The camera is on its way! You can find the photos and details from the journey here:
In my non-Ricoh past, I participated in a project aiming to send the digital camera with memory card around the globe. I believe such kind of project would be a great fun also here at RicohForum?
I'm already in contact with Ricoh folks and they are very interested in such kind of project. So we will have a fresh new R10 just for the purpose of this project. All we need now is some ideas about the project rules and of course, YOU as the project participants!
It will take some time to plan the camera route, just to minimize the shipping costs and possible duty charges between the countries. However, all participants should be ready for some shipping costs. So please, sign up in this project only if you are willing to ship the camera to another forum member at your cost! There should be no problem with duty charges within the EU, but there could be some problems when sending the camera outside the EU. It would be great if some members who often travels between the countries/continents can eventually take the camera on next travel and pass it personally to another participant (let's say at airport or somewhere in the city). In this way we can reduce the possible problems with duty charges.
Here are the project rules/conditions I have so far...
Each participant will have to take let's say 5 pictures in highest camera resolution, post the reduced versions of the photos in "Ricoh around the Globe" thread and upload full size photos to a given ftp (just for backup purposes). Then send the camera with intact memory card to another participant on the list.
It would be nice if the taken photos would be candid/street shots from the participant's town, with focus on environmental questions.
I believe the 2GB card should be just enough for this project? It should allow to take over 500 photos in highest resolution and I really don't think there will be more than 100 participants. Even 50 participants would be too much. Let's say the average time required to reach another participant is one week. Then add at least three days for taking photos and you quickly realize that it would be a very long journey even with less than 50 participants But I'm sure it will be a great fun!
So please, post your thoughts and ideas about this project and mainly, let me know if you are interested in participating (and your country of residence). At this stage of project, there is no need to mention your full address.
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List of participants:
rui fernandes Portugal/Almada
Bertalan Canada/Port Rowan
bigscarypuppy USA/Los Angeles
Shiro Kuro Japan/Tokyo (?)
Nevin China/Hong Kong
chrsilee China/Hong Kong
Guy Parsons Australia/Sydney
uKrris Republic of South Africa/Durban