I know I’m a little late to the Ricoh party and they have release the newer GR3x, but here is why I have added the Ricoh GRIII to my camera arsenal.
I first became interested in the GR3 via a video Sean Tucker made explaining his minimalist street setup & thought one day I would drop some pennies and get one.
That day came to me about a week ago when I found one online for a reasonable price second hand, so my entry into the world for Ricoh G cameras did not hurt my bank account….. that much.
I have tried the similar sized Canon G5 X mark II but was not impressed with the high levels of noise in the pictures I took at relatively low, 3200, iso settings.
My very early testing for the GR3 is that this is not a problem even up to 6400 iso, which is a good start.
The genuine “fit in your jean pocket” size of the GR3 is truly excellent. I can hit the street, even at night, with something little bigger than a packet of cigarettes.
24MP APS-C sensor
18.3mm (28mm equivalent) F2.8 lens
3-axis in-body SR stabilization system
On-sensor phase detection autofocus
Ultrasonic sensor cleaning
3″ 1.04M-dot touch-sensitive LCD screen
Anti-aliasing filter simulation
Optional 21mm equivalent GW-4 wide adapter lens
USB 3.0 (Type C) enables in-camera charging
Recently I have been relying more on JPEGS over RAW for my casual photography, leaving RAW for the paid work like product and people photography.
So far, but it is early days, the JPEG’s out of the GR3 look fine to me and this means I can transfer them via the built in Bluetooth to my phone and upload where I want to, while I’m having a coffee break and charging the admittedly weak battery, using a battery bank I carry via the built in USB-C port.
The stabilization is very nice to have along with the sensor cleaning and, for the physical size of the body, a whopping 24MP APS-C sensor.
Ok I’m going to admit something here, I have not used this much as yet, but understand the theory and explanations others have demonstrated on various YouTube videos I have watch. I am going the test this out soon, maybe in Camden Town, and will add my expereince here when I do.
I am looking forward to exploring the Ricoh GRIII for myself and sharing the moments, good and bad, that I have with you very soon. Maybe see you in Camden Town someday.
With the new Canon RF mount and the release of the RF 16mm we now have a cools set of Streetwise Lenses that are budget friendly which I call the “Nifty Trio”.
This set of budget friendly primes give all you need to get creative out on the street, even when the sun goes down, and give you options while videoing your inserts for your street photography YouTube videos.
All are so light it makes sense to load your messenger bag or small rucksack up with all three and go have a cracking street photography session on a R, R6 or R5 body.
All three would also put up a good show for land and city scape image grabbers.
The Nifty Trio. Your budget buddies you can rely on.