The Ricoh GR – Five Years On

Shuffling down Champs Elysees.

I’ve gone through a few cameras over time, but this old friend sticks around and continues to impress. It’s a formula that ticks every box for me: lightweight, large sensor, fantastic 28mm lens, perfect ergonomics for the size and a straightforward interface. My biggest complaint is the poorly placed exposure comp button that tends to get pressed on accident. Which in the scheme of things isn’t too hard to live with.

Le Jardin du Luxembourg

The Ricoh GR has been replaced (updated) with the Ricoh GRII, but I haven’t felt the need to upgrade. My biggest wish for the camera that replaces the GR II, is that the body retains the same amazing ergonomics. I’ve gone through several similarly sized cameras and nothing even comes close to the handling of the GR line.

Street work or landscapes, the Ricoh can cover it.
Another spring in Paris. Shot with the Positive Film effect.
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Climb a few steps and you’re rewarded with this view.
Shooting into the sun, a favorite condition.
I think the GR has put on more miles with me than any other camera.
Stablemates (L-R): Ricoh GR, Leica D-LUX Typ 109, LEICA M-P (Typ 240) in titanium.


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