GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby RDM » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:10 pm

Hey Amar. Your IR stuff looks absolutely fantastic. Really, really beautiful.

On another subject, I'm having trouble with a firmware update of the A12 28mm lens. My camera body and m module have always been at 1.51 but the 28mm lens shows up as being at 1.36 when it is attached. I have been online, downloaded 1.51, attached the camera body and lens and followed the instructions to a tee twice now. But still no luck. The lens still shows as 1.36 and none of the features of the later updates appear in the menus. I have emailed Ricoh but not received a reply yet. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I have searched the archives here but found nothing yet that has helped.

Thanks.

Rohan
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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby amarverma » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:44 pm

RDM wrote:Hey Amar. Your IR stuff looks absolutely fantastic. Really, really beautiful.

On another subject, I'm having trouble with a firmware update of the A12 28mm lens. My camera body and m module have always been at 1.51 but the 28mm lens shows up as being at 1.36 when it is attached. I have been online, downloaded 1.51, attached the camera body and lens and followed the instructions to a tee twice now. But still no luck. The lens still shows as 1.36 and none of the features of the later updates appear in the menus. I have emailed Ricoh but not received a reply yet. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I have searched the archives here but found nothing yet that has helped.

Thanks.

Rohan
Thanks Rohan

Here are the steps for downloading Firmware for GXR body and your lens units. If you encounter any problem, you are more than welcome to contact me again, I will do my best to help:

How to upgrade Firmware on Ricoh GXR body and the lens unit

• Make a folder on desktop, name it Ricoh ver.1.51 download
• Download the firmware (ver. 1.51) from Ricoh website which is: https://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/download/firmware/gxr/
• You will find the software for download right at the bottom of the page, download the 1st one saying zip format download (for Windows 7 or Mac or whatever software your computer is running)
• This will download and will appear as: gxr-151.zip
• Double click on this zip folder, this will open the files, click Control All, Copy
• Format an SD card in the GXR Camera body
• Take this SD card out of the Camera, insert it in your computer, double click on it, this will contain 2 folders as follows: CLIPINFO & DCIM, make sure you leave these on this SD Card
• Now either right click on the free space on this SD card, or drag the opened files from zip folder on to the SD card, when finished transferring, take the SD card out of the computer, insert it in your GXR camera
• Make sure the camera is not powered
• Press Plus & Playback buttons together for 2-3 seconds
• The firmware will be transferred on the Camera screen, press F2 button to confirm Yes, wait a few seconds, the camera screen will show ver.1.51 loaded on camera screen, press menu/ ok button to confirm, power off the Camera
• Repeat these steps on all the units that you have for this GXR body, by attaching these to your GXR body, one by one
• Voila!!!

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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby RDM » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:54 am

Thanks Amar. I will give that method a try seeing as the SD card in camera approach hasn't worked for me so far.
I just need to borrow an SD card reader from a friend to try it this way. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again.

Cheers

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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby RDM » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:50 am

Perfect Amar. All done now. I didn't need the SD card reader. It was the press Plus and Review button step that did the trick. Funny, I can't remember seeing that in the official instructions on the Ricoh website. Maybe a dyslexic moment.

Thanks so much for your help - it is very, very much appreciated.

Here are some more images from "White Night" festival.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/trudes200 ... 944249776/
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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby amarverma » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:56 pm

No problem at all Rohan.
I like your photos too, rich colours with absolute accuracy.
Very well done!
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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby RDM » Wed May 20, 2015 7:09 am

I have been using the A12 28mm lens unit a bit lately and have been pretty pleased with its performance and handling. I'd almost forgotten about things like auto focus after using my GXR exclusively with the M module for so long.

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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby amarverma » Wed May 20, 2015 8:49 am

Well done Rohan!!
I like all of them.
My favourite is 2nd one, Monochrome, with a human in the back ground.
Thanks for sharing....!!!
BW
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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby Orol » Wed May 20, 2015 9:43 am

#2 for me, too, plus #1 as there is a great mood in it.

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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby RDM » Thu May 21, 2015 3:40 am

Thanks Amar and Peter.

The black and white images were taken at a secluded spot where all the beach scenes from the movie "Where the wild things are" were shot.
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Re: GRX + 28mm Image Quality / Sample shots?

Postby felixkh » Fri May 29, 2015 5:03 am

My latest set up taken with another GXR + A12 28
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