I went out and thought about doing a quick comparison on using a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 versus a digital filmsimulation of this film stock. The Ricoh GR has a great fixed lens, giving you a view of 28mm. I mounted the Elmarit 28mm on my Leica M4p, which is also a great performer.
I was shooting same apertures and shutterspeeds, disregarding the different DOF. I was only interested in the rendering and how a digital filmsimulation would look in comparision to the real 35mm film stock. Also one shot is showing Fuji X-Pro 1 RAW file, processed with Ektar 100, using the Leica lens Elmarit 28mm (which gives you a 42mm on the Fuji). All negatives been scanned on a Fuji Frontier in medium seize (8MP). I set white balance to "sun" on the digital cameras.
Please note, this is not a scientific experimental setup!
Enjoy and happy shooting.
I am travelling to Hong Kong once a year. This time I only took the Ricoh GR and a Fuji X-100s with me. "Getting close" is what I really like in a crowded city like Hong Kong. By the way, I can barely distinguish images taken with the Ricoh and the one…
The RICOH GRD 1, or classic, or original in terms of being the first GR digital, been released in 2005.