Ricoh GR II + GW-3: Feed for pixel peepers

Started Oct 19, 2017 | User reviews
CyeJoeBob Forum Member • Posts: 74
Ricoh GR II + GW-3: Feed for pixel peepers
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So far, I couln't find full res image samples of the Ricoh GR with GW-3 wide angle converter. So here they are with a short analysis. All processed with LR 5.7 - standard setting with highlight/shadow adjustments.

My analysis:

Center: Almost no loss of sharpness.

Middle: Definitly a bit less sharp, but not much.

Corner: Definitly less sharp and some CA. But nevertheless an excellent performance for a convertion lens.

Flare: Quite resistent against the sun. More prone to flares when the sun comes from the side. The tiny lens hood doesn't help here.

14mm w/ converter

18mm w/o converter

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borderplatz Regular Member • Posts: 297
Re: Ricoh GR II + GW-3: Feed for pixel peepers

yes, my converter always suprises me, really like getting close, I use my xpro2 for awhile, then always come back to my GR2, great shots

Csetoue New Member • Posts: 16
Re: Ricoh GR II + GW-3: Feed for pixel peepers

Wonderfull shots.

Im wondering if i get one of these!

Overall do you think its worth?

Thanks

OP CyeJoeBob Forum Member • Posts: 74
Re: Ricoh GR II + GW-3: Feed for pixel peepers

It depends of what you are doing with your Ricoh GR. I think you won't use it very often for street photography. But it's great for landscape and your next sightseeing tour.

And I can't think of any 21mm lens that cheap and with such a great performance at the same time. So I would say it's a no brainer, especially if you can get a used one for less than 100$/€.

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Csetoue New Member • Posts: 16
Re: Ricoh GR II + GW-3: Feed for pixel peepers

CyeJoeBob wrote:

It depends of what you are doing with your Ricoh GR. I think you won't use it very often for street photography. But it's great for landscape and your next sightseeing tour.

And I can't think of any 21mm lens that cheap and with such a great performance at the same time. So I would say it's a no brainer, especially if you can get a used one for less than 100$/€.

I think I will get one of these.

Actually, I'm a bit concerned about having a lot of gear...

After I got my Ricoh GR, Im almost not touching my big dSLR anymore. I don't know if it's good or bad, but all my expenses on my big dSLR and its lenses are collecting dust.

I also thought in selling my GR, buying a better smartphone to take OK photos (not GR like, cause it's impossible), and trying to not ruin my investments on my dSLR stuff and taking it for a walk once a while.

$$$$$$$

The most probably decision is buying everything and keeping everything.

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