Ricoh Caplio GX100 Users

Started Oct 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
schaki Senior Member • Posts: 2,302
Re: Ricoh Caplio GX100 Users

jonwe12 wrote:

Negatives: excruciatingly slow raw write speed, not too sharp and slow at the long end, noisy at anything over ISO 80, the Caplio branding (why?), worlds slowest af, limited dynamic range.

Like some other old Ricohs the GX100 card writing can be slow, not only depending on what speed level a card is rated at but also the brand sometimes. It is possible to get down to around 4 secs or slightly below.

That the lens is soft at 72mm is down to sample variation. My GX100 was also sharp w-o at 24mm but I never used it a whole lot at 72mm so I don't know how mine was at the long focal length.

I did not hang on to it for a very long time as I thought that it not offered anything that made sens to me except for the zoom over the GRDI.

The AF is reasonably fast at least at the wider end of the zoom. Unfortunately the Anti-shake adds a bit of unwanted sound which reminds about a croaking magpie.

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