Ricoh GR3 Macro Tutorial

Ricoh GR3 Macro Tutorial


So now we’re going to look at the macro capabilities of the Ricoh GR 3 and it actually has quite good macro capabilities It you can’t attach any macro attachments or any macro lenses But it does have a built in macro setting which is really good. So we turn the camera on so We simply press the macro button to go into macro mode and press the macro button again to leave macro mode So we’re going to take a macro image of this tiny toy motorcycle Using the gr. 3 in macro mode So the gr. 3 can focus down to 6 centimeters so you can see I can get a good exposure here so at the moment, I’ve got the camera in aperture priority and auto ISO and the F-stop is set to 2.8 If I want a better depth of field I can increase the f-stop and I’m going to go to F 8 to give a good depth of field so what I have to do is half focus and I get my macro shots Now what I can do I can see that quite clearly if I go closer your natus The Canberra is unable to focus at the moment. I’m using pinpoint focus So it’s actually quite useful to put focus peaking on and we can find focus peaking in The menu for stills so first, we’ll look at highlight focus peaking So you might be able to see that some of the lines are highlighting If I move this further back All the way back there You can see that some of the lines are highlighting and the tire and the edges are highlighting. However what I find much more useful is to set the focus peaking To extract edge I Find that much easier way to do things. So now you can see much easier what’s in focus and what’s not because simply It’s quite difficult when you have got a lot of highlights in our shot to tell what’s in focus using the highlight peaking so now we can tell what’s in focus we can tell those lines are in focus and the outline of The bike is in focus. And as soon as we have press and refocus We lose that picture But what we can do you can see probably the easiest way to get a good focus is to move your camera back until you hit critical focus and when you hit critical focus Take your picture So, let’s just have a look at that again so not in focus not in focus using focus peaking in Focus if I keep pulling back we see we start to lose the focus But we get a nice sweet spot just by moving the camera backwards and forwards and Then I can take my picture I can use the adjust button to quickly change my focus method So now I’ve gone from manual focusing And now if I press and hold the macro button I can rotate the wheel and rotate in the wheel is going to change that focus very subtly It takes a long time to get things in focus lots of rotations and what I can do as well I compress and hold the Display button and I punch in at four times magnification So I can get some really good focusing here So you can see look at that grille Starting to get that really sharp Starting to lose focus there on the grill. So I’m just dialing it back in with a fine manual control tool. I’m happy And I’m taking that image very good With the Rika J. You don’t need spending most your time acquiring focus and setting up things It’s a camera that’s designed to get quick snaps. So you want to make sure you can get your image as Quickly as possible and I found the most effective one is either continuous focus again, we’re going to use the method of moving it back and Then we’re going to place I’m gonna pick something high contrast touch to select the focus area, and now we’re on continuous focus And now we can take that and the other methods which we can use is tracking however tracking is not as good as Continuous focus in my opinion it allows us to change our composition But I don’t think it’s as good as continuous focus for the macro mode What does give the best focus for macro mode is using the pinpoint AF so again picking a high contrast area Using pinpoint focus and taking our snap Now again, we can use macro in video mode And all I have to do to enter video mode is press the video button on the side and I will enter video mode and I can use The macro mode in video and I find as a youtuber and somebody makes YouTube videos This is very useful indeed being able to get good macro Easily particularly without a macro lens in video mode To set all this up was quite fiddly. I’m going to put this all in a preset So f8 auto ISO focus peaking Pinpoint focus and macro mode. It’ll be nice if I can just save the settings, so I’m going to go into my menu and I’m going to go down to customize and I’m going to go across to save settings and I’m just gonna put this in box 3 and If I want to give it a name, I’m going to give it macro And into that it’s returned and now that’s going to be in macro So that’s now complete so if I put it in program mode and I take off the map the peaking As you can see here if I go to u3 Not only is peeking back on we are set at aperture priority f8 ISO 3200 which it was before and Macro mode and it’s remembered all that and it’s going to allow me to quickly snap some macro shots as I want So it’s really useful to be able to save your settings on the Ricoh GR one of the great things about the Reaper junior is its ability to save settings and do some quick shooting

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