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Two flowers in B&W

Ricoh GRD IV is a fantastic tool to shoot close-ups. It will focus to 1 cm in the macro mode, and its in-camera high-contrast B&W produces rough but pleasing results. Here are two flower shots to show how it performs.

Flower in B&W

A small flower
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In-camera RAW development

I tested in-camera RAW development with my Ricoh GR and I have to say that I was very positively surprised about the results I got. I think it will be handy tool for some of the shots. At least I can easily develop RAWs into my beloved high-contrast B&W and get much more details when my starting point will be a RAW shot. Below is an example of this (from RAW to high-contrast B&W). I did 1×1 cropping also in-camera.

My Revue Thommen Airspeed

Dachshund

Not a real one but a gingerbread-one. I used here Positive film effect when shooting with my Ricoh GRD IV and I love the colors.

Dachshund coming up
1/125, f/1.9, ISO 566

Cool

I just love Tiitus’ expression in this shot. The harsh side light was perfect for this image.

Cool

The beauty of a lovely watch does not vanish into the grain

My lovely Mido watch. Shines through the grain. Photographed with Ricoh GRD IV.

Mido

Close-up with Ricoh GRD IV

I have had my Ricoh GRD IV camera now only few hours but I can already say that I really love its close-up capabilities. You can go as close as 1 cm to your subject and this camera will autofocus! Wow. And you can have some decent bokeh with this camera in this kind of a close-ups as can be seen in the shot below. More about other things later.

Close-up with Ricoh GRD IV