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Ricoh GR1s Review By Ben Beech

Ben Beech brings us a great little guest review about his experience with the Ricoh GR1s. Come and have a read.

Towards the end of spring this year I decided to start shooting in film again, after years of shooting digital. I missed certain aspects of shooting analogue, for example the thought processes behind making a shot, and the anticipation of not getting instant results. So, I went down to the annual camera fair in Shibuya (Tokyo) and got myself a pristine SLR, which I shoot with weekly and I like very much. 

After a month or so of shooting with the SLR though I decided I wanted to add another dynamic to my analogue experience. I wanted a point and shoot camera to accompany me on my day to day travels, I wanted something that didn’t require a bag when out and about on my bicycle. I wanted something I could literally take with me everywhere!



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