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Forum: Ricoh GR 09-08-2019, 12:19 AM  
New Ricoh GR III: Shutter button not sensitive
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 3
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The wobble is by design, a given amount of play. It won't wobble off, worry not.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 07-25-2019, 02:42 AM  
For Sale: Ricoh GR - low shutter count, excellent - extras
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Still kicking around.
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-15-2019, 10:46 AM  
GR III Miracle
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 4
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I echo what's already been said, but excellent that it is working for now! Thank god it was not salt water, or you'd be up the creek. :)
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-13-2019, 06:41 PM  
Does the new Ricoh GR lll get dust on the sensor ?
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 40
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I'm one those GR owners that's never experienced dust on the sensor so I can't say one way or other really. It certainly cant' hurt. But I'd say I've only had the filter/attachment combo on there only 10% of the time at best. Usually it's had the 40mm-hood with cap, or before that the 43mm Limited hood with cap (which also works very well tho slightly larger). I keep it in a sunglass pouch or case, but I wouldn't say I've babied it or been extremely careful. I'd say I'm lucky but I'm sure there are plenty of other owners who've never had dust either, you just don't hear from them since there's nothing to report. I've read a couple of dust report for the GRIII, but the sensor-cleaning action has usually solved it. Nice to have that around with this iteration, that's for sure.
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-13-2019, 03:02 PM  
Does the new Ricoh GR lll get dust on the sensor ?
Posted By chickentender
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This is just how I had my GR setup for many years. Alternatively I used DA 40mm Limited hood which worked a charm as well. (I understand the DA21 Limited hood works as well).
I've yet to buy any accessories for the GRIII however. Not sure if the old 40mm hood will work with the new lens. Curious if anyone else has tried it. (On my GR there was *very* slight vignetting (extremely slight) when used wide-open, but other than that it was fine.)
Nice work!
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-13-2019, 02:54 PM  
Image sync app for GR III
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Oh it's absolutely unintuitive, but it does at least work rather well once setup. And I set my android phone to remember the camera wifi so when I switch wi-fi on the camera and disconnect my normal wi-fi it find it automatically since the first setup. Open the image sync app and all is well. But yeah - certainly rough around the edges.
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-13-2019, 02:45 PM  
GR III - photos from owners
Posted By chickentender
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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 06-04-2019, 09:39 AM  
For Sale: Ricoh GR - low shutter count, excellent - extras
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Definitely not unused, but definitely spent time in cases and pouches. :) Shutter count is under 6500 - I shoot sparingly these days.
Also, bump.
Forum: Ricoh GR 06-03-2019, 10:14 PM  
GR III - photos from owners
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 263
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:) Summertime rolls.

some summertime roll by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr

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Heck yeah. The IBIS in this thing I was really nonplussed about at first.... Until I used it. It's uncanny the shots you can pull off with 28mm equiv, handholding such a tiny thing.
Forum: Ricoh GR 06-03-2019, 09:56 PM  
GRIII doesn't show up as a USB device on a MacBook
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Yop. This.
This would be my solution no matter the camera. If one doesn't need tethering or anything else but data transfer, no need fussing over drivers and specific camera support.
USB3 card readers are bought for peanuts these days.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 05-22-2019, 09:54 AM  
For Sale: Ricoh GR - low shutter count, excellent - extras
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
bumping to the tippytop
Forum: Ricoh GR 05-13-2019, 02:48 PM  
Grease stains on my new GR III sensor
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 77
Views: 4,581
You needn't defend yourself - I understand, your frustration is evident and the issues have been covered. Certainly a dirty sensor isn't acceptable and should be fixed or replaced, no question. Perhaps your lens-ring is looser than mine; on mine it is not as snug as those on previous GRs, but it's never come off accidentally thus far and I've never lost it and I've had the camera out with me in hand, pockets, pouches and bags for over a month. :confused: And the wobbly dial genuinely doesn't bother me and mine moves easily as much as those shown in example videos. I'm not attempting to argue with your frustration - you have it and I'm sorry. I'm just not certain that this all reaches the level of gravity as a "Ricoh has dropped the ball" sort of affair. But I'm genuinely sorry you've had such a negative experience. Your next one should be excellent I hope, karmically speaking. :)
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 05-13-2019, 07:17 AM  
For Sale: Ricoh GR - low shutter count, excellent - extras
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Someone needs this.
Forum: Ricoh GR 05-11-2019, 10:53 AM  
Grease stains on my new GR III sensor
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 77
Views: 4,581
I'll be honest here... It seems you will not be satisfied. I've struggled with my share of warranty problems, so I can very much relate to your frustration, and even with (in my case) cameras and lenses that have a golden reputation (extensive issues with a brand new FA31/1.8 some years back)... it's par for the course. Of course it's understandable to have some frustration with this particular seller/distributor but it seems that you knew the risks with this avenue of purchase going in.

