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Tortoise and millstone.

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Tortoise rock and an unfinished millstone, Owler Tor.

Ricoh GRD11
21mm converter
Aperture priority
200asa
f5.6

Carl Wark from Higger Tor

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Looking down to Carl Wark and the Longshaw Estate. I took this shot during a sleet shower.

Ricoh GRD11
21mm converter
Aperture priority
200asa
f8

Higger Tor from Carl Wark

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Looking back at Higger Tor from Carl Wark, making my way back down to the Longshaw Estate.

Ricoh GRD11
21mm converter
Aperture priority
200asa
f8

New Year, New Camera!

When I heard about the imminent release of the upgrade to the Ricoh GRD, I was really excited. I am a great fan of the GRD, despite a couple of significant issues with the camera. The .dng write time is well documented and is probably the most frustrating problem. Excessive noise, especially at 400 asa is also disappointing, but can be dealt with adequately in ACR. Two quite major problems spoil an otherwise excellent camera. The slow write speed you learn to live with, the noise you learn to deal with in PP. I was very interested to see the increased resolution of the GRD11 (10mp against 8mp of the GRD) and how improved processing engine of the GRD11 has addressed these problems to improve upon the image quality. On Christmas Eve, I went to Jacobs in Leicester, played with the only GRD11 in stock for 15 minutes and bought it! Despite it being the Season of Goodwill to All Men, Jacobs (or rather, the person on the other side of the counter) could not bring themselves to thr…