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To Share: FIRST shots with GXR & A12 50mm Lens!

Discussion in 'Ricoh GXR Forum' started by BigNebs, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    My GXR system arrived the other day ...WOW!
    The images are nothing short of SUPERB!
    Here are some taken with the 50mm module.

    The 28mm module arrived today - will post some images from this soon - after I have updated the firmware. I was slightly disappointed it didn't arrive with the latest version like my camera body & 50mm module did..

    I'm IN LOVE with this camera! It may have been discontinued but it really is a stellar little unit. The perfect street photographers tool not to mention incredible macro capabilities :)
     

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  2. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    And some more...!

    And some more!
     

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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Preaching to the converted;). Always been a big fan of this combo. Love the b and w photos and your cityscape.
     
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  4. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    Thank you so very much! I am just a bit excited to find all in one: a compact, solidly made, no fuss, intuitive little camera which produces almost film like images. There is something wonderfully arty about the way this lensor combo renders everything :)
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I miss mine. It definitely has a unique look and you seem to be bonding well with it. nice sets
     
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    ditto, where was my voice of reason?
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    you were distracted by "the new" (whatever that may have been at the time).

    I even re-got one after selling mine and loved it to bits. I wish I could remember what made me sell it (again) :frown:

    I'm just going to remind myself that my current gear works well for me and that re-getting the GXR won't turn me into a better photographer.
     
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  8. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    Thanks Luke.. Glad you enjoyed my GXR faure - I definitely AM bonding with it - it feels great :) I have a Canon 7d.. Have tried to bond with it for the last 2 years - but just can't 'love' it.. The GXR was love at first snap!
     
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  9. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Sumter/Charleston, SC
    Matthew Morse
    These look really great! You're definitely using it well. I can't wait to see what else you come up with! Especially once you pop that 28 on there! :D
     
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  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Lovely images and beautiful black and white tones!

    Unfortunately by the time that I got to try the GXR I had been spoiled by higher tech cameras like the E-M5, but the A12 modules had one of my all-time favourite sensors and two very sharp lenses.
     
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  11. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    you are wringing out some of the best shots I have seen taken with this camera. I use the M Mount with Zeiss 21mm Biogon. I cannot touch you for quality....not even in the same ball park.
     
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  12. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    Are you kidding me?!
    I am am overwhelmed by this comment & I thank you sincerely... I was incerdibly excited when I saw what this 50mm lens was capable of! Mind blowing really! I have been playing with the 28mm this morning & will post some shots when I get some I am happy with. I haven't connected with it quite as much as the 50mm yet - doesn't seem to have quite the same quality but thats because I need to adjust to the new field of view & different shooting style. It also seems to mis-focus alot or be very slow to focus.
    Thanks again Pete :))))
    And I would love to check out some of your m-mount images..:redface:

     
  13. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    I just checked out your Flickr account peter, & you have some wonderful stuff there!
    Love your street photography & your tall ships images are beautiful..
    I noticed you were in Australia? I'm Australian :)
     
  14. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    Some more shots with the GXR A12 50mm module...:rolleyes:
     

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  15. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    oh, my......you need to be discovered. You have the eye and the technical magic to produce some enthralling work. Stunning processing.
     
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  16. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Thanks, I'll be there again next year up in Ballina, Sydney too .......before NZ. Then the year after another trip to Aus'.
     
  17. BigNebs

    BigNebs SC Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2014
    Awesome! Ballina is beautiful - that whole area is amazing :)
    Do you have relations here?
    I'm from down south in East Gippsland - also a beautiful area.
    My parents are in Sydney tho so we visit a few times a year :)
     
  18. philipcs

    philipcs SC Regular

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    Jul 17, 2013
    I also just bought a new unit of the 50mm macro lensor from China and shipped to Malaysia with incredible price, US$86 only!!!!

    Now the lens arrived but I am 9000KM away from it! (Biz trip in Helsinki now)

    Can't wait to see, touch and test my new baby :)
     
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    philipcs SC Regular

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    Jul 17, 2013
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  20. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that 50mm lensor is intoxicating, isn't it?