The RICOH GR III is easily easily easily the best camera ever made [thus far] for street photography.
1. Insanely fast
RICOH GR III is epically fast. Startup time is super fast, image buffering is super fast, autofocus is super fast [and quite accurate].
As a consequence, no missed ‘decisive moments‘.
2. Exceptionally great dynamic range
The JPEG [high contrast black and white] on RICOH GR III is exceptional. There is so much epic dynamic range in the JPEG files; no need to even shoot RAW!
3. Superb high-ISO performance
4. Great with 21mm adapter
I am a huge fan of the new 21mm adapter with the RICOH GR III. Makes the camera uber-wide, with practically zero distortion [it doesn’t look like a fisheye].
21mm essentially feels like a 28mm, except wider. You get more in the frame, which makes composition more fun and challenging.
Also you can shoot more ‘head-on’ with a 21mm, without standing that far away.
5. Smallest size
The smaller your camera for street photography, the less intimidating it is to your subjects. Also, the more you will carry it with you everywhere you go, and thus you will end up shooting more street photography!
Take your street photography to the next level:
- August 27 (Friday): SEATTLE MASTER STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - [NOW LIVE!]
- September 11 (Saturday): DOWNTOWN LA ADVANCED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - [NEW!]
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