Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Sep 27, 2018.
let me check some more sites...
Wait - no flash?
Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III
Not coming out till Jan 2019
Nothing about weatherproofing that I've seen yet.
Specs here Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III
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.
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.
Clingfilm is literally £2 a roll, m8.
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
REVIEW: RICOH GR - BEST CAMERA FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY?
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.
There may be a flaw in that solution.
Some haircut that
Nothing about dust though
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.
It's the sizer, sheer speed and pre-focus setting on the GR that makes it so bloody indispensable though.
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.
No view finder. Absolute deal breaker for me
The upgrade actually seems worthwhile because it's a lot smaller, there's image stabilisation, better AF, Bluetooth, WiFi, 2-stop optical ND filter, touchscreen (oh yes) and joy of joys - a dust removal system! Flash has gone though.
Hands on: Ricoh GR III review
Hands on: Ricoh GR III review
And the answer is "doesn't look like it" - there's a new 21mm adaptor (GW-4) and lens mount (GA-1) so I assume that older ones don't work :/ bit annoyed about that.
I dunno, I won't be rushing out to buy it at that price. The GX800 I got recently has filled the high-performance pocket digital role for me and while the GR III is better in a few ways, it's not going to improve my life that much.
They're not compatible because of the new lens design. I'm still using the GR1 every day and much as I'd love all those new features, £800 is ridiculous money.
If anyone was thinking "I'd like a really good compact camera for street and candid photography, and I have a load of cash right now so I don't mind how much it costs, I just want the best" then I'd definitely say get this. Upgrading... not so much.
I’m with Tankus - no view finder. If I had a load of cash to spunk on a small box for street work it’d go on the new Sony!
Here's a review
Ricoh GR III Review | Photography Blog
Photo samples here Ricoh GR III sample gallery
The comments are worth a read.
Here's the DPReview video review.
I'd love to have this camera. But not at the price they're asking for, and they really need to include a clip on flash for the price.
Review in short: 2GBs internal memory, easy to adjust LCD screen brightness, USB charging, really improved lens, 6cm macro mode, shit battery life, fiddly manual focus, crap video, but still an amazing street shooting camera. He loves it.
And here's another one
Positively purring review
Ricoh GR III shooting experience: "Shut up and take my money"
I like Kai's reviews. This is worth a watch.
Really good review here. Well written.
Ricoh GR III review
This guy has got very excited by the Ricoh
You have to give Eric Kim some credit for his sheer enthusiasm I guess, but he has a new "best camera ever" at least every year. In fact it's been the GR before.
"this is the best camera ever" *four minutes of menus*
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