Site Sponsors
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 101 to 150 of 152

Thread: My lovely GRD

  1. #101
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    The old Lady strikes back...

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  2. #102
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Marketscene

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  3. #103
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Marketscene

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  4. #104
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Always connected

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  5. #105
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Passing...

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  6. #106
    Subscriber Member Jorgen Udvang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pratamnak
    Posts
    9,344
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2157

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Do i really need a FF cam ???
    No Klaus, you don't. Your style is built around small sensor cameras and an abundance of DOF. Sometimes, the results are very impressive indeed. I enjoy your photos a lot. Just keep posting

  7. #107
    ddk
    Guest

    Re: My lovely GRD

    There's something very special about GRDs and the way they render a scene, people talk about DP1's lens but I think that was my biggest problem with that camera. I never liked the rendering of that lens, and looking at your pictures it reaffirms my love and appreciation for the Ricoh.

  8. #108
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    So many lovely pictures in this thread! I recently bought a GRD after seeing the results on this forum. It is so pocketable and I love the results of this little camera!

    Thanks for the inspiration to all.

    Roel

    Here are some of my pics:

  9. #109
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Stormy weathers...let's go to the movies..

    Some color pics with GRD:

  10. #110
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Enter that plane...

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  11. #111
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Nice shot of the plane with boarding people.

    I'm always afraid to get arrested when shooting at airports/landingstrips. Two years ago I got out of the plane in Barcelona and wanted to take a picture of the beautifull light over the runways when some of the officials stopped me. It was forbidden to take pictures..

    Klaus you have a great selection of pictures in this thread! In fact you are partly responsible for me buying the GRD. Thanks!

  12. #112
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    kweide: I'm quite amazed by your photos, both by your vision as well as the technical quality. My own experience with the GRD was marred by a lot of chromatic aberration and purple fringes, blown out highlights, as well as occasionally murky color balance. May I ask how you shoot/process your pics? They have a really nice textured/film-like quality and smooth tones and are free of CA and purple fringes.

    I've always considered the GRD to have the most soothing palette though, and your photos confirmed that thought.

  13. #113
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Thanx to all of you. Thanx for all your sweet words and the encouragement you gave me. Thanx for the flowers.

    Here are my flowers for you. GRD again

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  14. #114
    Member Rick Waldroup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    190
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    I've owned my GRD for less than a year and I love the camera.






  15. #115
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Hi Rick,

    Nice pics! Did you shoot in B&W or convert them later?

    Grtz, Roel

  16. #116
    Member Rick Waldroup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    190
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by RvN View Post
    Hi Rick,

    Nice pics! Did you shoot in B&W or convert them later?

    Grtz, Roel
    Thanks for the kind words.

    These are straight from the B&W jpg's in the camera. I then processed them through Silver Efex. However, very little was done in post processing- just normal stuff. So, this is pretty much how they came out of the camera.

  17. #117
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    I confirm. In B&W the GRD is nearly unbeatable ....and sooooo small.
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  18. #118
    Member Rick Waldroup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    190
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    I confirm. In B&W the GRD is nearly unbeatable ....and sooooo small.
    Yes, that is one of the main reasons I bought the camera- because of the really nice B&W images it produces. In fact, I don't think I have processed anything I have shot with it in color. It has all been B&W.

    I had pro body Nikon DSLR's that could not match the B&W images that the Ricoh produces.

  19. #119
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Burn, burn, burn away those f... cold days... chase away all cold ghostsss...
    Boy i think i had one or two beers too far...

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  20. #120
    Senior Member leif e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    595
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Now Im curious! Ive had two GRDs and one GRD2, and Ive found them to be noisy (visually speaking), especially the first two.
    The pics I see here are of excellent quality, so I wonder; what ISO-levels are you shooting at? And; do you post-process a lot (anti-noise software?).

    leif e
    F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or aid), 1,8/85 af-d,
    2,8/60 af-d

  21. #121
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    Now Im curious! Ive had two GRDs and one GRD2, and Ive found them to be noisy (visually speaking), especially the first two.
    The pics I see here are of excellent quality, so I wonder; what ISO-levels are you shooting at? And; do you post-process a lot (anti-noise software?).

    leif e
    Leif, it is easy. I use ISO 64 - 800 buuuuuuut from ISO 400 to ISO 800 i have a differend setting for contrast und colors...

