When is Photokina?

Started Aug 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
SphericalAberration
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Re: The interesting/uninteristing of the Ricoh camera
In reply to rattymouse, Aug 26, 2012

Sorry, but Ricoh is no Leica. People will search out Leica because of the power of their brand. Most photographers have no idea what Ricoh is..

On the other hand most Leica users know who Ricoh is:

More importantly most rangefinder users know who Ricoh is and the search for the ellusive CSC/EVIL body with modest cost and rangefinder like handling remains.

On RFF neither the Fuji XP1, NEX7 nor GXR have gained as much traction as m43 or even as much popularity as the GRD.

The GXR seems very close to the tipping point : integrating the viewfinder and producing a fast wide M-crop lens or fast wide and normal APS-C modules with scale MF would help the balance.

But introducing a new GXR body and a full frame sensor module would steal Leica's thunder and let Ricoh ride the M10 wave as direct comparisons between $2K and $10K cameras would be inevitable.

However right now, without any sign of rumors or leaks, my glass is definately half empty and I expect a disappointing September.

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