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  1. agentlossing

    Ricoh Surprise! Ricoh GRIIIx

    https://www.ricoh-imaging.eu/eu_en/ricoh-gr-iiix?utm_source=IG The rumors appear to be true! A 40mm GR.
  2. agentlossing

    Film Petri Color 35

    A thread for photos from the rare little scale-focus Petri Color 35, which came out in the late '60s and is very similar in size and shape to the Rollei 35. A heavy and mostly squared chunk of metal, with focus scale not on the lens, but inside the viewfinder, and a 40mm f2.8 lens. The problem...
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    Nikon Nikon Z fc Talk

    I feel like we need a spot to talk about this camera, because it's kind of a surprising move from Nikon. I had only briefly looked at the Z50 previously, and, while I know that Matt likes it (as I recall), it just never moved the needle. This camera does, and it's not just for the good looks...
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    Anyone Watching Euro 2020?

    We are fair-weather soccer fans - when there are international tournaments we get interested, but the US has such a dismal showing that MLS games mostly bore me. But we decided to pay for internet TV for long enough to watch the UEFA Euro 2020, and it's some fantastic soccer! Anyone else...
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    Romanian Analogue Photo Archive

    https://www.azopan.ro/ A growing collection of photos from Romania from around 1900 onwards, there are some incredible documentary images from the country through the precipitous 20th century. Well worth a look!
  6. agentlossing

    What Is the Best Way to Adhere New Light Seal Foam?

    I noticed my beat-up Olympus XA that I just acquired has significant light leaks in the first roll of film I developed. No surprise, as the old foam is just straight up moldy goo now. I searched around today and found a sheet of dark-colored foam that came in the box with a pair of headphones...
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    Film Delving Into Fomapan 200

    I just developed only the second roll of Fomapan 200 that I've shot, and I find it a very different film. Unique, and kind of hard to wrap my head around. It's well spoken of, and often out of stock, pointing to either higher demand, or more difficulty in manufacturing than Foma 100 and 400. I...
  8. agentlossing

    DXO PureRAW

    https://www.dxo.com/ DXO has just released the most sensational part of their PhotoLab 4 Elite, the DeepPrime noise reduction, as a utility that converts RAW files to denoised, corrected DNGs that can then be imported into other image editing applications. I tried DeepPRIME when it was...
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    Micro 4/3 DPR Interview w/OMDS Mentions Computational Imaging

    https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/1852244131/interview-aki-murata-of-omds-olympus-we-re-more-flexible-now Among the interesting things mentioned by this OMDS exec is computational imaging, in a way that's "new to the market." I have been thinking for a while now that the micro four thirds...
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    Film HP5+ @ ISO 1600, Seattle, March 2021

    I thought I'd share a not-quite-the-whole-roll this time. It was a rainy day and I was in the heavily shadowed areas around Pike Place Market much of the time, so I shot this HP5 at 1600, fully expecting the grainy results. Of course there are ways to mitigate the grain, but I didn't have them...
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    Pentax K3 Mark III Finally Official

    https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/product/pentax-k-3-mark-iii/ Price: $2000 USD.
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    Nikon Coolpix A APS-C

    This might not be that hot of a deal, but I've noticed the Coolpix A, a competitor to the original APS-C Ricoh GR, is available new from several sellers on eBay for a lot less than the GR/GR II is going for, even used. Granted the Coolpix A doesn't have Ricoh's awesome snap focus or its JPEG...
  13. agentlossing

    Article on T.O.P. About Collapsing Camera Market

    I read this post on The Online Photographer about the collapse of the camera market and one of the comments in particular stood out to me, from John Camp: That strikes me as the simplest explanation for the rise and fall of camera sales, even beyond the smartphone rise. There were a conspicuous...
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    Single In Single in January (SiJ) 2021: Offshoot - Film Weekends

