illd3fined

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Joined on Apr 23, 2014

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fotolapsa: The unanswered question will remain where does the dust go in a sealed camera body, is there a little carpet where it gets swept under?

no, its a little sticky strip on the inside bottom

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 20:04 UTC
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Osa25: Was a bit incomplete for this ad to mention the shirt pocket convenience of the GR without touching upon the subject of how the product line might cope with dust or whatever in that shirt pocket.

I'm assuming a sticky strip in the inside bottom of the camera

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 19:47 UTC
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Osa25: Was a bit incomplete for this ad to mention the shirt pocket convenience of the GR without touching upon the subject of how the product line might cope with dust or whatever in that shirt pocket.

with its new dust removal system?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 18:03 UTC
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fPrime: Barney is within his rights to applaud the GR III as his gear of the year but I'm happy to provide a counter-point of why it shouldn't be.

One, like all fixed lens cameras it will eventually get dust on the sensor that only Ricoh service can remove.

Two, the stock Ricoh SOOC JPEG's are awfully bland and the colors from RAW conversion are hardly much different/better.

Three, 28mm is just too limiting... one may as well shoot everything with an iPhone 6 Plus and keep a pocket free for holding a guidebook.

why are default sooc jpegs so important when you have their well regarded presets that you can further modify at a granular level?

28mm is a preference, and unlike many fixed lens compacts including older GRs, the GRIII has an active dust removal system

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 17:28 UTC

@Barney

heartily recommend a matte screen protector

way more efficient than maxing out the brightness to overcome reflections. best

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 16:23 UTC as 61st comment
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DFPanno: Can you send files from this directly to an external USB-C SSD like a Samsung T3/T5?

If so I could leave my laptop at home.

yes

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 16:28 UTC

@Barney, yeah the lens cap. the GR is truly a one-handed camera (w record startup time)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 14:57 UTC as 108th comment

GXR II with a FF K-Mount module and a flush FF GR(xr) 28mm module

Link | Posted on May 20, 2019 at 15:00 UTC as 94th comment
On article Ricoh GR III review (652 comments in total)
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PremiumBitter: Very fair review, and I largely agree: great camera if it's for you, but it's probably not for you.

I got this as a mountaineering/alpine climbing camera because it is so small and light. It fits easily into the chest pocket of my belay parka. I was previously using a Sony A7R III (I still do when weight/bulk is not an issue, awesome camera), but I found that it was staying in my pack when the climbing started to get difficult and require 10+ hours of rope-work.

My main gripes not mentioned here:
1) USB-C charging only goes up to 5W, rather than the 18W most phones accept.

2) The tripod mount is in a terrible location, blocking both the memory card and the battery. I like to use a quick release clamp on my climbing pack. The idea of carrying a hex wrench or similar tool, specifically to remove the tripod plate to switch out a battery, in the backcountry...makes me pretty grumpy.

uh...ok

it really seems like you’re looking a gift horse in the mouth here. do any cameras charge at 65watts without exploding? much less a compact camera.

people really lose all perspective here at dpreview

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 02:50 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (652 comments in total)
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PremiumBitter: Very fair review, and I largely agree: great camera if it's for you, but it's probably not for you.

I got this as a mountaineering/alpine climbing camera because it is so small and light. It fits easily into the chest pocket of my belay parka. I was previously using a Sony A7R III (I still do when weight/bulk is not an issue, awesome camera), but I found that it was staying in my pack when the climbing started to get difficult and require 10+ hours of rope-work.

My main gripes not mentioned here:
1) USB-C charging only goes up to 5W, rather than the 18W most phones accept.

2) The tripod mount is in a terrible location, blocking both the memory card and the battery. I like to use a quick release clamp on my climbing pack. The idea of carrying a hex wrench or similar tool, specifically to remove the tripod plate to switch out a battery, in the backcountry...makes me pretty grumpy.

worth a good test before I'd state it conclusively.

Apple also ships iphones with underpowered 5w chargers for example...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 18:46 UTC
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PremiumBitter: Very fair review, and I largely agree: great camera if it's for you, but it's probably not for you.

I got this as a mountaineering/alpine climbing camera because it is so small and light. It fits easily into the chest pocket of my belay parka. I was previously using a Sony A7R III (I still do when weight/bulk is not an issue, awesome camera), but I found that it was staying in my pack when the climbing started to get difficult and require 10+ hours of rope-work.

My main gripes not mentioned here:
1) USB-C charging only goes up to 5W, rather than the 18W most phones accept.

2) The tripod mount is in a terrible location, blocking both the memory card and the battery. I like to use a quick release clamp on my climbing pack. The idea of carrying a hex wrench or similar tool, specifically to remove the tripod plate to switch out a battery, in the backcountry...makes me pretty grumpy.

thanks. is this Output of the (non-included) charger?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 18:04 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (652 comments in total)
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PremiumBitter: Very fair review, and I largely agree: great camera if it's for you, but it's probably not for you.

I got this as a mountaineering/alpine climbing camera because it is so small and light. It fits easily into the chest pocket of my belay parka. I was previously using a Sony A7R III (I still do when weight/bulk is not an issue, awesome camera), but I found that it was staying in my pack when the climbing started to get difficult and require 10+ hours of rope-work.

My main gripes not mentioned here:
1) USB-C charging only goes up to 5W, rather than the 18W most phones accept.

