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Finally Bought the GR

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by Biro, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I've had a credit on Amazon.com since Christmas and I've deliberated about this ever since. I thought about a Panasonic GM1 because it's so cool and would work with all of my micro four-thirds lenses. A Sony RX100 was also considered, since it's so pocketable. But so is the Ricoh. I liked the idea of trying something different and I've enjoyed the results others have been getting with this camera. So when I finally dropped in at B&H Photo (it's great having them only minutes from where I work) and actually played with the GR for a while, I was hooked. I placed my order this morning. We'll see how much use the Fuji X10 and XF1 get in the months ahead. Currently the XF1 is the only truly pocketable camera that I have. Okay! That's it! I'm done! I plan no other camera acquisitions this year and anything purchased after that must replace something that I already have. That means selling off excess inventory. I made that vow last year and actually kept to it. :smile:
     
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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Oh Steve, now we have it in writing…
    …but, hey, the GR is a good camera to commit to for 9 months or so. Congrats :thumbup:
     
  3. NickLarsson

    NickLarsson SC Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2013
    Paris, France
    You just killed them ;)
     
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  4. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    259
    Jan 27, 2012
    I bought a used copy and it arrived today.
    I think I'm going to like this.
    Alot.
     
  5. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    The GR is a must have for every enthusiast.
     
  6. deang001

    deang001 SC Rookie

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    Mar 19, 2014
    Hong Kong
    I'm just totally hooked … had one for around 2 weeks now. Had so many cameras over the last few years, but this one is very special indeed !! So stealthy and the snap mode is just incredible.
     
  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Stop it everyone!!!! You're all tempting me!! :biggrin:

    I have some spare folding green at the moment and this is a camera that I have wanted to try for........well since it was released. I nearly bought the Mk4 but didn't. Maybe now is the time...maybe!
     
  8. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    C`mon. You owe it to yourself.
     
  9. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Julie-Anne
    I purchased a GR myself a couple of weeks ago and I am so impressed with this little camera. The image quality is fantastic and the handling is just so right. I love it and I'm sure you will too.
     
  10. stovi

    stovi SC Rookie

    22
    Jan 28, 2014
    I got mine a couple of months or so ago and it's the best camera I've ever used. Hopefully it'll be a lesson to all other serious compact makers that you can do something that sort of size and still have fantastic ergonomics and controls.
     
  11. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    You are all evil….but sooooo right! :evilsmile:
    So many months on and the GR is still GReat!
     
  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Resistance is futile :biggrin:
     
  13. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Well said sir…:tup:
    …as every second spent resisting, you will realise once you naturally succumb, amounts to nothing but too many moments wasted without a GR in hand :laugh1:
     
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  14. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    You've got some fantastic images on your Flickr page, looking forward to seeing more.
    I can't be tempted to buy one of these, I've just shelled out for the 18.5mm on my V1!! I'd have to say goodbye to the RX100 to fund it and I'm very reluctant to do that. Maybe the EuroMillions will finally give me more than £2.70 on Friday night :rofl:
     
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    OK, the GR is perfect just the way it is, but I also wish they would make another model that would be identical, except larger and have a built-in OVF with electronic overlay of all the pertinent shooting parameters.
     
  16. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    And maybe on-sensor, phase-detection autofocus. But, in the meantime, I'll have fun with the GR the way it is. :wink:
     
  17. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    All I want is a 40-50mm-lensed derivative and I will be happy as Larry :smile:
     
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  18. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug

    Okay, so where is the new Pentax/Ricoh compact system? It seems like all of the pieces are there.... 28 and 50mm GRX lens designs, IBIS(SR), great 16/24 mpx sensors, loyal customer base, great user interface, etc. etc.
     
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  19. stovi

    stovi SC Rookie

    22
    Jan 28, 2014
    Thanks for looking Martin! I bet you CAN be tempted ;-)

    A friend of mine has the RX100 but he loves 28mm and finds he almost never zooms. If you're happy fixed the GR is obviously a better although more expensive option. Good luck tonight! :)
     
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