Tuesday 21 February 2012

2 birds

GXR-M + Ricoh GR 28mm f2.8 L

Today had lunch with Damien at Red Lion Square, next to my old workplace. Was quite nice to eat outside especially at this time of the year.

Monday 20 February 2012

Duck in Clerkenwell

Ricoh GXR / Pentax-L 43mm f1.9 "special"

I did not expect to see a duck in Clerkenwell during a usual day in the office. Seems like ducks are following me everywhere recently. Took this on my way back from lunch at the Barbican after a quick stopover at Red-Dot camera.

Saturday 18 February 2012

View from Greenwich

Ricoh GXR

Today we tempted to go for a long walk from Greenwich, accross the foot tunnel and towards Wapping and have a drink at the power station. Well, we got as far as Island gardens and it started to rain so heavily so we sort of gave up. Over lunch I had possibly the biggest burger ever served to me at a pub that looked rather like a deserted church.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

No more hoarding glass

Ok finally sold both my Zeiss lenses. Had it not been for eBay and Paypal's abusive fee's I would have broke even. Hard to believe that for each 600 pound lens, I have to pay out around 40 quid eBay, and 20 quid paypal. In the future I'll do all my lens trading on RFF... Anyway, I rather have the Ricoh GR 28mm f2.8 over the Biogon equivalent any day. The build quality of the Ricoh lens is outstanding and something I've not seem on any other lens. 
Have to mention that matsuiyastore store in Japan is fantastic. Lens was purchased Saturday at 18:00 and it was received in my office today at 12:00. Second lens I buy from them, the first was the Konica M-Hexanon 28mm f2.8 which I like very much. Each purchase is pure pleasure. 

This is now my second copy of the GR lens after the first got stolen from me a year ago. 

Ok anyway, I really need to start posting more... and no more lens purchases at all now.

Thursday 9 February 2012

Sleeping cat

Ricoh GXR

First post with my new Pentax special lens around the office. It's very cold at the moment which makes it very painful to walk around with bare hands holding the GXR.

Saturday 4 February 2012

Pentax and Ricoh

Well today I got my new lens from the Parcelforce depot in North West London. Crazy import and duty to pay but it's still worth it. This lens is fantastic.