Tokyo in 21mm with the Ricoh GR and the GW3

I had a little separation anxiety leaving the Leica and the RX1r behind on this trip, but I did it and had no regrets. As you may gather from my recent posts this little GR keeps on delivering.  It won’t fully replace the other cameras, but it always seems to punch way above its weight. Even though it’s a fixed lens (28mm), there is a little flexibility with the addition of the GW3 wide angle adaptor. With the 0.75x conversion it brings the lens down to an ultra wide angle 21mm. Framing and composition will take a little more consideration since you’ll be bringing in so much more into the frame. For the street work that I enjoy it is nearly ideal, especially in tight places like Tokyo.

Fish and a sake

Fish for sale in one of the tents at a sake tasting festival.

Fourth time exploring Shinjuku and there's so much more to see.

Fourth time exploring Shinjuku and there’s so much more to see.

Japan Airlines's Heneda lounge is empty at 6:30AM.

Japan Airlines’ Heneda lounge is empty at 6:30AM.

Tokyo's fire safety is taken very seriously.

Tokyo’s fire safety is taken very seriously.

Here's the same space taken the day before.

Here’s the same space taken the day before.

Shinjuku, a busy, busy place.

Shinjuku, a busy, busy place.

Yakitori Alley in Shinjuku. No need for a menu, just eat what you are served and enjoy.

Yakitori Alley in Shinjuku. No need for a menu, just eat what you are served and enjoy.

Just to give you an idea of how small these places are, you can seat three across the front and about six down the bench on the right. When the guy at the end needs to get up the whole restaurant has to shuffle around, love it.

Just to give you an idea of how small these places are, you can seat three across the front and about six down the bench on the left. When the guy at the end of the bench needs to get up the whole restaurant has to shuffle around, love it.

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