Mercedes 1, Ricoh 0...

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Lightmancer, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer

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    Apologies for the crap photos, but I am not happy...

    What really upsets me is that this is the camera I used for the Single In January. Now it is banana-shaped with a scratched front lens element and a smashed rear screen. The lens won't retract either. The Accmaxx protective screens front and rear could not save it from a ton of German metal.

    If anyone has a GRD III in need of a good home please let me know - I can't be without. :frown::frown::frown:
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    That's a damn shame. I recently sold mine so I can't help you out, but I hate to see something like that happen to such a perfect little camera.

    Good luck,

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  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    Ouch! How did that happen? Sorry to see your camera like that!
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  4. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Oh no! That's not nice :-( hope you get a replacement soon!!!!
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    the rear screen is kinda lovely in it's own way. I hope you find a replacement soon
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  6. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Did it get run over or dropped out of? I hope you get another soon, I feel your pain. Went a couple months without my camera once and at that time I had no others, just my cell phone.
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  7. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Bummer! Sorry for your loss.
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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  9. Hikari

    Hikari SC Veteran

    Jan 5, 2013
    Maine, USA
    Usually, it is just my batteries that get run down...
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  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    It's almost too sad to look at...
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  11. Irenaeus

    Irenaeus SC Regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    So upsetting!....

    OTOH, you could try using it blind, with no chimping possible, as some people say they'd prefer to work.

    With all those refractions and light leaks you could give Lomography a run for its money!

    It could even be the start of a whole new cottage industry

    and I could even visualize recruiting top Formula One drivers to customize just how much of the camera should receive The Treatment....:biggrin:

    (But I DO hope you get another soon; perhaps even a GRD IV.)

    Better days,

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  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Thank you all for your kind words. The truth of the matter is that I ran over it myself... I only have myself to blame! it had dropped out of my jacket pocket as I got out of the car, and I just didn't notice. A couple of hours later I got back in and neatly reversed over it. Before we pulled away I spotted it on the drive and...

    Interestingly, the magnesium bodyshell shows only one small crack, beside the flash. I bought this when the IV came out, because I preferred it. They are still available new, but at asking prices higher than I paid in the first place! This really is my go-everywhere camera, since it is the only one I have that slips in a suit pocket without ruining the line.

    I shall make some calls this morning... :rolleyes::(

    Sent from another Galaxy
  13. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Makes my scratched lens look puny by comparison. My GRD3 has a couple of scratchs dead centre of lens. When shooting contra-jour you can really see it, or it shows as a slight softness at other times.
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  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    That's the irony... this is - was - my most "protected" camera, precisely because it was my always-carry . When I find another it will be similarly armoured - even if it did no good this time!

    Sent from another Galaxy
  15. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Very bad luck, what you need is a man bag LOL!
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  16. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Sadly, i have more than one... :rolleyes: Truth be told the only reason it was in my pocket and not on my belt is because I mostly wear it in a belt pouch on the left hand side and my current car is more snug than the old, thus it gets bashed when I shut the door. A pocket seemed safer... :rolleyes:
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  17. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  18. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    When is the funeral?
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  19. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Tough little body on that. Need to solicit Ricoh to make a stronger lens :) It can be the indestructible camera then.
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  20. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    My condolences.
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