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Postby richlong8 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:53 pm

Any one out there been following the write ups/review on a new camera that is about to be released, the Ricoh GR. It seems like it has great potential for a light weight pocket size camera(less than 9 ounces)and has an APS-C sensor for backpackers, wanting to shoot wide angle, and has a 28mm fixed lens. You can add an optional viewfinder, and a hood/filter adapter, and the weight is still under 11 ounces. Of course, it is not as good a camera as a pro/semi pro would carry, but 11 ounces is very attractive. The higher quality compacts like the Panasonic LX-7 and Canon G15 that are in this weight class have fixed lenses with very small sensors in comparison to this camera.



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Re: Ricoh GR

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:02 pm

Have you read this one Rich: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricohgrd/12
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Re: Ricoh GR

Postby richlong8 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:33 am

Yes, I saw that preview. Here are a couple more:
http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013 ... otography/
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/ricoh ... view-22010
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Public ... act-camera

I may pick one up when it is available, and carry it and my Olympus OM-D on a couple of weekend trips. And try to take the same shot at wide angle 28mm, from a tripod with both cameras, and compare the difference. Not a scientific test, but it should give me some idea how they stack up against one another, for my use anyway.
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Re: Ricoh GR

Postby Mike M. » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:58 pm

Just noticed this old post. The Ricoh GR is an interesting compact camera I have been watching closely. It has a fervent fan base and seems to have attracted some very eclectic followers -- committed photographers who don't mind shooting in RAW and working in the digital darkroom. By all accounts, the latest GR is a great tool for street shooting. This camera is a much different one than the camera reviewed in Maverick's link above (that link is for a 2006 review of a much earlier model, with a small CCD sensor). See here for a review of the new camera model: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricoh-gr.

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Ricoh GR

Postby themappist » Wed May 21, 2014 9:45 pm

Just found this thread. Seriously considering replacing my aging Lumix LX3 with this Ricoh. Anyone using this for landscape work in the Sierras?
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Re: Ricoh GR

Postby richlong8 » Thu May 22, 2014 7:15 am

Never tried it, though I was curious. The lack of image stabilization was an issue for me. The Ricoh would probably be great landscape shooting mounted to a tripod. Ended up getting an LX-7. Pretty good all round camera to carry, but not so good for landscape. Added the LV-7 viewfinder and a filter adapter. Pretty good macro, in my opinion.
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Ricoh GR

Postby themappist » Thu May 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Debating between:
A used LX7
A new Sony X100iii
The aforementioned Ricoh GR
A Canon G1X either the new Mark 2 or the version before with the viewfinder.
Or A Sigma DP1M

Mostly shoot landscapes but also interested in timelapses.
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Re: Ricoh GR

Postby richlong8 » Thu May 22, 2014 4:30 pm

Weight and price were important to me. I bought a used LX-7 cheap($200). I had been carrying an Olympus OM-D kit, but after my back fusion surgery, during this recovery phase, I just need something light and all round. That new Sony X100 looks awesome though, and with a built in viewfinder, it is still only 8.5 oz. from what I saw on DP review. But I would like to see a few more reviews, and it out for a little while before taking the plunge. I think it may lack a good filter adapter , and I think that is important for High Sierra landscapes. But still, 8.5 ounces! and a small footprint, means only having to carry a small bag, very attractive, faster, wider lens, bigger than normal sensor. Might be hard to beat for a compact camera.
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Re: Ricoh GR

Postby maverick » Thu May 22, 2014 4:41 pm

HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

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Ricoh GR

Postby themappist » Thu May 22, 2014 5:10 pm

I've got an opportunity to buy a LX7 for less than $200 right now. Tempting but it's the smallest sensor of the bunch. Not sure it's a good choice for landscapes though. Ricoh has the biggest sensor which was what I was leaning towards.
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