Ricoh GR Review – A Street Shooters Dream

The digital Ricoh GR is my favourite camera of all time and I’ll tell you why. It’s a beautiful little utilitarian device that screams “shoot with me”, sporting an aging 16.2 MP APS-C CMOS image sensor and a sexy f2.8 Ricoh lens it’s all you’ll ever need in a camera and nothing more. It wants you to go out daily, forces you to think more, fiddle with settings less and push yourself to visualize compositions. The single biggest advantage is this camera’s disadvantage: the GR 28mm lens. For some people it’s just not going to work, but me? I love it!

Join me on the streets of Melbourne as I wander around aimlessly and make some truly terrible photographs (I found an oven this time!). Along the way I share my thoughts on this little pocket sized monster of a street shooter.


Things to note:

  1. I found an oven
  2. You don’t always come home with gold when you head out and shoot street
  3. Japanese Chilli Spice is THE REAL DEAL

hefty lens, weighing roughly the same as the other 35mm options from Leica or Zeiss.


Below are all the images from the video (and a few more that I failed to get footage of). Nothing spectacular by any means, just a normal day out shooting – sometimes you come home with a bag of winners, sometimes one, sometimes none!

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I've been taking terrible street shots on and off since around 2014. I started this site in a attempt to better understand the process of photography and write about it at the same time. While I’m obsessed with gear like pretty much all photography nerds, I’m also obsessed with good photographs that make us feel something. I hoping that through this site my photography will develop into something that makes you feel something (other than complete disappointment, of course).

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