I just bought a shonky old Ricoh R1 for £24 from eBay. (The seller sent me some out-of-date film with it. An eBay seller who sends you more than you expected; as my South African friends would say, sweet.)Continue reading “Shonky Ricoh R1”
I have many, many film cameras but (until recently) only one decent digital, a Canon 1Ds.
Amazing as it is (it is), the 1Ds is huge. It is heavy enough hung over a shoulder, but somehow it seems even heavier when in a bag (which seems backwards, but there it is). And the bag needs to be a largish rucksack. Add a fat lens like the 85mm 1.2 and you’ll need a powered exoskeleton to carry it.
Not having a powered exoskeleton, I decided to buy a compact digital.Continue reading “Ricoh GR”
Made in 2002, this is the last Ricoh compact film camera. (And as such is a poignant reminder that we live in a universe so cold that even the most beautiful must die and pass from us. I’m surprised Morrissey hasn’t written a song about it.)Continue reading “Ricoh R10 – PEACE and LOVE”
Big, chunky, easy to use. My son’s camera and he loves it. And the pictures are really OK.
It was a charity shop find and looks like a low-end charity shop camera; but doesn’t feel like one. This has some weight and the plastic feels very solid.Continue reading “Ricoh Shotmaster Tru-Zoom Date”