Tungsten Nordstein

Tungsten Nordstein

Lives in Tonga London, Tonga
Works as a Male photography expert
Has a website at www.tungstennordstein.com
Joined on Feb 28, 2010
About me:

Getting photography wrong since the 80s.

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  • Created discussions Three new GRDIVs spotted
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  • Offf topic, but have they removed that high contrast B&W document mode from the GRDIV? I couldn't find it. I love that mode in the GRDI
  • Are you sure? I'm a weird person and others can give you more practical advice on technique. I like the one where you place the point of interest (the child) in the smallest top left corner. ...
  • Glad to hear that because now I can be honest. I like the duck one because it's the most organic. The others are tight compositions and have controlled use of colour - they look like you know what ...
  • Brief moment? Not sure whether you're joking there. Your photo's are good. But I'm never sure what a 'how am I doing?' exactly means, hence my question. Like are you asking - how is my use of the GR? ...
  • I like the top ducks one the best. How do you feel you are doing?
  • I don't have a GR but the GRD which I think puts me in the same category. I also use a Nikon d70s with a short zoom. This gives me what I need for the odd album cover photoshoot or the complex ...
  • I can't see any clear forum dedicated to GRD/GR users which seems strange. Early days, but it feels more like a Pentax forum with a nod towards old Ricoh models via a Classic forum. It might be ...
  • Interesting. Are you talking about jpgs or RAW? Where do you think the difference in sharpness lies? Can you post any samples?
  • I think it's the word 'enthusiast' that makes them reject the simpler designs of the Ricoh or Sigma. They do include a fixed lens camera but all those cameras have the quality 'photo geek', I mean...

  • Well put. I see your point. I would add that a person with imagination and experience will get consistently more interesting photos with a pinhole camera or a cheap digital camera than all the ...
  • You need to check the high ISO shots coming from a GRDIV before you make a decision. They have a unique slightly non-film-like pattern. The pattern comes out during PP, at least in close-up. I ...
  • I can't take this seriously. Just the big names. No Ricoh. No Sigma.

  • Tom, to be honest I'm surprised. Firstly I thought you were talking about the things that make a good photograph. You are talking about success. That's another matter and little to do with talent ...
  • I understand what you mean. There lies my task. I want to do it with one thing or maybe two halves of two things. I want to remove at least two of the things from my photographs that usually go to ...
  • Tom, I appreciate your efforts in engaging with the subject of grain and noise in the GRDI. I'm often too critical but really this thing of IQ vs. other aesthetic qualities is pretty much outside ...
  • Tom, I've posted GRD ISO 1600 B&W before, but here's a reminder. Two crops so you can see the grain clearly. They need viewing at 100%. Personally, I think the grain pattern is quite different to ...
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  • Replied in Ricoh Film
    The first compact film camera I ever bought was the Ricoh RZ140 which had an incredible 140mm zoom. I remember that camera had more features than I could imagine or use. I took it to Japan on my ...
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