GRD IV

Shine of aluminium

I tested the in-camera high-contrast B&W last evening with my Ricoh GRD IV and there were few good shots but mainly the shots were too dark and contrasty to my liking. In other hand, the normal in-camera B&W is too boring having no punch. I really like the idea that GRD IV would be my JPEG B&W camera but I am not sure yet.

The shot below is SOOC. I adjusted the contrast to -1 (there are Max, -1, and -2 to select with), and sharpness to 7 (max is 9) in-camera. Also the square format is done in-camera. The center weighted exposure was used here.

Shine of aluminium
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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