Frost with Ricoh GRD IV

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.

Frost Frost again


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!


Shallow DoF with Fuji X100

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. 





Solitude, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

My kind of shot. I really love the landscape in the bokeh. It frees your thoughts.

Star boy

Star boy, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

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.