Falling Back In Love With My Ricoh GRII

by | Dec 5, 2020 | Photography | 0 comments

I’d like to sing the praises of the Ricoh GR II. It is quite an old camera and has been superseded by the Mk. III – but I have regrown my soft spot for it. Here are some images…

 

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Why am I so keen on the GR II? Well, because it helped me recover from Gear Acquisition Syndrome – I was under the under the impression that if I kept on buying better cameras then I would eventually become a better photographer; this was not the case…

Shooting with one camera and one lens helps get over ‘photographers block’. There is no need to think; just shoot. It helps me shoot more and it takes a lot of the cognitive process out of the action – almost in a zen way; when I sit, I sit // when I shoot I am a photographer.

I did make enquiries about a Leica Q camera – but, that was a bit rich for my taste. Better stick with a camera that you would not mind getting damaged than have a priceless (and, un-replaceable lens) on the shelf.

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So, it boils down to the fact that photography should be about the photography and not the tools to do it – kind of a no brainer, but it is allowing me to free up my process – now to get the rest of the my practice so efficient…. Thanks for reading. Andy x

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