Saturday, 24 October 2009

GR Digital III - A Serious Compact

In case you have been wondering why my GRD III review has been delayed that much, this is to do with me being quite busy recently but also because I want to make it a very extensive review that should hopefully answer all questions regarding all three GRDs.

Another reason is that I have been working on a project for Ricoh. They have asked me to make a book for the GRD III. This was a great project and I am really happy to have had the opportunity to work on this.
Now that the book is finished and printed, I thought I will upload it so you can have a look and see the book. It looks fantastic in print and it shows why looking at pictures on screen is not the best way to appreciate them.

You can see the full book here.
Now you can also order the book on Blurb by clicking here or below.

The full book is quite big so you might have to wait a bit for the pages to load for the first time. To be able to read the text you have to click on 1:1. If you have problms with the loading times let me know and I will reduce the size of the pages so it loads faster.

One other thing I am very happy about is that Ricoh has chosen a few pictures from my book to print a big poster and advertise the GRD III at Foto-Koch, the biggest camera store in Düsseldorf and the place I bought my very first Ricoh GRD I over 5 years ago.

In the meantime if you want to read some excellent reviews on the GRD III have a look at Carl's review and also at Wouter's review. Both have done a fantastic job with their reviews.



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  2. Christian how can I get a printed/readable copy of your report?
    Thank you for making this effort.
    bob Troiano

  3. Hi Christian,
    it looks phantastic! Much of infos and some outstanding pictures.
    Yes, I want one of this books too.

    Uwe Dietz

  4. Hey Cristi, this looks really cool. Unfortunately, the viewer doesn´t really work so well - will there be a downloadable PDF available?

  5. Great work Cristian. I am excited for you about this book project. Congrats!

  6. Excellent written Cristian.
    Also very nice images.
    Hope you don´t mind, i just put a link to your flip book on the dpreview - Ricoh- forum.

    And yes, i am also hot for an printable version of the report.

    Thank you.

  7. Great piece of work - you must feel very proud of it (and quite rightly so)

  8. Really nice image.
    Congrats on all your accomplishments! Going through the book now ! :)

  9. Thanks for all your comments!

    I am glad you all like the book, I am quite proud of it and really happy that I had the opportunity to work on it.

    As for a printed copy of the book, I will have to ask Ricoh and see if it can be offered on Blurb or if Ricoh can send books on request. I will post an update here and on my blog.

    I will see if I can offer a pdf version of the book to make it easier to read.

    Since people had problems with reading the book, I have re-uploaded a different version which should make it easier to read. Hope this works better, let me know if there still are problems.

    No problem with posting a link to the book on forums.

  10. A comprehensive overview, Cristian, and some of the images are simply stunning.

    Like others, I look forward to the possibility of it appearing in pdf format.

    Congratulations on a job well done. You are a great ambassador for Ricoh cameras.

  11. Congratulations by that Fantastic Book!!. I want a printed copy, please, please ask it to Ricoh.

  12. Hi Christian ! , I´m just back from my holidays in Bali , and just found this great work you have done ! , congratulations , it looks very nice and helpfull.

    Thanks for your work mate !

  13. Thanks for your comments guys!

    I will keep you posted regarding the printed version of the book or a pdf version.

  14. Nice photobook Christian!

    Ah 'double exposure mode'. The reason why I always put a penny with my exposed film. (The one time I didn't, I did get some keepers though.)

  15. Simply well done, Cristi. Congrats.

  16. Great flash book, you're very passionate and innovative Christi, keep it going.

    I also wrote a review of my GRDIII at my blog at:

    Let's create some buzz for Ricoh :)

  17. Thanks for your comment Mark!

    The DR mode is not very usefull but more fun as a double exposure mode, sometimes you can get some great pictures like this.

    Thanks Nevin!

    Thanks for your comment Enche!

    I really liked your review but I have to point out that you can indeed move the AF point freely and even set the exposure point freely on the acreen using the AE/AF option when pressing the Adj. button it's the last option.

    I agree with you that Ricoh needs some buzz so people know about their rather unique and photographer focused cameras.