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    Ricoh The Ricoh GR image thread

    Took my GR + GW-3 wide to a high vantage point over a very busy highway (for those who know a bit about the Netherlands: the A7 across the Afsluitdijk). The GW-3 has a 62mm thread but it vignets heavily with filters so I use a 72mm filter on a step-up ring. An ND1000 brought down shutter-speeds...
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    Ricoh The Ricoh GR image thread

    Long time no see here, primarily due to family and job demands. I didn't stop shooting though and I recently got myself the awesome GW-3. It's good to be back! Trainstation by Mike Bing, on Flickr Towering cloudcover by Mike Bing, on Flickr Impression of Sloterdijk trainstation by Mike...
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    Ricoh GR pano 7 shots (2 versions)

    The first stitch, fairly straightforward and PP done with Digikam (levels & curves and a bit of saturation, finishing up with some sharpening) Museum of Natural History, London by newmikey, on Flickr And a slightly more graphical one where I chose a different projection for the pano and then...
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    Ricoh GR does London

    To all, thank you VERY much for the lovely comments! On nr.1 KillRamsey said it is intriguing in that "the scale looks off... it looks initially like a shot of a mid-sized room, and then you see the children and realize how BIG all those other things must be." What I wanted to add is that the...
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    Ricoh GR does London

    Sorry, I realized I uploaded a slightly different edit to Flickr so I refreshed the links in my original post. You should be able to see them now.
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    Ricoh GR does London

    1. Schoolkids at the Tate Modern Dwarfed... by newmikey, on Flickr 2. Renovations across the street What's behind window number two? by newmikey, on Flickr 3. St.Catharine's Docks by night St Katharine Docks by newmikey, on Flickr 4. 1 More Street More orange and blue by newmikey, on...
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    Ricoh London by night

    All of these are bracketed exposures tonemapped with LuminanceHDR, edited with digiKam and Gimp, sharpened with NeatImage London by night by newmikey, on Flickr London by night by newmikey, on Flickr London by night by newmikey, on Flickr London by night by newmikey, on Flickr...
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    Ricoh Architectural detals with the GR

    Nice of you to spot that - I hadn't. Only explanation I can think of is that this really is a narrow street with a few highrise apartment buildings on the other side (behind me as I was shooting) and you can still see reflections of the balconies in the right window. Pure chance but kind of...
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    Ricoh GR does some long exposures

    You presume correctly. Luckily it takes a 49mm filterthread which is the same size as the DA35mm/f2.4 I use on my DSLR so the filter serves both cameras.
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    Ricoh GR does some long exposures

    Some of these were with a Haida 10-stops ND filter. All were processed with open-source software (mostly MuminanceHDR, Digikam, ImageMagick, UFRaw and GIMP) Northsea pre-sunset by newmikey, on Flickr Mad sky color by newmikey, on Flickr Windmill in twilight by newmikey, on Flickr
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    Ricoh GR in Cheltenham

    Very nice! You do well with people pics (at which I suck, basically). The first two are my favorites.
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    Ricoh Architectural detals with the GR

    Every time I pick this little wonder up, the sharpness and richness of detail surprises me. It is so good that I find the results of my K-5 IIs and GR virtually indistinguishable so I often carry around the Pentax with a 50-135mm and the GR asif it were a second body with a wideangle lens.
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    Ricoh A few experiments

    As a plugin for GIMP, it is somewhat restricted (purely personal opinion) so I use it from the command-line through a bash script. The commandline for this effect was: gmic $FILE -gimp_dreamsmooth 5,1,1,0.8,0,0.8,1,24,0 -o $FILE_NO_smooth.jpg
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    Ricoh A few experiments

    Original shots: Ricoh GR, treatment GMIC smoothing
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    Ricoh I was seduced by the color red

    Never felt the need to pimp any of my cameras ever before but when I saw the red ring and leather neckstrap, I was a goner: CMG03882-Ricoh-GR-red-ISO800-2014-web by newmikey, on Flickr
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