Ricoh Caplio R1v digital compact camera

I’ve had a soft spot for the Ricoh Caplio range of digital cameras for a while now, so I was really pleased to pick up a Ricoh Caplio R1v as part of a bundle purchase of cameras recently. It is a small, fully automatic, 5Mp ┬ásnap shot camera dating from about 2005 with several interesting features which are typical of the Ricoh range. Ricoh Caplio R1v Images My Ricoh Caplio R1v Camera As I said above I managed to pick […]

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Ricoh RDC-7 Image capturing device

The Ricoh RDC-7 is a very early, 3 Megapixel digital camera produced by Ricoh with quite an interesting and novel design. Ricoh RDC-7 Images My Ricoh RDC-7 Camera My Ricoh RDC-7 was bought as a complete kit with two batteries, a soft case, the original CDs with software, the charger & external power supply and a 64M smart media card. The seller sold it a spares or repair because when he tested it the exposure seemed to be over exposed. […]

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My top camera finds of 2015

The start of a new year always leads us to thinking about the year just past, and as a camera collector I automatically think in terms of the best cameras I’ve acquired over the last 12 months. Therefore I decided to write a post looking back at what I consider to be my top finds of last year. Bronica ETRsi I’ve wanted a medium format camera for a long time and in fact purchased a Pentacon Six which I hoped […]

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Ricoh GXR A12 Mount first impressions

I posted a while ago about discovering new lens units for my Ricoh GXR camera from a site in China. Well, I found that the same supplier also had the Ricoh GXR A12 Leica mount sensor unit for a very good price and so I decided to get that as well. Ricoh GXR A12 images This is different from the other units I’ve bought because it is a sensor only unit fitted with a Leica bayonet M mount. That seems […]

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Ricoh KR 10 super 35mm slr camera

This is my pictorial review of the Ricoh KR 10 Super, a 35mm film camera which was manufactured for Ricoh in Japan in the early 1980’s. In common with all Ricoh’s bayonet mount 35mm cameras, it has the Pentax K mount fitted which allowed a wide range of commonly available lenses to be fitted to it. My example is fitted with a Rikenon 50mm f/2.0 lens which I believe is the original prime lens supplied with the camera. It’s a […]

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Ricoh KR-10M 35mm slr camera

This is another post in my series about my vintage camera collection. The camera in question here is the Ricoh KR-10M, which is a manual focus 35mm camera made in about 1990. It is fitted with a Pentax K mount lens and has aperture priority auto exposure along with fully manual mode. My example has a Rikenon 35-70mm f/3.4-f/4.5 zoom lens fitted. Ricoh KR-10M Images Ricoh have quite a pedigree when it comes to camera manufacture, but were quite a […]

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The Coach

Today my son went on his first school residential visit. He is away for 4 days and we went to his school to see him off at lunchtime. I took along my Ricoh GXR with an S10 sensor unit and took a few photos. Although they are all essentially snapshots, I particularly liked this one when I first saw it and thought it would make a reasonable post to record the day. This is post processed in Lightroom 5 with […]

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Ricoh GXR S10 Lens Unit

I’ve owned my Ricoh GXR Camera for a couple of weeks now and discovered a few days ago that SRS Microsystems are also selling parts of this system off cheap, and as a result I purchased a Ricoh GXR S10 lens unit to go with the P10 I already own. Ricoh GXR S10 sample pictures   I received the unit this morning, just before we were about to go out to another National Trust property, Hatfield Forest. I fitted the […]

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The perfect GXR

This seems to be an odd post from a man who has just bought a Ricoh GXR so I’ll just preface it with the statement that I love my GXR and think it’s a really novel and interesting idea. However it could have been so much better. The idea Ricoh presented with the GXR was that of a camera that you never have to replace because you can buy new sensor/lens combinations as technology improves, and Ricoh would keep the […]

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Abstract image with Ricoh GXR

I took my new GXR into work today and I was playing about with a feature called Full Press Snap. This allows you to set a default focus distance so that if you take a picture by fully pressing the shutter without the half press to focus, the camera automatically focuses to the set distance and takes the exposure. This is a great feature for Street Photography, because you can take the picture almost instantly. With a small sensor unit […]

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Ricoh GXR + P10 initial shots / thoughts

I’ve had my Ricoh GXR + P10 camera for a few days now and took it to my Son’s cricket practice this morning to see how it performs. Below are the pictures I took – click any for a better sized image. Although I bought this camera with a P10 unit because that was the best cost deal at Clifton Cameras, I could see that if I could ever afford to buy some Leica M-Mount lenses and the 12M APS-C […]

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New Camera – Ricoh GXR + P10

I’ve come to the conclusion that not only do I enjoy taking photographs, I also enjoy owning cameras ! Because I’ve accepted that I no longer feel guilty about buying new cameras, especially when I find a bargain. I’ve liked the look of the Ricoh GXR exchangeable module camera since it was introduced about 4 years ago, but I could never justify the original price asked. I found a few days ago however that Clifton Cameras have the unit on […]

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New old cameras

My eBay purchases have turned up. I have a Pentax MZ-5 with Sigma 28-80 macro, a Minolta Dynax 5 with 28-80 & 75-300 and a Ricoh KR-10m. Initial impressions are very good, the Pentax and Minolta in particular look as if they have just come out of the show room. I hope to get a few pictures with each of them over the next few days and then write a longer post on each. Related articles New vintage cameras (simonhawketts.wordpress.com)

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