New Zoom coming Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Ricoh GXR Forum' started by Michael Penn, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I could use this.
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    It was supposed to be announced today, late already?
    What interest me is the m43 module. That would draw interest more then the zoom.
    M43 has great glass available, so think about a 1 1/2 crop on a 12 or 17....
    Nice if it really happens. I'm not a zoomie guy but the new one will get me to sell a few things not being used.
     
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    The "announcement" was clarified in this post. Announced January 5 2012, available late January. What was announced today was the new roadmap, with only the new zoom being the newest addition.
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Thanks for clearing my brain. And hard info on design? I hate using the lever for the S10. It seems for size/weight, the new unit must do the same. Hmmmm
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    New to Ricoh here and was wondering what the lack of GR designation means? Is GR only for their primes? Higher quality?

    I guess we are still waiting, also, to find out if this is constant aperture?
     
  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Roughly speaking, the GR lenses are their "high end" lenses. I don't know the technical differences. It's unlikely to be constant aperture.
     
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  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmm Plus, presumably, all that adapted glass ...
     
  8. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I see the death of M4/3 or close to it in the next few years. If Olympus doesn't survive that just leaves Panasonic who's cameras leave something to be desired with the touch screens. Sony came up with their own system and did Ricoh, Nikon, Samsung, Pentax and soon to be announced Leica and fuji. I also doubt Canon would jump on the M4/3 bandwagon either. Since Ricoh purchased Pentax it would make sense that a Pentax mount would be next.
     
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The Olympus problems are a definite monkey wrench, but I think there will still be a lot of demand for a mid-point between the best compacts and APS sensors. Particularly as sensors get better, it shouldn't be long before m43 catches up to where APS has been until now. Yeah, APS will always be somewhat better, but it may get to the point of being too small a difference to matter. And for a full system, I'm gonna have to see an APS system camera with glass that's both good quality and reasonably small. I had a Nex for a while and liked the sensor but found the glass, except for the 16, to just be too big. Sony says they're gonna address this - if they do I'll take another look. Maybe the new Fuji system will be great, but I have to see it too. Meanwhile, m43 sensors are easily good enough for my purposes (as are the compact sensors like the GRD and now the X10 is a pretty serious leap forward) and the size of the cameras AND lenses is just right. Best travel gear I could ever want. So I suspect m43 or something very very close to it survives. Just a hunch, though. And a hope.

    -Ray
     
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  10. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Who knows, but I'm getting close to selling off my M43 gear (again). The new GXR zoom virtually seals the deal for me; I've been buying time until it arrived.
     
  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Andrew, I will say this my GXR brother....
    that zoomie ....well I'll be all over it.
    I've been reading your thoughts about it and those thoughts have infected me like a virus.

    I doubt m43 will ever fold. If a module is made for the GXR, lenses will get scarce quick.
    Some great glass lives in that format. This no doubt will help Panny & Oly with sales. The once Ricoh user try's this stuff, get a body for backup.
    I'm not crazy about m43 sensors but I do love the glass.
     
  12. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia

    I highly recommend the GXR. :biggrin:
     
  13. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Sorry Don :biggrin:
     
  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Kidding' its the first zoom I've been excited about since the Nikon 43-86.
     
  15. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I recently bought a used GXR body for $150. :)
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Ditto, a month ago..... having 2 is a pleasure...
     
  17. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I gotta say. A GXR with an m43 module - THAT's intriguing... At some point I'm gonna want a second m43 body. To be able to make it a GXR with Ricoh's interface and the ability to slap an APS 28mm in there.What's the downside to THAT?!?!? And who knows, maybe Ricoh would be the one to give the m43 sensors a bit of a kick in the butt? Probably not, but stranger things have happened.

    -Ray
     
  18. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I've heard comments like this being made on just about every camera system whether new (CSC) or old (DSLR). Too be honest, most of it comes across as a little more than soap-boxing to either support or deride whatever camera system we happen to like or dislike at the time. If you find yourself facing a lack of choice in cameras a few years down the track, just remember: you wished for it.