The Ricoh GR- Pocket Power

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The Ricoh GR family, I still shoot the GR1v film version which is a tribute to the designers at Ricoh- a classic camera.

I have had a film GR1v for some time and it was one of the most impressive compact ever made, the lens was amazingly sharp so when I had the opportunity to try the Ricoh GR digital I was pretty keen.

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The colors are rich and punchy with plenty of tonal range as the files are DNG- perfect for Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Handles detail well although it would be nice if the sensor was the new Sony Exmor 24mp rather than the old 16mp one from the NEX-5. Time for an update.

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Black and white is pretty amazing and the AF although not lightning fast is OK.

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The lens is sharp and will close focus but why would you not have a viewfinder? This camera screams for one.

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The close focus is excellent.

Subtle details are rendered nicely by the APS-C sensor and the f2.8 lens.

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Love the black & white.

 

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