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Old 01-09-2014   #41
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Some from our ice- and snow-storm just before Christmas here in Texas.





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Old 01-09-2014   #42
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The GR has become my favorite camera.
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It's becoming mine, too. I don't want to say that too loudly...I have lots of $$ tied up in other equipment, continually searching for the "right" recipe for myself.
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Old 01-10-2014   #45
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I must add one voice to the choir of GR enthousiasts.. it's a pearl of a camera. I never thought I'd say this, but the noise of this camera at high ISO is barely distinguishable from true grain. The high contrast BW mode is also fairly perfect for some of my stuff... I don't even use RAW format.

My recent trans-siberian trip was shot about 60% on Tri-X (Ricoh Gr1v) and 40% digital (Ricoh GR). No one who saw those pictures has so far noticed a "quality" difference or been able to tell which were digital images and which film. In addition, the GR doesn't force me to use the tiny viewfinder of its analogic sister.. Sometimes I just wish there was an EF for the GR like the (Panasonic) one for Leica X2..
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Old 01-10-2014   #46
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It's certainly my favorite camera. Best B&W output of any digital camera I've owned, and that's a bunch.

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christ, you guys just forced me to buy one couldn't resist any longer. hopefully get it early this coming week and am really looking forward to it.
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Old 01-12-2014   #48
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I love the GR too and enjoy shooting with it but I still feel guilty about not using my GRDIV, a great camera too. May try setting them up to shoot along side one another. My Sony RX100 only gets picked up if I know I will need the zoom.

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I rarely use the rx100, now that I have the gr.. But there are times when I know I need to e longer then 35 (gr cropped) ahead of time, the rx100 will get the nod for my pocketable camera.

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I wish we were getting a fee for each GR we talked people into! Ha ha.

Andrea, your images of the Trans-Siberian trip are inspiring to me in style and substance...I'm a fan. Hope I can wield my GR with such skill.
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I wish the gr had a tele adapter to go along w/ their gw3. Didn't they at one time have one for their early cameras that would make it about a 40 fov? What a travel combo (21-28-40)!!!

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Gary...too true. 21st Century Leica (oh boy...there goes THAT comparison again!)
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I wish the gr had a tele adapter to go along w/ their gw3. Didn't they at one time have one for their early cameras that would make it about a 40 fov? What a travel combo (21-28-40)!!!

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a 2x extender for a 50mm FOV
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The black and whites from this camera look an awful lot like 35mm film, an awful lot, and I can't think of a single other digital camera that can do that. I think I'm going to have to pick one of these up, plus it shoots squares! Oh my...
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The black and whites from this camera look an awful lot like 35mm film, an awful lot, and I can't think of a single other digital camera that can do that. I think I'm going to have to pick one of these up, plus it shoots squares! Oh my...
I can, the GXR seems to generate B&W shots with similar qualities. Combine it with some vintage glass on the M-module and you get even closer.
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The Ricoh b&w are good, but the b&w from the foveon sensor to me look better, more tonal range and detail.

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Andrea, your images of the Trans-Siberian trip are inspiring to me in style and substance...I'm a fan. Hope I can wield my GR with such skill.
Thanks for your words David. Your series "A sense of place" is fabulous. I really like your documentary style too. Give us more :-)
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How are Ricoh doing with firmware updates? Do they tweak and release updates, or their software works well enough to not warrant that many updates? I mean, do they even do things like release updates that improve things, or they stay strictly to bug fix releases, or none at all?

I'm so excited, I will pick up my GR tomorrow night. I've been wanting one ever since the GRDIII, but I can't stand those "standard" compact camera sensors for different reasons, and now I just couldn't hold off any longer with the new GR for that reason.

The only thing that worries me is the 28mm FOV as I use 50mm 95% of the time on my M9, but on the other hand I can't know for sure until I try, and lately I have been more interested in wider angles than before.
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Kenny,

As a 50mm shooter, I was also concerned about the 28mm. But I've grown to enjoy the process of moving closer. And it has taught me to be more attentive to setting because so much more is included.

The one issue for me, because I'm pretty tall, is distortion as I move very close to subjects. So I shoot a lot at chest level.

Like everyone else here, I'm thrilled with the character of the GR BW output. It's not the super sharp or highly resolved aesthetic of some sensors, but rather the rich, organic look that I prefer.

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Kenny,

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The one issue for me, because I'm pretty tall, is distortion as I move very close to subjects. So I shoot a lot at chest level.

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Yeah that is interesting, I have that problem as well even with 35mm on my M9, so I have to crunch down or even almost kneel at times to avoid distortion, but then again in that case I have to look through the finder. I am also a bit sensitive to distortion, one reason I prefer 50mm, but I think I will try to reevaluate that now when I get the GR and see if I can find something in it that I'll like.

