Review: Part I: ISO comparison: Ricoh GR vs Nikon Coolpix A vs Fuji X100s

Ricoh GR 1/2000, f4, ISO 6400 ooc jpeg at default settings

First update on the rolling review, ooc jpegs, at default settings. Shot from a tripod in daylight on a cloudy day at f2.8 until I ran out of shutter speeds. I noticed the raw files from the Coolpix A and Ricoh GR appeared to be identical in color reproduction (latest dng converter-I will post them soon). As for the jpeg engine, my personal preference: 1) Fuji, 2) Nikon and 3) Ricoh. The ooc jpegs from the GR lack punch compared to the other two, however, I believe this was an intentional move by Ricoh ….

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Snow In The City: a real world shooting experience with the Sony RX1

shot raw (converted in ACR) with the Sony RX1 at 1/640, f4.0, ISO 1000

I finally got my hands on the Sony RX1. Excellent timing since I also have the Fuji X100s here. You might remember I was totally blown away by the RX100, a great street camera (click here for my Paris street shots) AND video camera (click here for the Sandy Hurricane video). Needless to say my expectations for the RX1 were very high. OK, let’s get right to it, my impressions about image quality, handling, responsiveness from my time with the RX1 so far, after the break

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Union square weather man: Fuji X100s street style


can you say responsive, nailed focus, wide open, 1/500, f2, ISO 200 :)
AWB, processed at default settings in ACR.
One of the first shots from my walk on Union square shooting with
the Sony RX1 and Fuji X100s. Will post the rest tomorrow.

Canon 7D or Canon 5D mark II: quick comparison

Many of you have emailed asking which one I recommend, Canon 7D or 5D mark II, this is a quick comparison between the two cameras, focusing on what I think makes a difference, check it out, about 3minutes, hopefully this will help you make a decision which camera to get.
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