Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] Henning's RD 1 report
From: mikiro at (MIKIRO)
Date: Wed Oct 20 21:08:48 2004
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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.



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.

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