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Ricoh GRD Accessories on the GRDIV

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Isoterica, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    The Ricoh GRDigital IV, Accessories « Is that lens hood big? Why yes it is.. I have to say the adapter and lens hood feel fragile, seriously fragile. Not like say my Canon plastic hoods plastic kind of feel but the kind of 'oh my god I'm going to snap this thing just trying to get it mounted' kind of feeling. Screwing the hood on the adapter was even more tense. Now the brushed look/feel matches the camera body perfectly and it looks like one wicked machine but if you carry this on a strap and it bounces around I would be worried it would hit something and break. It's also ridiculously bulky like bulkier than my wide angle lens on the LCA+. The adapter of course was purchased with the idea of getting the 21mm wide angle lens in the future but I can only imagine at this point that holding the camera then would be a lot like holding a short shaft low weight dumbell. Still.. I haven't read anything online about this contraption falling apart easily. Also, the leather case, snug, not sure if I got a tighter one or what, but it's really well made and will also house the small viewfinder, the GV-2 but obviously not the adapter and hood :D Maybe one of you with the wide angle lens can show a little porn, on camera?
     
  2. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    not only do I not use the 21 lens anymore, I never use the hood and filter adaoter at all. The whole thing takes away from what is great about the GRD, compact go anywhere camera that shoots great images, the hood and lens just get in the way for me
     
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I have these accessories and so far they've held up well. I rarely use the 21mm adapter, because, yeah, it takes away from the portability, but when I do I really appreciate it. I like the 21mm focal length and for Ricoh the GRD is the only camera that currently has it. BTW today's plastics are very durable.
     
  4. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    I used both on my GRD2 together with the OVF and they worked really well. It is very comfortable holding the camera with the adapter. The same kit doesn't fit on my GRD3 but I've kept it for my GRD1


    London1 by meaning_of_light, on Flickr

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    London6bw by meaning_of_light, on Flickr

    This one was taken with the lens literally touching the straw!

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    straw by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
     
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  5. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Like that second shot. Very atmospheric.
     
  6. jorgeledesma

    jorgeledesma SC Regular

    105
    Jan 3, 2012
    Coral Gables
    Stunning images here, very lovely, I followed them on Flickr, impressive body of work with the GRD2.
     
  7. lucpher

    lucpher SC Regular

    96
    Nov 24, 2011
    excellent stuff!