Treat Your Ricoh Right – Howto Avoid & Fix Ricoh GR Problems

Treat Your Ricoh Right - How To Avoid and Fix Ricoh GR Problems

Treat Your Ricoh Right – How To Avoid and Fix Ricoh GR Problems

The Ricoh GR and GR II is a beautifully engineered digital photo camera with excellent optical quality in a small package. It is the smallest and lightest camera with APS-C sized sensor and fixed prime lens!

I bought my GR second hand in 2013. Next to the ten other cameras the Ricoh became my most used camera until today. In total I made 71.005 photographs with the GR. That is 52% of all my 135.117 photos since 2013.

Although it is highly praised and recommended among many popular street photographers, technical problems can develop over time. With a high price tag around $500 the GR & GR II is not a cheap camera. With proper precautions and care those common problems can be avoided and fixed if necessary.

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Body Cap Lenses and Pinhole Lens Caps Comparison List

Body Cap Lenses. Pinhole Can-Camera Portraits, Photoville, New York City, 2016

Pinhole Can Camera Portraits, Photoville, New York City, 2016

Recently I bought the smallest digital Interchangeable Camera System from Craigslist. It´s called Q and it is made by Pentax (now Ricoh). It is so small that the inventive Q from James Bond might had actually co-invented it (if he would be a real person in the first place). Anyway, the Pentax Q System consists of several Interchangeable Lenses and one of them is particularity interesting because it is very very slim, just 6.9 mm. It is the Pentax Q 07 Body Cap Lens aka the “Mount Shield Lens”. What makes it so slim is that is has no movable parts inside. Body Cap Lenses have no focus mechanism and typically no aperture to choose from. Everything is preset and you have to work with what you have. What you gain from this minimalistic Lens-Zen-Design is the opportunity for real Point and Shoot Snapshot-Photography! This lens is by far not the only model around. Read on and view a comparable list of available Body Cap Lenses and Pinhole Lens Caps for interchangeable Camera mounts…

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Small and Light – Comparing 17 Big Sensor Prime Lens Cameras

Comparing 17 Big Sensor Prime Lens Cameras

Comparing 17 Big Sensor Prime Lens Cameras

The Ricoh GR is the smallest and lightest Big Sensor Fixed Lens camera.

My goal was to find a compact camera for everyday photography, with wide angle field of view and a fast, integrated prime lens. I wanted the best possible image quality in relation to a small body size/weight for a reasonable price.

Using DPreview´s camera feature search I identified and compared 17 camera models that are equipped with a integrated, fixed prime lens and sensors equal or bigger then APS-C. My comparison showed that the Ricoh GR (II) is the smallest and lightest fixed Prime Lens Camera currently available. Read on and compare yourself…

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