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04-01-2017, 05:39 AM   #1
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I retired from work in 2013, far beyond usual retirement age, and now divide my time between playing croquet, genealogy and photography. I am very much an amateur photographer, albeit with a life-time of camera use. For the past 15 years I have been a Pentax user, first with a film MZ-5 and, from about 2010 with a K20D. I have recently sold both these camera bodies together with four lenses, filters and such things. Not only am I retired but inevitably I am also advancing in age and I found the weight of the K20D and lenses becoming tiresome on long walks. I decided that a compact camera will suit the present circumstances rather better, and it is at this point that troubles began. The choice is fearsome. I do street, some portrait, no sport but animals and birds, land and sea scape, and nature. And I don't want automatic. I've been looking at Fuji X100t and the new X100f (I like the idea of a fixed 35mm), Fuji X20 and X70, Sony Alpha a6000 and RX100 IV, and Ricoh GR II. This is the camera that interests me the most. I really appreciate knowledgeable information about this camera in use, and any recommendations other members might care to give from their experience of using it and of using the other cameras I mention. Cheers, David W Tattersall

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Hi from " just up the road " David. Welcome to the Pentax forums mate. Unfortunately, I cannot help you with your question about the GR II, but somebody will have an answer for you I'm sure. Good to have you here.
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Welcome aboard, as you rightly say the choice is huge.

Just do as you are, read up on everything and ask lots of questions... there's a camera out there with your name on it.
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welcome to the forum

have you discovered this thread yet:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/camerareviews/pentax-compact-digital-cameras-c8.html

the headings at the top of the page have a lot of useful info

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G'day mate and welcome to the forum
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Welcome aboard!
There are plenty of small cameras out there. I enjoy my little Q, but do miss an optical viewfinder. I've seen a lot of good images from people with the GR cameras, though I'd probably be tempted by a 4/3 system.
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