Did all the Ricoh cameras stop working?

Started Feb 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: more recycling

Archiver wrote:

In May last year I was the unofficial photographer at a wedding, toting a Leica M9 and Ricoh GXR-M with Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 and Voigtlander 35/1.4. That was the last time I really pushed the GXR. The images it gave me were super, but I felt quite let down and hampered by the slow shot to shot speed. All this stuff about 'deliberate shooting makes you a better photographer' won't help at all if you are trying to capture the right moment as a wedding bouquet arcs through the air. The number of the 'right' images I lost while the GXR reset itself between images was quite large. But I still love the camera for the images it produces, and use it in less demanding situations.

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Archiver - Loving Every Image Captured Always

Yep, I've been the main photographer at a couple of weddings using a Canon dslr, and as much as I like my m module I wouldn't quite trust it at a wedding.  Manual focus, no problem, I actually prefer it, but the shot to shot and buffer need to be better, and the low light/high iso could just be one step better. If the noise at 1600 was as good as 800 now etc.

I've sold off most if my Canon gear now but luckily I don't shoot many weddings, so although that performance is available out there now I don't feel there is any camera I would replace the GXR with.  When I do I hope it is with a Ricoh.

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