I thought long and hard about it (years really), but realized now that I can't really know unless I try one, so fingers crossed, I'll hopefully like it.
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60% on Tri-X (Ricoh Gr1v) and 40% digital (Ricoh GR)
That sounds immensely appealing!!!

I have been dancing around the GR without pulling the trigger. In this realm, I have the GRD III, RX-100, and the EOS M. I think I could give them up for the GR, maybe keeping the RX-100 for the zoom. Ugh. Decisions.
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How are Ricoh doing with firmware updates? Do they tweak and release updates, or their software works well enough to not warrant that many updates? I mean, do they even do things like release updates that improve things, or they stay strictly to bug fix releases, or none at all?

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Ricoh was pretty good with the GRD line in introducing firmware updates with new features, so I'm optimistic about them continuing to do so. Indeed, it makes me frustrated that Olympus is the opposite, and hasn't introduced a firmware update to bring focus-peaking to the E-M5.

I'd have to say right now that the GR is my favourite camera. I hope you enjoy yours.
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What cheap viewfinder are you using?
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What cheap viewfinder are you using?
don't know if I can link it but it was one of these from the same seller
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HUGEView-28mm...-/171201261480
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Are GR-people shooting raw and converting to BW in post or using one of the in-camera BW modes?
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Gustaf, people are using both.

I tend to crush the blacks and add grain, so I like a clean file to start with...so, RAW for me, and the files are great. On the jpg side of the house, there is a lot of customization with the different b&w in-camera profiles, so some people are just using that.

This probably doesn't help answer your question, does it?
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David, sure it does Thanks for the quick reply!
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Gustaf, in fact I use it in mostly JPG. I decide before I start shooting whether I want to get high contrast BW, or color film-like look, or whatever and I use the camera's preset functions for that. This way, in addition to using the camera always between 800 and 3200 ISO (to avoid the ultrasharp digital look I hate), is the closest I get to shooting film (when I don't do that in my GR1v).
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Andrea, thanks for sharing your take on this.
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Only raw here. In fact, I don't think I ever shot a jpeg.

I enjoy many of the high contrast images I see here and elsewhere, but I'm personally after an extended middle gray range. I love all those rich grays. GR raw files seem to accommodate both approaches very well.

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I got to use a friend's copy of this camera. Such great files in such a pleasant package. Extremely quick and light.
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So I picked up my GR yesterday night, came home a bit too late to really have time to try it out. Looked at it a bit during the day, slightly overwhelmed by all options, so need to set it up. But here is one of my very first shots from work today for the fun of it.

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^congrats!
one great thing about the Ricoh cameras is that it is customizable, 2 function buttons and a sub-menu that you can put in your 5 most used settings as well.


i printed this as a present to my sister

NYC view from Brooklyn by earl.dieta, on Flickr
taken with the GR, just one shot and cropped to panorama.
20x60 print and still look sharp!
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Ironically though, the one customization I really want to so seems I can't figure out - I suspect it is not possible...

I want to auto focus with the AFL button (I got that to work without problems) but at the same time I want to disable auto focus on half press of the shutter, but lock exposure. So basically I want the shutter to act as AEL on half press without trying to focus.

I always set up my DSLRs like that when I had those and with and auto focus camera I prefer it like that.

Also, I thought I read in the manual that it is possible to charge the camera over a USB connection to a computer, did anyone else try that? It seems to me as the camera shuts itself off after a minute or so and the charging status lamp turns off.
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ah, you want to use the back focus button on it?
don't think it can but feel free to share if you figure it out.
it's the first thing I search for on an AF camera as well
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yes exactly, and more specifically, i want to use it without having to hold it. i can achieve what i want of course either by pressing and holding it while i press the shutter, or by enabling the actual lock feature, but none of them are exactly what i want.

and i must say i find it quite curious that almost everything can be configured, except for the shutter button, which in some cases is one of one of the view things that CAN be configured on other cameras.
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The shutter button can be configured... it has many modes (snap, etc.), but I guess just not the one you want. I think we tend to forget that this camera is technically a P&S camera.
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This is great!
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Fast snapfocus distance change

Was playing with my GR at home today and found out, if you press the macro function button (and hold), you can change the snap focus distance with the front wheel, of course, works only in snap focus mode.

I simply love this cam, the only thing i miss is a built in viewfinder like the one in the analog GR, especially here in Barcelona with sunshine on felt 350 days the year.

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It is an amazing little camera that can be configured in many ways. I love the TAv setting. To call it a P&S is really not doing it justice.
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