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11-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #496
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In the 70's when I was just starting to do weddings, etc., it was frowned upon in Los Angeles to use 35mm for them, even if it said Nikon or Canon on the label. I found a lot of closed doors then. A mentor told me to get a used Hasselblad 500c and three lenses and a flash. He also told me to get an old Rollei TLR for shooting over the heads of guests at events. Those two names opened doors like magic then. Nowadays I don't know if anyone looks at the equipment, or just the results?? I did some weddings in New Mexico in the last few years and no one there seemed to care, but that was a little town.

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QuoteOriginally posted by David&karen Quote
A mentor told me to get a used Hasselblad 500c and three lenses and a flash. He also told me to get an old Rollei TLR for shooting over the heads of guests at events.
Yep. That puny little 24x36 image area of the 35mm was for hobbyists and novices. Great for snap-shots, but not much of anything else.
11-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #498
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I really miss my medium format cameras for IQ, but not for size and weight. In all honesty, the Pentax k5 and above make astonishing photographs, and I have seen them blown up to 20x30 inch with quality that I only saw with MF in years of old. I have my prints done at Adorama in NYC, and could not be happier.

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So, is it...
Rye' ko
-- or --
Ree' ko
????


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(...my former brother-in-law, the Ricoh copier technician says Rye' ko as in Nye' kon...)


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Rye' ko is the way I've always pronounced it.
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Rrrrrriiiiiiik!...OOOOoooooohhhhh... (ends in a long satisfied sigh )


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When I first got my Singlex TLS, I pronounced it the same as Spanish for "rich". It was only when I bought my XR7 that I was told by the salesperson that I was wrong


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I thought it was Rick-o

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QuoteOriginally posted by dosdan Quote
I thought it was Rick-o

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Nope, Rick-o is the bartender at the place down by the beach.


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I think the name really sounds cool with the appropriate accent. Say...
Do you like my Peen-taks' by Rye'-ko?
(Invert the accent on Pentax and roll the R in Ricoh...very exotic, don't you think?)
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Nope, Rick-o is the bartender at the place down by the beach.


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I thought he was McGarret's partner. No, wait, that's Dan-O.
Sorry.
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Ricoh Pronunciation
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Well, to me that sounds like Ric-ko, but Rick-o would be close too.

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Given the original Japanese name for the company, spelt リコー or rikou in romaji, the basic pronunciation would be ri-caw .... ugh, trying to explain this is hard lol... the i would be like from igloo, and the ou is from orange but slightly prolonged.
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I thought it was pronounced the way Lucy did
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