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    I am new to photography and i've recently managed to get my hands on a R-Ds1. I have no idea what kind of pictures to take with the camera and any help at all would greatly be appriciated.

    Here's what i do know:
    it's a rangefinder. I know how different rangefinders are from slrs.

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    Default Re: any pictures with your R-D1s?

    A bit more info here:

    No auto
    No auto focus
    No speed priority
    No scene mode
    Exposure control: Aperture priority auto+manual
    Image format: JPEG+RAW
    LCD does'nt work as view finder
    Leica lens won't produce good result with APS-size CCD
    Almost like a digital M3

    Suggest you start taking pictures with Aperture Priority Auto. It's not a camera for beginners.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0403/04031101epsonrd1.asp
    Last edited by Diavonex; 13th July 2009 at 08:53 PM.

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    Leica lens won't produce good result with APS-size CCD

    what does this mean? i am using a leica lens, but i dont even know what it is.
    it reads leica elmarit-m 1:2.8/21

    i did notice my pictures had dark edges at the right and left

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    very nice. THANK YOU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutss View Post
    Leica lens won't produce good result with APS-size CCD

    what does this mean? i am using a leica lens, but i dont even know what it is.
    it reads leica elmarit-m 1:2.8/21

    i did notice my pictures had dark edges at the right and left
    The leica lens are design for full frame format (35mm).

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    The original lens is a Voigtlander-Cosina if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    The leica lens are design for full frame format (35mm).
    I have a different opinion to this, the argument is valid if you are comparing a fullframe film vs digital camera as the incident light is more critical on a digital sensor, whereas film is more tolerent. This affects the corners and edge most.

    On a digital sensor, an APS-C is actually better since you are removing this issue. The first iteration of digital M is 1.3 crop, partly due to the inability to optimize the issue with the stated (dispite processor algorithm to counter the corner issue). With the APS-C, you are only getting the sweet spot of the image circle from a 35mm lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regit View Post
    I have a different opinion to this, the argument is valid if you are comparing a fullframe film vs digital camera as the incident light is more critical on a digital sensor, whereas film is more tolerent. This affects the corners and edge most.

    On a digital sensor, an APS-C is actually better since you are removing this issue. The first iteration of digital M is 1.3 crop, partly due to the inability to optimize the issue with the stated (dispite processor algorithm to counter the corner issue). With the APS-C, you are only getting the sweet spot of the image circle from a 35mm lenses.
    You are right, a smaller sensor does use the "sweet spot" of the lens. I suppose you'll have to carry a little more weight in comparison to an original lens design for the smaller sensor.

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