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    All those accessories, just go with the GX100. A single camera, close to perfect, why are we trying to burden ourselves with the paraphernalia of a DSLR?

    Paul.
    Paul Had I gotten the GX-100 to start with, I would only have, perhaps, an OVF or two.
    But really, for the most part, I find the excellent prime 28 efl lens on my GRD to be enough snd do not even take anything else.

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    It's unfortunate that most digital compacts come only with identically useless wrist straps. I considered getting the Ricoh neck strap for my GX100 but as you suggest it is rather large and obtrusive and would make the camera unpocketable. Instead I managed to thread the strap from my old Olympus Myu-II through one of the eyelets, this is long enough to serve as a neck strap as well as a wrist strap, and doesn't affect pocketability being basically just a loop of 3mm thick cord, about 40cm long. For something as light as a compact, you don't really need a thick strap to spread the weight.
    hiro, I meant having the neck strap attached to a GRD if you're using an accessory lens like the GT-1. I think of it as a compromise for having the advantage of a different focal length besides 28mm. These accessory lenses make the camera somewhat front heavy, and not really pocketable, plus you might have a VF installed which adds even more size and weight. It's not so much about "spreading the weight," but simply having a way to carry it. If you wore a jacket you could still easily hide the camera, unlike a DSLR.

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    hiro, I meant having the neck strap attached to a GRD if you're using an accessory lens like the GT-1. I think of it as a compromise for having the advantage of a different focal length besides 28mm. These accessory lenses make the camera somewhat front heavy, and not really pocketable, plus you might have a VF installed which adds even more size and weight. It's not so much about "spreading the weight," but simply having a way to carry it. If you wore a jacket you could still easily hide the camera, unlike a DSLR.
    I agree with you about needing a way to carry the GRD/Supplemental lens combo, the neck strap is one, Hiro's suggestion of the Oly's neck cord is another.
    I tried the neck strap from my Stylus Epic with the Gw-1 installed.
    Dangling the camera/lens combo from one corner results in them twisting about as one walks, banging the lens into me. While I can conceal the camera, more or less, with in a jacket, having to steady it with one hand negates that.
    As a test, I imporvised a neck strap from thick cord attaching to the upper corners of the Ricoh.
    It is far more steady that way.
    Now to get a 'proper' neck strap and get usedto this method of carry.
    For the record, I use my Hexar Af with a heavy duty wrist strap attached to the Tripod socket, wrapping the strap a turn or two about my wrist.
    However the Hexar is far more solid than any compact digital camera esp one with a supplemental lens and I am not comfy with this method using the GRD.

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    Lili, I wouldn't think that carrying the GRD, even with an accessory lens, would be much of an issue for a female photographer. Couldn't you just stash it in a handbag or purse, and just pull it out when you were ready to take a picture?

    It seems you could even carry around a handbag that's really a photobag in disguise. You wouldn't even need a neck strap. A handbag it seems could easily accomodate your GRD plus accessory lenses and VFs. I'm sure you've thought of that, but I'd be interested in hearing why you don't seem to consider that as an option?

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    Player, (as a female) i have a Crumpler bag that i sometimes use that doubles as a handbag if i need to carry a purse and the extra lenses. but i usually only do that when i'm going out to shoot and nothing else. otherwise, it's just too small to be practical... as for stashing everything in a regular handbag, i rarely dare do that. if you saw my purse, you'd understand (i was pulled over once by the french police who thought i was carrying a bomb in it)! there's enough gunk that i'd be petrified of damaging a lens or getting dust, etc., in it.

    Lili, i use the neckstrap. yes, the ugly Ricoh one and do just fine with it. it takes some getting used to (and vanity be damned), but it works quite nicely. for street shots, i've almost got the angles figured out so i don't even need to look at the screen or VF. my hand is always on the shutter, both to secure it and be ready to take a picture if the need arises. for that special shot, i'll take it off and vow that i'll chop off all my hair!

    i'm personally very interested in any more elegant versions of neckstraps that people come up with. i am a little sick of looking like a total dork...

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    Player and Cam,
    I have quite big purses too, however they are so filled with necessities that I keep my GRD safe from dust and scratches inside the purses by carrying it in a tiny Lowepro bag I've another little LP bag in which I keep the GW-1+HA-1 safe.
    As regards neckstraps, they work but do look odd. Also I am quite "healthy" so they need to be long enough to avoid either beating me up or at least avoid attracting too much attention.
    My hair stays up while shooting too.
    If I find an elegant solution I will let you know
    WHen I carry my DSLR it is in a Lowepro Slingshot bag that doubles as a basic purse too

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    LOL, Lili! i am quite healthy too

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    LOL, Lili! i am quite healthy too
    Cam, sometime it really bites doesn't it?
    One girl I worked with is tiny and elfin.
    She's always wanted to be a tall, stacked blonde and there are times I would prefer to be elfin.
    We joke about swapping bodies sometimes.
    I actually have a cheescake type shot of me with my Pentax K100D, not sure yet about posting it though despite it really illustrating my point about neck straps....

