floyd_of_oz

Joined on Jun 7, 2011

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  • Thanks mate, great to be here :) Absolutely love it! I started out as a "50 guy" and then gradually became a "35 guy" (although I do love 28mm on my Ricoh GR). Previous to the fp, I was shooting a ...
  • fp with 35mm f2.0 DG DN I cant beleive I can get this from ISO 12,800!
  • Oh how I miss Aperture. My workflow has never fully recovered since its unfortunate demise.
  • Created question thread Sigma fp shutter lap
    Hi all, Have just received my fp 24mp with the 35mm DG DN i lens. What a 'different' thing it is... I'm coming from full frame Sony SLT system and a Ricoh GR. I'm experiencing something weird... ...
  • For what its worth - the GRI and GRII are very very easy to dismantle and clean. You'll also likely find while doing this that the dust is not on the sensor, but is on the thick blue glass hot filter.
  • I have recently and successfully revived a broken GR by replacing the flex cable. As mentioned, by far the hardest part is dismantling and reassembling of the lens module. I suspect Ricoh would ...
  • Cheers mate! Its likely that the dust is on the big chunky piece of blue glass that filters out IR light (I think). The sensor and filter are very easy to access to clean, but if its just one ...
  • Thanks mate - Ive always been a tinkerer and a fixer. The mk1 GR is very modular in its design, and very easy to completely strip down to its modules. The broken flex cable is a common problem and ...
  • Created photo thread The $100 GR - A Month of Love
    I bought a broken, filthy, used and abused aps-c GR for $100AUD. Stripped it down, cleaned it up, replaced the broken ribbon cable in the lens module - and happy days, I have a wonderful little GR! ...
  • Lovely little piece. The line about remaining friends with the parents of the children who lived...wow. Ive got a 2 year old daughter, who's mother is from Barcelona. Ive been on a months long ...
  • Hahaha :) Well, to close the circle - I have just installed a new flex cable into the lens module. This is not particularly easy for a novice. I paid a local repair shop to do the soldering. But ...
  • Thanks for the input everyone, interesting experiences to read about. For me, shooting my young daughter with the Minolta 50mm 1.4 results in about 10% of my images having the focus actually where ...
  • a99. To be clear, its not a MFA issue. Its the fact that crew drive lacks sufficient 'resolution' or finesse, particularly up close at wide apertures.
  • Ive had heaps and heaps of the Minolta primes and zooms - and love the optics. The 50mm 1.4 is one of my favs. But im done. The focus is just too inaccurate and unreliable. Id rather have the ...
  • OK well this explains a few things....missed this during tear down/inspection...the cable broken when i removed it but it was cracked on the bend... The ol' infamous lens flex cable after ...
  • Created question thread GR Repair Expertise Sought
    Hi all, Ive just picked up a 'broken' mk 1 GR (APSC) that is exhibiting issues Ive not been able to find any other references to online. - Camera will powerup into review mode as per normal with ...
  • Thanks all. To clarify - yes they are genuine OEM Canon PGI-29's. I trawl the classified ads and find people selling broken Pro1's and buy all their carts off them - some half used some still ...
  • HI all, Looking for some input from those among us who are refilling Canon PGI-29 carts for the Pro 10 and Pro 10s with ink from the Pro1's PGI-29 carts. Ive had my Pro 10s for about a year and ...
  • I sold an a99 and bought an a99ii with like 2000 shutter count and freaking loved it. end up selling it and going back to an a99 because my brain couldnt handle the price difference, and im just a ...
  • Created discussion thread Sony 70-300 SSM G II
    This lens has been sitting on my shelf for a while and decided to take it out today...Ive only ever used it to shoot things in the mid distance and for that it is amazing. Today was shooting a ...
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