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Tempted, very tempted... GRIIIx

bensonga

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I prefer the longer 40mm focal length to the GR’s 28mm and I would buy the GRIIIx if I hadn’t already blown a promise to my wife to scale back my camera purchases when I picked up the Sigma dp3 Quattro. If Ricoh makes a ~75mm version it will be really hard for me to resist. I really like the Sigma approach with their DP and sd compact fixed lens cameras of having 4 focal lengths to choose from.
 
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Godfrey

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biglouis

Well-known member
I have two of the Ricoh GV-1 viewfinders (I thought I'd lost one, so I bought another then found the one I'd 'lost'!) and I can honestly say I have used it rarely. When I can be bothered I will probably eBay the spare.

I have tried to find the beautiful tiny 28mm viewfinder made by Voightlander, the little silver one, which I used at one time with my Leica M cameras but they are no longer made and come up rarely on eBay.

Despite my enthusiasm for the GRIIIx I still have not ordered one.

Louis
 

scho

Well-known member
I prefer the longer 40mm focal length to the GR’s 28mm and I would buy the GRIIIx if I hadn’t already blown a promise to my wife to scale back my camera purchases when I picked up the Sigma dp3 Quattro. If Ricoh makes a ~75mm version it will be really hard for me to resist. I really like the Sigma approach with their DP and sd compact fixed lens cameras of having 4 focal lengths to choose from.
There is a GT-2 tele lens converter for the IIIx that yields a 75mm equiv FOV.
 
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I had a look at the sample shots from DPReview, and I cancelled my preorder.
They don't look bad, but for daylight shots I know I'd rather be using my DP2M.

But I guess I know what I'll get if the Sigma dies and I can't find a replacement on Ebay.
 

stephen.s1

Member
My GR IIIX is on it's way to me. After reading reviews, etc.. I was amazed at it's size. I intend to use it as a pocket camera.. no lens extensions.. no viewfinder.. Just quick and (dusty) dirty.

I suppose my M10 (grossly overweight!) will be a real shelf Queen..

Looking forward to give and take on this thread
 

stephen.s1

Member
Got my first real pocket camera today. IQ is super. The thing is much smaller than my Iphone... but chubbier. It easily slips into my jacket pocket.. Battery life seems very satisfying. I did buy 2 extra batteries and the external charger. I dislike plugging the battery feed line into the (or any) camera.
 

phOtOny teXas

Well-known member
Got my first real pocket camera today. IQ is super. The thing is much smaller than my Iphone... but chubbier. It easily slips into my jacket pocket.. Battery life seems very satisfying. I did buy 2 extra batteries and the external charger. I dislike plugging the battery feed line into the (or any) camera.
Stephen welcome to the GR experience. I am sure you will enjoy this little gem of a camera.
Please post some of your shots in the Fun with Ricoh GRIII thread
 

biglouis

Well-known member
Got my first real pocket camera today. IQ is super. The thing is much smaller than my Iphone... but chubbier. It easily slips into my jacket pocket.. Battery life seems very satisfying. I did buy 2 extra batteries and the external charger. I dislike plugging the battery feed line into the (or any) camera.
Good luck with the camera and I look forward to seeing some results.

The size of the GRIII/IIIx is amazing as are the results. I have no hesitation using the GRIII for pro and stock photography work. I think of it like a side arm - I can whip it out of my pocket for instant 28mm shots with no hesitation.

The size is so small I call my GRIII "the camera I take with me when I don't want to take a camera!"

LouisB
 
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