Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby Blow-in » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:04 am

Pavel,

Thanks for the edit update with the GH-3 results. I think the portraits look great (helped by the photogenic subjects) and in situations where the subject is centered and the edges are best blurred it clearly has some utility.

Looking forward still to GR v GXR A12 28 comparison shots.

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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby heytroyyy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:36 pm

Thanks for doing this review. Photos look really good with the converter. Reading this has me on the hunt for one now.
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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby odklizec » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:38 pm

You are welcome folks! ;)

Richard, I will surely do a brief image quality comparison of the GXR A12 28 and GR. I just need to finish some things in next two weeks ;)

BTW, in case you are interested, I tried the GR also with the Olympus TCON-14 lens (1.4x magnification). Sadly, as with previous cameras I tried this lens, it's not very useful with GR. Center sharpness appears to be much better than in case of GR+GT-1, but it exhibits heavy dark corners affecting major part of image. Dark corners are clearly visible even in 1:1 crop mode. It's apparently not build for wide angle lenses ;)
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Image taken on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:15 am
Focus length: 18.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 Sec
F-number: F/4
ISO speed rating: 400
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GR
Exposure program: Not defined
Exposure bias: 3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average

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Image taken on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:14 am
Focus length: 18.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 Sec
F-number: F/4
ISO speed rating: 400
Whitebalance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GR
Exposure program: Not defined
Exposure bias: 3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average

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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby Campbell » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:23 pm

Very useful info Pavel. Many thanks.
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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby odklizec » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:12 pm

You are welcome! ;)
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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby Campbell » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:41 pm

I've finally bitten the bullet and the GR + GH-3 ordered. I've found a GT1 on ebay and it is on the way. Your GT1 findings definitely pushed me over the edge Pavel so many thanks for the info.
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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby odklizec » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:54 pm

Hi Cambell, I'm glad I could help ;) Hope you will find this combo useful. BTW, don't forget to order also step-down ring (49 to 37mm)!
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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby Campbell » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:20 am

Thanks Pavel, just as well you reminded me, I'd completely forgotten I needed one.
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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby Campbell » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:08 pm

GT-1 arrived today and I'm very pleased indeed. I can't see any downsides to using it so far. There's probably a slight loss of sharpness but it doesn't bother me. I haven't tried it on people yet but here's one of a more co-operative loaf instead.

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Re: Ricoh GR + GT1 - useful or not?

Postby odklizec » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:54 am

It looks good! May I ask from where you ordered the step-down ring? Maybe your ring is a bit thinner than mine and this could make a huge difference in case of vignetting.
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