PSA – Ricoh GR D IV for £279 (niche content)

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  • PSA – Ricoh GR D IV for £279 (niche content)
  • Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    If you are reading this then you probably know what this camera is all about.

    Sure, the new GR V has an APS-C sensor but it has actually lost a couple of features and for street shooting a smaller sensor gives a deeper DoF at low f stops so in some ways the GR D IV is more capable.

    And at £280 its an absolute steal.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RICOH-GR-DIGITAL-IV-NEW-UK-STOCK-2-YEARS-GUARANTEE-/360849713652?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_DigitalCameras_JN&hash=item540451a9f4

    Sure its ebay but backed by a 2 year warranty. I am 1 bottle of beer away from pressing the button and will probably have bought one by the time you read this!!

    Cheers

    Danny B

    richpips
    Member

    I’d buy a 2nd hand Fujifilm X100 for that money.

    Oh, I did. 😉

    seavers
    Member

    Did you buy it then?

    Just to throw my 2p in. I had the predecessor to this. It was a great camera but I found the images very noisy (shooting RAW). I wish I did some more research before getting it. Ended up selling. Not sure how this one compares but worth checking if you haven’t already.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    @richp – don’t get me wrong, I really like the X100 but have you seen the size of the GR D IV. Its not much worse than having a smart phone in your pocket and its ergonomics are off the scale.

    @seavers – not yet but am about to. With regards to noise I have done much research and given I tend to shoot low ISO in good light its not so much of an issue. Also the noise (when it is present) on the GR D IV and the new GR at least has a film like quality to it that is quite endearing.

    seavers
    Member

    In that case I hope you enjoy your new camera!! 😀

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Will post some shots – in the meantime http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ricoh+gr+d+iv

    richpips
    Member

    @richp – don’t get me wrong, I really like the X100 but have you seen the size of the GR D IV. Its not much worse than having a smart phone in your pocket and its ergonomics are off the scale.

    Yep, it’s smaller, but tbh my camera phone does a fair job if I haven’t the capacity to carry the X100.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Speed of focusing just isn’t there on a phone for me. For street an ultra high quality camera in a proper compact form is the way forward for me.

    Very nearly bought an X100 last year and to be honest an X100S would be tempting even with the GR D given the larger sensor and 35mm equiv. focal length…

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