in the real world.
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    Re: ... It Arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Congrats Godfrey. Looking very nice. Have you done any "tuning" with the in camera controls for distortion, etc. using the 35 Skopar?
    Thank you.

    No, I have not made any in-camera corrections at all. I expect the geometric corrections are only apply to JPEGs (these images were captured and processed from raw in Lightroom, mostly using the LR defaults). I'm hoping that the adjustments for color shifting might apply to the raw files, but I have to construe a test for that.

    I made a total of 16 exposures last evening - quick tests of the A12-M with the Skopar 35, Nokton 40, Nikkor-H 85 and Micro-Nikkor 55. All work beautifully ... and you can see the lens characteristics easily. I was particularly interested to see the Nokton's drawing: it's quite soft and glowy when wide open (but still sharp enough for a good ultra-fast performance), becomes sharp at f/2 and very sharp at f/2.8. I think they achieved a fine classic look with it. Both Nikkors render just as I expected them to. (BTW, I have both Rayqual and COMA mount adapters for Nikon ... the Rayqual is better finished and seems to fit both lens and mount better, although both work well.) The Skopar 35 is as you see: a superb performer.

    I hope I get time to do some shooting today. Perhaps I can find some time this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Well done, Godfrey. You had mentioned that you were doing a write-up on the m-mount - did you finish that?
    I've been snowed under for the past few weeks as I just started a new full-time position ... it's cramping my time, but then I don't really mind ;-) ... so I didn't finish my "first impressions" write up. Sean Reid's article on Luminous-Landscape.com pretty much said everything I was going to say in that article, plus or minus.

    Presuming I find the time to do some shooting in the next few days, I'll have more to say and can revisit and expand on what I was going to say. I'm not a quick reviewer ... I like to spend time to learn a piece of equipment thoroughly. I have to learn how to set up the custom configs with the lens info, etc, too.

    But my initial impression is expressible in a single sentence: "The Ricoh GXR+A12 Camera Mount is very close to the 'digital Leica CL' that I've been dreaming about and hoping for since 2002."

    I find my first test snaps with it extremely encouraging and look forward to learning it more thoroughly. Thank you again for bringing this camera to my attention, Keith. :-)

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Excellent Godfrey. Lots to check out.

    My M to FD adaptor arrived from Hong Kong this morning. Very nicely made, looks the same as others shown on the forums. Quick check with my Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 lens and it works fine. Focusses past infinity quite a bit, so maybe they erred on the safe side.
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Had a bit of time to put the M8 and GXR on tripod this morning and shoot a brick fireplace indoors.
    ...
    I tried a quick play around with peripheral shading/ colour corner correction in the GXR just to see how it did and it only affects JPG not DNG. At least in Apple Aperture.
    ...
    What I may do is actually go out and shoot some photographs and see if I find any problems in the real world.
    Thanks David! That's pretty much what I was expecting. I'll do some similar testing of the shading corrections, particularly with the Skopar 21mm, just for the amusement value, but overall what my first glance is saying is that the lens correction capabilities that Lightroom provides will do the job just fine.

    I'm much more interested in the real world imaging characteristics than in these constructed tests! Based on the very little bit of testing I did yesterday evening, I don't think I'll be disappointed. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Excellent Godfrey. Lots to check out.

    My M to FD adaptor arrived from Hong Kong this morning. Very nicely made, looks the same as others shown on the forums. Quick check with my Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 lens and it works fine. Focusses past infinity quite a bit, so maybe they erred on the safe side.
    That's RJ's (jinfinance) adapter, right? Yes, he wants to be sure that you can focus at infinity ... it's pretty tricky with some lenses. Works fine for TTL focusing. It's a little annoying when you're zone focusing as the distance index is off, but zone focusing with a 50mm lens on this format is a bit tricky anyway.

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    Godfrey, it looks the same as RJ's but isn't actually from him, and doesn't have his initials on it. I suspect they come from the same place.

    Yes the distance scale is off, but no matter, at least it is easy to focus. Its great to get the use of my old film lens again. I have also bought used 55/1.2 FD lens, it is getting a CLA done just now so have not tried it yet.

    Let us know how the Skopar 21mm goes, that is one I have not used.
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    Wonder why Ricoh crippled the electronic shutter in the A12 mount so much? - having it just available in scene mode only and no AE seems very odd. Hopefully they can improve that in a future firmware upgrade.
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    I think the 'all electronic' shutter, on this size and density sensor, is still a technology under development, not quite ready for prime time.

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    Still, it does seem to work Godfrey, totally silent and vibration free. I still can't think why they made it easily accessible in a scene mode but not anywhere else.
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    No idea really, but I think it is intended to limit use of the feature for whatever reason.

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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Had a bit of time to put the M8 and GXR on tripod this morning and shoot a brick fireplace indoors . . . .
    Thanks for the test report David, now I know what to expect. Mine is now being given the once over by customs and the post office

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    Hope it arrives soon Keith.

    I got my Canon FD adaptor from HK and I am amazed how well the old FD 50/1.8 SC lens works, I knew it was good on film, but it is outstanding on the A12 Mount when stopped down to F/2 and has a nice glow at F/1.8 fully open.
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    Mine's now here!

    But so is the rain and a pile of day-job stuff I have to deal with!
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    Always the way isn't it Geoff? ;-)
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Mine's here too - and it's also raining The US and Canadian postal services didn't do too badly, Friday to Tuesday with a weekend in between.

    The first rainy shot is with an old Leica Elmar 135mm/f4 as I wanted to see how the camera balanced with a bit of weight on the front. I like the little bit of heft and weight that the m-mount gives. The CV 40mm f1.4 looks marvellous on the GXR, let's hope for some sunshine tomorrow.

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    Hey Keith, welcome to the club :-)
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    Re: Ricoh GXR A12 Camera Mount - Between Tick and Tock

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Mine's here too - and it's also raining The US and Canadian postal services didn't do too badly, Friday to Tuesday with a weekend in between.

    The first rainy shot is with an old Leica Elmar 135mm/f4 as I wanted to see how the camera balanced with a bit of weight on the front. I like the little bit of heft and weight that the m-mount gives. The CV 40mm f1.4 looks marvellous on the GXR, let's hope for some sunshine tomorrow.

    Keith

    Leica Elmar 135/4 1/30s, f4, ISO 300



    What it looks like

    Nice!

    I like that lens too. I'm very tempted to look for one. Dang it.

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