New GR Apparently

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by rayvonn, May 20, 2015.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2014
    Launceston & Sydney
    Nick Clark
  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Interesting.... :)
     
  3. ean10775

    ean10775 SC Regular

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    Eric
    I'm interested in seeing what it is they update/improve. While I've never used one, from all that I've read the only two real 'issues' with the camera are dust getting onto the sensor and poor white balance. I suppose they'll also add WiFi and probably increase AF speed, but other than that, the GR seemed just about perfect for its intended market.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I haven't kept up with the Pentax DSLRs, but since they are all Ricoh, I would expect any recent advancements that have been added to the recent Pentax DSLRs will be on a new GR. Incremental improvements to one of the greatest compacts.
     
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Hmm...

    I am very, very, very happy with my GR. I cannot think of a more successful (for me) small single-lens camera. I have never encountered WB or dust problems, and I carry it pretty well every day (it is beside me now, in my briefcase). It wears an Acmaxx screen protector and front filter (which may be why I have not encountered dust issues...) I drove over my GRDIV and all it needed was £60-worth of new rear screen.

    In the future, I don't want WiFi, or (shudders) a tilty screen. I would love a built in optical finder, even if it is squinty it would be better than nothing. I don't ever use the flash. I would appreciate a bigger sensor, just purely to get larger files when used in "digital crop" mode (which I use a lot, I confess).
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I agree, Bill. A tilty screen would be great. :biggrin:
     
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  7. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yes, it seems the changes are likely to be incremental. Which means I expect to be holding onto my current GR. A switch to a 24mp sensor wouldn't do it for me. 16mp is just fine. Full phase-detection auto-focus? Maybe. But it'll have to clearly superior to the existing setup - and by quite a margin.
     
  8. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Nick Clark
    I've had endless problems with dust, which is probably my only genuine complaint. Better build quality would be nice (the front dial is a bit average), fix the purple-splotch-flare when the sun's in the frame, and do something, anything, to improve the MF interface.
     
  9. serhan

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    May 7, 2011
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  10. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2014
    Well, I bought all the other GRs when they came out, my obsession with them is such that I still have them all, so I may as well get this one.
    My main wish is weather sealing.
    I would buy two if there was a B/W only sensor version and a colour sensor version.
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Weather sealing and a small viewfinder would be great. I could even live with a tilty screen but WR and VF are on my wishlist. I still don't have the previous model. LOL!
     
  12. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    Weather sealing with a lens that pushes out isn't realistic (is it?)
     
  13. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It's been done before, and by Pentax... The Zoom 90WR.
     
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  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    *If* they did do WR, they might not have a pushout lens. TBH I don't think we will be getting that. Or a VF. but it would be nice.
     
  15. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    there's weather sealing and waterproofing.

    Weather sealing is possible with moving lenses; quite a few ILC's have telescoping lenses that are weathersealed. They have rubber rings on the edges of the moving parts (at least, the better sealed ones do; there's no real specification for weathersealing being published with these lenses; for instance Sony has at times called the a7 series and many lenses weathersealed, but it doesn't really compare to Pentax, Olympus, or CaNikon pro bodies' weather sealing).

    Waterproofing, meaning it can be submerged in water, is not possible with telescoping designs, at least not at a price that's within reach of normal consumers. I'm not aware of any lenses past or present that do this.

    As for the changes... they might go for a faster lens, just as they did when they moved from GRD2 to 3?
     
  16. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I've never used a GR, but based on the comments I read about how they are used and how well they perform it sure doesn't seem like a big upgrade is needed.

    What I'd like to see is for Ricoh or Nikon (if they update the A) or Fuji in the X100 series go full Sigma and give us a nice trinity of fixed lens cameras. 25mm, 50 & 100 (seems cool from a marketing perspective).
     
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  17. shaolinchris

    shaolinchris SC Regular

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    Aug 5, 2014
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    Chris
    built-in viewfinder and i'm sold
     
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  18. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2014
    A VF would be a first for a digital GR that is. Its odd that an essentially fixed focal length camera does not have one.
    It would be easier to engineer than a zoom one.
     
  19. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    This is true. If the next GR does indeed have an integrated viewfinder, I would be much more interested than I am now.
     
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