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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


When i had the ricoh and gw3 combo i never used the rubber hood, so that is not a prob. The use of filters though is nb, especially the 10 stop nd filter and polarisers.



Mar 10, 2016 at 04:02 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


You should consider modding the Sony adapter for a fee.....I'd pay to have someone do it for me.....

Just sayin'......



May 11, 2016 at 12:35 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


I wonder if the new Fuji x70 WCL would fit?


May 11, 2016 at 01:57 AM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


I just did the conversion too, thanks a lot for the tutorial!

The center and the corners are pretty excellent on the RX1RII, there is just a visible midzone dip. It has to be stopped down to f8 or f11 to cure that.

It is also pretty obvious why Sony disabled the f/2 setting with the 28mm












May 26, 2016 at 06:32 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


That mid-zone dip is pretty nasty looking.


May 26, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


I think adding a WA converter to the RX1rII starts to defeat the whole purpose of the camera. It's kind of like when they released an SUV version of the Mini Cooper... ;-)


May 27, 2016 at 12:24 AM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


One sample of the spherical aberration wide open. Looks pretty cool on this sample :P


High Spherical Aberration by Jannik Peters, auf Flickr



May 27, 2016 at 06:09 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


I'm thinking of selling mine. It's awesome and it works great with the RX1RII but I NEVER use it!


May 27, 2016 at 06:12 PM
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Probably this will be the fate of mine too... But at the moment I am having fun with it.


May 27, 2016 at 06:15 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I'm thinking of selling mine. It's awesome and it works great with the RX1RII but I NEVER use it!


I hear ya. It's one of those things.. I recently sold my RX1 and A7II to upgrade to the RX1rII. It's my primary camera and I LOVE it. I currently use the WA adaptor around 5% of the time. I don't mind having it around - I'm not in need of cash for it - it's awesome when I need it - yet it takes up space in the bag.

However, when I paired it with my RX1 on our Eurotrip, I used it 50% of the time, I'm so glad I had it.

In the end, it's a nice to have. But what is that cost?... guess its a individual question?



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Trijicon1 wrote:
In the end, it's a nice to have. But what is that cost?... guess its a individual question?


I still have mine as well, but use it only once a month or so. For what I have spent on it and the minimal burden it imposes on me to carry it (it fits nicely in my Manfrotto Nano VI belt pouch, along with my spare batteries, cable release, flashlight, etc., so I hardly ever notice it until I need it) I will continue to do so for as long as I own some version of RX1.



Jun 02, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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I'm now tempted to buy the "Fish Eye" adaptor for the 28mm/f2 and convert that to fit the RX1(2). They would in effect give a 20mm field of view.


Jun 06, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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Trijicon1 wrote:
I'm now tempted to buy the "Fish Eye" adaptor for the 28mm/f2 and convert that to fit the RX1(2). They would in effect give a 20mm field of view.


If you do this, then please post up some sample photos here, because I've been curious about the fisheye converter as as well.



Jun 09, 2016 at 01:59 AM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


I thought I'd add some of my own observations to this very informative thread. I used the Ricoh GW-3 wide angle conversion lens on the original RX1 and am now using it intermittently on my RX1RII. When I don't need to travel light, I also use an A7RII with a Batis 25mm F1.8 (among other lenses). Since those two combinations share the same sensor and achieve similar focal lengths, I thought it would be interesting to see just how much of an image quality penalty you pay when you add the GW-3 to the RX1RII.

I knew from my experience with the Ricoh GW-3 on the original RX1 that I could pretty much forget using apertures below F5.6. The corners are ugly. In that sense, the GW-3 is really a fair weather, stopped down, wide angle solution for the RX1 series cameras. But that's acceptable for something I only use occasionally to get my out of a tight spot.

For the comparison, I shot the same scene with both cameras using identical settings. I didn't use a tripod but took several shots with each camera to give me the option of being able to select the sharpest image. I used C-AF with the “expand flexible spot” in the centre of the frame.

At F8, the detail captured with the Ricoh GW-3 adapter on the RX1RII comes surprisingly close to what the much bulkier A7RII with the Batis 25mm is able to resolve. At F5.6 (I'll upload the RAW files if anyone is interested) the extreme corners are a little softer with the Ricoh wide conversion lens, but it's not that noticeable unless you zoom in.

These are the links to the RAW files:

1) RX1RII + RICOH GW-3 at F8
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1778054/RX1RII%20%2B%20GW-3%20VS%20A7RII%20%2B%20BATIS%2025/BU_160617_101610%20RX1RII%20GW-3.ARW

2) A7RII + ZEISS BATIS 25mm at F8
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1778054/RX1RII%20%2B%20GW-3%20VS%20A7RII%20%2B%20BATIS%2025/BU_160617_101726%20A7RII%20BATIS-25.ARW



Jun 18, 2016 at 03:25 PM
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Audii-Dudii wrote:
If you do this, then please post up some sample photos here, because I've been curious about the fisheye converter as as well.


the Fish eye adaptor came in. Here is the link to my modification and review

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1436107



Jun 20, 2016 at 02:31 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


This thread has been of great interest to me. Over a period of months, it is obvious to me that the title is hugely misleading.

I sincerely hope that Sony would come up with dedicated wide and tele afocal converters for the RX1R II.



Jun 20, 2016 at 02:47 PM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


My 21 converter comes tomorrow . I'll be following these instructions. Thanks


Jun 29, 2016 at 02:36 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
My 21 converter comes tomorrow . I'll be following these instructions. Thanks


Keep up posted!



Jun 29, 2016 at 04:48 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


Will do just waiting on big brown


Jun 29, 2016 at 05:47 PM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · RX1/RII + Sony WA converter (SEL075UWC) = Pretty awesome


It's an easy mod Guy. Just follow the instructions on this thread. Keep in mind that with the RX1RII, only AF-C gives accurate results.

GMPhotography wrote:
Will do just waiting on big brown




Jun 29, 2016 at 06:44 PM
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