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Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Finally - Ricoh GR on 04/18/2013 12:14:55 MDT Print View

www.dpreview.com/previews/ricoh-gr/

Oh boy, oh boy!

245g
APS-C
28mm
Ricoh

Edited by prse on 04/21/2013 07:42:54 MDT.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Dpreview says: on 04/18/2013 12:29:48 MDT Print View

"The first thing that strikes you about the Ricoh GR when you handle it is how light it is. It weighs 20% less than the Nikon Coolpix A and yet manages to still feel decidedly solid. Impressively it's very similar in size to the company's GR Digital models, despite having a sensor almost nine times larger"

Did i mention... Oh boy!

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Finally - Ricoh GR on 04/18/2013 12:45:52 MDT Print View

If only I were comfortable with the 28mm focal length. After lugging my D300 + Tamron 17-50/2.8 these APS-C fixed lens cameras look really appealing. After checking the used price on the X100 I'm seriously leaning that way. I'm more comfortable with a 35mm lens (50mm would be ideal) and the direct aperture and shutter speed controls are more to my liking too. If I were more of a wide-angle guy I'd be all over the new Ricoh though! Especially at almost half the weight of the X100.

Adam

Serge G.
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
wow on 04/20/2013 21:02:51 MDT Print View

Continually impressed with these smaller designs. This one weighs barely more than my rx100, with an ap-c sensor. I'd definitely be interested in this sort of thing if only it came with a 35mm lens. Hope sony comes out with an RX10....although I gotta say, the RX100 leaves very little to be desired as a general adventure cam.

Ken Bennett
(ken_bennett) - F

Locale: southeastern usa
Re: wow on 04/21/2013 07:27:54 MDT Print View

That's pretty slick. Right now my smallest "real" camera is a GF1 with the 14mm pancake lens, which is 28mm-equivalent. I've carried it backpacking several times, and the focal length is fine for me -- but then I like shooting wide angle most of the time. The Ricoh looks like it might fit the bill for an everyday carry camera, too.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Personal preferences on 04/26/2013 06:00:52 MDT Print View

I agree, that it definitely comes down to personal shooting preferences when going fixed focal length.

Personally, i still look back at a trip 7 years ago, when i borrowed my dad's:

Leica Mini

28mm fixed, analog, optical wievfinder, and only 160g...one word...FUN!

Since i got my first Digital Camera (a Canon 350D DSLR), i've been waiting and waiting for a digital camera equally fun to use as the Leica Mini, and with high image quality.

I've never really been satisfied with any of my Digita Cameras i've owned that had/has a smaller sensor than APS-C.

If i were to get this camera, i'd definitely get a Viewfinder to mount on top, for me, a good optical viewfinder is the basis for having FUN when shooting.


If 35mm were my prefered focal lenght, i'd be drooling all over the FujiFilm X100S - that built-in viewfinder is great! - But i think it's a little on the heavy side for what it is.


A Ricoh GR with the viewfinder from the X100S would be badass!

But i think i could be happy with the GR ;-)

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Finally - Ricoh GR on 04/26/2013 16:00:05 MDT Print View

Peter
Some camera trivia..
That Leica Mini was made by a division of Panasonic.
It was also sold as the Panasonic C625AF and Minolta Freedom Escort.
Minolta probably made the lens for them all.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
To help on 06/10/2013 21:53:38 MDT Print View

convince yourself that you need to buy this camera, read this review:

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/06/07/the-ricoh-gr-camera-review-the-new-large-sensor-gr-arrives/

;-)

Kevin B
(kedward) - F

Locale: Portland, OR
Re: To help on 06/14/2013 02:36:27 MDT Print View

I'll be picking one up in the coming month or so. Will let you guys know what I think.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: To help on 06/14/2013 03:21:51 MDT Print View

Kevin, looking forward to your thoughts. Are you getting an external viewfinder?

Kevin B
(kedward) - F

Locale: Portland, OR
Re: Re: Re: To help on 06/14/2013 23:28:27 MDT Print View

Yeah, I hate shooting on LCDs—not to mention the power drain, especially considering the battery life of these cameras (my main camera right now is the X-Pro1). Not sure exactly what I'll be getting, but there will definitely be a chunk of glass on top.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: Re: Re: To help on 06/15/2013 06:19:22 MDT Print View

Agree. I had a much better battery life when i turned the LCD off on my DSLR on a 5 day hike. It lasted the whole trip - no problem - and battery life to spare. On top of that - more fun to shoot that way. Less digital-fidling, more presence. Win-win.

Edited by prse on 06/15/2013 06:20:05 MDT.

Kevin B
(kedward) - F

Locale: Portland, OR
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: To help on 08/19/2013 16:54:57 MDT Print View

Finally ordered, should be here this week. Will have a few days to gather some initial impressions and then it'll be coming along for two and half weeks in the High Sierra.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: To help on 08/20/2013 00:16:05 MDT Print View

Looking forward to it, have a great trip!

Kevin B
(kedward) - F

Locale: Portland, OR
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: To help on 08/24/2013 18:10:37 MDT Print View

This thing is great. Image quality is outstanding, the screen is gorgeous, the ergonomics are the best I've ever used (honestly—I can use it one handed easily). Can't wait to give it a go on my trip. I have a wall charger but I see the USB charging as a big plus for folks like us; I'll be able to bring along a 6000mAh Mophie (about half a pound) and charge directly, without an outlet. The batteries are 1250mAh so just the Mophie alone will be good for almost five charges. Add in 3 full charged batteries at the start and that's 8 charges (hopefully around 2400 photos) for about 10oz of battery (camera is about 7.75 oz w/out battery).

Edited by kedward on 08/24/2013 18:11:27 MDT.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
drool on 08/28/2013 11:06:16 MDT Print View

Still drooling...hopefully you'll post some pictures from the trip :-)

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Ricoh GR for stars? on 08/29/2013 12:09:51 MDT Print View

Hiya,
I have another thread going on trying to find an ultralight camera that can do time lapse shots of the Milky Way and stars moving across the sky.
Does the Ricoh GR fit the bill? It appears to have built in time lapse and a good sized sensor.
Do they make a fisheye for this?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Finally - Ricoh GR on 08/29/2013 13:11:51 MDT Print View

....drift

Franco -
"That Leica Mini was made by a division of Panasonic.
"It was also sold as the Panasonic C625AF and Minolta Freedom Escort."

What is today's equivalent? (fixed 28mm, optical viewfinder, good quality)

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Finally - Ricoh GR on 08/29/2013 13:19:35 MDT Print View

" I soon found out that a charger is NOT included but instead a USB cable with outlet is and you must charge the battery while it is in the camera,"

"Battery Life on the low side at around 300-340 shots"




So... add a USB charging system to the gear list.

Ted E
(Mtn_nut) - MLife

Locale: Morrison, CO
Ricoh GR on 09/08/2013 18:39:28 MDT Print View

Im kinda torn. My RX100 broke on a recent trip, and my first thought is that i would replace it with a RX100 M2, but after looking around and reading the steve huff review and looking at the DXOmark comparison, i think i might go with a GR. i've shot some great photos with a fixed lens when i was a kid, and most of my photos i've taken with the RX100 have been at the 28mm focal length. It seems like the dimensions are similar (4.6(W) ×2.4(H) ×1.4 (D) for the GR vs. 4''×2-9/32''× 1-1/2'' for the sony) and its a little lighter (8.6oz. vs 9.9 oz.), and the better sensor and lens seems to make it worth it.

what do you think. is the GR a better camera for backpacking than the RX100?