    Set contrast to max
    colors to min

    Try it... it works like a noise filter, no it is more a noise break... it smoothens the picture a bit, makes it flat looking but the picture keeps all details with filmalike grain. One time Noisware in automatic mode and a litle contrast or levels ( depends on the picture ) followed by a little USM. Thats it !

    Klaus
    Last edited by kweide; 12th April 2009 at 07:10.
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  22. #122
    Oxide Blu
    Guest

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post

    ... One time Noisware in automatic mode and a litle contrast or levels ( depends on the picture ) followed by a little USM.

    USM ????

  23. #123
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    245
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    USM = Unsharp Mask In Photoshop under your filter menu.

  24. #124
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Settings for GRD : 150 / 0.8 / 0
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  25. #125
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    ... and the result.... ISO 400 F2.4, handheld and macro mode

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  26. #126
    Senior Member leif e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    595
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Thank you! That is veeery interesting - I like everything else about that camera; the "21", the size, the close up mode, the square possibility (on the GRD2), the b&w ...

    Anyone got one to spare?
    leif e
    F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or aid), 1,8/85 af-d,
    2,8/60 af-d

  27. #127
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Another proof to keep GRD

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  28. #128
    Senior Member otumay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Posts
    1,690
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Klaus,
    You post so beautiful pictures shot with GRD that I felt compelled to go out and use my beloved GRD2. This camera is so special...
    Some shots around old districts of Istanbul.
    Best regards,
    Osman

  29. #129
    Senior Member Tim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Adelaide, SA
    Posts
    1,040
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Leif, it is easy. I use ISO 64 - 800 buuuuuuut from ISO 400 to ISO 800 i have a differend setting for contrast und colors...

    Set contrast to max
    colors to min

    Try it... it works like a noise filter, no it is more a noise break... it smoothens the picture a bit, makes it flat looking but the picture keeps all details with filmalike grain. One time Noisware in automatic mode and a litle contrast or levels ( depends on the picture ) followed by a little USM. Thats it !

    Klaus
    Set contrast to max
    colors to min

    So Klaus, just so I have this right, you are doing these settings in Photoshop or in the camera settings?

  30. #130
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Tim

    From ISO 400 :
    contrast +2 and saturation -2 in camera setting. I stored them as 2. Setting. Leave the rest to 0.
    You will get a flat looking picture but with all details remaining. All you have to do is: Let it pop out. First let a noise removal software run over the pic. I use NOISEWARE in automatic mode so it profiles each picture. It will NOT remove all noisegrain. You will see some grain will stay in the picture but that is ok. In Photoshop ( or whatever you like ) add contrast and colors as you like and add USM. Sometimes i use to add Contrast with soft light in combination, but this is only my taste... Its a few seconds work. Resize the pic to its needed size and RESHARPEN again. Use the simple SHARPEN command in Photoshop or whatever you use and watch the deatils to come up.

    Thats it !
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  31. #131
    Senior Member leif e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    595
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Klaus! This is really intriguing! I know Im slow stupid and all that - a good excuse for asking more questions. What about ISO 64-400. I did feel some of my ISO 200s were noisy as well. Similar technique - except the camera settings?

    leif e
    F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or aid), 1,8/85 af-d,
    2,8/60 af-d

  32. #132
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    As you said. Same technique in PP but camera set to NORMAL which is contrast, colors and sharpness to 0 which is indeed one of the GRDs presets. If in case of ISO 200 you feel the noise too bad give it the same camera setting as above discussed. I hope you will be as pleased as i .
    REMEMBER: Never ever raise sharpness, keep it always to 0 !! Otherwise it will increase the noise level.

    Klaus
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  33. #133
    Senior Member leif e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    595
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Thanks again!
    I think Ill have to find one! Again.
    leif e
    F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or aid), 1,8/85 af-d,
    2,8/60 af-d

  34. #134
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    280
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    34

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Been a while since I've posted pictures. One from the GRD2.

    Charles - flickr

  35. #135
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lili's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,527
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Burn, burn, burn away those f... cold days... chase away all cold ghostsss...
    Boy i think i had one or two beers too far...

