(Ricoh GRD IV)
Finally I failed to restrain myself from the purchase of the GRD IV at a temptingly low price. The best is that I got the sexy white edition which comes with the must-have cap to prevent the camera from accidentally powering on. Early last year I had the chance to play with a sample IV for some time and would have bought one if I had not been just given the Leica X1 and D-Lux 5 won from a photo contest. The GR cameras produce images of a distinctive signature in terms of colour and a photojournalistic feel. For the latter, I suspect that it has something to do with the GR followers being like-minded persons somehow (with a relaxed temperament? Visually attentive to the details of a fleeting moment?). Today's shot done in hi-contrast black-and-white hopefully carries such a signature.