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Ricoh GR - Limited edition with wood grip (green)

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by Armanius, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I hope this makes Ricoh a lot of money which they can then spend on developing new interesting cameras, like a 50mm equivalent GR, or a new GXR, or a fullframe Pentax model... but since the price isn't much higher than the regular price, I doubt it. Ah well, hope someone had a fun afternoon coming up with this. If more effort than that went into it, that's probably a shame.
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I've often wondered what segment limited edition cameras are targeted to. I kind of understand the Leica ones, which are clearly targeted to the folks who are just collecting cameras.
     
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Uh, no.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I like it......green is good.
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Is this the quickest way to get a hood if you live in the US? :smile:

    Seriously, not sure how many GR users are looking for bling on their cameras, but at least Ricoh priced it reasonably given the bundled accessories.
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Still waiting for a return of this particular design

     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    It's gonna take more than this to get me to give up my Nikon. I'm holding out for fuchsia!

    -Ray
     
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  8. ghostdog

    ghostdog New to SC

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    Oct 17, 2013
    It's interesting to me how public forums seem to invite a large percentage of critics. Maybe it's just human nature to feel the need to put things down that are new or different. Being a new member of this forum I had imagined that the outlook of a photographer's artistic perspective might be broader than what I have witnessed on most other public forums I have joined over the years. Maybe not, at least not in this case.

    Ricoh seems to be interested in using the camera body of the GR as a canvas. Along with the prosaic black rectangle of most compact cameras, they try to offer an alternative appearance now and then. Their design team has a sense of playfulness and the possible. Good for them.

    I have already pre-ordered one of these. I have a new black GR as well. I will use the green one for my "lost in the woods" outings, which seems fitting with the green color and the wood grip. Considering that the price is really no higher than a standard GR when Ricoh includes in the offer the leather strap, leather case and lens hood, I couldn't resist. I bet that green camera body in the brown leather case will be very appealing and a stand out, aside from the smile that having something unique often provides.
     
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  9. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    It's just in good fun. Most of the posters on this thread are long time members (look at their join dates -- everyone's 2010 or 2011), and it's like they are hanging around a water cooler laughing about some stuff. I wouldn't get too wrapped up around it.
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Welcome to the forum Ghostdog. I'm happy and glad you like your GR and the limited edition one as well. MANY GR users here.

    Like WT21 wrote, we laugh and poke fun at gear, photos, and each other. It's all in good fun. Just wait until we start discussing the Jon Ive designed Leica!!
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I thought that Marc Newsom would have been shunned by the photography community after the K-01 (which BTW has awesome IQ)!
     
  13. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I like Ive's design sensibility, but for some reason it doesn't work on that Leica for some reason (at least, IMO)
     
  14. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If the person who bids enough to win that has their feelings hurt by a complete stranger (and possible nutjob:biggrin:) and his opinion about a camera, then he or she has bigger problems than their questionable taste in blinged-out luxury cameras.
     
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  16. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    It's interesting to me how public forums seem to invite new members whose first post is used not to introduce themselves, but to criticize the forum's users. :wink:
     
  17. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    It looks like something Apple would have designed - a decade ago.
     
  18. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Sorry, my work at the department of redundancy department seems to be impacting my posts.
     
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  19. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack