Ricoh GR III announced - 24MP APS-C sensor 'ultimate' street-shooting camera updated

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    At last!


    let me check some more sites...
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Wait - no flash? :(
    But stabilisation! :thumbs:

    Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not coming out till Jan 2019 :(

    Nothing about weatherproofing that I've seen yet.

    Specs here Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III
  4. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    It could be exactly the same and if it was dustproof I'd go for it.

    On the other hand it could have a 50MP world class full frame sensor and a unicorn rainbow button and if it wasn't dustproof I'd be "meh, fuck it".

    I still haven't got round to sending my GR off to get the sensor dust removed and I constantly debate whether it's worth it or not if it's just going to get dusty again, given the time and expense.
  5. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Who buys these things? I mean, I get it technically, ish - but it's very much a niche between ubiquitous high quality phone cameras and proper SLRs. I'm struggling to imagine a serious market outside of the 'but this is what I've always done' collective, and that's sales death.
  6. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Clingfilm is literally £2 a roll, m8.
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's just about the smallest, high quality street shooting camera you can get, with fantastic manual controls and speed of operation. Stealthy and fast, it's probably my favourite digital camera of all time.

    Ricoh GR II: The best camera for Street Photography by Frederik Trovatten
    Why the RICOH GR II is the Best Street Photography Camera
  8. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Street and travel photographers, and any photographer who wants a super high quality compact for when they can't be arsed carrying their full kit. The GR beats high-end (contemporary) APS-C DSLRs with top-quality lenses - it's just restricted to that one focal length. Their film GRs sold on pretty much the same basis.

    Financially, Ricoh makes most of their money from office equipment, so they don't need to sell cameras to survive. Canon makes most of their money from non-camera sales too. Nobody buys enough cameras that you can really compete from sales of those alone. Even Nikon and Leica make a lot of other optical products.
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  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    There may be a flaw in that solution.
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Some haircut that

  11. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Nothing about dust though :hmm:

    I'm actually thinking about getting a Lumix GX800 as my next pocket camera, now that my old GF2 has started to pack up. It's a couple of years old now but that means it's cheap (body only goes for £200-ish s/h) and with the 14/2.5 pancake lens it would be very compact indeed, if not trouser pocket like the GR. Plus interchangeable lenses of course.
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's the sizer, sheer speed and pre-focus setting on the GR that makes it so bloody indispensable though.
  13. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yeah, that’s the problem, I’ve never had a camera that felt so well designed for what it did, and took such a short time to get familiar with.

    I’ll see if the new one takes the old one’s accessories - I have the 21mm lens which cost a bob and I don’t want to see it go to waste.
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  14. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    No view finder. Absolute deal breaker for me
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