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To Be Determined Journal

To Be Determined is a journal of cycling, adventure and photography, curated by a NYC-based cycling team known as TBD Racing or Team TBD. From criteriums to cyclocross to product reviews and travel diaries, it is all part of the TBD Journal.

A day with Ricoh GR III

Looking up at Brooklyn Bridge

Looking up at Brooklyn Bridge

As you all know here at ToBeDetermined.cc we like riding bikes, we like taking pictures, and we like telling stories. As part of those pursuits we have carried many different cameras in our jersey pockets over the years including the Sony RX100 (many different versions), the Fuji XF10, Nikon Coolpix A (RIP), and perhaps most consistently the Ricoh GR II. That latter camera - the GR II - was one that we always gravitated towards given its relatively bulletproof build, APS-C sensor (a rarity in point and shoot cameras after the demise of the Coolpix A, and it’s color science.

Last week we had the chance to join Ricoh GR III launch and meet the team behind the camera including the project leaders and engineers from Japan. It was a blast spending the day with them. The GR III that we took for a test drive is a great improvement over an already successful camera - with some of the enhancements that we thought would be minor (i.e. a touchscreen) actually changing the entire way we interact with the camera on and off the bike. We’ll have more of our impressions in another post, but to kick things off we wanted to share some of the GR III images that we shot with the camera that day:

Scott’s first time on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Scott’s first time on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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Flower pots in front of a brownstone.

Flower pots in front of a brownstone.

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Testing the camera is an intense job.

Testing the camera is an intense job.

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Below is some samples of images from previous years that we shot with Ricoh GR II.

photos by Daghan Perker, Matthew Vandivort and Scott Rettino