Ricoh GW-3 and GW-4

Started Aug 23, 2020 | Discussions thread
fotopan Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: Ricoh GW-3 and GW-4

Use search and you will  find examples of both GW-3 and GW-4 used with GR III. What you will find is that GW-3 can be used on GR III although image quality will not be as good as with GW-4.

What is interesting - and I don't think anybody has written anything on the subject - is if Snap Focus will function properly on GR III when used with GW-3 instead of GW-4.

On GR/GR II there is a Conversion Lens option in settings and it's value (which has to be set manually on GR/GR II) changes the Snap Focus distances of the camera so they are OK with the lens used (if the option is set to Off and GW-3 is used the Snap Focus distances are way off).

I don't know if there is any option like that on GR III and if it is set automatically (by GA-1 adapter when used with GW-4) or if it can be set manually. Even if it can be set somehow to tell the GR III that wide conversion lens is used when GW-3 is mounted to the GA-1, it remains to be seen if the Snap Focus programmed within camera to work with GW-4 will work OK with GW-3.

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Ricoh GR II Ricoh GR III Pentax K-1 II HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited +1 more
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