The Ricoh GR IV Digital

The Ricoh GR IV Digital

Ricoh GR IV Digital
Ricoh GR IV Digital

I have been wanting a point and shoot since I sold my Fuji Film x100.   Too often I see a cool camera or something neat I want to share.   My Leica often just isn't the right tool.

I was happy when I picked up the camera this morning that the battery had a partial charge so I could shoot it a bit while I was running some errands.  The camera is tiny so I can easily slip it into my pocket or a camera bag...

On the train
On the train
Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Station

I love the colors this camera can produce...

Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Station
On the train
On the train
Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Station

While I was out I also picked up a camera for my 6 year old (at his request)!   I was cleaning up around my home office the past few days and found tons of points cards from Yodobashi-san and Bic Camera.  In Japan many of the stores, especially electronic stores, have point cards where you might get 10% or 15% back as points you can use on your next purchase.  For example, if you buy a $1,000 lens, you might get $150 in points that you can use starting the following day. You collects lots of these living in Japan and it is very easy to lose track of them.    I was able to get a lot off of my camera and his with points.

Yodobashi Camera
Yodobashi Camera
Yodobashi Camera
Yodobashi Camera

More homeless cones...

McDonald's
McDonald's

Check out those knee pads...

Motorcycle Man
Motorcycle Man

I stopped off to pick up a new home phone... after listening to an exhaustive explanation of all of options and the clerk triple confirming exactly what I wanted, when I was thinking of buying...

Japanese Telephone
Japanese Telephone

...he let me know that 'hot pink' was the only color they had.   Sometimes I wish people could just deliver bad news up front in Japan rather than dancing around it for 15 minutes.  You don't have it.  I get it.  I'll walk across the street and pick it up...

Japanese Telephone
Japanese Telephone

Check out the GR's macro capability on my jeans...

Jeans
Jeans

Me too...

I love coffee
I love coffee
Shinjuku
Shinjuku

I stopped off quickly for a small bite of sushi... the perfect meal when you don't want to be full.

Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi

Negitoromaki...my favorite.  Double please.

Himawari Sushi
Himawari Sushi

I also stopped off at the Nikon Salon in Shinjuku...

Shinjuku from above
Shinjuku from above
Shinjuku from above
Shinjuku from above
Shinjuku from above
Shinjuku from above

I am thinking of applying to do an exhibition there...  I am working on a coffee table photography book this year and figured it would be nice to do a showing around the same time.

Nikon Salon in Shinjuku
Nikon Salon in Shinjuku

Thanks for stopping by today...

A Rainy Tuesday in Tokyo

A Rainy Tuesday in Tokyo

Das Wesentliche in Tokyo @ Leica Ginza

Das Wesentliche in Tokyo @ Leica Ginza

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