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HU - Anyone take advantage of Henry's Camera sale on Ricoh GXR?

Discussion in 'Ricoh GXR Forum' started by Garylh, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

  2. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    I just noticed it in the gxr lives thread. Luke posted it there.

    Gary
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    ARGHHHHHHHH. why do these always crop up when I have no spare cash. Just dropped a couple in my shopping cart... body, aps zoom, and 50 and 28 mm.
     
  4. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    Nice haul.... :D

    I have had the a12 m module for around 2 years now. 35 Cron v4 is permanently attached to it. :D I am still thinking about getting a second backup body..the price is just tooo good..

    Btw. The Fuji x100 battery is the same as the one used for the gxr.

    Gary
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I have the body and the 28 and when I saw that excellent 24-85 for $249, I almost just instinctively bought one because its such a great deal. Then I remembered I almost never like shooting with zooms and the things I love about the GXR probably wouldn't translate well to that lens anyway, so I left it. But that's how good a deal it is that I almost bought something I had zero interest in based on what an incredible deal it was.

    I own a couple of zooms that cover either most or all of that range on the OMD and they're not as good as the Ricoh, but that's not why they aren't on the camera except for the rare event I couldn't shoot any other way. And, frankly, of my three cameras that could take a zoom lens, the OMD is the one best equipped to deal with them. And I have an LX7 that covers about the same range but in a step zoom so I can actually convince myself I'm shooting with a small bag of primes that are REALLY easy to change. So, no, the Ricoh zoom wouldn't just have been an impulse buy for me, but a stupid impulse buy, so I didn't do it.

    But WHAT a deal!

    -Ray
     
  6. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    I know how u feel.. I almost put in the cart the 28, 50 and another body... I fought off the gas so far..but I keep on thinking a backup body may not be a bad idea if Ricoh decides to totally abandon the gxr line. This price slash could very well be the first sign of this or it could be a sign of a new gxr line.. Given Ricoh has been so Pentax oriented, it may be the end of the line :(.

    Even though I do not use the gxr as much as I used to... Due to DP Merrill and Fuji xp1. Fuji zoom is not start w/ a 24 but I suspect it has better overall iq. I have always like the overall look of the 12mp sensor from the a12 m module versus the 16mp sensor from the nex5n w/ the same rf lens.

    I mainly use zooms when I am out w/ my wife or on vacation.. The 24-80ish range has been what I have preferred back when I was using a Nikon dslr. Otherwise , I normally use the a fixed lens in the 35 to 50 range w/ a super wide such as a 21 or 24 on the other camera if I have two bodies.

    Gary
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL, it would be if I could afford it. I had to take them out again. Electricity bill just arrived. Costs as much as the camera and a couple of lenses
     
  8. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    I didn't get one from there but there was an equivalent offer in the UK I couldn't resist. I sold my canon 16 35 mm lens and got the GXR body and A12 M module for £449 and a second hand Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 M-Mount NOKTON Classic for £299 to go with it. :D
     
  9. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    Och.

    Gary
     
  10. Pixelvandal

    Pixelvandal SC Regular

    25
    Apr 10, 2013
    did anyone take advantage of this sale, and perhaps want to part with their gxr at the same price they paid for it? :p
    i missed out on this by about a month. and ive been hunting for a reasonably priced one ever since!
    primarily interested in the gxr + 28mm
    but also interested in the 50mm and m mount if thats available?
    thanks guys :)
     
  11. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    How low were the prices? There are some quite good deals in the UK still.
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    they were too low. I wanted to grab 10 of each and resell them, but I found out too late.
     
  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    If the body was still there now I would grab it. Didnt have the moolah at the time, too late now.
     
  14. Pixelvandal

    Pixelvandal SC Regular

    25
    Apr 10, 2013
    yeah, gutted i missed this :( even 2nd hand prices seem to be far above what this sale was clearing them out for :frown: