Rico GXR Review – Leica M8 on a Budget!

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Lobbamobba Contributing Member • Posts: 514
Rico GXR Review – Leica M8 on a Budget!

This is one of those cameras that where quite genius but never really stood a chance. The market is fierce and there is no room for being different.

The GXR is seriously affordable today. Its not like my $28 Sigma DP1 I recently reviewed . But compared to a Leica M8, Fuji X100f, etc it is way more bang for the buck in my opinion.
Specially if you value mojo.

And that is what I think I like the most about the camera.
It has serious mojo in the images.

Other pros are:

  • Nice grip and buttons. Pretty much like the Ricoh GRii
  • Nice build
  • The peaking is very good and not to distracting
  • It shoots native DNGs

What not to like is definitely first and foremost the speed. Or lack of speed that is.
With the M-mount it doesn't matter. But when I attach another module for some AF shooting its too slow for me to enjoy.

A negative that do apply to the A12 Mount module imo is the lack of an EVF. It renders the focus tab almost useless and feels very counter intuitive.

I have made a video review as well with plenty of samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuC6HdF5rqI

This is taken with the Voigtlander 35mm f1.4.

This is shot with an adapted Minolta 50mm f1.7 Rokkor.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12
12 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Aug 5, 2011
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bad for good for
Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
Studio / still life
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Fujifilm X100F Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Sigma DP1
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