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    Hello

    Hi All,

    I have just this weekend signed up to this forum after visiting a few times in the past weeks and have been refreshingly impressed with the posts and threads that people are contributing.

    About a month ago my M8 had to go back to Solms for repair (the LEDs in the viewfinder stopped working) so I treated myself to a GRD2. I have to say that I am very impressed with the layout of the camera controls and it truly is a discreet, pocketable camera. I have been somewhat spoiled with the M8 DNG files however and I am struggling to beat the GRD2's JPEG engine with my RAW processing at the moment. I am using C1 and the neutral DNG profiles.

    Anyway, attached are a few images I have taken with the camera. If you have any thoughts or comments please feel free to reply.

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    Hi Ed

    From one Newby to another welcome It's proving to be a really rather positive forum for discussion I have to say.

    I absolutely love the middle and last shots of your selection. The black and white one in particular just keeps drawing me back to it. I'm a fan of black and white reportage style shots for which the Ricoh seems perfectly suited. I'm planning on either a CRD2 or a gx100 by the end of the month and this is reinforcing my leanings I have to say.

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    Re: Hello

    Absolutely Love shots 3 & 5
    I'm in TOTAL agreement & hooked just like Christi
    Cheers ! Helen

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    Hello Ed! Very nice shots, especially the third one, great timing. Your samples along with so many others I've seen here, are building an unhealthy desire in me (for a GRD).

    Cheers!
    Tim

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    Welcome to the forum. I also like 3 and 5 best.

    I picked the GX-100 as a companion to my M8 and MP. I am really enjoying having it in my purse all the time and it is nice to not always be dragging a big camera bag along...just in case. I'm always ready now.
    I shoot raw and use the JFI profiles (http://jfilabs.com/) in C1 v4 to process most of the time. If I want a color shot (rarely), I use Lightroom to process.
    Last edited by Cindy Flood; 17th March 2008 at 05:21.

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    Ed,
    Welcome to the Forum!!
    Great shots, especially that last one!

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    Hi Christi, Helen, Tim, Cindy and Lilly,

    Thank you all very much for the warm welcome and encouraging responses to the images I posted. It is always nice to know you are on the right tracks!

    Cindy,

    I am very curious about the JPI profiles. I saw two articles on reidreviews about them and I suspect I will buy them. Is there a particular reason you dont use C1 for the colour conversions?

    Christi,

    I am sure you are well aware of the virtues of the Ricoh cameras you mention. I think either camera will be a good choice. I personally went for the GRD2 as I liked the high contrast lens, high ISO performance and did not feel restricted with the fixed lens. I may get the conversion lenses in time though ...

    Tim,

    Good luck wrestling with your desires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecliffordsmith View Post
    Hi Christi, Helen, Tim, Cindy and Lilly,

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    Cindy,

    I am very curious about the JPI profiles. I saw two articles on reidreviews about them and I suspect I will buy them. Is there a particular reason you dont use C1 for the colour conversions?

    Christi,

    ...
    Christi,
    My workflow consists of reading all my keepers into Lightroom. If I really like a shot, then I process it in C1 v4 and find out which one I like better. Generally, with the GX-100, I use B+W. The JFI profiles do a much better conversion than Lightroom. I find Lightroom works just fine for the GX-100 color, so I just stick to LR. Many times though, the C1 conversion is much nicer in color with M8 files. YMMV.

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    Welcome to the forum.
    I really like your b&w picture, reminds me of CHB's pictures with the contrast and slight softness in the background. And I like the muted colors and sharpness in the last picture.

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    I like the third one, has a nice feeling to it. BTW Welcome to GetDPI. Have Fun
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I like the third one, has a nice feeling to it. BTW Welcome to GetDPI. Have Fun
    Yes, the third (B/W) one is my favourite too. Bot its a strong collection altogether! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Christi,
    My workflow consists of reading all my keepers into Lightroom. If I really like a shot, then I process it in C1 v4 and find out which one I like better. Generally, with the GX-100, I use B+W. The JFI profiles do a much better conversion than Lightroom. I find Lightroom works just fine for the GX-100 color, so I just stick to LR. Many times though, the C1 conversion is much nicer in color with M8 files. YMMV.

    Whoops, sorry, Ed. I meant to address this to you. Please forgive me.

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    Hi Vladimir and Per,

    Thanks for the responses. It is interesting to see that people seem to have a strong preference for the B&W image.

    Guy,

    Thanks for the comment and also for activating my account here. It is a very useful service you provide for people here and very much appreciated.

    Cindy,

    Thanks for your further details and obviously you are forgiven!

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    Hi Ed!

    I like the shot with the graffiti; it reminded me of Berlin.

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    Hi Maggie,

    Thank you for your response.

    I have never made it to Berlin as yet but it is certainly on my list. The trouble is of course, most places are!

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