Ricoh GR1v Giveaway

FINAL UPDATE:  The day has come and I will be parting with my Ricoh GR1v camera. At times this giveaway felt like a sprint and at others an endurance race. I felt an overwhelming response from you guys. It has truly been a blast. We had people go through their old film photos, people shoot new film photos and most importantly it was all film! There have been difficult times as well though. How do you take almost 150 entries and choose the best photo story? With help of course. Many thanks to the 4 judgers who picked our winner. HAMISH GILLRAY LAROSEMICHAEL PRETZSCHMIKE POULIOT. Without them I would still be swimming in photos. I have learned much and enjoyed many things about this giveaway so far. Thank-you very much to all who contributed. It is interesting to go through all the entries and see different parts of the world, many different cameras and film being used.  Unscientifically I think the Olympus Mju might be the most popular.  I have gained so much from friends and the film community and I am happy to give back in any way I can. I hope this contest inspires people to shoot more film. Community is important to me, see what I wrote about it here. If you haven’t already please go check out Ray Larose’s Ricoh 500 ME giveaway. Cool stuff!


Claudio Gomboli – I need your address !  Your unique take on life was chosen as the winner. I too really enjoyed this one, I can see why it won. 


Claudio Gomboli,, Leica M6, Voigtlander 35mm/ Olympus Mju II/ Konica Big Mini 501z, Bergger 400/ Ilford HP5


In no particular order I have listed below the runners up:

Maulana Randa, Olympus Pen ees, Kodak Double X

Krzystof Jeziorn,, Krzystof Jeziorny, Nikon FM2 w/ Nikkor 50mm, Fuji Neopan 400  

Maicol Testi,, Yashica TL Electro X, Ilford Delta 400

Nicolas Courtoy,, Nikon F2AS with Nikkor 35mm /50mm, Kodak Portra 400

TJ Boegle, Hasselblad 500cm with 80mm, Kodak Tmax 400

There really should be 100+ runners up!

CONTEST DETAILS: I am giving away a Ricoh GR1v, four rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 film, and an F-Stop Kenti camera bag to the winner of this photo contest. 

The Ricoh GR1v is a true unicorn. This contest is for film photographers who would obviously love to shoot the Ricoh. This camera is a favourite of mine and many others. You can read Hamish Gill's review on it here.

I was part inspired by Ray Larose and Hamish Gill to host this contest. I love their passion for the film community and decided to step up and contribute myself. 

To enter please submit 4 photos before February 17, 2016 11:59 PM MST.  From the total submitted entries I will choose my top five favourite entries for the judges to select a winner. The winner will be announced here on February 20, 2016 by the the following judges:



We are looking for a story. A story that flows from all photos that link together to form a common narrative, not just a theme. A story with a beginning and an end. They can be simple or complex, it can pass very little time, or a lot of time. You can have people, or no people. Each photo should connect to the other in a fashion that tells a story.



  • Please submit 4 JPEGs measuring 1024 X 1024 px square.
  • You can crop any photo you like, just crop it to a square.
  • You can use old photos or create some new ones! 
  • The photos must be taken with a film camera. No cheating.
  • One entry per person.
  • Include your camera and and/ or film details along with your photo.
  • You can choose to include a single website link along with your name.
  • By submitting you have read the rules and agree to have your photos displayed on this site.
  • I will not use your photos for any purpose other than to display them temporarily. I wouldn't know what to do with them otherwise- no offence. 
  • Only fully qualified entries will be entered.
  • This is for fun people, lets all make it fun!
  • Send your entry to cody [at] capriebe [dot] com
  • I will cover the cost of the postage worldwide. 

I have made a sample below. Nothing fancy, just a simple story of a boys adventure. 

example: Cody Priebe, @codypriebe, Leica MP on Kodak Portra 400


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