Hmm, I would recommend a lie down in a quiet, dark room, and then some time spent looking at images from a 5DII These look very "Ricoh" to me, and I mean that in a (very) good way.Bugger! Now what am I going to do?? Those images (and the ones from the GRD3) look like they have been taken by a 5D Mk2 with a decent prime.
We already know how great the whole GRD line is for street photography - I wouldn't expect the GRD4 to be any LESS good! The question is whether its noticeably better than the 3? I think if you use AF a lot, it would be. I like the look of those bleach bypass shots, but like most built in filters, I suspect I'd use it a lot for about a week and then go back to shooting raw and going for my own effects in PP. Looks like a fine addition to the GRD line, but I'm having trouble finding any compelling reason to upgrade from the 3, at least for the way I tend to use the camera, which is largely with the snap focus mode.
I'd have to agree, Ray. I think the only thing I would really be keen on is the IS and faster AF. I've been really happy with the quality (even of jpg) coming out of the gRD3, but I like having IS... my hands do get tremulous at times and without a vf to help stabilise, i'm often getting rid of more than I keep. Generally, though, on looking at the results on the web, theres not much between them, really.There are some very nice images turning up. But I can't say I'm seeing that much difference between the 3 and 4 in the images.