    Awesome Klaus!!!

  36. #136
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    In the end...

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  37. #137
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    ... and unforgotten.
    Fresh flowers by children hands.... i am touched

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  38. #138
    ddk
    Guest

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Some very varied and interesting images in this thread Klaus, impressive as ever...

  39. #139
    nei1
    Guest

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Klaus,after youve used youre processing what would be the maximum print size youd allow yourself to go to.
    Also to use the camera to produce black and white with a wide tonal range what technique would you recomend,.........all the best,Neil.

  40. #140
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    My last prints after processing GRD Files were DIN A0 which is 841 x 1189 mm. I placed it in my livingroom and it show the volcano landscape of ETNA on Sicily

    But normaly i do not print larger than DIN A4 which is 210 x 297 mm....

    Tonal range ??? Levelsadjustments, see this

    http://www.chromasia.com/tutorials/online/curves/
    Last edited by kweide; 26th June 2009 at 11:59.
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  41. #141
    nei1
    Guest

    Re: My lovely GRD

    you wrote all that?thanks.

  42. #142
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    you wrote all that?thanks.

    LOL No. But i read it ! And sometimes i use it as well
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  43. #143
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Okay, another How to. See the difference

    On the right you see the original picture taken with an oooold lady Casio EX-Z3 made 2003. The shot is, to say it politely: suboptimal, not worth keeping it. But with a few mouseclicks ( leveladjust on the channels, you get the picture shown on the left! It can be done with any picture from any cam. As i said before less than 3 Minutes work and you have one more picture to keep !!
    Pictures are memories. I think it was worth the work.

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  44. #144
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    201
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Klaus,

    Can you elaborate a little more on the steps for this photo or did you follow the tutorial referenced earlier. I think we all want to know your technique for these wonderful photos.

    Thanks!

  45. #145
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    It is exactly that basic stuff in the tutorial. After adjusting the R G B channel, tweak the contrast und the saturation a little and dont forget USM 120/0.8/0 are my values. It is soooo simple, just drag the sliders... try it.

    Another example. This time from an IXUS 40, just to show you it works with all cams because its basic stuff, that has nothing to do with the cam only with the light in the picture.
    On the rigth the bh ugly version on the left the keeper.

    Last edited by kweide; 27th June 2009 at 08:49.
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  46. #146
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    201
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Thanks very much Klaus! I will have to give it a try this weekend.

  47. #147
    Senior Member leif e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    595
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Tessting out the GRDII that just joined the family at the football (soccer) pitch yesterday. My daughter of 17 hasnt been able to play for more than two ears, due to illness. Now practice is a pleasure-

    I still find the pics a bit noisy (even at ISO 200), Her Ive used DFine 2.0 (Aperture plug in) for noise redux and Silver Efex Pro for BW.

    leif e
    Last edited by leif e; 28th December 2009 at 07:59.
    F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or aid), 1,8/85 af-d,
    2,8/60 af-d

  48. #148
    Subscriber Member Jorgen Udvang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pratamnak
    Posts
    9,344
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2157

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Klaus,
    I can't see your photos. Some of them, yes, but for most, I get a little rectangle saying:
    "Pic-Upload.de
    Site don't allowed"

    The strange language indicates that it's a message generated here in Thailand, probably some kind of censorship thing. Might be because there are people uploading "unwanted material" on that site. Just thought I'd let you know.

    And I hate not being able to see your photos

  49. #149
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My lovely GRD

    This is strange. Pic-upload.de is only a picture host. Nothing more.....why could it be censored ???? Most pics in this in this GRD thread are downloaded directly to the forum. But due to volume restrictions ( 20 MB ) i switched to a free hoster which is pic-upload.....
    But good to know... searching for an solution......

    Thanx Jorgen.
    Think i have to install my own server......
    Last edited by kweide; 1st July 2009 at 09:42.
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  50. #150
    Subscriber Member Jorgen Udvang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pratamnak
    Posts
    9,344
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2157

    Re: My lovely GRD

    Lots of strange things are done to hamper the information flow here in Asia, and not even half of it makes sense, even if you think you understand what they're trying to achieve

    Thank you for posting the curves/levels link. That was a really great one. Lots of things to learn there

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •