The Ricoh GR

The Ricoh GR

The Ricoh GR IV Digital has been my go to point and shoot camera for the past two years.  It is often in my camera bag and a camera I use when I am with out with my family and just want some quick snaps without the hassle of lugging along my Hasselblad or Leicas.   The Ricoh are my favorite point and shoots.  The GR came out last year.   The big difference with this new GR vs. the previous GR IV Digital is image quality.  The sensor is a massive improvement allowing for higher ISO, bigger images and better night shooting. I wasn't planning to upgrade but I stopped to look.  I had my GRD in hand and the guy at Yodobashi provided me an on the spot trade in price that was good enough to entice me to buy.

Today's Configuration:  Ricoh GR

Kinshicho Yodobashi
Kinshicho Yodobashi

This camera is the perfect size for a point and shoot...

Ricoh GR
Ricoh GR

The highest ISO allows you to completely freeze subjects when shooting on the go.

Kinshicho
Kinshicho
Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station

It has a nice 28mm equivalent fixed lens.  Perfect for snaps on the go...

Kinshicho
Kinshicho

I love how nice some trains stations are in Tokyo...

Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station
Kinshicho Station
On the train to Shibuya
On the train to Shibuya

Korean x Italinao = interesting fusion mix.   Tokyo has everything in terms of fusion food.

Yutenji
Yutenji

Tsutaya is such a surprise to me.   I am shocked that in 2014 a video rental store still thrives.   With iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and so much more who goes to a store to rent videos anymore?

Yutenji Tsutaya
Yutenji Tsutaya
Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills

Speaking of Google I met up with my friend Jeremy who works there for a coffee the other day.  We met a few years back when he was moving to Taiwan before moving to Tokyo...

Jeremy at Roppongi Hills
Jeremy at Roppongi Hills

The image quality on this camera is very impressive.  I have intentionally put all images here straight out of the camera without any editing other than cropping.

Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills

The depth of field is fantastic on this little camera.

BlancPain Aqua Lung
BlancPain Aqua Lung
On the train
On the train
On the train
On the train
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
Ginza Lecrin
Ginza Lecrin
Ginza Lecrin
Ginza Lecrin

Truffles make everything better...

Ginza Lecrin
Ginza Lecrin
The Toyoko Line
The Toyoko Line

In Yurakucho between Marunochi and Ginza there are these alley's packed with Yakitori stalls...

Yurakucho
Yurakucho

This one if my favorite.

Yurakucho
Yurakucho

BicCamera is starting to carry beer in the camera section.  I was confused at first but then why argue with marketing genius.

Yurakucho Bic Camera
Yurakucho Bic Camera
Yurakucho Station
Yurakucho Station

My friend John was in town so we spend Sunday breaking in his new Type 240.    We ended up at another one of my favorite Yakitori places Joumon...

Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi
Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi
Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi
Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi

Unfortunately they were packed and john and I could only get a 'window seat' (literally) and the smallest table in Tokyo...

Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi
Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi
Tokyo Taxi
Tokyo Taxi

This place has the amazing 'Bacon and Eggs'.   Not only yummy but convenient...

Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi
Jou Mon Yakitori in Roppongi

Thanks for stopping by today...

Being Focused

Being Focused

Changing the routine

Changing the routine

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