Just received my Voightlander 35mmf2.5 Color Skopar in the mail this morning. These are my first shots with this combo.
The rd1 is very flashy piece of gear! Even though it's ten years old, it's even more luxurious showing off that a leica! Remember when i spot some on the Streets (back in the day) it looks freaking expensive!
literally just got mine yesterday. only time for a few local snaps, but im really liking the experience and am surprised by the results with my old leica summarit 50/1.5 (80mm adjusted). btw, last one is max iso of 1600/ss 1/30@f 2.
I went to visit a young guy who I became friends with a while back. He's a professional photographer but not a gear head. He was not familiar with the Epson but just loved it when I showed it to him. Obviously, for his work, the 6mp sensor wont work because he prints large photos, but he was very impressed with the B&W as well as the color rendition of the R-D1/CV35mm combo.
6mp sounds bad...but too many people today never shot film, especially 30-40 years ago. Move up from Panatomic-X to Tri-X and the grain really showed; move up to something like 2475 Tech Pan and you got grain the size of your thumb joints. And we printed them large...and we liked them.
The nicest digital files I've ever gotten out of a camera came from a cr@ppy M8 that I owned for years. I'm not trading my current Olympii for an RD-1 or an M8, but there is nothing wrong with what comes off the sensor, at least the raw files. JPG processing is another matter, but that's not how I use the cameras.
the only time it really matters for most of us is high iso/low light photography or other exteme lighting situations.