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  1. savoche
    21st Jul 2015
    Just dropped by to say hi. Take care.
  2. Docrwm
    19th Jan 2015
    Best wishes in the new year.
  3. eddie1960
    30th Oct 2014
    I was thinking of you on my return to the forums Rico, Sorry to hear the eyesight has gone so far to limit your use of your two great passions (well 2 of 3 I picture you still playing music) I see you did log in back in may, hope you are still keeping going with the rest of life
  4. Douglas_of_Sweden
    31st Jul 2014
    Hi Rico
    Spotted the grey Ricoh XR Rikenon 28mm f3.5 aspherical pancake lens today...remembered that it was a lens we both were curious about. Hope you found a copy. It is for real.
  5. MSL
    14th Jan 2014
    Hi Rio,
    Hope you get a chance to see this, even if you don't respond. Your advice in the early stages of my Pentax adventures was invaluable. Merely an echo of what many have already said, but it is hard to be on this site without thinking of you (especially as I'm about to embark on deglassing a TC)
  6. yucatanPentax
    6th Jan 2014
    RioRico, I had a severe health issue recently and missed your message below in October while I was hospitalized. Thank you so much for all the great posts and the Franken-lenses along with your kind attitude and fun spirit. If you are able to come back and post a note now and then, it would definitely be WELCOME.
  7. c.a.m
    3rd Jan 2014
    Best wishes from this relatively new member. I have enjoyed reading your many posts.
  8. savoche
    21st Dec 2013
    I'll just say take care and thanks for the good times!
  9. altopiet
    14th Nov 2013
    No sympathy, just to say you've made a difference in a lot of folks lives with the wealth of knowledge you shared with us, I for certain learned a lot from you and I'm sure a lot of other people did too. So just a simple thanks and Godspeed!
  10. RioRico
    14th Oct 2013
    Hi folks - Thanks for thinking of me. No, I'm not doing great, but please, no messages of sympathy. I'm just wearing out. I can't really see well enough to pursue photography anymore, and computer work is hard too. I just can't be active here anymore. It's been fun. Bye.

About Me

  • About RioRico
    United States
    Limbo, California
    Real Name
    Pentaxio Smurf
    Photographic Equipment
    -Pentax bodies: K20D,ZXM,MV1,K1000,Spotty
    -M42 bodies: Praktica FX3,L2; Chinon-Argus CR-3E
    -A few DA & FA lenses, many many M42/M39 & misc PK lenses & others; I am an optics junky

    Other stuff:
    -Sony & Minolta & Oly digicams (some IR)
    -various RF's; 16mm spycams
    -35mm & 6x6 & 6x9 folders & boxes & TLR's & P&S's etc; some inherited
    -Some flashes & tripods & misc gear & darkroom stuff
    -PhotoLab3.5, PaintShopPro9, AutoStitch, XnView
    About Me
    -Raised in Dad's tiny darkroom; shot for US Army; now schlep too much digital & film gear.
    -Codemonkey: worked in finance & graphics; played in sound/music, game design, AI/VR, robotics, commo.
    -Build & openly play stringed instruments, sing on street corners until paid to stop.
    -Philosophically skeptical, politically Green, socially retarded.
    Music composition; image & sound capture & torture; surface travel; skepticism & argument.
    Obsolete software engineer (burnt-out codemonkey); underground comix vendor; etc.


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  • Last Activity: 2nd Mar 2018
  • Join Date: 21st Jun 2008
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  • Total Likes Received: 24

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1 like Camera porn. 21st Oct 2020 08:09 Ducatigaz
1 like CHEAP MACRO -- Buying or exploiting a lens for... 15th Aug 2020 08:52 zeebanker
1 like CHEAP MACRO -- Buying or exploiting a lens for... 6th Aug 2020 12:49 jonmassot
1 like M42 auto-aperture pin dilemma 22nd May 2020 16:22 mikeSF
1 like PAWNSHOP LENSES (and other used lenses) - A Buyers'... 21st Mar 2020 12:48
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1 like Ethics of photomanipulation 21st Jun 2012 14:13 DAZ truth is tough
1 like IQ of Legacy Lenses 20th Jun 2012 07:20 Lowell Goudge good info
1 like What is REAL photography? [final] 19th Jun 2012 12:50 luftfluss insightful
1 like Are film bodies getting more expensive? 19th Jun 2012 11:59 Nesster nice set!
1 like 24 megapixel Full Frame K-11 coming? 19th Jun 2012 11:52 Mareket at last! the secret view!
1 like What do members think of moving beyond Ansel Adams? 19th Jun 2012 11:51 tuco evolution: the survival of change over time -- evolve or be devoured
1 like 24 megapixel Full Frame K-11 coming? 19th Jun 2012 11:36 robgo2 if wishes were horses...
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