Ricoh's GR - I love it


alig

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 22:21
With recent talk of a new GR, here are some images with the 'old' one

I love my wee GR, the images quality is outstanding for a wee compact.

It's my take everywhere camera.

1. The watcher




2. The old & the new




3. The Three Brethren




4. Lost...




5. Hume Castle




6. Hundy Mundy




Any comments are welcome and appreciated.

Thanks
Cheers

Ali

ist* DS & Ricoh GR

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 22:30
Some fine images there, it does seem capable of very good results. I particularly like No.3 followed closely by 5 and 6. The ruin in No.6 reminds me of a halloween pumpkin...I know...I know...think it must be the cut
out shapes in the stonework. Now if you could just arrange for it to be backlit by a burning orange glow on a very dark night...

regards

Karlo

jules

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 23:02
Fabulous imagery, loving the bold sqaure crops, just don't see enough of that nor do I ever remember to try it myself, you have a mastery of B+W which I can only aspire to, crackin work.
Cheers Jules...

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lennythelion

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 01:22
A fantastic set of b+w images. Love the light and comp of no 1.

MJSfoto1956

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 04:04
all top notch. Bravo!

fritzthedog

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 07:22
A stunning set and a great reminder that we do not always need to drag 20 kilos of gear around with us to get great images.

Must dust the cobwebs off the Q and force myself to really learn what that camera can do. In the 2 years I have owned it I have done little more than play with it half a dozen times.

Thanks for sharing

Carl
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 08:24
A polished and varied set. Very well converted. I know all the talk is of full frame but when one considers what can be crammed into such a small shell I'm more and more drawn to this type of camera. The only compromise is the fixed prime lens.
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K10D

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 12:12
A very good set of images. Superb conversions.

Best regards

Daronl

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 12:46
What can be said, the GR is fantastic for sure but the imagery here is more about the photographer, it is a stunning collection of how you saw those scenes , the camera is just a tool

Wonderful work

alig wrote:
With recent talk of a new GR, here are some images with the 'old' one

I love my wee GR, the images quality is outstanding for a wee compact.

It's my take everywhere camera.

1. The watcher




2. The old & the new




3. The Three Brethren




4. Lost...




5. Hume Castle




6. Hundy Mundy




Any comments are welcome and appreciated.

Thanks


Daronl

alig

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 12:54
Thank you all for the kind comments.

I can honestly say the GR has rekindled my photography since purchasing it.

I had the Q in the past but wasn't 100% happy with the results. When they brought out the GR with the same sensor as my K5, I knew I'd found the compact I'd been looking for.

The only reservation I had was the 28mm lens, although it nofw has a 35mm and 47mm through one of the modes.

But after using it for the last 2 years I have never had a problem, you can always zoom with your feet, you can get a good crop off the original RAW DNG file, as in no1 above, not sure how much it's cropped, but it was quite a bit. BTW that image won best B&W print and overall best B&W for the evening at my local cam club.

Thanks all
Cheers

Ali

ist* DS & Ricoh GR

michaelblue

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 14:42
alig wrote:
Thank you all for the kind comments.

I can honestly say the GR has rekindled my photography since purchasing it.

I had the Q in the past but wasn't 100% happy with the results. When they brought out the GR with the same sensor as my K5, I knew I'd found the compact I'd been looking for.

The only reservation I had was the 28mm lens, although it nofw has a 35mm and 47mm through one of the modes.

But after using it for the last 2 years I have never had a problem, you can always zoom with your feet, you can get a good crop off the original RAW DNG file, as in no1 above, not sure how much it's cropped, but it was quite a bit. BTW that image won best B&W print and overall best B&W for the evening at my local cam club.

Thanks all

I'm not surprised, it's a great shot, it reminds me of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis'
Regards,
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aliengrove

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 22:18
A very impressive set! The GR is till my most used camera, and will probably remain so for a long time to come. As you have shown here, it's a very capable little camera. The lens is superb, even wide open, and the wide converter is far better than a bit of glass screwed onto the end of a lens has any right to be, outperforming the 15mm Ltd imo.
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alig

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 23:01
Thanks again.

I was considering the wide converter Jonathan, good to hear your opinion on it. If it's better or as good as the 15mm, it's worth buying

Thanks
Cheers

Ali

ist* DS & Ricoh GR

edumad

Link Posted 22/02/2015 - 21:56
Really love 1, 2 and 5. Great work on contrast and light.
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richandfleur

Link Posted 22/02/2015 - 22:10
Holy crap I like those. Great use of lighting, or I suspect the creation of lighting afterwards. Really good.
Last Edited by richandfleur on 22/02/2015 - 22:10
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