Ricoh GR Digital II review

Started Feb 23, 2009 | User reviews thread
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gary dehmcke
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Ricoh GR Digital II review
Feb 23, 2009

I'm mentioning some other cameras first: leica digilux 1 (hello, LCT), Leica M 8.
Each of these cameras shares qualities with the grd11; all three have a relationship
with "the light" which is unique and especially rare in most digitals. I don't know
what to call it, so I'll refer a term coined by professional audio-writer Harry Pearson
(apologies if I've got the name wrong): "continuousness".

This quality may only be attempt on my part to justify what is simply a type-of-
image preference. So be it. The point is, if you like the Leica D1, amd M8 (for
"continuousness-of-tone reasons; agreed, no camera is perfect)- you may really
like the grd11.

gary dehmcke
ps: I very recently discovered a (new for me) trick using the grd's leveling tool.
First, using spot auto-focus, focus on the image element that you want to use as
your refrerence horizontal or vertical- especially if it's off-center. Then freely
recompose and shoot. I use it in manual mode. It helps create a coordinated
spatial sense in a wide lens. This may not always be a good thing, depending on
the image,

Problems:

none

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