Dirty Lens

Update May, 31, 2017

According to Ricoh service center, it will cost up to 20,000 Yen to fix this issue. To investigate further they need to ship the camera to the factory, disassemble and clean.  There is a chance that the lens will require replacement. Now, do I want to pay so much money to fix this, or can I still use the camera  ?  Need to decide





Did not process my Ricoh GR photos for a while, and what a disappointment to find that the lens was dirty.
I am sure I can fix it with Photoshop, but I don’t like doing it.

Should take care more and check the lens more frequently.





Ricoh GR

Wanted a quality camera for street photography.
Mirrorless, Ricoh GR II, Other…

And then decided to purchase the Ricoh GR, a bit less features than GR II, no WiFi. But much cheaper.

I carry it with me in my bag and expect to take photos (almost) every day.

First photo is the Shinjuku “installation”. It is an area which always has interesting commercials, events.

Photo is not that good; so need to improve the way I use the camera, angles, colours.
Still a lot to learn





I find it quite difficult taking photos while on family trips.

No time to relax, to set the camera as I want to, to wait for the right light, right moment.


Nevertheless, two photos from the weekend:




Second one, Long exposure, not Tripod. Was quite surprised it turned out ok. (not very good though)