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03-31-2019, 12:42 PM   #1
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New Ricoh GRiii front ďringĒ loose

Canít seem to get ring to securely click in. Their is a soft click, but not securing to body. Camera is one (1) week old.

03-31-2019, 01:17 PM   #2
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What ring?
03-31-2019, 01:37 PM   #3
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On my camera there's a soft click, and it doesn't take much effort to remove the ring. But it never fell on its own and once attached it stays in place. If I grab the ring and try to move it when attached, there's a tiny bit of play (imo normal for a bayonet mount, otherwise, like with stiff lens hoods, it would loosen over time anyway). Is there dust under the ring or on the mount? Also, check that you're aligning the dot on the ring with the mark on the camera, and that the ring isn't bent.

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What ring?
There's a ring around the lens that covers the accessory bayonet, you can replace it with other colors or with the adapter for mounting 49mm filters or the wide angle adapter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aaacb Quote
you can replace it with other colors
I've always liked Pentax' color offerings and never understood why so many people get stuffy about it and
think it silly, (the DPR crowd, for example). But bling on a GR does seem really weird. Kind of like
Mickey Mouse or a Unicorn on a black t-shirt, but much more so.

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Hi. I’ve had my GR III for 2 weeks now. I’ve lost two rings so far. The original black one and the limited edition blue ring. I’m on the Ricoh GR III FB page and there’s three of us on there who have lost rings so far. There’s other threads on other pages about it too. It’s certainly a design flaw and there definitely isn’t a solid click when it ‘locks’ into place.

That’s my only complaint. I love the camera. I can’t get used to how portable it is. Recently had some time in London and Birmingham with it and I’m pleased that I bought it. I’m still not fully used to not having a viewfinder although I’m adjusting a lot better than I thought I would.
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Mine fell off too. I havent messed with it at all, just noticed it is missing. Are they sending out replacements?
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This morning I contacted Ricoh via facebook and they responded a few hours later with an offer to mail me a ring.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mr Bassie Quote
This morning I contacted Ricoh via facebook and they responded a few hours later with an offer to mail me a ring.
Iíve had my Ricoh GR III for two days. The ring has fallen off twice. It is locked but loose. I thought it was lost for good the second time. I found it in the camera bag pocket. It fell off while in the bag. This seems like a problem.

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QuoteOriginally posted by larryhokie Quote
Iíve had my Ricoh GR III for two days. The ring has fallen off twice. It is locked but loose. I thought it was lost for good the second time. I found it in the camera bag pocket. It fell off while in the bag. This seems like a problem.
My replacement is loose too. Iím sure I will lose it eventually.
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Iím on my third and final ring.

Iíve used a small slither of Duck Tape/duct tape, about 1Ē, underneath my ring. It holds the ring in place without worry at all. Iím in London for two days of this bank holiday and spent 14 hours out yesterday with my GR III.

My ring is going nowhere. I feel 100% confident I wonít lose my ring.

Granted, itís not ideal and we shouldnít have to Duck tape a ring on a £800 camera. Bottom line is, itís a poor design and we do have to. Other than that, I am loving this camera so much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mr Bassie Quote
This morning I contacted Ricoh via facebook and they responded a few hours later with an offer to mail me a ring.
Also just lost the original ring for my 2 day old GR III - pretty frustrating!

Mr Bassie - could you post a link for the FB page you contacted them through please? TIA
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QuoteOriginally posted by Johnbanno Quote
Also just lost the original ring for my 2 day old GR III - pretty frustrating!

Mr Bassie - could you post a link for the FB page you contacted them through please? TIA
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Gaffer Tape to the rescue

Seems like all cameras have little problems which gaffer tape can fix. GRII and a think slice of gaff tape all around the ring works. If you do use the accessories just put a little on two sides and peel it back when you need to add your accessories.

I also have a Fuji x100F and the exposure compensation dial can easily be changes. Gaff tax works to hold it steady and can be peeled back and reapplied when needed.
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Has anyone ever tried tightening the screw found on the ring as a means to preventing it from easily falling off?
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QuoteOriginally posted by 00rob0077 Quote
Has anyone ever tried tightening the screw found on the ring as a means to preventing it from easily falling off?
Yes.

The screw doesn't prevent it falling off. I’ve tried on my second and third ring.
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