Big Bang for the Bucks...

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by silverbullet, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. silverbullet

    silverbullet SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Germany
    This morning I dropped into Calumet to get a fresh pack of Fuji instant film.
    Waiting for the item I could see a Ricoh box beneed the counter between the 2.hand stuff of their prof-photographer.
    It's a Ricoh GRD 2 - new with all items ex factory but with missing (stolen) charger.
    Less than 100€ and the charger will be delivered later.......What a great start into 2011:biggrin:

    Now I have a 'Serious Compact' with fixed lens and not a 'Milky Way' cam with zoom lens...:cool:

    Here my tests with a GRD3 in December 2009 in Cyprus and France, some of you know already:

    Ricoh GRD3 - a set on Flickr
     
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  2. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Congratulations. Good find.
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Congrats Bernd on your GRD2 !
     
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  4. Fuddlestack

    Fuddlestack SC Regular

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Alsace, France
    That's quite a chunk of camera - congratulations!
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wow! Congratulations Berndt! I can't wait to see your pictures!:cool:
     
  6. silverbullet

    silverbullet SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Germany
    Thanks @,

    the GRDII is the ugly swan in the GR D line up. The version I is famous for it's great b&w rendering due to a special noise. Looks like TriX. The GRDII is slow and the rendering isn't so good as the successor, the GRD3.
    But for this price a no-brainer.....
    For the old EastGerman car, the TRABANT with it's body made of a special reinforced sandwich by resin and cotton-fabrics, the people in Eastern Germany with their special humor created the slogan:
    'Cars made of cardboard need drivers made of steel..."

    Same slogan for me.......;-)
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :biggrin: