Ricoh Why I love the Ricoh GRD cameras

Andrewteee

All-Pro
Jul 8, 2010
123
One reason at least, among many. With all the hoopla around the GRD4 the GRD3 still rocks. If I could only have one camera...



This is a new GRD3. My first one went south for some reason. Image tortured in Silver Efex Pro.

And why do love yours?
 

Archiver

Top Veteran
Jul 11, 2010
103
Melbourne, Australia
All the usual reasons: ergonomics, lightness, quietness, and super images.

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GRD III - State Theatre Performance by Archiver, on Flickr

I love that it can go around my neck and take photos at just about any time.


GRD III - Through Alfred Deakin's Eye by Archiver, on Flickr

Being able to turn off all the beeps and lights makes it very low key. Long exposures are decent as well.

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GRD III - Bridge by Night by Archiver, on Flickr
 

avidone

Regular
Oct 12, 2011
18
Rome, Italy
I am anxiously awaiting my new (old stock) GRD1. I hope for it to become my street/carry everywhere camera. SO much of the stuff I see here and the Ricoh forum is really special. Only problem is, adding my Olympus E-PL1 and E-P1, and any of several film cameras, on holiday I may end up going around with 3 or 4 cameras around my neck at the same time.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I love it for its lightness and ease of use, and its flexibility. I havent explored it nearly enough, having bought several new cameras around the same time, but I think for me its a keeper where even the x100 is not.
 

snake

Veteran
Oct 4, 2011
43
I don't have one, but I demoed one after I got my EX1. I still like the EX1 and it's a better fit, but the GRDIII is an awesome cam. I put up a post on the Ricoh forum on that other site about how I was trying to get a grain effect like what I would get out of the GRD. Very impressive.

The handling was excellent and quite intuitive, even not being set up for me.
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
123
Philly, Pa
I'm back. The GRD got me into the GXR by accident. Anyway...my brother comes over to do some single malt and check out my GXR.
He's liking it but says its not gonna fit in his pocket.
Now I know I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box but my stupidity at that moment will never be topped.
I told him, I have the perfect camera. It works the same as the GXR.

Enter shooter, the kind hearted moron. I showed him the GRD3.
Bye bye.......
End transmission...........
 

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