The Ricoh GR- Pocket Power

[caption id="attachment_3793" align="alignnone" width="980"]top The Ricoh GR family, I still shoot the GR1v film version which is a tribute to the designers at Ricoh- a classic camera.[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_3797" align="alignnone" width="4928"]billie-1 20160820 The colors are rich and punchy with plenty of tonal range as the files are DNG- perfect for Lightroom and Photoshop.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3805" align="alignnone" width="3264"]billie-1 20160820-5 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.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_media-20" align="alignnone" width="4928"]billie-1 20160820-2.jpg Black and white is pretty amazing and the AF although not lightning fast is OK.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_media-27" align="alignnone" width="4928"]billie-1 20160820-3.jpg The lens is sharp and will close focus but why would you not have a viewfinder? This camera screams for one.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_media-34" align="alignnone" width="4928"]billie-1 20160820-7.jpg The close focus is excellent.[/caption] Subtle details are rendered nicely by the APS-C sensor and the f2.8 lens. [caption id="attachment_media-41" align="alignnone" width="4588"]billie-1 20160820-4 - Copy.jpg Love the black & white.[/caption]  

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