I love the fact that the minimum focus distance is only 1 cm with Ricoh GRD IV. That makes this camera very cool device for close-ups. By shooting so close to your subject you can achieve nice background bokeh and the small sensor still allows enough DoF to get sharp shots.
I really love how my Ricoh GRD IV coped the tricky exposure and how nicely it rendered the bokeh in this shot. This was shot with ISO 1600 and I am quite happy with the result for a small sensor camera. I also like the in-camera bleach bypass effect which suits here very nicely. Bravo, GRD IV!
My long time Flickr friend Richard asked me in my last post that how shallow DoF I can achieve with Fuji X100. Here are two quick snapshots to demonstrate how shallow DoF and how smooth bokeh I’m about to achieve. Both shots are F2, 1/100, and ISO 2000. Both are shot using macro mode.
My kind of shot. I really love the landscape in the bokeh. It frees your thoughts.
I think this is one nice example how my new Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 SL II lens renders quite 3D-like feeling in the shots. Kaapo’s hand is almost like reaching out from the photo. This 3D-rendering plus sharpness plus wonderful bokeh are the reasons I am buying Voigtländer lenses.