Ricoh GR II vs GR III Comparison

Ricoh GR II vs GR III Preproduction Comparison

Ricoh GR II vs GR III Preproduction Comparison

The Ricoh GR II successor model GR III was announced just a two days ago on Sep 25, 2018. It is still a preproduction model so things might change slightly.

As longtime Ricoh GR II fan and user I was curious how the Technical Specifications and new Control Buttons Layout of the GR III compare to the current model. My comparison is based on publicly available text and image information and includes only new and changed aspects.

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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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Ricoh GR Zone Focusing Tips for Closeup Street Photography

Using Ricoh GR Snap Zone Focus Tips Street Photography

Candid closeup street portrait against bright sunlight – NYC, Ricoh GR

Today I want to share with you my Ricoh GR Zone Focusing Tips for Closeup Street Photography using Snap Focus, Full Press Snap Focus and Manual Focus Mode.

The tips are especially useful when shooting in fast-paced, closeup situations where you can not rely on the slow Auto Focus performance. To get an impression of such situations consider watching a short documentary video about Jeff Mermelstein´s or Bruce Gilden´s working approach. Both are renowned Street Photographers from New York City. Notice how near and quickly they make their pictures!

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