3 years with Ricoh GRII
Old 09-14-2018   #1
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3 years with Ricoh GRII

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I have owned a lot of cameras. Film and digital Leica Ms, Sony a7II, Fuji X-pro2 and so on. Sold them all. Only one camera has stayed with me, the Ricoh GRII. I freaking love it! Soon there will be a GRIII but i can’t se myself selling my GRII. I guess i will have 2 GRs. The GRII is not the ”best” camera i have owned but it is always with me and the colors it produce are awsome. The only bad thing about it is the dust problem..

Here are some of my photos from the last 3 years.
More at my instagram: @landberg

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Old 09-14-2018   #2
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Those are great shots.

Those GR's are great. If money is right at the end of the year, I can see myself picking up a GR3
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Old 09-14-2018   #3
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Dynamic images. Imagine if you're stuck to a viewfinder...
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Old 09-14-2018   #4
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High style images, with quality of real life!
I remember the airplane, at least.

Here is home made video how to clean the dust and how to put all back.
In Russian, but actions speaks louder than words.
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Old 09-15-2018   #5
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Thank you!
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I forgot to ask, was here any other issues rather than dust?
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I forgot to ask, was here any other issues rather than dust?
No problems at all!
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Big Ricoh GR fan. I have had one version or the other (film/digital) since the it first came out in the mid 90's. They really nailed the design and created a seamless operator.

I currently have a GRii and its the most used camera i own. Thankfully i have had no dust issues with any of the digital GR series.
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Big Ricoh GR fan. I have had one version or the other (film/digital) since the it first came out in the mid 90's. They really nailed the design and created a seamless operator.

I currently have a GRii and its the most used camera i own. Thankfully i have had no dust issues with any of the digital GR series.
I use the adapter with a UV-filter, that stops dust from getting in.
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One of my favorite cameras.

Not getting much use out of mine lately. The reason being that it really isn't much better than a camera phone these days. Also, the dust.

The main reason why I got it was because it can fit in my pocket. Getting the UV protector for the dust seems counter intuitive for me as the main reason why I got it, is because it can fit in my jeans pocket. If I'm going to have a camera around my wrist or my neck, I would much rather it be my M2.
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The reason being that it really isn't much better than a camera phone these days. .
You must have very special phone then... Or FB, IG. For those dumpsters, my 40$ 2008 P&S is sufficient.

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One of my favorite cameras.

Not getting much use out of mine lately. The reason being that it really isn't much better than a camera phone these days. Also, the dust.

The main reason why I got it was because it can fit in my pocket. Getting the UV protector for the dust seems counter intuitive for me as the main reason why I got it, is because it can fit in my jeans pocket. If I'm going to have a camera around my wrist or my neck, I would much rather it be my M2.
what phone are you using? i have longed for a day when my phone could perform similar to say, a Ricoh GR. i could even accept the limitations of tiny sensor output. sadly no phone i have tried operates as intuitively or fast enough. not to mention ergonomics
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No doubt some people can get good pictures with phones, but damn! Every time I try to use my iPhone for a picture, I feel like I'm holding a small slab of drywall.

GR: great little camera, superb lens, very ergonomic, very responsive.

iPhone: slab of drywall.

By the way, Landberg, excellent photographs. Keep shooting with your GR.
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No doubt some people can get good pictures with phones, but damn! Every time I try to use my iPhone for a picture, I feel like I'm holding a small slab of drywall.

GR: great little camera, superb lens, very ergonomic, very responsive.

iPhone: slab of drywall.

By the way, Landberg, excellent photographs. Keep shooting with your GR.
I agree about shooting with iPhone. I can not use it as a serious camera.

Thank you, i will!
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I got quite a lot of use out of my original APS-C Ricoh GR. After a few years, I was frustrated with the dust issues and the slow focus. So I got a Fujifilm X100F.

Don’t get me wrong, the Fuji is a fantastic camera. I’ve done some travel with it and quite enjoy it. But it’s not a camera you can put in your pocket like the Ricoh, therefore it’s not a camera you can take *everywhere* without also carrying some sort of camera bag.

So I ended up taking fewer photos.

I’ve already pre-ordered the GR III and assume it’s going to be better than the GR. I doubt the dust issues will be much improved, but I’m expecting autofocus to be faster. And with the modern sensor & processor, I’m hoping for better high ISO performance so I can do some night work with it (NOT a strength of the old GR).




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