Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mauritius with the Ricoh GXR: A riot of colour

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At first we were not keen on visiting Mauritius. But once we got there we discovered lovely people, a riot of colour and exciting food. In the end, it was an experience we would not have missed.

Vallouise Part II: Cross-country and backcountry skiing in winter

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Jean follows his summer photographic excursion to Vallouise with a winter view — something entirely different.

Vallouise: Summer hikes in the Ecrins national park

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France: Vallouise and the mountain walks

Has the nifty fifty had its day? Or are you a dyed-in-the-wool 50mm traditionalist?

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Is it sacrilege to say that wider-angle lenses offer more all-round versatility than the legendary "nifty fifty"? Do you now pick up a wide-angle lens as a matter of course?

Cambodia, the temples, the villages through the lens of the Ricoh GR

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Cambodia holds a special alure for Jean and his black-and-white images of Angkor Wat and other temples provide a stunning angle on this fascinating country

Slovenia with the Ricoh GR IV – Part two, the Alps

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Jean takes his elderly Ricoh GR IV digital camera on a trek through the Julian Alps in Slovenia

The best camera and lens for street photography. Discuss

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What is the perfect camera for street photogaphy. Is it the Fuji X100 or the Ricoh GR. Or, even, your smartphone. Mike comes up with an oddball choice but it comes at a price.

The Ricoh GRD IV, a retrospective view in Le Havre

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An old digital camera, a tiny sensor but plenty good enough for a tour of Le Havre in Normandy. Jean demonstrates that newest isn't always bestest.

That rear screen on your camera: Is it there for composition or chimping?

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To chimp or not to chimp? To view on the screen or to use exclusively your viewfinder? What should you do? Mike takes a look at the conflict...

Slovenia with the Leica X2 and Ricoh GRD 4 – Part One

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Two compact and venerable cameras, the Leica X2 and the small-sensor Ricoh GRD4 recorded a colourful visit to Slovenia. Jean takes up the story....