Ricoh GR1S: The Professional Compact

14

Ricoh gr series. with lens so sharp, your eyes will hurt.

Photo from borderless.rakuten.com

I got my Ricoh gr1s compact 2 years ago and have never been happier since. It is my everyday pocket camera and has all the features of an slr packed into its super slim and slick body. It is practically glued to my hands 24/7. I will always rely on it to deliver awesome shots in all situations and it has never failed me.

The lovely 28mm/f2.8 lens so awesomely sharp and contrasty that any shots coming out of it automatically becomes nice. Its also has bulb mode and aperture control which makes it awesome for night shoots and low light photography.

The only bad point about it is the life span of the lcd screen on the camera. It seems to slowly fade and die after a few years of use. mine has started to become a little faulty and does not display anything at times. But I still love you gr1s. you are the most reliable one. If you ever come across one of these babies for cheap, grab it fast and you’ll definitely love it.

written by sumlom on 2010-05-03 in #reviews

14 Comments

  1. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    awesome gallery!!!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Really sharp and well balanced pictures! Love the mirror shot (n°15)

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    So great ! And I think the lomographer behind the camera is also responsible for the beauty of the gallery...

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    stunning quality of the camera and lomographer too!

  5. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    great review shawn!that's a lovely gallery...i see lots of ur great shots come from this camera....it's def a keeper! :)

  6. satomi
    satomi ·

    what a beautiful set of pictures! great location, too!

  7. charwang
    charwang ·

    i want a gr1s now!

  8. juznobsrvr
    juznobsrvr ·

    stunning captures... the 1st one is my fave... well done

  9. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    thanks guys :)

  10. plyshbel
    plyshbel ·

    Great camera and review!

  11. cubilas
    cubilas ·

    gimme gimme! unfortunately it's too expensive for my wallet

  12. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    niceeeeeee!!

  13. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    I love shot 16. Really really good.

  14. middernachtlopper
    middernachtlopper ·

    Stunning gallery!

More Interesting Articles

  • Lomopedia: Ricoh GR1

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-07 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Ricoh GR1

    A high-end compact camera still sought by collectors, street photographers, and compact camera fans to this day, the GR1 was the first model in Ricoh's GR series from the 1990s.

  • Striking Redscale Shots Taken with the Diana F+ and Diana+ 75mm Premium Glass Lens

    written by chooolss on 2014-07-31 in #lifestyle
    Striking Redscale Shots Taken with the Diana F+ and Diana+ 75mm Premium Glass Lens

    Make your Diana redscales remarkably sharp and crisp with the help of this premium glass lens!

  • Lomopedia: Ricoh 35 ZF

    written by cheeo on 2014-06-30 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Ricoh 35 ZF

    With its compact body and convenient size, the Ricoh 35 ZF is just perfect for quick shooting with its quick focus capabilities. Learn more about it in this episode of Lomopedia!

    2
  • Shop News

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Build vivid hanging LomoCurtains, robust free-standing LomoCastles, and dazzling mounted LomoMosaics! Just click them together with the Lomography Photoclips!

  • Lomopedia: Ricoh Singlex

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-13 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Ricoh Singlex

    Introduced in 1962, the Singlex was Ricoh's first SLR camera with interchangeable lenses. Interestingly, this analogue beauty happens to have a more popular twin. Find out which in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • What to Shoot with the New Russar+ Lens

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-04-12 in #lifestyle
    What to Shoot with the New Russar+ Lens

    As the mother of all modern wide-angle lenses, the New Russar+ Lens shoots sharp wide-angle photos bursting with character. The solid yet compact ultra-wide 20mm lens can be used to photograph practically anything, and is compatible with a variety of film and digital cameras. Certainly this is a lens that delivers, but like anything, you can reap its full potential by choosing ideal subjects and shooting from a creative perspective.

  • Lomopedia: Contax Aria

    written by cheeo on 2014-10-22 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Contax Aria

    A lightweight and compact contender in the 35mm SLR division, the Contax Aria boasts a well-designed feature set and a crisp Zeiss lens that will be surely loved by collectors and film photography enthusiasts.

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • The Daily Hex: Geraldine

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-05-24 in #news
    The Daily Hex: Geraldine

    Today's The Daily Hex is filled with luscious deep pink photographs that will sure delight your eyes!

  • Lomo’Instant Sanremo Update – Pre-Orders Now Open For Next Shipment Batch

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-12-03 in #news
    Lomo’Instant Sanremo Update – Pre-Orders Now Open For Next Shipment Batch

    Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!

  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-05 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!

    8
  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Petzval Artist : Black & White Fashion Photos by Basilio Silva

    written by shibuya on 2014-06-09 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval Artist : Black & White Fashion Photos by Basilio Silva

    Enriched by many years of experience as a professional photographer, Basilio Silva from Buenos Aires has become a fashion photographer who shoots quirky and bold pictures. He tried shooting with the new Petzval lens and finally, here we are, happy to share this beautiful series of black & white bokeh swirling pictures.

  • Lomopedia: Fuji DL Super Mini

    written by cheeo on 2014-09-29 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Fuji DL Super Mini

    Stylish, compact, and sharp, the Fuji DL Super Mini was a nifty 35mm shooter that took great photos and boasted an appealing design.

  • How to Switch Between Formats and Adjust Settings of the LC-Wide

    written by chooolss on 2014-10-26 in #lifestyle
    How to Switch Between Formats and Adjust Settings of the LC-Wide

    The Lomo LC-Wide is a compact shooter, yet it packs quite a punch. Learn to navigate your way around this camera with these video tutorials!