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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-09-2021, 03:50 PM  
Ricoh GR IIIx announced. new 26.1 mm lens (40mm eq)
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 96
Views: 8,431
Way better overviews than Kai's:















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I use my GR III more than any other camera these days. Super want one of these!
Forum: Ricoh GR 08-06-2019, 03:49 PM  
GR III - photos from owners
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Forum: Ricoh GR 08-03-2019, 06:36 AM  
The GR III is the best camera ever made
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
Thanks for the kind words! But no, I work in software.

I get paid sometimes for shoots but it's primarily an artistic outlet (read: glorified hobby). If I tried to make it my day job I'd surely starve! :)
Forum: Ricoh GR 08-02-2019, 03:53 PM  
The GR III is the best camera ever made
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
I like Eric Kim's photography and his shooting philosophy. I definitely don't agree with him on everything but I get where he's coming from. He's legit. (The fact that he's trying to make his passion pay is laudable too, imo. That's a goofy criticism against someone, I think, especially if you've read much of what he's written.)

Obviously the statement is intentionally provocative and hyperbolic, but he lays out his case. It's obviously subjective but, for a street shooter like him, it's sound.

And I'll say this, I haven't been as excited about a new camera for a long time as I am about my new GR III. It just makes me want to play hooky from work and take pictures!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-17-2019, 12:58 PM  
Not Work-Safe Aurora - unedited Ricoh GR III images (NSFW)
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 2
Views: 410
I gave in to temptation and bough a Ricoh GR III last week and was eager to see how it would work shooting models. Early indication are that it's pretty fantastic (I think).

This is different from previous posts of mine here (I haven't posted in ages) in that these are 100% straight from the camera. I didn't crop, straighten, tone any of them. I didn't clean up any blemishes or otherwise futz with the images at all. I will do all that, but I thought some folks might be interested to see purely unaltered JPGs (I shot DNG+ for all of these).

The flickr downsampling doesn't do them justice. They're fantastically sharp. I'm sold!

All photos Ricoh GR III











Forum: Ricoh GR 07-12-2019, 01:25 PM  
Image sync app for GR III
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 15
Views: 6,072
Just got my GR III (woo-hoo!) and I found setting up the image sync app way more confusing than it should be. Not sure why there isn't a simple step-by-step description of how to transfer images, but here's what I had to do.

1. Phone: Disconnect form the phone's current wifi network. (To keep it from reconnecting automatically I had to "forget" the network.)
2. Camera: Turn Wireless LAN Setting > Action Mode > On.
3. Phone: Connect to the camera's wifi.
4. Image Sync: Open the app and connect to the camera by selecting Ricoh GR III from the list of supported cameras.

At that point I could access the camera tab in the app to view/transfer images.

None of this was clear from the online documentation or any kind of helps/tips within the app. Maybe I'm just dense (a distinct possibility, despite working in software product development for > 20 years) but I found it...unintuitive. Hope this helps anyone else who's struggling out there.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-08-2018, 05:41 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 17,289
Views: 2,802,162
Rolleiflex 3.5, Lomo 400

Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-17-2017, 06:06 PM  
People Pike Place Market at night with Maddy - Film, K1000 + 50mm 1.4
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Thanks much!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-16-2017, 04:32 PM  
People Miss Zoe.
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Pretty!

The face looks maybe a little too lightened and smoothed to me, but still a great model, pose, and mood.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-16-2017, 03:28 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 23,500
Views: 2,996,616
K1000, M 50mm 1.4, Cinestill 800T (pushed 1-stop)



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Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 533 16 (Tessar 80mm 2.8), Lomo 800
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-16-2017, 03:27 PM  
People Pike Place Market at night with Maddy - Film, K1000 + 50mm 1.4
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Walking around the Pike Place Market after work one night earlier this month with Maddy.

All photos shot on Cinestill 800T (tungsten balanced, pushed 1-stop) with the classic setup: a K1000 + M 50mm 1.4.

















Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-10-2017, 12:13 PM  
Not Work-Safe Johannsdottir (film + digital)
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Thanks all!



Ha! Alas, no. But this space is so nice, cheap, and readily available it's tough to find anywhere that can compete!