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    Lili, Cam, PMFJI, but you gals have already given the whole handbag/ purse thing much consideration.

    Lili, "healthy" is good though. And your avatar seems to illustrate your neck strap point, beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Cam, sometime it really bites doesn't it?
    One girl I worked with is tiny and elfin.
    it sooooooooooo bites!!! when my GRD bit the dust the dealer asked if i had hit the lens hard somewhere. i just looked down, then up at him and said the lens was WELL protected... he didn't question me again.

    Player, no worries! guys automatically think the handbag is great place to put a camera. it's because they've never actually used one. "everything but the kitchen sink" is an apt metaphor for what you're likely to find. for instance, i collect sugar cubes from cafes in case i run into a horse. -- i'm living in Paris... LOL!

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    Re: Confessions of a small sensor junkie

    Lili & Cam
    I love the way you are teasinggggg the boys
    Cheers ! Helen

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    LOL, you girls give us a good and fun read. We take our camera and always forget things (we can do only one thing at a time of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Lili & Cam
    I love the way you are teasinggggg the boys
    Cheers ! Helen
    Hi helenhill,

    It works for me.

    And I think I have a crush on Lili (along with all the other guys here, I'm sure).

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    Lili & Cam.

    You're not teasing us - you're making us crazy
    When do we see some pictures to prove, that you both are so "healty"

    Cheers
    Ellemand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellemand View Post
    Lili & Cam.

    You're not teasing us - you're making us crazy
    When do we see some pictures to prove, that you both are so "healty"

    Cheers
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    my avatar is me if that helps

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    my avatar is me if that helps
    Lili - in that case, I want to be your GRD in a neck strap

    B.t.w my avatar is me - and I know that it wouldn't help

    Have a nice day
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    Last edited by ellemand; 20th January 2008 at 01:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellemand View Post
    Lili - in that case, I want to be your GRD in a neck strap

    B.t.w my avatar is me - and I know that it wouldn't help

    Have a nice day
    Ellemand.
    It is very late nite here, or is that early morning? At any rate I've just now got home
    And Merci for the compliments!
    I may have found a buyer for my K100D, in that case my GRD will be supplemented with a GX-100; now two Ricohs for waering about my neck!

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    Lili, excellent!!!

    and i'll let you be the femme fatale of DPI since no has a crush on me. off to sulk in the corner now... not that i blame anyone -- i cannot compete with tall and blonde. i may have a crush on you too

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    Cam:

    and i'll let you be the femme fatale of DPI since no has a crush on me. off to sulk in the corner now... not that i blame anyone -- i cannot compete with tall and blonde. i may have a crush on you too
    Cam, don't be sad. You just have to upload an avatar too - or even better a picture in a better size. Then (maybe) I'll be your GRD in a neck strap to

    I wish you a nice day.
    Ellemand.

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    I hadn't kept up with this thread in a while. Gave me a good chuckle this morning.

    All I will say is YES, for us gals neck straps can be very interesting :

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    since we've degenerated this thread so off subject (mea culpa), i thought i'd take it one step further... this is for those of you that prefer the view from behind.

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    Re: Confessions of a small sensor junkie

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    since we've degenerated this thread so off subject (mea culpa), i thought i'd take it one step further... this is for those of you that prefer the view from behind.
    BRILLIANT Cam!!
    Lovely photo - Fab Concept........ complimenting Lil's front avatar

    I'm trying to figure how I can do some 'Cindy Sherman'/esque
    style photo of MYSELF and my take on
    you & Lil's beautiful front & back view

    My avatar was a qausi homage to Andy Warhol
    I do look abit different / a bosomy,delicate boned,medium height,dark blonde
    Cheers! Helen

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    Helen, that back is NOT me, i assure you! just one i took... i wish to god it was. i am, unfortunately, all front with long legs. very lopsided

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    ooops !! LOL - Helen

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    You ladies are cracking me up. Now a note from the owners, ladies we are so happy that you are part of this forum. It gives it a great balance and the kicker is your all so very nice and fun. Can't beat that with a stick. Personality is more important than anything and you all have it in spades.

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    It's nice to have some fellow females around! Beats the heck out of the "No GULRS ALLOD" sign that may as well be hung on a lot of musician web boards!

