Reviews and Problems with Ricoh Lens A12 50mm f-2.5 Macro
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Excellent macro, unique design, crisp and clear photos
S. Melvin, Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: Ricoh has made a name for itself for high quality cameras with good optics. This Ricoh model takes a revolutionary look at how point-and-shoot cameras can keep some of the major benefits of a DSLR, while still remaining compact and light enough to lug around. By purchasing a universal base, which provides only the power and interface, this Ricoh design ensures that the camera you own today and become familiar with, will be the same one that you own tomorrow - just snap...
Summary: The Ricoh A12 50mm Macro "lensor" with the Ricoh GXR body create a compact camera with outstanding image quality. Images are rich in color, right on target with white-balance and provide excellent tonality and sharpness. I was quite surprised at the good quality of the JPG images, something that I found quite often disappointing in other cameras. If I want to tweak the ultimate out of an image however, I open and edit the DNG raw file with Photoshop's Camera Raw.
Summary: I love this camera. I've used many systems trying to find the perfect street photographer / versatile carry around camera, and this is it. As background, I've used Nikon D90, Canon 5D, Sony A850, Olympus 43, Panasonic GF-1, and this is my favorite camera yet. I am an advanced amateur photographer who has exhibited at local galleries. Why you should buy the the GXR - - 100% customizable interface. there is absolutely no need to dive into the menus.
Summary: I've owned many macro lenses on DSLRs, and was excited to get this interchangeable lens/sensor combo for my GXR. I liked the novelty of the GXR, and purchased that with the 24-72mm lens/sensor option. The build on this unit is excellent. Ricoh did a great job of making this a closed system so no dust can get on the sensor.