Anyone could have been forgiven for believing that Ricoh's gem of a GR was languishing on death row. It has had scant TLC in recent years. Now, however, there is a whiff of optimism and some evidence that developments are underway.....
For Mike, the Ricoh is a little camera he throws in the bag without thinking. Whatever equipment he chooses, the Ricoh is there as well. Just what is it that has turned this unpretentious little camera into a cult object?
Which is the best large-sensor pocket camera on the market? Mike takes another look at the usual suspects....
Never before have we seen a superseded model selling for within 0.5% of its successor. What does this mean for the Ricoh GR and the GR II? Bill finds out.
Tom Stanworth of The Photo Fundamentalist blog has returned to live in Britain after 11 years in Afghanistan. He has also faced a fundamental change in his choice of photographic gear: He has decided to replace his faithful Leicas with something new.
The Ricoh GR is a brilliant little camera. Specialised, of course, with its fixed 28mm lens, just like Leica's new Q, and a large APS-C sensor in a pocket-ready body. So what of the GR II?
Living museums have become increasingly popular, nowhere more so than in the UK where “attractions” are seemingly around every bend in the road. I’ve enjoyed a number of these celebrations of, mostly, early 20th century life including Beamish in Northumberland and the sadly now defunct Wigan Pier museum. This last weekend I ticked another rather enticing museums off my wishlist, this time the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley in the heart of the Black Country. The area was at the forefront of the industrial revolution and gained its name from the pollution and generally dreary landscape that resulted from the mining and other works.