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    Pimping my DP1

    Seeing all the amazing DP1 shots being posted lately, I started feeling a little embarrassed about leaving my DP1 home most of the time. So today I went out and got some bling for my DP1 to try to inspire me to take it out more often. I got a 28mm Voigtlander viewfinder, an Artisan&Artist leather case, and a modified Ricoh lens cap. Here are a few pics of my new tricked out DP1. Anyone else have pics of their DP1 that a little bit beyond the norm?

    Bill

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    Very nice......So how do ya like the Modded hood?
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    Black Beauty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Very nice......So how do ya like the Modded hood?
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    I like it a lot. Much easier than using the regular lens cap.

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    Re: Pimping my DP1

    Looks beautiful. I wonder if they make those cases for the GRD.
    Charles - flickr

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    Here's my DP1 outfitted with its unwieldy larger-than-life accoutrements. I placed opaque tape on the flash to diffuse the light (it doesn't pivot). The Sigma flash actually works pretty well as long as you use it in a relatively close range or just for fill in.

    The closeup lenses are the Sigma AML-1 and Tiffen +1, +2, and +4. Stacking them like this gives the maximum magnification but also seriously degrades the image. Looks impressive though. Just the thing for the semiannual pimp-my-DP1 event. Maybe I should paint a thin red band around the outermost lens.

    Please don't ask about the origins of the leather case. I might be tempted to spin a wild tale about how I found it in a Hollywood shop in an out-of-the-way alley and discovered that the case from a forgotten 1940s camera (pawned by Fritz Lang, no less) somehow fit my DP1 to a T. Otherwise I would have to tell the sorry truth (cough*ripoffSigmaprice*cough).

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    Re: Pimping my DP1

    So your the guy that found Fritz Lang's digital camera. I've been looking for that for 45 years....

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    Streetshooter, yep that's the one. While Lang's camera was all-digital and surprisingly small (a first for the 1940s), the photographic results did require a rather elaborate digital-to-analog conversion process (see below).

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    Subjects had to be pre digitized
    Last edited by nei1; 24th October 2009 at 03:02.

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    Re: Pimping my DP1

    She's Gorgeous Miss Sigma.....
    except I would not dress her w/a Viewfinder

    & as for Fritz Lang ...J'ADORE his movies

    needless to say I want,I want.,I want A sigma
    should I just hold out for the 2

    Best-H

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    Nah Helen,
    ya need both.....
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    Hey! The barn doors for the lens is upside down! Actually, I was looking at those things on my GX200 and wondered why Ricoh could mount it with the odd door on top, like on your DP1. Makes more sense, and won't make the GX200 sit unevenly. But, alas, not enough room under the pop up flash to mount it like on your camera. Ricoh should have designed that thing with 4 doors that each go out at 45-deg instead of just 3 doors.

    Oh, and nice camera you have there. I also got a Voigtlander VF for the GRDII. It's great!!!

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    It's horribly overpriced, but I do like the Sigma hard leather case. On my next trip, I plan to wear the DP1 around my neck with the GRD2 attached to my belt. If you're going to go photogeek, you might as well do it in style (... if only the one item, as in my case).

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    Very nice. Just one question, why are the DP1 threads list under small sensor camera? I thought that was for the likes of the Lumix and Ricoh and those sort of small sensors.
    Last edited by cledry; 2nd January 2009 at 13:33. Reason: Punctuation error, and because I'm anal retentive.

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    Because we're the big guys and gals on the small sensor forum.....

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    We're sensor bullies.

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    Re: Pimping my DP1

    We doin' need no zoom lenz's 'round here either....

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    With big sensors, we can just crop instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Nah Helen,
    ya need both.....
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    I agree completely. You need both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxide Blu View Post
    Hey! The barn doors for the lens is upside down! Actually, I was looking at those things on my GX200 and wondered why Ricoh could mount it with the odd door on top, like on your DP1. Makes more sense, and won't make the GX200 sit unevenly. But, alas, not enough room under the pop up flash to mount it like on your camera. Ricoh should have designed that thing with 4 doors that each go out at 45-deg instead of just 3 doors.

    Oh, and nice camera you have there. I also got a Voigtlander VF for the GRDII. It's great!!!
    Actually, it will mount either way. Just turn it half way around when putting it on. The VF is really nice. I haven't tried it yet on the GRDII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    It's horribly overpriced, but I do like the Sigma hard leather case. On my next trip, I plan to wear the DP1 around my neck with the GRD2 attached to my belt. If you're going to go photogeek, you might as well do it in style (... if only the one item, as in my case).
    OK, I'll confess - I wear the DP1 around my neck and put the GRD2 in my pocket. If you have a suggestion for a belt case for the GRD2, I'd love to hear it.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by cledry View Post
    Very nice. Just one question, why are the DP1 threads list under small sensor camera? I thought that was for the likes of the Lumix and Ricoh and those sort of small sensors.
    OK, the real answer is that Guy wanted to us to keep the DP1 posts in the Small Sensor forum. Just doing as told!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    If you have a suggestion for a belt case for the GRD2, I'd love to hear it.
    I use Ricoh's GC-2 case: www.ricoh.com/r_dc/option/case/. It's just big enough to accommodate the GV-2 viewfinder. In fact, if you don't have the viewfinder attached, it slides around some. The belt loop is very secure. I haven't had any problems with it even in a crowded environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    I use Ricoh's GC-2 case: www.ricoh.com/r_dc/option/case/. It's just big enough to accommodate the GV-2 viewfinder. In fact, if you don't have the viewfinder attached, it slides around some. The belt loop is very secure. I haven't had any problems with it even in a crowded environment.
    Thanks David. When I followed that link, I remembered that I actually have the GC-1 case for my GRD2, but haven't used it much and didn't even realize that it has a belt loop. Now I can put it on my belt and have it with me all the time.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    OK, the real answer is that Guy wanted to us to keep the DP1 posts in the Small Sensor forum. Just doing as told!

    Bill
    I think he later decided on 'Other Cameras' for the DP1. Btw, I like your pimped out DP1 and wish I had a local store with that sort of gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    The VF is really nice. I haven't tried it yet on the GRDII.

    It is not a perfect match to what the cameras sees, but close enough. When you mount it, compare the image in the VF with the image on the camera's LCD display, then when shooting with the VF apply the appropriate Kentucky windage. Works great!

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