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    Default Ricoh GR - User Review





    Specs and Press Release can be found Ricoh announces GR Thanks APDS to loan a set of GR and GW3 (wide angle converter) to hands on experience and write a user review on CS.



    This user review is mainly focussed on ;
    - Impression on the camera design, build
    - New feature compared to GR4
    - On field shooting
    - Comment

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    Main Features

    • APS C sensor
    • 28mm (effective range) f2.8
    • low pass filter
    • very fast AF
    • lots of useful dedicated button for easy access and control
    • history of GR
    • HD video
    • ISO 100-25600
    • TAV priority
    • one step setting for time lapse and multi exposure
    • electronic shutter (no shutter sound)
    • 3inch LCD, 1.23m dots
    • ~250g (with battery and SD card)
    • really a pocket size cam





    * note that the cover ring was removed from the camera





    - the ADJ control with press mode, can be set for 5 main features
    - ADJ control can also be turn left/right to adjust ISO
    - dedicated AEL,AFL,C-AF switch
    - the circular button next to the AEL/CAF switch is AE lock
    - + and - switch on the top right is exposure control and the play button is position right below
    - Fn 1 and Fn 2 can be customised as per user preference





    * New Tav mode (TAv mode essentially allows you to set the shutter speed, and the aperture while the camera adjusts for the exposure using the ISO)
    * 3 user settings mode






    * Flash button
    * effect button to visual effects : B&W, B&W(TE), B&W Contrast, Cross Process, Positive Film, Bleach bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, High Key





    * pocket size camera. If I am not wrong, GR is the smallest and lightest APS C sensor camera as of today

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    Nice write up, Michael. Looking forward to the full review

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    Looking forward to full real-life review. Hoping the IQ would live up to my expectation of APS-C sensor. I'd be happy if the operability is even only slightly better than my GRD3.

    *Start saving some money. Will have to wait until end of this year to finance this ...

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    * PLEASE TAKE NOTE THE RESULT OF ALL THE IMAGE FROM MY REVIEW IS FROM A PRE PRODUCTION MODEL







    Pic straight out from cameras on visual effects



    B&W






    B&W(TE)






    B&W Contrast








    Cross Process










    Positive Film



    Last edited by MichaelLee; 2nd May 2013 at 10:20 PM.

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    Bleach bypass






    Retro








    Miniaturize









    High Key

    Last edited by MichaelLee; 2nd May 2013 at 10:19 PM.

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    More images when GR in operation mood



    the lens protrudes slightly




    flash is on








    Compared to GRIV, it may only 15% larger







    Last edited by MichaelLee; 2nd May 2013 at 12:47 AM.

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    GR lens with multi coating (you may read the official spec of GR lens here)


    f6.3, ISO100 (on tripod) Straight out from camera



    *you may download the higher resolution pic here (2048 x 1356)






    Center cropped









    corner cropped


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    Ability to resist to CA and flare


    f3.2, ISO100







    center crop








    f7.1, ISO100


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    do you have any sample images that shows its depth of field, something which the earlier GRD can't show. Portraits of people showing that would be great!

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    here are various aperture settings, picture straight out from camera.


    f2.8









    f3.2








    f4










    f5










    f6.3


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    f8








    f9








    f11










    f13











    f16 (smallest available aperture)


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    macro mode (min 0.1m focussing distance) at f2.8


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    Testing various ISO settings. Camera place on tripod, camera built-in NR is switched off, shot in JPEG (no noise reduction from PP), at aperture f6.3

    ISO100





    ISO200







    ISO400










    ISO640









    ISO800
    Last edited by MichaelLee; 13th May 2013 at 05:09 PM.

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    ISO800 - You may download the higher resolution here

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    ISO1,000








    ISO1,250









    ISO1,600











    ISO2,000













    ISO2,500 - You may download the higher resolution here


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    ISO3,200 - You may download the higher resolution here







    ISO4,000










    ISO5,000











    ISO6,400 - You may download the higher resolution here

    Last edited by MichaelLee; 13th May 2013 at 05:02 PM.

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    Remaining of ISO settings are 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600. Please note that in-camera NR is switched off from the above test. Personally I feel that ISO is acceptable all the way to 3,200. ISO6,400 is still ok if NR is switched on.

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    come and test Ricoh GR . Hands on session 17th May

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    GW3 , wide angle converter to have effective range of 21mm













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