Ricoh GR Series: The remarkable pocket camera that’s just the ticket for the keen...

What is it about the Ricoh GR? Why is this a cult camera among true enthusiasts? Jean Perenet, a dyed-in-the-wool Ricoh fan, explains the attraction of these discreet, pocketable cameras...

A new monochrome camera arrives — priced at £2,250

Ricoh Pentax surprises with a monochrome APS-C DSLR based on the Pentax K-3 Mk III...

History Corner: Arts, crafts, printing, electronic innovation and a dash of patriotism

A quiet corner of West London, hard by the River Thames, is full of history: Technology, arts, crafts, music, royal patronage and a unique typeface that led to a 100-year-old mystery...
Product image shows several attachable viewfinders made by various manufacturers

The M Files (17): Attachable viewfinders over almost a century

Over almost a century, Voigtländer, Zeiss, Ricoh, Olympus made attachable viewfinders. This review (The M Files, ep. 17) shows which are recommendable for your Leica or other rangefinder camera.

Ricoh GR Digital: Resurrecting a pioneering camera from 2005

David Askham unearthed the ancient Ricoh GR which he had purchased in 2007. As one of the early examples of this cult camera, could the GR still cut the mustard in 2022?
Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

40mm Compacts: From ancient to modern with the Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

The film-loading Rollei 35 from 1966 and the digital Ricoh GR IIIx (2021) have more on common that it seems. For example, a 40mm (equiv.) lens and a design that puts smallness over all. Read here a comparing review of these two cameras.

Visiting the picturesque fishing harbours of Scotland’s southeast coast

Jean Perenet continues his exploration of southern Scotland, this time sampling the delights of the picturesque fishing villages of the southeast coast...

Southern Scotland over 30 years in the company of a fine array of Ricoh...

Jean explores the abbeys of the Scottish borders during more than 30 years of visits from his home in Normandy...

Choosing the best camera for black-and-white photography

If you want the most satisfying experience in shooting black-and-white images, better go for a dedicated monochrome sensor. But what are the best choices outside the Leica camp?

Worst Digital Camera: It’s all a matter of opinion

Are these really the worst digital cameras ever produced? Mike takes issue with two candidates, the Ricoh GXR and Leica M10-D...

Bali: People, harbours, markets and kites

Jean takes us on a colourful tour of Bali, to meet its people and help fly its kites...

Bali, a land of temples, art, worship and rice

The Ricoh GR, a discreet little camera to capture the wonders of Bali...

The vintage Ricoh GXR: A camera system I bought twice

The Ricoh GXR system with its interchangeable models which combined sensor and lens in one unit, is a vintage digital worth exploring. Discontinued, but not forgotten and Jean explains here...

Pictures in the time of Covid

Hundreds of thousands of photographers throughout the world have had to change tactics in the light of Covid and the many lockdowns. Jean made the best of staying local and this is his Covid photographic journal...

A departure, an arrival

Purchased in the Year of the Devil, the little Ricoh GRIII sat neglected throughout the worst of the pandemic. Then came the unboxing...