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06-05-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Ricoh Gr II or wait for III

I've owned a few GR cameras in the past, the original GR Digital and the more recent GR. I'd really like to get another but I'm struggling with the decision. Normally I could care less about having the most recent technology, but my GR had sensor dust issues. Could someone let me know if the GR II is less prone to this issue? If not, I'm thinking I should hold off to see if the GR III has some significant upgrades. Any idea when an announcement might happen? Thanks!

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The GR II is pretty much the same as the GR, so you might want to wait. I'm not sure what Ricoh's plans are with respect to the successor, though. It's an odd year, so historically we should expect an announcement sooner rather than later!

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The GR II is pretty much the same as the GR, so you might want to wait. I'm not sure what Ricoh's plans are with respect to the successor, though. It's an odd year, so historically we should expect an announcement sooner rather than later!
Thank you Adam! Honestly, I hope the don't change much. I loved both cameras and the only issue I had with it was the sensor dust on the GR, unfortunately mine was bad. I actually wish I never "upgraded" from the original GR Digital. The b&w results from that camera were amazing.
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GRII
No GRIII this year!

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GRII
No GRIII this year!
Do you have a source? Please excuse my skepticism.
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And I would expect that a new GR III will be announced within one month.
06-06-2017, 04:21 AM   #7
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Well, based on the current sales it would seem vendors are trying unload the GRII. B&H $80 off, Adorama $100 off.

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Well, based on the current sales it would seem vendors are trying unload the GRII. B&H $80 off, Adorama $100 off.
That's kind of what I was thinking. Does anyone know how they usually announce new cameras besides a press release? Are there any upcoming events?
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Sorry if this message may be slightly off topic. It does, however, address a possible key improvement for a future GR camera.

My preference in any camera is to have an optical viewfinder. I really like my Pentax ME Super but I have never owned a Pentax digital camera. The Ricoh GR, using a fixed focal length lens, seems to be ideally suited for the incorporation of an optical viewfinder.

Am I missing a trick here? In fact, are Ricoh/Pentax missing a trick here? I can't be the only simple soul who has this opinion.
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Sorry if this message may be slightly off topic. It does, however, address a possible key improvement for a future GR camera.

My preference in any camera is to have an optical viewfinder. I really like my Pentax ME Super but I have never owned a Pentax digital camera. The Ricoh GR, using a fixed focal length lens, seems to be ideally suited for the incorporation of an optical viewfinder.

Am I missing a trick here? In fact, are Ricoh/Pentax missing a trick here? I can't be the only simple soul who has this opinion.


I've trained myself not to care as much about an optical viewfinder, especially if it makes the camera any bigger. I'd prefer a tilt screen like the Fuji x70, and seal up the sensor!
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I've trained myself not to care as much about an optical viewfinder, especially if it makes the camera any bigger. I'd prefer a tilt screen like the Fuji x70, and seal up the sensor!
Same with me. I've always said I don't want a camera without a viewfinder, preferably optical, but I don't really miss one in the GR.

If they can seal up the sensor (or the entire camera) it'd be great. If they can fit a tilt screen without increasing the size, even better. That camera would be very, very hard to resist.
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