    Alright, as the Commissioner has ruled this acceptable, here is a bonus round, or a side quest, involving Single in January. Each weekend, shoot and develop some film. My rules are: I have to either shoot or finish off a roll over the weekend and post a scanned photo from the weekend (no photos...
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    Pentax Interview with Ricoh CEO - GR and Pentax DSLR

    I thought this recent interview with Alfa Romeo was pretty interesting. Ricoh/Pentax has said it before, but they are doubling down on manufacturing not for the masses, but for serious hobbyists and those who know what they want. I think the GR III success has cemented this strategy for them...
  16. agentlossing

    Film BW400CN Alternative Process in Rodinal semi-stand

    Last night I developed a roll of kodak bw400cn that I'd shoot between one and two years ago. It was the first roll I shoot through the little Ricoh 500G, and from the looks of things I overexposed it badly. I had sent it in to be developed at my local Fred Meyer, but apparently the tech hadn't...
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    Documentary Yard Sale In the Backwoods

    Last Saturday, I had a FB message from a friend who knows I am into cameras, letting me know there was a large assortment of them at a yard sale. Being as it was my day off, and the siren call of old cameras is hard to resist, I hopped into the Jeep and went to see what was on offer. It was a...
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    Completed For Sale: Sigma 30mm f1.4 MFT | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price (see description) Item Sigma 30mm f1.4 MFT My Location USA Description Hey folks, my listing over on Mu-43 is down to just the Sigma 30mm f1.4 in Micro Four Thirds. Looks and functions like new, I've owned it for less than a year, and really liked using it. It...
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    I Have Realized I Have Feelings On OVF vs EVF

    I've used a lot of LCD screens and viewfinders of various kinds over the years. In fact you could say that the only thing my choices in cameras owned proves on this point is that I haven't made up my mind at all. However, I realized the other day that I can sort of put my feelings into words...
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    Ricoh (Patent Rumor) New Ricoh Compacts with Prime Lenses?

    https://pentaxrumors.com/2020/09/10/new-ricoh-23mm-and-28mm-f-2-8-aps-c-lens-patent-for-a-compact-camera-new-ricoh-gr-maybe/ This is exciting to me. Regardless of whether it's released under the GR name or as a Pentax or whatever, I'm always for more fixed lens prime compact options. These...
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    Philosophy How Often Do You "See" Your Vision Change Regarding Your Photos?

    I've been culling my photos lately, actually have made a couple passes through some of the recent/standout stuff in the past half-year. Partly digging through work that's three or four years old to distill it to the interesting moments, pick the best out of the many multiple shots of the same...
  22. agentlossing

    Oh My Gosh, I'm Such a Nerd... (Knives and Books)

    So an outdoorsy forum I'm also one has a thread titled "Knives and Books" and it's what you'd think, photos of a knife and a book together. It's just so nerdy that I had to participate, and I figured I'd post a few here as I make them. This is truly the height of internet culture. But I'm going...
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    Ricoh (Post Yours) Ricoh GR Hi-contrast B&W

    A few street images from walking around yesterday. There's a definite influx of tourists again, and as a local I have mixed feelings, even more mixed than usual this year with Corona-concerns. Sticking to the open air and not touching much most likely keeps me safe, but I feel for business...
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    Would You Like This Wishful Thinking Camera?

    As I'm sitting here without much to do, how would you like this for a camera? Improved Foveon-type sensor with better DR handling and some high-ISO performance without falling apart. APS-C or bigger, how about APS-H for a fixed lens compact, that might be interesting. FF if it can be kept...
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    Great Winogrand Article

    I'll first admit that I stole this from over at DPReview, here is the link to the post: Winogrand Interview Note that the link I am talking about is the second link posted by the OP, a few posts down. I found myself nodding along to Garry Winogrand's words as they're related in this piece...
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    Completed For Sale: Voigtlander Heliar 101 Special Edition 50mm f3.5 M-mount Lens | Location: USA | Ships: World

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price $500 $480 Item Voigtlander Heliar 101 Special Edition 50mm f3.5 M-mount Lens My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description I recently acquired a Voigtlander Bessa T 101 Year Edition with the 50mm f3.5 lens famed for its sharpness. This is a collapsible...
  27. agentlossing