Ah, the metal conduit is still there; it's in the studio down the hall. :)

It is nice to e shooting that Acros again. I still love the super grainy look of Delta 3200, but it's nice to change it up every now and then with the silky smooth Acros.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2017, 05:27 PM  
Not Work-Safe Johannsdottir (film + digital)
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Wow, has it really been almost a year since I last posted photos? Well, it's not for lack of shooting. :)

A few shots below from my shoot with Johannsdottir, an Icelandic model visiting the states.

Digital are processed with Mastin Labs FujiPro 400H presets.

K-1, Voigtlander Nokton 58mm 1.4 SL II

Rolleiflex 3.5, Portra 400

K-1, FA 43mm 1.9 (shot through a prism, no other trickery)





(no prism)



Rolleiflex 3.5, Portra 400







Fuji Acros 100




Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-05-2017, 12:50 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 23,500
Views: 2,996,616
K1000, Voigtlander Nokton 58mm 1.4, Lomo 800




Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-05-2017, 11:47 AM  
Kodak Ektachrome 35mm is coming back
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 66
Views: 7,271
Apologies if someone already posted. Great to hear that Kodak is bringing Ektachrome back!



EXCLUSIVE: Kodak Ektachrome 100 is Coming Back in 35mm Format
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-13-2016, 05:02 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 17,289
Views: 2,802,162
Yes indeed. You PNW as well?
Forum: Sold Items 12-08-2016, 03:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K2, MX, P30n, Brown Leather ME, Program Plus, Spotmatic, Spotmatic F, D-BG3
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 90
Views: 22,264
PM on the Spotmatic F
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-07-2016, 03:10 PM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 102
Views: 13,978
From 2014: Rolleiflex 3.5, Portra 400
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-07-2016, 03:01 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 23,500
Views: 2,996,616
Pentax K1000, Lomo 800
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-07-2016, 02:47 PM  
OMG! The LX is NOT a camera for the average Joe! Costs more than a BMW to own!
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 110
Views: 11,839
I know it's heresy but I'm pretty much ready to throw in the towel on LXs. I've bought two, both of which have issues which are essentially un-repairable. One still shoots (mostly) but they're super fragile. My K1000 seems indestructible and basically shoot circles around them. I'll probably put them up for sale here to someone that will love them more than me. Looking at them and thinking of the money spent (and opportunity cost) just makes me angry.

Re: Leicas, one thing I'll say in their favor is resale. Nothing holds its value like a Leica M (except maybe their lenses).
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 12-02-2016, 05:16 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 32,747
Views: 3,169,505
FA43


Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-02-2016, 04:58 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 17,289
Views: 2,802,162
Fuji GA645i, Lomo 400






Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 12-01-2016, 05:39 PM  
Weird behavior: image in playback has a filter applied but is normal on download?
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Heh, thx!

My comment was more: they're both digital files. The data differs but in the end it's...data. Output, rendering, etc., differ. But it's 1s and 0s.

I am curious about your workflow, though, and how the in-camera stuff you use compares to what you do with RAWs in post.

And bravo on that Nokton. It still has pride of place in my bag! :)
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 12-01-2016, 05:20 PM  
Weird behavior: image in playback has a filter applied but is normal on download?
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Not to be pedantic but a jpeg is just as much "a string of numbers" as a DNG. Obviously, I get the point that a renderable version has to be created for playback -- unless it's a camera that has no preview (like a Leica M-D).

For me, I'd rather look at a histogram than some jpeg approximation of a post processing filter. But again, I'm not knocking anyone's workflow, just saying that this in-camera processing and stuff adds no value for me. I'm sure plenty of other people dig it. Hell, I'd pay a premium to get rid of that stuff (although no a Leica M-D sized premium :) ).
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 12-01-2016, 02:28 PM  
Weird behavior: image in playback has a filter applied but is normal on download?
Posted By alan_smithee_photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
I'm sure you guys are right. Thx!

Don't get me wrong, I love the K-1 but man it would be *so* nice if you could just wipe all that useless (to me) stuff off the camera and keep it simple, simple, simple. That's another big reason while I still shoot so much film. Filters and whatnot add no value for me and only introduce complexity (mucking up the user experience, etc.).
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