GR III: Which Ricoh optical viewfinder?

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GR III: Which Ricoh optical viewfinder?

I'm wondering if I want to buy a GV-2 viewfinder for my GR III.

I have a GV-1 that I got in a bundled GR I deal many moons ago. And now I often carry my GR III with the GV-1 mounted. I've been caught in situations where I have to give up on a photo opp because the LCD reflects the light on my face, making the LCD view unusable.

The GV-1 works OK, but

  • the GV-2 is smaller
  • it lacks the 21mm frame lines of the GV-1 (both distracting and useless)
  • it has square format frame lines (which I often favor).

So: Do I spend $250 for a GV-2, or live with what I have now? I'd appreciate  comments from anyone who has used both.

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