Why I love the Ricoh GRD cameras

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Andrewteee, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    One reason at least, among many. With all the hoopla around the GRD4 the GRD3 still rocks. If I could only have one camera...


    This is a new GRD3. My first one went south for some reason. Image tortured in Silver Efex Pro.

    And why do love yours?
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  2. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
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  3. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    For all of the above and the way it makes me want to experiment.

    R0016868a by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    From a dream...
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  5. norman shearer

    norman shearer SC Veteran

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  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Nice Don.
  7. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    I am anxiously awaiting my new (old stock) GRD1. I hope for it to become my street/carry everywhere camera. SO much of the stuff I see here and the Ricoh forum is really special. Only problem is, adding my Olympus E-PL1 and E-P1, and any of several film cameras, on holiday I may end up going around with 3 or 4 cameras around my neck at the same time.
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    I love it for its lightness and ease of use, and its flexibility. I havent explored it nearly enough, having bought several new cameras around the same time, but I think for me its a keeper where even the x100 is not.
  9. snake

    snake SC Regular

    Oct 4, 2011
    I don't have one, but I demoed one after I got my EX1. I still like the EX1 and it's a better fit, but the GRDIII is an awesome cam. I put up a post on the Ricoh forum on that other site about how I was trying to get a grain effect like what I would get out of the GRD. Very impressive.

    The handling was excellent and quite intuitive, even not being set up for me.
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I'm back. The GRD got me into the GXR by accident. Anyway...my brother comes over to do some single malt and check out my GXR.
    He's liking it but says its not gonna fit in his pocket.
    Now I know I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box but my stupidity at that moment will never be topped.
    I told him, I have the perfect camera. It works the same as the GXR.

    Enter shooter, the kind hearted moron. I showed him the GRD3.
    Bye bye.......
    End transmission...........
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  11. snake

    snake SC Regular

    Oct 4, 2011