One Camera Candidates – Ricoh GX100 Vs Sony Xperia

We spoke the other week about cameranogamy - using just one camera - and some of the major benefits. I'm moving ever closer to this, but I'm not quite there yet. A warning before we go any further - this post is a bit of a gear post. I will probably use phrases like ISO… Continue reading One Camera Candidates – Ricoh GX100 Vs Sony Xperia

Pocket Sized Punch Up – Ricoh GRD III vs iPhone 5C

Out in the woods on a family walk recently, I hadn't taken a camera (intentionally), but came across a scene I had to photograph. So of course I whipped out my trusty iPhone, and using Hipstamatic preset to 3:2 aspect ratio and a b/w setting, took a few shots. The final images were not radically… Continue reading Pocket Sized Punch Up – Ricoh GRD III vs iPhone 5C

Adventures In Zero Processing – Hipstamatic + iPad

Recently we talked about the “impossible dream” of zero processing - making photographs almost entirely in camera without then spending as much time (or more) on post processing the images to get the look we want. I have a fairly minimal and effective workflow using LightRoom, but still don't particularly enjoy it. So I've started exploring… Continue reading Adventures In Zero Processing – Hipstamatic + iPad

Broken Camera, Rise Victorious!

Following the magnificent twin revelations of the Ricoh GDR III and GX100, I inevitably looked further into Ricoh's back catalogue, and found the GX100's successor, the GX200. On paper it's not a radical overhaul, just a fractionally larger and higher spec'd sensor (12MP vs 10MP), bigger and greater resolution screen and an additional custom "MY"… Continue reading Broken Camera, Rise Victorious!

All Hail The Dragon Slaying Ricoh Brothers

Before we begin to this courageous tale of dragon vanquish, for context we require a brief update of my photographic hunting of the last decade - Played with camera phones for a few years, got a "proper" phone, a Nikon CoolPix, loved it and shot thousands of images over seven months. Then discovered film via… Continue reading All Hail The Dragon Slaying Ricoh Brothers