    Feedback Suggestion to Mods: Film Showcase Shreads mixed Up

    Just a heads-up, the "color film showcase" subforum contains a lot of B&W films! I was looking for a film stock in the B&W subforum but there are only a few threads there, and the rest of the B&W film stocks are in the color forum.
  28. agentlossing

    Film Color Filter for Mono Film Question

    I just got a YA2 orange filter which I'm planning on putting on my Ricoh 500G with HP5. I'm finding conflicting advice online as to whether I should change my exposure to compensate for the filter. Since the camera meters inside of the filter rings, common sense tells me it will automatically...
  29. agentlossing

    Completed For Sale: (Reduced!) Panasonic GX85 + Olympus 25mm f/1.8 + Gariz Leather Half Case | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price $500. Item Panasonic GX85 + Olympus 25mm f/1.8 + Gariz Leather Half Case My Location USA Description https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Lumix-GX85-Complete-Street-Photography-Kit-with-Olympus-25mm-f-1-8/264447028549 The time has come for a change, this is my...
  30. agentlossing

    Film Ricoh 500G with HP5+ Developed w/DF96 Monobath

    Lots of photos below. I took this roll of HP5+ early this year in Portland Oregon, and it took me a long time to get around to doing anything with it, since I wanted to teach myself to develop B&W myself. Which I did, going the easy route of monobath developer. Happy with how some of these shots...
  31. agentlossing

    Sigma What I'd Like to See Sigma Do

    First of all, this is just me rambling as an outsider to the Sigma ecosystem(? maybe plural, ecosystems?), but I've always really liked Sigma for their daring, outside the box attitude, and the way they in-house everything. We need more companies who aren't beholden to shareholders and can look...
  32. agentlossing

    Film But Really, Which Film Rangefinder Should I Try?

    Hey folks, I have been hankering after a rangefinder for a long time. I have a couple of functioning film SLRs, since that type of camera seems to be overwhelmingly predominant in all thrift stores, antique shops and even on the auction sites, but I don't like the relative clunkiness and...
  33. agentlossing

    Film Minimalist Monobath Development Workflow?

    Hey, I have zero experience developing film, but it has gotten to the point where no one remotely close to my rural area develops on site, and sending film off to higher quality development houses is cost prohibitive. I would still like to shoot some film, though, and I'm thinking about trying...
  34. agentlossing

    Completed For Sale: Ricoh GR II with Added Accessories, Virtually Like New, Super Clean! | Location: USA | Shi

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price $425 USD Item Ricoh GR II with Added Accessories, Virtually Like New, Super Clean! My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description I've been shooting with this pocket wonder since June '18 (see photo) and have grown super attached to it. If you know the...
  35. agentlossing

    Ricoh Ricoh GR III

    https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/index.php/cameras/gr-iii There it is, the real deal.
  36. agentlossing

    Ricoh GRII on the street - aiming/framing issues

    I've used my Lumix GX85 for virtually all of the street photography I've done, usually with lenses in the 35mm-50mm range (equivalent). I've gotten pretty comfortable with that setup, and my usual style is to keep my elbow bent and the camera resting at about chest level, with my thumb on the...
  37. agentlossing

    Ricoh My Wishlist for the Next GR

    Yeah, I do think there will be one. In an interview this year with DPReview, Ricoh affirmed that "research is ongoing" for the next GR model. I like the ideology expressed in the GR Special Site, GR | RICOH IMAGING which indicates something of Ricoh's pragmatic approach to the camera series...
  38. agentlossing

    Ricoh New Gear Odyssey Results: GR II Wins!

    So, I'm a longtime member of the Mu-43 forum and shoot that format full time. However, I documented over there how I feel the Panasonic GX85 I have lends itself particularly well to certain shooting situations - it's a great street, travel, landscape camera. It has many features I need for these...
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