Thank you for asking; I just added Amazon.CA to the list of affiliate codes. But I must emphasis, while I genuinely do appreciate everybody who tries to use the affiliate links I also ask that they make sure that they're getting the best purchase experience that they can and if that happens to be from one of the affiliate links, great, but if not then no worries.Are there affiliate links for amazon.ca (or other Canadian retailers?)
(Looking closer at that XF10 )
Kennedys have it for preorder now. Can't give a direct link because all links lead to a signup page. And for the II, $100 cheaper than I got mine for.Not for a while here in Australia. Rang up Digidirect, then the distributor CR Kennedy only to be met with "Eh? Haven't got anything about that".
Still on the fence about the III - mostly because, yes, I really like the original (never went for the II for that very reason), and it still delivers the goods. The III may well be a worthwhile step ahead - but I'd need to be certain about that to make the switch. Thus, looking forward to images, first impressions (especially about the new features, like the sensor, the lens and I.B.I.S.) as well as more thorough reviews.I've preordered on Amazon, and listed my GR II (over on mu-43 if anyone's interested, PM me). It might be stupid, and being an early adopter sometimes isn't all it's cracked up to be, but we're gonna give this thing a try.
The hardest thing is actually giving up my current GR which I've grown really attached to and hasn't manifested any dust problems or anything else. It's weird getting rid of gear you'd sooner keep.
I have a pair Wasabi batteries for both of my Fuji bodies. I went with OEM for my E-M1 mkII only because they're so big I figured one was enough.Yeah, the battery life sure isn't ideal. I expect a short wait before being able to get third-party batteries, I will probably buy Wasabi Power since that's a known entity for me. A couple extras will be nice. In the meantime, I will carry a power bank and a USB-C cable.
I'm not a person that demands great AF speed out of my equipment. I want the camera to come on quickly but my subjects are often not moving quickly. For example, I have never really appreciated in practice the complaints about the Lumix 20mm. For me, the trade off between lens IQ and AF speed can happily favor the IQ. HOWEVER, I understand that many of you are in exactly the opposite position using the GR as a street camera, and this is not good news. Hopefully, the ability to use the hyperfocal approach has not between compromised in any way.Dpreview: CP+ 2019: Ricoh GR III shown with firmware 1.0, Theta goes 1"
"The GR III adds phase detection autofocus but, interestingly, still appears to use a unit focus design, where the entire lens is moved back and forth as the camera focuses. This helps maximize image quality, as the lenses maintain their relationships to one another, but slows down the process, since it means moving more mass. The addition of phase-detection autofocus helps with this, since it means the lens can be driven straight to the desired location, but the autofocus of these firmware v1.0 cameras wasn't especially speedy."
I read the same article this morning and the passage about unit focus jumped out at me as well. I'm conflicted: for one, I realize that it is a way of retaining absolute image quality (see the Panny 20mm as you mentioned, which I believe has the same type of focus), but on the other hand I do want quick focus acquisition for street use. Thing is, I can live without this camera being the best ever street camera, because I use my Panasonic GX85 (ironically, with the 20mm lens most of the time) for street photography most often.I'm not a person that demands great AF speed out of my equipment. I want the camera to come on quickly but my subjects are often not moving quickly. For example, I have never really appreciated in practice the complaints about the Lumix 20mm. For me, the trade off between lens IQ and AF speed can happily favor the IQ. HOWEVER, I understand that many of of you are in exactly the opposite position using the GR as a street camera, and this is not good news. Hopefully, the ability to use the hyperfocal approach has not between compromised in any way.