GXR module use debate

Discussion in 'Ricoh GXR Forum' started by Landshark, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Debating between getting the 28 module by itself or buying it with another body unit.
    The question is how well are the module/ bodies holding up if you change them often or is just better and easier to buy a second body unit
  2. Cristian Sorega

    Cristian Sorega SC Regular

    Apr 23, 2011
    I had the GXR with the modules for 2 years now and there is no problem at all with swapping the modules.
    I would see if Ricoh releases a new body and then get this rather than buying the same body twice.
  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
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    Kyle Krug
    I am using the 28mm the majority of the time, but usually also have the 50 in my bag. It is quick enough to change modules that I don't feel the need for a second body. Maybe if I was using the modules equally I would think differently.

    If they release a new GXR body at some point, I would consider buying and then keeping my current body as a backup.
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I have 2 bodies. For event, parades etc, I like to just switch cameras and not lensors. For $349.99 for a body, it's a no brainer. When the new greatly improved super duper GXR comes out...then I'll have 3 bodies.
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
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    Kyle Krug
    At least in the US, you do save $85 when buying the body/A12 kit, so that would give you the 2nd body for about $265. :biggrin:
  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I prefer having two bodies, but now I have 3 units so I end up switching. Easy enough. When I go out to take pictures I choose which cameras to use ahead of time and don't switch midstream, so to speak.
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Y'all are hardcore!! :)