Making friends and getting lost in Turkey with GR III in my jersey pocket
At the beginning of July I had the chance to visit my family in Turkey for two weeks. Just before I left for my flight I got a nice surprise package from our new team partner, Ricoh. It was the new GRiii. The timing couldn’t have been better and I had a lot of fun using it throughout our trip. Please enjoy the photo essay below.
As I said farewell to Bodrum, I was pretty excited to get to Istanbul and meet my friend Agit for some long rides.
Agit met me around 5:15 am so we could enjoy Istanbul before the traffic started (bad traffic is a part of life in Istanbul and you need to plan your schedule accordingly). Our goal was to take the coast line looking over the Bosphorus, head up to the Black Sea region and head back into downtown Istanbul. Depending on the route we chose it was going to be between 100-160km. / roughly 3-4 hrs.
Some other scenes from Istanbul:
All of these images were shot on the new GRiii. I like how it has more of an analog feel than digital. So far my notes on the new GRiii so far:
• The lens is great. Super sharp.
• The colors are superb. You don’t necessarily need post production.
• Turns on really fast.
• Its excellent for macro shooting. It’s pretty crazy how good it is.
• Touchscreen is awesome and touch to shoot option is pretty cool.
I’m excited to use this camera more during my upcoming adventures. As you might have seen already, the majority of the TBD images are being captured on the GRs these days. The colors and bokeh are fantastic, and you don't need any post production. For more examples you can see the links below.