Diaries and the Ricoh GR Conclusion

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My wife Sarah and I keep diaries but they are of different types. She is a wonderful wordsmith and reads voraciously. I’m not and I don’t. My record keeping is of the visual kind. She uses a ballpoint pen and paper. I use a camera.

Lately my record keeping has undergone a kind of catharsis. First, a confession. I have a terrible case of GAS. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) I love cameras, buy too many, struggle to learn how to use them properly, find something I don’t like about what I currently have, get something else which I’m sure will make my photographic life perfect and when it doesn’t, the vicious cycle starts all over again.

Here’s what I’ve discovered. WHAT DAMN CAMERA I OWN DOESN’T REALLY MATTER. WHAT I DO WITH IT DOES. Soo

Behold the Ricoh GR

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It’s small. It has only a single fixed lens. It’s easy to use and it takes terrific pictures. I’ve had this thing since it came out a few years ago. As other makes and models of cameras came and went, this little workhorse has stayed with me through all my other flings. Why on earth I didn’t just stop GAS and use it as my only tool I have no idea.

 

 

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JohnAmes

Bowtie Wearer With Bad Knees I spent my early years in Massachusetts in a little town called Easton. I went to Harvard, served in the Navy as Operations Officer on and LST, founded a construction company and served in the state Legislature as Assistant Minority Leader. However my life really began when I moved to Maine and opened an art gallery. I've been around the fine arts in the commercial art business for over 25 years now and loved (almost) every minute of it. I look at every day is a gift, except when it's very cold outside or I have to go to the dentist.

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