Unconventional and completely new, the Ricoh GXR camera system may change the way we think about the relationship between cameras and sensors. Richard Sibley examines the new system

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Ricoh GXR

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Ricoh GXR system review

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£750.00

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Metering

Although generally the Ricoh GXR produces well-metered exposures in its evaluative metering mode, I find that it has a tendency to overexpose landscape images by around 0.3-1EV, seemingly compensating for what it perceives as a dark foreground against a bright sky. Using the GXR’s rear control, it is simple to adjust the EV compensation to account for this.

One area where the GXR produces pleasing results is when using the camera’s built-in flash. When taking portraits it correctly exposes the subject nearly every time. Slow sync flash mode exposures are equally  good, although I did have a few issues with the white balance.

As well as evaluative metering, spot and centreweighted metering are also available. I found that the GXR’s spot metering measures exactly 128 (on a scale of 0-255), which means that the GXR meters exactly to a mid-grey – useful to know when using it to meter from highlight and shadow areas.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Autofocus
  5. 5. Dynamic range
  6. 6. White balance and colour
  7. 7. Metering
  8. 8. Resolution, noise and sensitivity
  9. 9. LCD, Live View and video
  10. 10. Verdict
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  • Johnsphotos

    I totally agree with your rating. I have been looking for a decent macro lens for the Canon 6D. This fits the bill. When we attached the lens. I took a portrait shot of my friend from 6ft away. Then I zoomed in on won of the eyes even hand held at that distance. You could see the blood veins. Reflection in the eyes as a mirror of the surroundings. I also chose Sigma because you do not have to by cases and hoods as extras. I did look at Canon and Tam ron equivilant models . They failed to impress as the Sigma lens did. Must dash I am off down the garden. To try it out on the roses and bumble bees.

  • SUBRAMONIAM

    I chose this lens after a long thought which one to choose. I’ve a SONY A580 that can take any lens. My wife has a NEX5 with LAEA1 A mount adaptor that needs SSM/SAM or lenses with in-built drives. Tamron 60mm that was a cheaper option did not guarantee operating with the NEX combo. Only option is this lens. Overall very pleased with the performance though test on NEX remains. A bit heavy though.

  • Hedo

    Does Sony version has OS inside or they removed it? Some says they removed the OS but some says no. Hmmm?

    I ordered this lens instead of Sony 100mm Macro, because it has better features, has the same price (due on summer sale), newer, and does not change in length. Did I make a good decision for this? 🙂

    Thanks.