Just bought GRD1 ,- am I insane!!!

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by nikki, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    As I was waiting for the Fuji x10 to come out to see the photos,before I bought one I got itchy feet with my money sitting in the bank!I could not decide between a lx5 or fujix10, so ive been looking on the site at the grd images and i like the way the camera renders the black and white. It reminds me of my minilux that i use a lot.
    So i was on ebay and came across grd anniversary edition for €150.So I bought it!:eek:
    I dont know wheather ive lost my marbles.Its blue with fairies or angels or something on it.
    Anyhow ive paid for it and I am now minus €150 for the lx5 or fujix10.
    What is wrong with me?:smile:
     
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  2. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
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    You won't regret it. Though maybe the colour will attract more attention than you would like!
     
  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    From my meagre understanding, the first GRD is mighty S L O W on the RAW write times but still produces jpgs that are unmatched by it's younger brethren. You enjoy it nikki and please be sure to post some results....as well as a snap of the camera itself....sounds intriguing!
     
  4. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    I certainly will!! although I dont mind slow write times I use a digilux 2 as my main camera and that is SLOW!!!
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Yes, please - we need pix from and of this little blue magic GRD anniversary camera!
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

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    I'd be intrigued to know how much the latest memory cards speed up the Raw file write-time compared to a 2006 vintage card. I don't know the difference in Mb/s but switching from a plain blue Sandisk card to an Ultra or an Extreme can halve the write-time on some cameras. I still have an older Canon IXUS 960 IS which was also reviewed at the time as having very slow write-times off it's 12MP sensor, but now with a fast card there is no problem.
     
  7. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

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    I got one just last week I guess from the same place on EBay (it is limited edition number 745/1000), and I love it... you can see several threads with my first pics. I like the out-of-camera jpegs and they write fast enough on a not-particularly-fast 2gb SD card. I guess I will only use raw for very particular shots every now and then
     
  8. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

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    correction-- I think I have only one thread with pics here, but others on ricohforum.com and pics on mu43.com in the street thread.. BTW, I think it is doing great as a street shooter-- people must see it and think it is something out of Barbie's lunch box and don't take it seriously; I get far fewer scowls than when I go around with my Oly E-PL1
     
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  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    :rofl:
     
  10. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia SC Veteran

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    Not too much faster.

     
  11. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    I went into the ricoh forum - its quite good!
     
  12. bob-b

    bob-b New to SC

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    You wont regret it
    Its a quality camera.
     
  13. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    Hmmm where did you get this? Are any more available?
     
  14. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

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