Ricoh GR (Mark 1) - Photos not sharp

Started Apr 25, 2021 | Discussions thread
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ArtHeals Regular Member • Posts: 247
Ricoh GR (Mark 1) - Photos not sharp

Hello Everyone,

I recently bought a used Ricoh GR (2013 with latest firmware) and i feel the images aren't sharp at any aperture. I am a hobbyist and shoot only jpegs in aperture priority. I used Fuji aps-c compact cameras (X70, XF10, X100T/S) in the past and their jpegs appear to be sharper. My setting for GR is Auto-Hi ISO 1600 or 3200 and minimum shutter is 1/60 but I see a lot of noise, muted colors and smudges even at ISO 800 and below, compared to the other compacts mentioned above.

I feel like either:

  1. I am doing something wrong
  2. This camera isn't good enough for jpegs (i have no interest or time for RAW)

I know GR owners swear by the quality of the lens and IQ so before i get rid of it, I would like to know your opinion/experience especially those who used fuji as well.

Also, what effect is good for people/skin?

** I commend Ricoh for the size, weight, ergonomics and customizability

Thank You

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