Is the Ricoh GR truly pocketable?

Started Jun 28, 2013 | Questions thread
Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 35,644
Re: Is the Ricoh GR truly pocketable?

wbrandsma wrote:

You never fail to forget and mention it, do you Tom?

We are practically neighbours now and when we photograph together you always warn me how to keep my cameras safe from dust. You delibaretily moved to the Netherlands in 2008, because you thought I did something wrong with my GX100 in 2007 (I still think you know how often I had dust in that camera). I still thank you for that. What I learned from you that it is best to keep my camera home in the box, sealed that is. We discovered, well you did,
that I never had my camera in my jeans pockets, but instead always had the camera ready in my hand. Always ON, with the lens extracted. It just had to be electricity of some sort. First suggestion was to use no battery to reduce the Voltage within me, but that left me unhappy. I saw numerous photo opportunities, but everytime I came home without images. The second suggestion was to stay home and spent more time on dpreview instead. That worked very well, again thank you Tom, but left my wife unhappy. I neglected her and my kids.

When Tom returned to Australia. I picked up photography again. Since then I never had dust again. So best things to do are, don't keep a camera in your jeans pocket and when still concerned invite Tom instead for a beer (although he is not really a party man).
Wouter Brandsma

Oh! It was you that had all that trouble with dust in the camera Wouter.  Glad that you don't have it any more.  I guess that I was only trying to be helpful.  Was it just poor QC at assembly time as you thought?  I can accept that.

My R4 was covered in dust so many times that I lost count.  So I sort of figured out that if dust in dry conditions didn't get into the camera then there might have been a climate difference problem.  Or maybe I just have been lucky and my cameras passed QC.

Sorry if you thought I was referring to you, maybe I should just have merely said that putting a camera into a pocket carries a few risks so if you can't be good be careful.

Now who was it that put a key through the leaves of his GRD lens cover, maybe I can insult him as well?

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