    And yes, I am actually a psychotic cat. Heheheheheheh.

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    I think we have eight ladies here. That is pretty darn good. i wish there was more too. What is really cool is Terry is going to Moab too. Would love to see more come in the future.

    Maggie just noticed you are a senior member, awesome. LOL
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    Do I get a discount now?

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    LOL, Cam and Player, crushes are ok
    We are all of us beautiful in our infinite variety.
    Speaking of self portraits, I've done some but not in Sherman's style.
    More on the lines of the English guy (his name is lost to me now) that used a large format ultra-wide angle camera for macro-nudes-in-context.
    Not sure about posting them for fear of violating community standards

    Guy, I will check out the workshop schedules, it would be of great help!
    Last edited by Lili; 20th January 2008 at 10:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    More on the lines of the English guy (his name is lost to me now) that used a large format ultra-wide angle camera for macro-nudes-in-context.
    Not sure about posting them for fear of violating community standards
    Bill Brandt! Cool stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    LOL, Cam and Player, crushes are ok
    We are all of us beautiful in our infinite variety.
    lol, Lili, I've enjoyed talking to you guys, it's been a pleasure. And your avatar would have an effect on any red-blooded guy. I don't know if I could survive the cheesecake shots.

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    Is that you in irakley's gallery?
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    Re: Confessions of a small sensor junkie

    Lili - Speaking of self portraits
    More on the lines of the English guy (his name is lost to me now) that used a large format ultra-wide angle camera for macro-nudes-in-context.



    Bill Brandt?

    Bertie
    Last edited by Robert Campbell; 20th January 2008 at 11:33. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    LOL, Cam and Player, crushes are ok
    We are all of us beautiful in our infinite variety.
    Speaking of self portraits, I've done some but not in Sherman's style.
    More on the lines of the English guy (his name is lost to me now) that used a large format ultra-wide angle camera for macro-nudes-in-context.
    Not sure about posting them for fear of violating community standards

    Guy, I will check out the workshop schedules, it would be of great help!

    Not a problem just put a Nude Warning in the title. If someone does not want to view than don't click on it. Simple as that. This is a image photography forum.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Lili - Speaking of self portraits
    More on the lines of the English guy (his name is lost to me now) that used a large format ultra-wide angle camera for macro-nudes-in-context.



    Bill Brandt?

    Bertie
    It's deja vu, all over again!

    There's a gorgeous large-format book out of his nudes now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    It's deja vu, all over again!

    There's a gorgeous large-format book out of his nudes now.
    Beaten to it again...and by a woman...

    Bertie

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    Beaten to it again...and by a woman...

    Bertie


    and, Maggie, meow!

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    and, Maggie, meow!
    Heheheheh!

    I must kill!!!

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    Maggie, you have very large...fangs!!
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    I actually call Scooter (the cat in the photo) "Fang," because her fangs are so long they poke out of her mouth, even when it's closed!

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    I actually call Scooter (the cat in the photo) "Fang," because her fangs are so long they poke out of her mouth, even when it's closed!
    just like her mommy!

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    just like her mommy!
    MEOW !!!!

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    Heheheheh!

    I must kill!!!
    Scooter is quite the character kitty
    My little Small Change (after a Tom Waits song) is vocal but fairly sedate

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    MEOW !!!!
    nah, Maggie knows i love her!

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    Re: Confessions of a small sensor junkie

    The Saga Continues......
    The Trials & Tribulations of a Small Sensor Junkie
    I have just sold my GR d1 (still keeping my D-lux 3)
    and am purchasing a GX 100 ( through Tony @POPFLASH)
    and am in the midst of selling my MAMIYA 645 Pro w/two lenses
    and am getting a Olympus E1 with some cash to burn
    so farewell to film
    I am now a True Digital Junkie
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    MAMIYA 645 Pro w/two lenses
    I've got one of those from the late 70's. What are they going for these days?

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    Re: Confessions of a small sensor junkie

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I've got one of those from the late 70's. What are they going for these days?
    Hey Magpie
    Well
    Adorama wanted to give me $550.00
    B&H quoted me $750.00
    and a flyer I posted in the neighborhood Whole Foods got me $1000.00
    Not sure if I would have done better on EBAY
    but just don't seem to have the patience or time for that.
    Mind you I'm very GIRLIE with my equipment so it was in excellent condition
    Cheers!! helen

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Hey Magpie
    Mind you I'm very GIRLIE with my equipment so it was in excellent condition
    Cheers!! helen
    Same here, mine is MINT. But it was a studio and theatre shoot kind of camera anyways.

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