Any Ricoh R1/GR1v/GR10/GR21 users here?
Does anyone have one of the Ricoh's mentioned? .. I just finished my first roll thru my new R1 and am very taken with this camera. It was bought as a "take everywhere" camera and so far it fits the bill very well, I found myself checking to make sure it hadn't slipped out of my coat pocket its so light and slim .
I have looked over the GR1v a few times and may seriously consider getting one when I finish my working holiday and I have a few more $$ to spare... 28mm/2.8 lens, Magnesium alloy body, Aperture priority mode, Exposure compensation, Manual ISO settings .....Mmmm very tasty
Anyone got any pictures taken with one of the Ricoh's? .. I'll post a couple once I get some film back from the lab.
#2. "RE: Any Ricoh R1/GR1v/GR10/GR21 users here?" | In response to Reply # 0leegc Basic MemberFri 03-May-02 02:42 AM
I have the GR-1s for about 2 years now and it's an exceptional camera with a terrific 28mm lens. More than I expected from a point & shoot camera.
I have now bought myself a Contax G-2, which is not unlike the GR-1s, but with the ability to change lenses. This is something that I miss in the GR-1s. Other than that, the GR-1s is still a great camera to travel with.
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#4. "RE: Any Ricoh R1/GR1v/GR10/GR21 users here?" | In response to Reply # 0Laika Basic MemberWed 16-Jan-08 12:23 PM
HHmmm ... I've ended up taking my R1 back for a refund
While the camera itself is great I was a little less impressed with the output, I found anything near the edges of the frame had a fair bit of distortion, I know its 30mm and I should expect a bit but its much worse than I've ever had with my 24mm Nikon lens. That I could have lived with it in a pinch but the ten inch wide panoramic prints didn't come close in quality to my girlfriends APS panoramic's (Nikon Nuvis 300) so I could get a get something like a Canon L1 APS with its faster f2.8 lens and smaller size for the same sort of money (less money I think).... burb ! Ahh well ... I know the Ricoh GR1/GR21 have much better optics than the R1 but I wasn't expecting the R1 to be shown up by a APS camera when looking at ten inch prints..... I guess I'll keep saving for a GR1 .... Here is a shot from my test roll (Oxford UK)
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#3. "RE: Any Ricoh R1/GR1v/GR10/GR21 users here?" | In response to Reply # 4leegc Basic MemberSun 12-May-02 04:19 AM
From the scan it doesn't look that bad at all. I got some 8"x10" enlargements done from some of my GR-1s negatives and they turned out pretty sharp and distortion-free. The GR-1s allows me to stop the lens down to around F/11, so that helps the sharpness quite a bit. My only complaint about the camera was the fixed lens, as mentioned earlier. The 28mm is great for landscapes, but makes portraits look almost comical.