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Ricoh GRiii, or Fujifilm X100V?


banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4095 Canada
6 Feb 2020 6:49PM
I unfortunately dropped my old faithful Ricoh GRii which is damaged beyond repair.

I saw the Ricoh GRiii as the natural replacement, but Fujifilms X100V looks interesting. I had two X100s, didnt ever bond with them as with the Ricoh, and the 23mm lens never came close to the sharpness of the Ricoh, which is why I chose that route eventually.

I shoot mostly casual and street, - any opinions, or have I already make my decision....

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saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
6 Feb 2020 7:06PM
As the newest version of the X100 has only just been launched this week, I doubt if there is anyone on her with experience of it yet - yet alone able to compare it to the Ricoh.
If it is a case of you not being able to get your hands on one to test for a day or two, I would suggest the safe thing is to stick with what you know from before...
joshwa Plus
9 914 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2020 8:51AM
I've had a look at the X100V - the lens is greatly improved, and I was impressed by the macro performance as well (and unimpressed by the macro performance of the earlier X100 lens):

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x100v-hands-on-preview---sample-photos-34447

The main difference is how pocketable to Ricoh GR series is, with the X100V being larger (with a viewfinder) and more a jacket pocket camera, whereas the GR is small enough to fit into trouser pockets.
pablophotographer 8 1.5k 368
7 Feb 2020 9:02AM
I am sorry to hear about your accident banehawi. Were you using the wrist strap when tha accident happen? I would go for the Ricoh, I consider it rather pocket friendly.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ricoh-GR-II-Compact-System/dp/B010DE7ET2/ref=sr_1_4?hvadid=5101097745&hvbmt=be&hvdev=t&hvqmt=e&keywords=ricoh+gr+iii&qid=1581065964&sr=8-4
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4095 Canada
7 Feb 2020 1:11PM
I am surprised though that the GRiii seems to still have sensor dust issues, - and in a way, that may well be caused by the fact it can be put into any dusty pocket!
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4095 Canada
7 Feb 2020 3:01PM
Thanks joshwa, - valuable feedback. I wonder if you know if a filter can be screwed to the front of the lens (49mm) or if an adapter is needed?
Mike_Smith Plus
12 621 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2020 9:04PM
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