Would you pay a bit more for "Made in Japan" GR3?

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rossuk Junior Member • Posts: 40
Would you pay a bit more for "Made in Japan" GR3?

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

Tango 55 Regular Member • Posts: 442
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rossuk wrote:

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

No. Should be made in Japan for the current price.

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woodleywillie Junior Member • Posts: 40
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Should be made in Japan by Germans wearing Italian suits!

Tango 55 Regular Member • Posts: 442
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woodleywillie wrote:

Should be made in Japan by Germans wearing Italian suits!

LOL...

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(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 269
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rossuk wrote:

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

Why Daido edition ? He does not use one and hasn't consistently used Ricoh in more than a decade.

rondom Veteran Member • Posts: 3,083
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"Good Quality" is not a "special edition" feature more over it doesn't require relocating manufacturing location. That aside, how did you guys conclude that GRIII is less reliable than previous models? We have no proof. Too much noise and exaggeration and persistent emphasis on isolated examples of failed units. Except for the wobbly button thing, which is a *nonissue* in terms of functionality, there is absolutely ZERO evidence that build quality of GRIII is worse than previous ones.

nixon2020 Regular Member • Posts: 119
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What does Daido use now?

TakiNufuji wrote:

rossuk wrote:

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

Why Daido edition ? He does not use one and hasn't consistently used Ricoh in more than a decade.

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nixon2020 wrote:

What does Daido use now?

TakiNufuji wrote:

rossuk wrote:

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

Why Daido edition ? He does not use one and hasn't consistently used Ricoh in more than a decade.

Nikon s9500

(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 269
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nixon2020 wrote:

What does Daido use now?

TakiNufuji wrote:

rossuk wrote:

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

Why Daido edition ? He does not use one and hasn't consistently used Ricoh in more than a decade.

He was also just using borrowed Nikon S9900. Don't seem to like it as much because of size comparison to smaller s9500 and below

nixon2020 Regular Member • Posts: 119
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S9500 top iso is only 1600.  That is impressive that he uses it as main camera.

TakiNufuji wrote:

nixon2020 wrote:

What does Daido use now?

TakiNufuji wrote:

rossuk wrote:

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

Why Daido edition ? He does not use one and hasn't consistently used Ricoh in more than a decade.

He was also just using borrowed Nikon S9900. Don't seem to like it as much because of size comparison to smaller s9500 and below

Jmitch Forum Member • Posts: 92
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“Made in Japan” like, say, the Nikon Coolpix A?

OP rossuk Junior Member • Posts: 40
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I think the last word in the original posting is the key word: "connoisseurs". Considering the Leica Q2 is over $5k a decent build for the GR3 would be an okay addition to those with a better purchasing power than the stingy ones commenting so far.

(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 269
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nixon2020 wrote:

S9500 top iso is only 1600. That is impressive that he uses it as main camera.

TakiNufuji wrote:

nixon2020 wrote:

What does Daido use now?

TakiNufuji wrote:

rossuk wrote:

I most certainly would knowing the build quality is bomb proof. So far not a big fan of the variation in quality of the Made in Vietnam".

Would Ricoh consider a "Daido" Edition made in Japan for the connoisseurs?

Why Daido edition ? He does not use one and hasn't consistently used Ricoh in more than a decade.

He was also just using borrowed Nikon S9900. Don't seem to like it as much because of size comparison to smaller s9500 and below

3200 in auto mode. He photographs mostly during days and will use flash when needed.

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