jon404

Lives in United States Tombstone, AZ, United States
Joined on May 11, 2010

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  • Yes. And I never think about the lens on my iPhone; you never get into discussions about alternative lenses, because there aren't any. The good news for the GR line is that smartphone ergonomics ...
  • For people pix? Sure. I take photos for a local paper, and the editors like to have space to crop, so I don't want to get too close anyway. Most important is to Get The Picture -- and the GR II ...
  • Not to social media, but to the local paper. Like this morning, when I was asked to take pictures of an 8-year-old girl sent to Tombstone from the Ellen DeGeneres TV show. Had to dodge several TV ...
  • Xiao -- about the NFC... tried on my Apple 8 + and have no idea how to do it. Could you please post a step-by-step guide on useing NFC with your app? Do I set anything on the phone first? Do I set ...
  • The Ricoh GR II is excellent. Best-handling camera ever made. APS-C sensor, and somehow it still fits easily into a man's shirt pocket. Supersharp 28mm fixed lens... look at comparative images in ...
  • Created discussion thread Sing with me a song of loss
    Old man in the driveway Folding table, yard sale, old cameras Beautiful old cameras, a Leica With five lenses, $400 A camera I never could have afforded, back in film days Wanted desperately then, ...
  • Something you might want to consider -- the GR II has far and away the best handling... the best ergonomics... of ANY camera. I also have a Sony RX100-V, and it it terrible compared to the Ricoh. ...
  • Started an ad agency career back in film days... used Kodachrome for shots where we wanted the reds to pop... and when Kodak got the film speed up to 64, it was quite useful handheld. For most ...
  • You bet. Wells Fargo RV park is right in the center of town, about a block from the OK Corral. Russ Jennings is the manager, he's a good guy. There's a lot here to see... about two days worth in ...
  • A previous reply noted that you could just stay put and use the savings to take the family on a trip, or several trips... which would be truly memorable experiences for your kids, and give you all ...
  • Using the 47mm setting today plus macro mode to get very close to a cat. 47mm seems to be quite a help for closeups! Will keep using it for awhile and see if I like it better than 28mm for street ...
  • Created discussion thread A cat, via wifi
    Learning to use GR II wifi, thanks to Xiao99xiao's excellent wifi download app (see separate threads). Anyway, took a picture of a cat... wifi'd it to my iphone, edited it with free Photoshop ...
  • I have a GR II. The APS-C sensor is just fine at picking up low light. Also have a Sony RX 100-V, with it's smaller sensor tradeoff allowing a mild tele lens in the same form factor. It is not as ...
  • Had the GR Ii for some time now, never used crop mode... since I can crop the image anyway after taking the picture. But will set it on 47mm and give it a try tomorrow. We'll see!
  • xiao -- just bought your app for my Apple 8 phone, and it installed Ok, then asked me to turn on phone wifi... then to select the Ricoh signal from the camera. When I do that, it says 'enter the ...
  • EDIT -- will buy Xiao99xiao's app (see thread below, 'I made a native...') when I update iPad to iOS 11. Wish it worked on iOS 10! Anyway, will get it now for my iPhone, which says it is iOS 11. ...
  • Thanks for the comments, Roger. Here's the devil's bargain -- the iPhone, particularly with free apps like Photoshop Express with perspective correction, makes it so easy to take and send images. ...
  • All... thanks for the suggestions re High Noon and Red River. Last night, I watched the 1950s OK Corral movie, with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. But it was in color, and not that good. They ...
  • The Hoover Dam shot better on B/W film? Maybe! Strange, going to places that were photographed on 4x5 ortho film by people like Margaret Bourke-White, 80 years ago, when these huge projects sprang ...
  • Sat up last night watching Jon Hall fight off some truly nasty Indians in 'Kit Carson', made in 1940 out west here somewhere. Loved the B/W photography... all the old tricks back then, like a red ...
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