At the end of the day, your sensor issue has been corrected (and very quickly, all things considered - I waited over half a year once for warranty work), your misplaced ring replaced. And, I can assure you, the wobbly-dial issue is a really a non-issue. First impressions are important and your first impressions here are less than desirable; those might stick with your view of the camera which would be a bummer. But that said, I'd really suggest you get to shooting, or put your camera up for sale on the used market - at this early point in time you could likely get nearly full retail price due to its popularity. Just my two cents.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-10-2019, 10:19 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 31,683
Views: 2,984,993
I am fairly certain now that my local starlings read Pentax Forums; must have seen me bad-mouthing them here and gloating that they'd not been around much....because since literally one hour after that post I've had a foursome of them making feeder raids every hour or two. I *nearly* got a shot off on one of them but the other saw me and spooked him the moment of, and he took flight so I missed. I can't do anything in the morning hours because the sun comes in our east windows making any movement inside apparent and they take off quick ..... But once Noon rolls around the reflection/glare is good enough that I can creep to the sliding door. Now it's a mission, but maybe I shouldn't have said anything to begin with. :)

Conversely, we've our yearly pair of Violet-green swallows nesting in a ventilation hole up in the eaves of our house. I'm happy, far more than happy, to have them there. Here's is the soon-to-be-papa, as of just 10 minutes ago, guarding the flight path to the nest entrance. :)

P K-3 | DA*300

everything the light touches by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-09-2019, 12:14 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 31,683
Views: 2,984,993
Indeed. Luckily I get few of them in my yard at my feeders... have only seen 2 or 3 this season (and not a single House Sparrow which is miraculous - they're all hanging out at McDonald's) but I've a BB gun in the closet next to my patio slider. They seem to KNOW when I'm coming for them - I've yet to have one stick around long enough to be targeted.

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Something a bit different from the 67 300/4.0.... My landlord hard at work.

industrious by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-08-2019, 08:36 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 31,683
Views: 2,984,993
Maybe a few newborns were carried on the backs of House Sparrows and Starlings.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-08-2019, 02:44 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 31,683
Views: 2,984,993
There's a pretty cool documentary centered around them in Louisiana called "Rodents of Unusual Size". Little bastards.
Forum: Ricoh GR 05-08-2019, 12:39 AM  
AC adapters for GR III
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Interesting thread idea.
I've a Lenovo 65W adaptive charger (for a Thinkpad X1 Yoga laptop) that powers the GRIII just fine sans battery. Model No. ADL65YDC2A
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 05-07-2019, 08:06 PM  
For Sale: Ricoh GR - low shutter count, excellent - extras
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
As noted above, the 21mm conversion lens and adapter/hood have been sold to a PF member separately. listing updated
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-07-2019, 09:58 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 31,683
Views: 2,984,993
Thanks kindly! :)


A couple of seaward life snaps from a month or so ago near "Point No Point" on Puget Sound. K-3 | DA*300 again

bounty by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr

everybody out of the pool by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-06-2019, 03:30 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By chickentender
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A snap from our crazy cold-spell a couple months back. Our two resident Anna's stayed close to the house and this one enjoyed the sun, what little warmth it gave, between heated feeder trips on this particular morning. K-3 | DA*300


the bright guard by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-06-2019, 02:47 PM  
DA*50-135 Adorama
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Certainly a relatively unsung great. I don't use mine much these days just due to size (and because the DA*300 is practically cemented to my K-3), but back in the day it gave me some of my favorite images.
Forum: Ricoh GR 05-06-2019, 01:00 PM  
GR III - photos from owners
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 263
Views: 18,828
Another not-quite-so-interesting shot, but the dynamic range capability here really impressed me.

original export file from lightroom

This scene was extreme, but tamed the highs and cranked the lows. And still nothing blown, nothing crushed.
On another frame for this same scene I used the expose-to-the-right metering setting (nifty that exists on the GR now) but regular matrix was better overall.
Forum: Ricoh GR 05-06-2019, 12:32 PM  
GR III - photos from owners
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 263
Views: 18,828
I'm not in love with this image but posted it simply because it's very drastic crop, well over half the original framing discarded. Handheld and with wind and buzz motion, was still a decent photo.

cuddles by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
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