Before I sell my GR....

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Re: Before I sell my GR....
In reply to steveashe, 8 months ago

Look closely at Canon EOS-M. In my humble opinion the EOS-M currently represents unbelievable bargain (I use different brands and many cameras, including Ricoh GXR).  Frankly, I have never seen such quality (large 18MP APS-C sensor) in such solid, nicely build, and small body. This is Ricoh forum, so I do not want to talk a lot about Canon EOS-M (there is of course EOS-M forum here as well), I am just bringing it to your attention as another alternative. Do not trust anyone, read some tests, try it in a shop, you may be surprised how much your dollar can buy if you go with it. Good luck with your choice, and with the trip!

PS: advice from someone who travels a lot: use black electric insulation tape (good quality, so it does not leave dirty marks when removed) and tape it over brand names of your equipment. Trust me on that, this simple trick decreases drastically chances of your camera being stolen and makes your safer.

steveashe wrote:

I'd really appreciate some sage advice. I'm going to Europe for the first time in 40 years (on a Rick Steve's Best of Europe tour) in about 6 weeks. I decided that there is no better time than today to realize this dream; part of my dream is to take memorable photos, and get prints of some of my photos to put on the walls of my apartment. I bought a Ricoh GR about a month ago and have been loving it, but am asking myself the question about whether this is the "best" selection of a main camera for this sort of trip. I'm going whole hog on this, so also purchased a Ricoh CX6 (10x zoom) so I have access to a little travel zoom camera, also a light travel monopod, little ballhead for the monopod, extra batteries etc. I've taken lots of pics with the GR, I can appreciate why so many love this camera. I've actually taken a number of photo's that I am proud of and have developed a good feel for the camera. I bought Elements 11 as well and have been enjoying the post processing as well.

I'll be with a tour group of about 25 others and will be visiting Rome, Florence, Paris, Venice, Munich and the Swiss Alps. The Vatican, Louvre, lots of museums. Lots of walking around. Some free time in the afternoons and evenings but lots of prearranged touring as well. Not having been on a tour like this before - and realizing that I'll need to be with my group and not wander too much - should I "really" be taking something like a Sony RX100 II with at least a bit of a zoom? Will I really notice much of a difference in photo quality between these two camera's, all other things being equal?

I realize that this is a personal decision and am not expecting that there is one "right" decision. I would appreciate if some of you guys with travel experience might comment.

This forum seems like the best place to ask my question so please share. Thanks very much!

Steve

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