Dangerously sharp: Ricoh GR

Dangerously sharp: Ricoh GR

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shot at f6.3 ISO 100

Like many of you I am very excited about the Sony A7r and I am really hoping it will live up to our expectations. I am very curious about the performance with 3rd party lenses, particularly super wide angle primes. I am seriously wondering if an interchangeable lens camera can match the quality of cameras like the Sony RX1r and the Ricoh GR.
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The Sony RX1, RX1r and Ricoh GR have set the bar very high. I fell in love with the RX1 when I first got my hands on it. The only reason I didn’t keep it was sluggish af performance, the files this sensor/lens combo produced was out of this world. Then the GR came along, a more practical camera for my needs offering everything one could ask for in a street camera. The lens/sensor combo produces razor sharp, low distortion files which are quite frankly spectacular and unmatched when compared to interchangeable APSC sized cameras. This really makes me wonder if the traditional interchangeable lens camera – when paired with current state of the art sensors – can ever match a fixed lens/sensor combo? I am not ready to give up lens interchangeability quite yet , let’s hope the Sony A7r delivers :)

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