2) The tripod mount is in a terrible location, blocking both the memory card and the battery. I like to use a quick release clamp on my climbing pack. The idea of carrying a hex wrench or similar tool, specifically to remove the tripod plate to switch out a battery, in the backcountry...makes me pretty grumpy.

curious where'd you get that USB-C charging spec from?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 17:19 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (652 comments in total)

fair except for not noting the existence of anti-glare screen protectors

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 16:40 UTC as 108th comment
On article Ricoh GR III review (652 comments in total)
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Dantist: I don't know what Ricoh were thinking by trading size for flash! I played with the III at local exhibition and can most definitively say that I hated size reduction: moving the controls closer to the edge of the camera made them way less comfortable to use, especially when holding the camera with one hand. Worse still, there's no place to put your thumb without touching the freaking touchscreen, which only gets in the way unless you hold camera with two hands. Which is not how I (and many others) tend to use camera which fits in the pocket! The beauty of GR/II is that you can get it out, switch on, shoot, and put back all with one hand if needed. For III this would only work for me if I disabled the touchscreen, but it's still less ergonomic because of reduced physical controls and size. Size reduction also does not make any difference whatsoever in terms of pocketability which is mostly limited by thickness, not length. Sensor and lens are great, but I stay with my GRII, sorry.

incredibly, the GRIII is also ~2mm thinner than the GRII

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 16:34 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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MrHollywood: These could be from any camera. Don't people realize that? These look like shots from my GRII, which look a heck of a lot like shots from the Fuji X100f, which look a lot like the shots from my wife's old D90 at 28mm. Now I'm using a Sony RX100 VI and it's doing the same stuff as my other small cameras, but I enjoy having the more versatile zoom along with the pocket size. I wish people would stop being brand-fans and be honest about the gear. Everyone's making great cameras. Pick one and go shoot something!

you intentionally threw out some biscuits my way today and you got bit

all my photos are here at http://illdefined.com. no catalog work sorry

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 00:36 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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MrHollywood: These could be from any camera. Don't people realize that? These look like shots from my GRII, which look a heck of a lot like shots from the Fuji X100f, which look a lot like the shots from my wife's old D90 at 28mm. Now I'm using a Sony RX100 VI and it's doing the same stuff as my other small cameras, but I enjoy having the more versatile zoom along with the pocket size. I wish people would stop being brand-fans and be honest about the gear. Everyone's making great cameras. Pick one and go shoot something!

right....so this was nothing but personal attacks, another high five to yourself and yet another explicit name dropping of another brand’s camera. you’re just as predictable as you’re consistently off-topic

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 23:54 UTC
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MrHollywood: These could be from any camera. Don't people realize that? These look like shots from my GRII, which look a heck of a lot like shots from the Fuji X100f, which look a lot like the shots from my wife's old D90 at 28mm. Now I'm using a Sony RX100 VI and it's doing the same stuff as my other small cameras, but I enjoy having the more versatile zoom along with the pocket size. I wish people would stop being brand-fans and be honest about the gear. Everyone's making great cameras. Pick one and go shoot something!

need attention today mrhollywood?

here see some great examples of creative use of large sensor wide-angle DOF from (actual) Ricoh user LaMuele:

https://www.juzaphoto.com/m_me.php?l=en&p=56186&pg=

this is how many GR users like to shoot, up close and personal. not everyone likes to shoot behind the bushes with a 200mm equivalent. nobody came here to diss the Sony RX, but you come to Ricoh forums and features just to evangelize it. so tell us who the real ‘brand fan’ is

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 21:14 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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MrHollywood: These could be from any camera. Don't people realize that? These look like shots from my GRII, which look a heck of a lot like shots from the Fuji X100f, which look a lot like the shots from my wife's old D90 at 28mm. Now I'm using a Sony RX100 VI and it's doing the same stuff as my other small cameras, but I enjoy having the more versatile zoom along with the pocket size. I wish people would stop being brand-fans and be honest about the gear. Everyone's making great cameras. Pick one and go shoot something!

believe proper trolling would be going over to a Sony forum or feature and belittling it over there. not sure, you're the expert

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 14:32 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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MrHollywood: These could be from any camera. Don't people realize that? These look like shots from my GRII, which look a heck of a lot like shots from the Fuji X100f, which look a lot like the shots from my wife's old D90 at 28mm. Now I'm using a Sony RX100 VI and it's doing the same stuff as my other small cameras, but I enjoy having the more versatile zoom along with the pocket size. I wish people would stop being brand-fans and be honest about the gear. Everyone's making great cameras. Pick one and go shoot something!

where did you post these surely riveting shots?

if you only like to shoot at 100mm+ why do you insist on everybody knowing this on a wide-angle prime camera feature

maybe the 'pop' is the DR difference at all ISOs....but of course that 'math' doesn't matter...only the xZOOOOOM range sticker does

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 14:21 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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MrHollywood: These could be from any camera. Don't people realize that? These look like shots from my GRII, which look a heck of a lot like shots from the Fuji X100f, which look a lot like the shots from my wife's old D90 at 28mm. Now I'm using a Sony RX100 VI and it's doing the same stuff as my other small cameras, but I enjoy having the more versatile zoom along with the pocket size. I wish people would stop being brand-fans and be honest about the gear. Everyone's making great cameras. Pick one and go shoot something!

looking at mrhollywood's galleries even he would admit he's no expert at the nuances of the 28mm focal length

depth of field control while limited at 28mm does impact the image at the distances 28mm is commonly used. it's subtle to be sure, but gives an image a certain 'pop' that the newest smartphones have a better chance of replicating than a Sony digicam

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 13:37 UTC
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