GR III: Which Ricoh optical viewfinder?

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Re: GR III: Which Ricoh optical viewfinder?

Upon a little bit of thinking about it, it seems to me the GV2 is not a proper fit to the GR III camera. If it is indeed, as Harold says, a 4:3 aspect ratio, it frames a crop on the sensor, which must be 3:2 full size. So the view presented by the GV-2 eliminates about 10% of sensor coverage at each side.

It therefore seems that Ricoh has been negligent in not making it clear that the GV-2 is already viewing a crop, not the whole width of the sensor. And so I hold out some slim hope that when the new "Street Edition" is released, the OVF offered will present a 3:2 view and may be named GV-3. We will indeed see soon, when the special edition is released in mid-July.

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