Ricoh GXR-M with 15mm?

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Digital Cameras' started by steve_larese|1, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Hi all,
    I have a Voigtlander 15mm I'd like to dust off and use. Leica M9 is out of my (price) league, and reports say the 15mm isn't great on it anyway. The new Fuji x pro 1 looks good, but again initial testing shows smeared corners with the 15mm (though it hasn't been tested with the Fuji adapter).
    The Ricoh GXR-M, however, seems to test very well with wide angles. Is anyone using this system and would like to comment? Even better if you've used the 12mm with it.
    Thanks
     
  2. They seem to work fine based on what I've seen online; check some reviewer websites like SteveHuffPhoto.com and Luminous-Landscape.com who do comparisons. Here is Steve Huff, for example where he test shoots a Ricoh with 15mm to show that it doesn't color-shift compared to the Sony NEX-7:
    http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2011/10/28/sony-nex-7-with-wide-angle-leica-lenses-a-quick-test-and-gxr-comparison/
    Michael Reichmann (Luminous Landscape) also specifically tests the 15mm:
    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/ricoh_gxr_a12_field_report.shtml
    He states a small color cast, but it's nothing unreasonable, and I'm sure it's very fixable in post-processing. If that's a problem for you, you may want to consider the NEX-5n with the add-on viewfinder.
     
  3. It should work fine - despite all the horror stories on the web my 12mm works very well on my M8 so I am sure the 12 or
    15 will be fine on the APS-C crop of the GXR
     

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