Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/20[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Hi, Howard. I am sorry to hear about the trouble of your R-D1. At least around me no R-D1 users have complained of focusing problems. It seems that it occurs in a limited number of bodies. Because of its short effective base-length, R-D1 is not suited for use with 90/2 and 75/1.4, although it should be as good as 0.58x Leica M. Personally I make more errors than I want in focusing with a 50mm at f1.2 but rarely with a 35mm at f2. I do no know who exactly assemble R-D1. Unless it is made by Cosina workers, it will take some time before the build quality is constant. As for the RAW software, I gave up using Epson Photolier and now use Silkypix, which gives smoother images with much better user interface. I hope they will soon release an English version. Unfortunately it does not offer vignetting compensation. http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/japanese/index.html Cheers, MIKIRO Japan Howard Cummer wrote in part: > If not I think, sadly - because I like > other aspects of the camera, Epson has a serious problem on its hands > about the design and manufacture of the 1:1 rangefinder.