I had it out for a couple of hours tonight and it was not different than carrying around my GRD 3 except for the size difference and weight. This is not a cheaply made camera. ISO 1600 on the GXR looks close to an ISO 400 on the GRD 3. I found the focus fast and true on the 28mm module even with the AF assist light off at night. Having the button layout almost identical to the GRD 3 and the same menu system is a dream come true. Other manufactures should really pay attention to what Ricoh is doing. Using the DNG format really saves the hassle of upgrading Adobe RAW. On both my GXR and GRD 3 the "My Settings" are the same, "MY1" - Bright Day, "My2" - Low Light Day, "MY3" - Night.Well Mike, your off to a good start. What do ya think so far? Please update the thread so everyone can be informed....
Mine arrived today. As nie1jag stated, it's the best. It's just the right size and soft, flexible but rugged like for the military.I really don't like camera bags as I travel extensively and find them more of a hindrance. I recently got back from a 7,500 km trip through Xinjiang China. I brought along a Newswear hip belt I used with an M7 and two lenses. Man is it great. The belt can be mid-sized or small as it lies flat. The openings have industrial strength Velcro closures which are annoying when you want to be quiet but fantastic in crowded streets in poor countries. It is virtually pickpocket proof. The construction is bomb proof and it is easily washable ( I wash covered in orange powder during the festival and it washed right out in a sink. Dry in an hour). There is a small section that lies flat against your body for your money, cards, ID, if Uhaving a wallet bulge is a risk. I just returned from India during the Ganesh festival and the Newsreader belt proved itself again. I highly recommend it and because of its flat profile, it would work well with the GXR and a few modules. newswear dot com
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