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Old 03-08-2015   #1
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Ricoh GR - Not just for street

Took a diverse range of photos on a recent trip to Kauai with the GR, but but didn't take anything really "street". I mostly used TAv mode and let the camera pick the ISO. Even used the Macro mode (remember to turn that off!). It performed really well and was light enough to take anywhere.


Waimea Canyon #1


Leaf Exploration #1


At the Beach #3


Kauai Hike #2


Drink #3
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Old 03-08-2015   #3
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Not to make this a Kauai-centric GR thread, but it was also my go-everywhere camera there over the holidays:














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Old 03-09-2015   #4
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Nice looking Papio Robert .... one of best tasting fish and a lot of fun to catch .
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the GR is my ultra-light landscape/travel camera although I find the 28mm focal length hard to get used to

just be weary that you might get dust eventually in the sensor or between the lens element (had to send mine to Ricoh because I had some on the lens)

and since we're all sharing Kauai shots, here's some of mine


R0030398 by earl.dieta, on Flickr


Hanakapi’ai Falls by earl.dieta, on Flickr


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So now not only do I want a GR, but I want to go to Kauai.

Some really great shots there, all.
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Thanks all - it's great to see all the GR/Kauai pics!

Apparently Calgarians like both the camera and the island

Tom - It's a great place and worth the trip.
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Old 03-09-2015   #8
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hey Kevin, yes Kauai is probably my favourite Kauai island, you're the 3rd person I know that has gone or going to Kauai this year too
We're looking to go back there maybe later this Xmas.

Where's that Kauai Hike #2 located? looks like an awesome place to hike!

Did you get the GW3 converter?
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Earl,
Was my third trip to Kauai and it's a fave for sure.
Kauai Hike #2 and Hike #1 on Flickr are from the Nounou trail. We started off 580 outside of Kapa'a, just past the falls there's a spot that's not really marked and the yellow gate is the start of the trail. There are other ways up, but this one was great. The photo was taken near the Mile 2 marker. You have to veer up the hill when you see that marker - we went past and started down towards another trailhead before turning around and seeing the trail continued up the hill.

Once at the top, you'll see picnic tables. Continue past those to the left and you'll come across a few more great vantage points. Trail is great when dry, but I wouldn't hazard it if wet.

I didn't get the converter, though 21mm would have come in handy at times I wish I would have had a telephoto with me.
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Clearly there needs to be a Canadian GR Kauai thread. In fact, maybe just Calgary.

I'll just delete my work now since I'm merely a Cascadian haole ;-)

Charles, I wish the papio had been mine to cook. But the fisherman was cleaning his outrigger nearby, so I just got a visual taste.
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Too late Robert, you're an honourary CGURK (Calgary GR-user of Kauai - pronounced See-Jerk)
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Oh gosh, I mean, Eh!

Where we stay--the Makahuena in Poipu--seemed like Little Calgary this Xmas. Virtually everyone waiting in line for the grill the nights I cooked was from there, except for one equally sensible snowbird from Michigan.

At least the jerk part of the honorific will stick.
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I've mainly been using the GR as my landscape camera!









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Robert - we met a lot of Canadians on our travels too. During a tasting at the Koloa Rum Company, BC, Alberta, and New Brunswick made up half the house!

Nick, thanks for posting those. The second is my fave of the bunch.
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GR is my go-to camera. Took it to a zip lining weekend. Strapped to the harness, tacked into check pocket. No crop in this shot.


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For the second year in a row, I'm leaving for a European trip with only my GR, leaving at home my Olympus EM5 and couple lenses.

(In my hands), the GR easily outperforms the Olympus with 17mm/f1.8 in 99% of situations save super low light. Landscape, "street", family snapshots, etc.









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Keep 'em coming!

(and yet another Canadian GR user!)
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Old 05-21-2015   #21
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I really do like the lens on the GR, there's a clarity to pics with it that makes it always enjoyable to look at a GR thread.

Was the Kauai trip a limited time offer with the purchase, or an ongoing thing? ;-)
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There was a very brief period where you got to choose between a lei, a luau or a GR on arrival in Lihue. Sadly, I had already bought my GR, so I settled for the pig picking. Live aloha!
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13 seconds on the lanai with the table tripod



Son's flip flops, daughter reading, monkeypod tree




...then back in Oregon for some interesting winter atmosphere
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I love this camera. It has reconciled me with using the screen. It is an arm's length camera anyhow: your body becomes a crane. a liberating camera.
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Welcome to the NS GR thread, Lukitas. Now you must come to Kauai. A 28mm optical viewfinder (and/or 35mm for crop mode) is a nice tool to have when you want to eyeball things, and have your aperture/speed/focus set.





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It's a camera... of course it can be used for other photos.
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man, great photos in this thread. similarly, i use my GR as more of a documentary camera than a dedicated street camera. It seems to do everything but telephoto really really well.
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One of the few images I've made with it that isn't a square.
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I mainly shoot street with mine, but when I don't it's often square.

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This was more than 10 years ago.

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Glad to have found this thread. I'm starting on some world travel adventures soon, fretting about which camera to take. I've been leaning towards sticking to just the GR, nothing else. So I'm starting to try it out for more than just street photography and I'm liking it so far.

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28mm is versatile and it is a nice camera to use.

Aircraft spotting:

f/5.6 | 1/2000s | 100iso

Architecture:

f/9 | 1/250s | 100iso

Landscapes:

f/16 | 1/250s | 100iso

And even action:

f/2.8 | 1/1600s | 100iso
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