Ricoh GR – Small and Compact But Powerful

Ricoh GR

Small and Compact but powerful

My best travel buddy in the past 5 years

Ricoh GR – Small and Compact But Powerful

Pocket Sized Camera

A pocket sized camera. Easy to carry, best for travel snaps with superb image quality. And this Ricoh GR has been with me for a couple of years now. 

The reason why I chose it is because I like the design and it inherited the look from the GRD series. At the same time, the APSC sensor delivers lovely images. I still remember I always shot with a Canon G9 in high school and how I loved zoom lenses rather than prime lenses. But with the GR I can easily go into stealth mode with close distance shooting on the street. Buttons are all well scattered at the back of the camera which gives me full control to use the camera.

Top view
Back and control dials

Brought my eyes to 28mm world

My wonder to 28mm started from Ricoh GR and then I bought a 28mm for my Leica M and then upgraded from an Elmarit 28mm f2.8 v2 to Summicron 28mm f2 asph and then back to a cheaper option Voigtlander Ultron 28mm f2 asph. I like 28mm as it gives the tension in the picture in a different perspective. Try this focal length if you are a street photography person.

Besides that I would love to try the Sony RX100 V and Fujifilm X70 to compare how good they are with the Ricoh GR.

6 years later

The shutter button of my Ricoh GR is getting loose now. I guess Ricoh will be coming up with a Full Frame GR soon? Would love to have better battery life for the next GR. Couldn’t wait for that!

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